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Turbine Overview

www.turbine.com
Needham, MA
51 to 200 employees
1994
Subsidiary or Business Segment
Media
$10 to $25 million (USD) per year
Founded in 1994 and wholly owned by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, Inc., Turbine has worked with some of the world’s most popular and iconic properties including The Lord of the Rings, Dungeons & Dragons and DC Comics to develop award-winning ... Read more

Turbine – Why Work For Us?


 

WE MAKE GREAT MOBILE GAMES THAT DELIGHT AND CONNECT OUR PLAYERS.

Turbine is a pioneering developer and operator of online entertainment, with breakthroughs in free-to-play gaming.

Founded in 1994, we've been developing acclaimed games for over 20 years.

Our success throughout the years is based on our three core values representing the principles and beliefs that have guided our company:

POWERED

BY OUR FANS:

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FOCUS ON 

EXCELLENCE


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STRENGTH

IN TEAMWORK

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Turbine has been a part of Warner Brothers since 2010, and the benefits of this exciting combination include:

  • A steady stream of free swag & special movie screenings for all employees!
  • Access to world class benefits from Time Warner (WB's parent company)undefined
  • Access to the most successful intellectual properties in entertainment including blockbuster Warner Brothers films & television shows plus the rich world of DC Comics
  • Collaboration with WB groups around the world including the experts in creation, production, distribution, licensing and marketing of entertainment
  • The financial backing to support stability, growth and success


  • Competitive compensation packages and benefits including a 401K plan with a generous company match
  • Flexible work environment
  • Private advanced screenings of WB movies
  • Free video games and movies
  • Game room
  • Free Fruit Tuesdays & Bagel Fridays
  • Chair Massages
  • Weekly dry cleaning pick up and delivery service
  • Local Food Trucks
  • Manicures & Pedicures
  • Regular brown bag learning sessions for all employees on a variety of game and industry related topics

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Turbine Reviews

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Boston, MA
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    I have been working at Turbine full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great environment, with a lot of creative minds and opportunities for pursuing interests within the Game Industry.

    Cons

    There aren't a lot, but the few issues stand out. It can be difficult to navigate your career due to a lack of a commercial success since the MMO days, and too many poor judgement calls from previous management have made the company feel like a sinking ship. The corporate entity of WB Games can feel too distant and will make decisions for us that aren't in the best interest of company and individual growth. The studio itself really is a good place with good people, ask questions and everyone are more than happy to help. You'll need to do a lot on your own to get the attention you'd like and to show you're ready for more responsibility.

    Advice to Management

    I believe that we need to take more risks in future game development. WB is known to follow trends in industry instead of creating them. It would be nice to focus on innovation for a change!

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Turbine Interviews

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    Email Marketing Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Needham, MA
    No Offer
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    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Turbine (Needham, MA) in April 2016.

    Interview

    I spoke on the phone with the head of the email marketing program at Turbine first. It was a good conversation and he was quite informative about the job. I worked with an HR person to schedule a in-person interview. I went in a week later. Turbine is a cool and relaxed place; I felt comfortable. I met with individuals three times and I met with two groups of two. They were friendly and helpful and we had some good conversations about a variety of topics.

    Interview Questions

    • Can you tell us about a time when you had to overcome an obstacle in a team setting?   Answer Question
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