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Aeria Games Reviews

Updated January 11, 2017
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Pros
  • Lot of nice colleagues, you learn a lot, nice office, drinks, massage, german courses (in 7 reviews)

  • You can feel the passion of the people for what they do and the gaming industry (in 11 reviews)

Cons
  • and that doesn't even delve into the realm of player feedback (of which there are entire pages dedicated to outing Gamigo's "customer service") (in 5 reviews)

  • Upper management doesn't really listen to employee concerns (in 5 reviews)

More Pros and Cons

  1. "Decent place to work at."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    -Met fascinating, thoughtful, and smart people from different backgrounds
    -Great experience
    -Learned throughout this adventure

    Cons

    -I couldn't think of any cons


  2. "Great work place and great people"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    People are very friendly. Focus on team work. Challenge and always have opportunity to learn new things with the management.

    Cons

    Hope the management would have appreciate the employees more

    Advice to Management

    Adding training program to help employee grow.


  3. Helpful (2)

    "Don't consider this as a viable option"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    - no pros
    - this place ran on pure enthusiasm of people who wanted to be some part of gaming industry. even if it meant working practically for free.

    Cons

    - misogynist
    - underpaid
    - hopeless
    - if you like brining in your own toilet paper to work on weekends, this is the place of your dreams

    Advice to Management

    Quit this thing and go work as baristas. This is not for you.


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  5. "Aeria Games, US"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Aeria Games full-time

    Pros

    Team was fun and engaging, good work life balance, fun parties, really smart group of people, the vending machines, the community couch

    Cons

    not always a transparent culture and management not connecting with all their employees, the decor of the santa clara office was hideous for a while

    Advice to Management

    well you already sold this part of the business off so not much advice to give if there is no management anymore

    Aeria Games Response

    May 23, 2016 – Communications Manager

    Hi there, Thanks for the review! We’ve closed the US office a while ago, so we take what you listed into consideration. Especially the part of a transparent culture and connection to employees is ... More


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Mediocre Game Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great people, fun environment. Flexible workplace with nice people.

    Cons

    Weak compensation, no real room for growth and poor management. Company is more interested in profits than their employees and community.

    Advice to Management

    Start listening to your community and employees, they are the ones that are actually running the show.


  7. Helpful (4)

    "Nice place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Aeria Games full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    1. They let you ramp up
    2. Strong engineers to help you/ mentor you

    Cons

    The game masters and game producers are valued more.

    Aeria Games Response

    Jan 19, 2016 – Corporate Communications Manager

    Thanks for the good review. More information under “Cons” would be great though, so we know how to reach 5 stars in the future. ;-)


  8. "Noooooooooooope"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Other Game Masters were nice, most people were fun to work with

    Cons

    Compensation was low, management didn't provide a good environment to work with. Most of their games completely lacked any proper support from their developers in Korea.


  9. "Good people, good experience, OK-everything everything else"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Aeria Games full-time

    Pros

    - I probably met some of the coolest people at this company. So many different groups from all walks of life. Great fun was had.
    - Work hours are fairly flexible as long as you did your job
    - You learned on the job and learned fast... This job was the best stepping-stone position I know of. Just about everyone I know who used to work at Aeria now are off at a better place. MUCH better.

    Cons

    - Benefits were mediocre at best
    - Management team seem to be flip-flopping constantly
    - Not a lot of room for growth

    Advice to Management

    Accept your responsibilities, learn from your mistakes, and stop blaming others for your failings.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "I learned a ton, but overall this was an insanely interesting place to work, and not always in a good way."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Aeria Games full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Was able to test the waters in a multitude of positions and responsibilities. I had a large number of kick butt coworkers, and there was a real sense of camaraderie at times.

    Cons

    Top level management had no idea what the lower level staff did on a daily basis, and it was very apparent that was a clear divide between hourly and salaried employees.

    Advice to Management

    All of your best employees left, probably something to take into account when developing your workforce out in the future.


  11. "QA"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to start and learn

    Cons

    Sold to European company, not offices in the USA territory

    Advice to Management

    Hope it keeps the same culture as when it was in USA



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