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Big Fish Games Reviews

Updated July 18, 2018
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Pros
  • "There is an excellent work life balance" (in 23 reviews)

  • "Good advancement opportunity, relaxed work environment, management has a vision for growth" (in 20 reviews)

Cons
  • "It could be really stressful, especially in customer service" (in 5 reviews)

  • "low pay, often meet people with poor work ethic or professional manner" (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Big Fish Games full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    New office location is amazing, the building is built to inspire creativity. I love it.

    Cons

    no food in the building , but the lower level is open for rent so hopefully soon.


  2. "Great company"

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    Former Employee - SDET2 in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - SDET2 in Seattle, WA

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

    Pros

    Nice people, great company culture

    Cons

    location is a bit too far

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Upper Management Doesnt Get It"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Big Fish Games full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very good work life balance
    relaxed work environment

    Cons

    LOW pay
    NO strategy from the top down

    Advice to Management

    Let people know where they stand, actually manage so people know if they are on the right track


  4. "Not bad, but not fantastic either"

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    Current Employee - Tester III in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Tester III in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Big Fish Games full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Great community/culture
    - Good opportunity for transfer from one profession to another if desired. I know lots of people who have successfully done such during my employment here.
    - Historically a very stable game company to work at; you don't have to fear lay offs

    Cons

    - Notoriously low pay
    - Just bought out by another company and the old CEO retired. This could impact my "very stable game company" Pro from earlier.


  5. "Good collaboration but okay communication"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Get to work with other like minded people. Also got a chance to grow and foster self education and learn new skill sets and softwares on the job. Everyone is there to help each other when needed and wants everybody to succeed.

    Cons

    Communication can get muddied from managers to employees sometimes causing strain and confusion on some projects. Just transparency in general on what is going on in the office.


  6. "Overall Great"

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    Current Employee - Game Engineer in Oakland, CA
    Current Employee - Game Engineer in Oakland, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Big Fish Games full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    - Great company culture
    - Great hours/flexible
    - Great coworkers

    Cons

    - Not the most interesting work
    - Lower than average pay


  7. "Localization team"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Big Fish Games full-time

    Pros

    Cool atmosphere, flexibility, fun, life/work balance

    Cons

    No room for advancement or growth

  8. "Great place to start/stay"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Big Fish Games full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great community, always seeking improvement, flexible

    Cons

    Some tasks can be repetitive

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up


  9. "Localization Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Big Fish Games full-time

    Pros

    Fun company to work at

    Cons

    Few innovation
    Salaries are not so high


  10. "Fun work environment."

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    Current Employee - User Experience Designer in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - User Experience Designer in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Big Fish Games full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    The employee benefits are great! There are always quarterly one on one meetings with your manager to talk about job performance.

    Cons

    Inter communication between teams can be hit or miss. Overall vision for projects can change at a moments notice. Could benefit from more accountability.


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