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Big Fish Games Reviews

Updated March 19, 2018
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Pros
  • There is an excellent work life balance (in 22 reviews)

  • Good advancement opportunity, relaxed work environment, management has a vision for growth (in 19 reviews)

Cons
  • Lot of people left company because of that (in 4 reviews)

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

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  1. "Never had a better job."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Motion Graphics Designer in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Motion Graphics Designer 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 life work balance, great benefits, fun work environment, great co-workers, promotions encouraged from within, competitive salaries, great product, awesome CEO.

    Cons

    Parking, and nearby food options are just about the only thing I have issues with, and neither are really that bad. The lack of parking is offset by the public transportation options, and the food options are there, you just have to walk a bit.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!


  2. "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.

  3. "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


  4. "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


  5. "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


  6. "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


  7. "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.

  8. "Work life balance"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer-II in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer-II in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Really good work life balance.

    Cons

    Work is not that challenging.

    Advice to Management

    Push people to latest technologies and allow higher education benefits while working.


  9. "Depressing Environment (Support Department)"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Big Fish Games full-time

    Pros

    Snacks available, cozy leafs over desk.

    Cons

    I was new to the company and was put in an isolated assigned seat. I was so isolated behind the partition walls, the nearest person was 3 seats away! Lack of human contact was felt, it was difficult to get work done. I'm not even that social of a person. Apparently my department couldn't control the seating assignments so it was a big deal to get changed? I realize this was a happen chance case- but the isolation made my experience miserable. Also people insisted on the blinds being closed all the time- so the lack of daylight was miserable too! (CSR Department in the Basement-depressing compared to other floors).


  10. "Great company to work for, if the pay works for you"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great environment & company culture. Room for growth and having your voice heard. Upper management seems to actually listen & take stock of employees.

    Cons

    Different departments and studios could communicate more, on the business/development side. This sometimes makes it difficult to share/gain knowledge on similar roles or projects. This has improved somewhat over the years, but still has a lot of room for improvement.

    Pay rates are also a bit low for the standard market value.


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