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Big Fish Games Employee Reviews about "work environment"

Updated Feb 11, 2019

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3.3
57%
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Big Fish Games Managing Director and President Jeff Karp (no image)
Jeff Karp
28 Ratings
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  • "Upper management seemed disconnected with the employees that work under them and it didn’t feel like they really cared(in 10 reviews)

  • "I found the negativity (or lack of positivity) from some middle managers to be disappointing(in 7 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Never had a better job."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Motion Graphics Designer in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Big Fish Games full-time for 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!

    Big Fish Games2017-11-12
  2. Helpful (7)

    "Decent Place to work"

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    Current Employee - Data Engineer in Oakland, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Big Fish Games full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Ideal location and casual work environment

    Cons

    lacks team organization, communication and procedural practices.

    Big Fish Games2019-02-12
  3. Helpful (7)

    "Big Fishy Politics"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Big Fish Games full-time

    Pros

    - Super chill, laid-back work environment; easy to coast by - Good work/life balance - Great new location in downtown Seattle

    Cons

    - Clear favoritism; like some other reviewer had mentioned, it's not about what you know, it's about who you know - Lack of work ethic and skill by individuals who bank on flattery instead of actual work - Frat/sorority house mentality

    Advice to Management

    Be more self aware. Have some ethics.

    Big Fish Games2018-10-20
  4. Helpful (4)

    "Great work environment, not-so-great manger level"

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    Former Employee - Translator in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Big Fish Games full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great work environment. Lots of fun event and food around that seem they tries to make the employees keep happy.

    Cons

    Translators and Language editors' hourly payment seems lower than other tech companies around Seattle. Translators $17- $21.40 per hour for Level II. Language Editor $17.00 -$20.80 for Level II. Manager level people don't have much enough skill and mind to manage their team. Some are great, the others are so bad. Once you have to work under the bad type of manager, that's the trigger you decide to leave the company.

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    Advice to Management

    The company should give more decent trainings to manager level.

    Big Fish Games2018-07-31
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Upper Management Doesnt Get It"

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

    I worked at Big Fish Games full-time for 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

    Big Fish Games2018-06-01
  6. "I love it"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Big Fish Games full-time

    Pros

    Good advancement opportunity, relaxed work environment, management has a vision for growth

    Cons

    The traffic around the headquarters is terrible

    Big Fish Games2017-09-22
  7. "Great first job as expat in the LOC team"

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    Former Contractor - Localization Project Manager in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Big Fish Games for more than a year

    Pros

    Nice work environment, people Lower Queen has heavy traffic but company will move downtown soon

    Cons

    Better to stay as contractor since they lower your salary when going full time salary are a bit low

    Big Fish Games2017-08-29
  8. Helpful (1)

    "Low-key, relaxed work environment"

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    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Big Fish Games full-time

    Pros

    Very relaxed, family-friendly work environment. Leadership has done well so far in a changing industry environment.

    Cons

    Individual teams do their own thing, don't work so well together. Also the technology is a bit of a messy grab-bag.

    Big Fish Games2017-03-28
  9. Helpful (2)

    "fish bowl fun"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Big Fish Games full-time

    Pros

    fun work environment. people there can be one of the best reasons to continue working there. definitely positive work vibe.

    Cons

    low pay, often meet people with poor work ethic or professional manner.

    Big Fish Games2016-12-30
  10. "Great place to work if you want to get your foot in the door"

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     in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Big Fish Games

    Pros

    Big fish games has a great and friendly work environment. It is very easy to get settled and comfortable there.

    Cons

    Pay is not nearly as competitive as many of the competitors out their. growth is possible but slow depending on who you know there.

    Advice to Management

    keep the good people, boost morale, talk to your people before they decide to take another offer and leave

    Big Fish Games2016-11-13
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