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Pete Parsons
24 Ratings
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  • "No upward movement in the company, big studio so there is lots of management(in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - IT Support Engineer in Bellevue, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Bungie full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    Challenging, wear different hats,fun atmosphere

    Cons

    Long hours. Crunch time can tedious

  2. Helpful (5)

    "Passionate Team with Management Doing Their Best"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bungie full-time

    Pros

    - Many passionate people who want to make great games - Management is not in an ivory tower, and they really care about the game because they play it - Good benefits

    Cons

    - Some technical struggles with tools - Large team that has individuals who disagree with good reasons on the direction of the game, which can happen when everyone is passionate but the team is so large. This leads to people feeling like they're not listened to.

    Advice to Management

    - Continue to trust the team and let them drive the direction of the game - Continue to invest in tools and workflow solutions - Admit mistakes internally and ask the team to help drive solutions; don't try to fix it all yourself

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Best place I've ever worked for"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bellevue, WA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Bungie full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Best culture I've ever seen. Caring people managers and career development. Transparent and accessible company leadership. You're working on AAA franchises.

    Cons

    The company has outstanding creative leadership, but I'm not confident in their ability to run a business.

    Advice to Management

    Might be time to bring in some outside expertise from some major game companies on the business side.

  4. Helpful (11)

    "Passion lead by poor Management."

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    Former Employee - Human Resources Manager in Bellevue, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Bungie full-time for more than 9 years

    Pros

    Working at Bungie was like no other studio, all employees were built as a family and not as a typical workplace. Tension between employees was often rare and many employees often we happy of current positions and often shared a high morale for what they were currently working on. Due to being employed as a Human Resource Manager I had very little focus on the "Destiny" franchise, I focused on making sure employees...

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    Cons

    Although management aloud HR to make small incentives such as health plans and coffee bars for employees. Often when things needing shifting or something was not working between employees that HR could see was having a negative impact and downfall on the productivity of employees senior management would not allow for this change to happen and would over rule. Yes, naturally no one likes change but when it was drastically...

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    Advice to Management

    Its time to clean house. Senior management are running off old habits and old outlooks towards production. HR needs to be given the ability to make the major changes needed. The studio needs a big reshuffle of its management to make this happen.

  5. Helpful (8)

    "bloated monstrosity"

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    Current Employee - Test Engineer in Bellevue, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Bungie full-time for more than 9 years

    Pros

    Regardless of what you think of Destiny as a game, Bungie is still a AAA studio making AAA games.

    Cons

    As evident from the polarizing reviews on Glassdoor, you can see that some employees have a great laid back experience where they actively progress their careers and experience personal fulfillment and rewarding production. Then you see those about people who work 60 hour weeks+weekends, in constant chaos with no upward movement and are managed poorly. Both of these worlds exist at Bungie. Since Destiny 1 launched...

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    Advice to Management

    cut the fat actually embrace agile and get rid of the people who are hindering the culture that you claim you're promoting. in the book Good to Great, which everyone on the Leadership team harps about, there's a chapter about getting the right people in the right seats and then letting people get off the bus if they're not a good fit. right now this bus is packed to the brim and no one wants to move seats for the good...

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  6. Helpful (2)

    "Bungie is what all studios should be like."

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    Current Employee - Senior Artist in Bellevue, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bungie full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Bungie supports and embraces individuals creativeness. Your opinion is valued even if you disagree with individuals. This is really a company that looks for and embraces people that are self-motivated and are willing to interact with other teams and push the boundaries of the game. The growth at Bungie is great. We have reviews every 6 months these are peer reviews and if you are performing above what your level...

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    Cons

    It tends to take too much time to get approval from the higher ups to proceed with something and this tends to slow down production and leads to some crunch.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing but push on the higher ups to make decisions faster.

  7. Helpful (1)

    "Bungie"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Bungie full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    High growth company with top selling games.

    Cons

    Political company culture. Low investment in good management practices.

    Advice to Management

    More management training. Create shared company culture of support.

  8. Helpful (3)

    "A Fun company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Bungie full-time

    Pros

    Fun place with phenomenal benefits.

    Cons

    Bungie is experiencing a lot of growing pains, they are working hard to figure out how to appropriately deal with them, but the pains are there regardless.

  9. Helpful (2)

    "Great!"

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    Former Employee - Physics Engine Programmer in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Bungie full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Excellent work environment, flexible hours, great pay!

    Cons

    none! Keep up the great work!

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work!

  10. Helpful (16)

    "Bungie Great for Some Employees, Not So Much for Others"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Bungie full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great perks, such as a well stocked kitchen, food and beer brought in for events, coffee cart, company parties, gym membership for FTE employees, etc. Surrounded by very talented, intelligent, and passionate people.

    Cons

    Bungie is a great place to be as a salaried employee, but not as great if you are an hourly employee. Even though both are FTE positions (though there are certainly some contract, hourly employees on site as well), the benefits are different. For example, salaried FTE employees get a parking space and 10 floating holidays to be used between October and February. Hourly FTE employees only get 5 floating holidays (and no...

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    Advice to Management

    Trust your employees, especially your hourly FTE employees. Most people will work hard and get their job done without being micromanaged. Treat all employees the same - benefits should not be different for salaried vs hourly employees simply because of they type of work they each do. If you treat people well, they will be excited about the company and push to work even harder.

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