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Updated January 5, 2018
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  1. "One of the best working experiences in the industry."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cloud Imperium Games full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Co-Workers feel like family
    - Excellent managers
    - Flexible time off and schedules
    - Clear expectations
    - Decent pay for work

    Cons

    - Crunch periods tend to be longer than should be

    Advice to Management

    Maybe evaluate crunch periods and see what can be done to make them shorter to achieve a better work/life balance.
    Keep it up with making us all feel like we're genuinely appreciated here, because it really shows and we appreciate it a lot.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Great Start-up and Project!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cloud Imperium Games full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    This company is a gem in an otherwise dull landscape. They truly care about employees' health and well-being. I've read all of the other reviews on here and have no idea what company they were working for but it was not CIG. NO company is perfect, it is true. But they try their best under circumstances that other companies would collapse under.

    They provide a great healthcare service. They are always looking for ways to show their appreciation to the employees. And they are some of the most understanding people when it comes to work/life balance.

    Cons

    Again, no company is perfect. They ask a lot of their employees but never more than they can give. You can see it in the eyes of the managers and executives.

    They can ask for long hours sometimes but never to the detriment of an employee's health and sanity.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work. Never lose sight of the fact that the employees are what make this company so great.

    Consolidate the employee service programs. It's just too many and it gets confusing. Also let us know about changes as soon as you can. Last minute changes or updates to policy and procedure can be stressful.

  3. Helpful (7)

    "Nice people but no idea what they wanted"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Network Engineer in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Network Engineer in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Cloud Imperium Games full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Really cool company to work for and everyone wants to talk to you about it. Have some great equipment especially stuff donated from Amazon.

    Cons

    My job wasn't really needed at the stage in the project I was hired, and won't be needed for quite some time. My advise was taken but not listened to, and more senior people were posted above me from other departments with absolutely no history of networking - like art / marketing.


  4. Helpful (3)

    "Not the best place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cloud Imperium Games full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits, cool tech, free snacks, neat people to work with

    Cons

    Lack of communication, unprofessionalism, lack of work/life balance. Not a lot of upward mobility. Drama.


  5. "Great Internal Community"

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    Former Employee - QA Specialist in Bee Cave, TX
    Former Employee - QA Specialist in Bee Cave, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I worked as a QA tester for a little over a year and a half, and during my time there they fostered communication, and supported me in expanding my skill set. There was a ton of opportunity to take on new roles, learn new things and transition into different disciplines.

    Cons

    The pace of development can sometimes feel a little slow.

    Advice to Management

    There were a few issues with the building the studio is housed in. Some AC problems that impacted workers that might have been addressed more quickly.


  6. "Great place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cloud Imperium Games full-time

    Pros

    team makes the company work

    Cons

    structure is lacking, minimal benefit


  7. Helpful (8)

    "Toxic Work Place"

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    Former Employee - Machinist in Playa del Rey, CA
    Former Employee - Machinist in Playa del Rey, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Cloud Imperium Games full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    You'll get fired if you look at someone the wrong way.

    Cons

    You'll get fired if you look at someone the wrong way, long hours, and bad lighting. And you get yelled at for things out of your control.

  8. Helpful (8)

    "Pretty toxic environment to be honest"

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

    I worked at Cloud Imperium Games full-time

    Pros

    Cool project. Talented people. Tasty snacks.

    Cons

    management is scattered and confused.

    Advice to Management

    put forth realistic goals for your devs. and dont kill them in the process


  9. Helpful (8)

    "Talented ppl for a mission impossible"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Programmer in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Programmer in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cloud Imperium Games full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Work with extremely strong and talented programmers

    Cons

    They no longer provide free junk food

    Advice to Management

    I want junk food for free!!!!


  10. Helpful (15)

    "Incredible place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Cloud Imperium Games full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    CEO and management who genuinely care about their employees. Great group of creative people. Excellent benefits and perks. Coming to work everyday here feels more like hanging out with friends than working, it is such a comfortable and creative environment, which allows people to really do their best work. This is easily one of the best gigs I have ever worked. Great employees who are all passionate about what they are doing. 5/5 stars!!

    Cons

    Sometimes the hours can be long, but that is to be expected. Having to deal with jealous failed game developers incessantly taking shots at our company on social media can be a bit fatiguing, but at the end of the day, we will have the last laugh.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing!! The small things you do for us on a daily basis do not go unnoticed, and really help boost our motivation and performance.


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