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  1. Helpful (5)

    Generally Happy with CIG!

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    Current Employee - Gameplay Engineer in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cloud Imperium Games full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Genuine people, awesome talent pool and scope of the project is unprecedented. It's incredible to see over 500 employees worldwide working toward a single goal. Benefits are great- employees have the flexibility to work from home, medical, dental, and vision coverage are free, paid time off, holidays, and subsidized transportation benefits are provided. We also get the entire week off during the Christmas holidays...

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    Cons

    long hours which is expected in the gaming industry. but the company tries to combat crunch times by providing us free food and gives us time off in lieu of staying late so it works out. The biggest issue I had was with this recruiter who was absolutely rubbish in his job. He was supposed to help us find candidates, and in interviews he would spend the entire time talking and promoting himself, made empty promises to...

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    Advice to Management

    Please double check past references for recruiters as they are representing the company and we cannot have that experience again. in terms of development, better communication across studios would be ideal as different time zones does have it's challenges.

  2. Helpful (5)

    Cig

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Cloud Imperium Games full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Good cantina, lots of fancy furniture and amenities. We spent a lot of time in the office so it was nice to have these things. Fans often send food. Fantastic opportunities for advancement.

    Cons

    For software devs 1. Low pay imo 2. The crunch is real, constant, and often ends up being purposeless. 3. Management does not actually know what product is being made. I don't mean that in a "they are dumb" sense. Most middle management I worked with are actually effective and fair to employees. I mean that they literally do not know what they are supposed to be having us produce. It makes it hard to work on "your...

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    Advice to Management

    Set expectations with your fans. Use one of the weekly shows to speak about the product we are making.

  3. Helpful (5)

    One of the best working experiences in the industry.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cloud Imperium Games full-time for more than 2 years

    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.

  4. Helpful (5)

    Great Start-up and Project!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cloud Imperium Games full-time for more than 2 years

    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...

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    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.

  5. Helpful (13)

    Nice people but no idea what they wanted

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    Former Employee - Network Engineer in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Cloud Imperium Games full-time for more than 4 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.

  6. Helpful (4)

    Not the best place to work

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    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.

  7. Helpful (1)

    Great Internal Community

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    Former Employee - QA Specialist in Bee Cave, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Cloud Imperium Games full-time for more than 2 years

    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.

  8. Great place to work

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    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

  9. Helpful (8)

    Pretty toxic environment to be honest

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend
      No opinion 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

    • Helpful (8)

      Talented ppl for a mission impossible

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      Current Employee - Programmer in Los Angeles, CA
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Cloud Imperium Games full-time for more than 2 years

      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!!!!

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