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"Worked with some wonderful people."

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Former Employee - AP Department
Former Employee - AP Department
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Good benefits, vacation accrual better than most companies. Very laid back atmosphere and fun environment to work in. The excitement of midtown NYC.

Cons

Declining staff due to lay-offs, downsizing. People did not know whether or not the company would continue to exist or if they were next on the chopping block.

Other Employee Reviews for Atari

  1. "A solid company for those wanting to get into the gaming industry"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Systems Administrator
    Current Employee - Systems Administrator
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Gaming-centric company culture and fast moving. You'll never want for projects and work to be done, and updates/changes are implemented quickly and quietly. Its intense work, but immensely satisfying and you learn fast.

    Cons

    During crunch, support can be life-consuming. You have to learn to do a lot with less, and you adapt quickly to finding cheap/easy solutions to last minute problems.

    Advice to Management

    Plan ahead ! Last minute emergencies should not be commonplace. If you plan accordingly, folks will put in the time to make things happen. If you drop things on their lap at the last second, they become less and less inclined to rush for a resolution.


  2. "Going down the tubes"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Technical Assistant in Santa Monica, CA
    Current Intern - Technical Assistant in Santa Monica, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Atari as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Treats employees well in spite of the low pay. Workload is variable but not overwhelming. Management may occasionally take you to lunch or furnish other freebies.

    Cons

    Pay was dismal, but as an intern I was lucky to get anything. Upper management was very distant and you find yourself wondering what exactly they do all day. Assignments changed week to week or even day to day and few things were seen through to completion. Company is constantly in flux.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the marketplace! Ignore the holding company's suggestions and wishes. Try to make an impact in core gaming markets rather than trying to jump on every new trend.

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