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"Horrible management and no team atmosphere."

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Former Employee - Associate Producer in Seattle, WA
Former Employee - Associate Producer in Seattle, WA
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at Big Fish Games full-time (More than a year)

Pros

Salary was ok.
Nice offices overlooking the bay.

Cons

- Trying to share best practices and/or bring anything new to the table was usually, almost always, shot down. This, after they ask you to share them. This made a very frustrating atmosphere.
- The perception of you, your team and how the company is perceived is a HIGH priority and is beat into your brain from day one.
- You are constantly being judged and watched by everyone.
- Interview process took 4+ months.
- Virtually no onboarding process.
- Bad communication.

Advice to Management

- Give your employees more trust and better onboarding for new employees.
- Better communication between middle management and teams.

Other Employee Reviews for Big Fish Games

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Some internal challenges, but overall good experience."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Big Fish Games full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Enthusiastic team atmosphere where the featured product is games. There are Razor scooters to use in the office for getting quickly from one office to the next.

    Cons

    Constantly changing priorities; the management shows pretty significant favoritism towards those considered part of the "inner sanctum" - the rest of the employees are treated differently. After 10 years, still have not figured out how to add more vacation time for people that have been at the company longer than a couple of years, nor do they have any sort of standard bonus system.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Best people you could ever work with and for"

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    Former Employee - Business Intelligence Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Business Intelligence Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Big Fish Games full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Read the title, the folks at BFG are top notch. Smart management. Smart, caring, and passionate co-workers. Best company parties/events of any company. Great products.

    Cons

    Low wages compared to comparable, Seattle area employees. Org chart is flat = not a lot of opportunity to move up. Best way to move up at BFG is to work at Microsoft/Amazon for 5 years... lots of open senior positions seemed to be hired form outside, instead of inside.

    Advice to Management

    Leadshiper development. Create programs that allow top talent to grow with the company. Hire for potential, not just the skill set you need right at the moment.

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