Cryptic Studios - I enjoyed my time in several departments and would work there again, if it weren't for being in CA. | Glassdoor
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Helpful (3)

"I enjoyed my time in several departments and would work there again, if it weren't for being in CA."

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Former Employee - Network Operations Engineer in Los Gatos, CA
Former Employee - Network Operations Engineer in Los Gatos, CA
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Positive Outlook

I worked at Cryptic Studios full-time (More than a year)

Pros

Great people to work with, great culture, felt like family, promotes from within, excellent industry perks, accessible management

Cons

Typical game dev volatility, shifts in executive management over the course of time there, location, occasionally volatile personality conflicts.

Advice to Management

Keep asking for feedback, and keep making people feel like they matter. Always be honest with employees about outlooks and performance.

Other Employee Reviews for Cryptic Studios

  1. Helpful (1)

    "One of the best jobs I ever had."

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    Current Employee - Lead FX Artist in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Lead FX Artist in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Cryptic Studios full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Smart and talented coworkers
    excellent development process
    cool fun projects
    bonus gifts and events

    Cons

    Limited opportunity for advancement
    Cost of living in the Bay Area

    Advice to Management

    Help employees to continue to grow beyond their current competencies, especially if you expect them to... And if you delegate responsibility, it also means that you need to let go of some creative control.


  2. Helpful (6)

    "horrible"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Gatos, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Gatos, CA
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    good people at the bottom. great place to work techincally, some of the best engineers I've worked with in my career

    Cons

    people with no understanding of quality or how to make good products on top. performance measured by nepotism and egos, not actualy skill

    Advice to Management

    try to develop a culture that cares about quality and making good products. study the state of the art, try to catch up.

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