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"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
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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.

Other Employee Reviews for Cryptic Studios

  1. 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.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Not Customer Service Oriented"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Management in Los Gatos, CA
    Former Employee - Customer Service Management in Los Gatos, CA
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Cryptic Studios is a typical game company combining a lot of "play" with the work. Movie days, Star Trek showings at lunch time, etc. This all makes for a fun environment to be in.

    Cons

    The company looks only as salaries not contributions when budget cuts are made. You could have two people doing the same job and one barely works the other spends night and day there, but which ever made more money when it was time to cut someone loose would always be the one to leave.

    Advice to Management

    Value the knowledge and contributions of your employees. Look at what your getting for you $$ before deciding that the largest salary is the one that needs to leave.

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