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"MIss Managed: The Man Handler"

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  • Senior Management
Current Contractor - QA Analyst in Redwood City, CA
Current Contractor - QA Analyst in Redwood City, CA
Recommends
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I have been working at Crystal Dynamics as a contractor (Less than a year)

Pros

Small Company with Friendly Employees
Bagels every Friday

Cons

Maintains a Skeleton Crew, outsourcing a bulk of the work to smaller studios
Tight budgets and a lot of overtime due to mismanagement
Too many producers and assistant producers
Higher positions are currently filled with individuals who aren't going anywhere any time soon

Advice to Management

Plan your projects
Prototype designs and stick to what works
Plan your projects
Don't stretch your employees thin, hire who you need to get the job done
Plan your projects

Other Employee Reviews for Crystal Dynamics

  1. "great people full of passion on making great AAA games"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Redwood City, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Crystal Dynamics full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    a lot of talented people.
    super nice and willing to help.
    passion on making great games.

    Cons

    salary is a bit low


  2. "Awesome Job, Awesome People"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Crystal Dynamics full-time

    Pros

    + Great co-workers!
    + Benefits are fantastic!
    + The culture is awesome
    + Lots of personal satisfaction out of the projects we are working on.
    + Everyone has a voice at the table
    + Food during overtime hours

    Cons

    - Pay. If you are not a senior level employee you may be underpaid.
    - Too much feedback noodling... more back and forth than should be necessary.
    - Task allocation can sometimes feel messy and unorganized

    Advice to Management

    There's a huge pay gap between junior/associates and mid-level employees. Please, consider shortening that gap and meeting the current market value for the area.

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