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"Very fun atmosphere, but here deadlines always come before quality"

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Recommends
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO

I worked at Digital Chocolate full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

Very fun atmosphere. Cool facilities with cafeterias and game rooms. Pay is good. It gives you nice curriculum. It's a company large enought to learn a lot, and small enought to feel your work actually adds a lot into the final product.

Cons

If you are into producing high quality games, this might not be the place for you. They rather publish a mediocre game full of bugs, than waiting a week or two to publish a quality product.

They have periods where employee dismisal is almost automatic in order to reduce workforce and meet budgets.

Advice to Management

Mediocre games are mediocre games, regardless of the date you release them. Allocate one week or two to polish the games and resolve bugs and you'll be much better.

Other Employee Reviews for Digital Chocolate

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great possibilities ended by a mass layoff"

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    Former Employee - Lead Designer in San Mateo, CA
    Former Employee - Lead Designer in San Mateo, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Digital Chocolate full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good people, with a lot of experience.

    Cons

    Much time and money wasted on projects with no proven value
    Waay too many VPs who all had to sign off on a project to move it forward

    Advice to Management

    Fewer chefs in the kitchen - I've never seen a company that size with that many executives


  2. "prepare for roller coaster ride"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Mateo, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Mateo, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    company with great potential and extremely talented leaders... fun place to work...good people

    Cons

    decent health benefits, but will probably improve in the near future. lots of changes and uncertainties in a hyper competitive industry.

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