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"Good place to start a career."

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  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
Former Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

Fun, fun, fun. You can do whatever you want, as long as you get your work done.

Cons

Small team, small team mentality. Pro or con depending on how you look at that.

Other Employee Reviews for IGN Entertainment

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Fun culture, great people, career development opportunities"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    IGN is a great place to work with lots of emphasis on fun, people, and excellence. It's in a great industry - games and guy's lifestyle - and the office, culture, and work reflect it.

    If you are a rockstar, management will do everything they can to make sure you propel forward in your career and development. If you aren't a rockstar, you won't experience those same advancements or rewards.

    Cons

    Communication sometimes lags from managers to employees.
    Many projects and priorities can get overwhelming and create too much workload.
    Tensions between various departments sometimes occurs - but don't they everywhere?

    Advice to Management

    Find ways to cut back on the email overload that happens at IGN.
    Focus on a few major priorities and attack them wholeheartedly vs. taking on too many new projects that don't return as much investment.
    Keep on keeping on - IGN rocks!


  2. Helpful (4)

    "Great teams with horrible leadership"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Best coworkers that you're ever likely to get to work alongside in the trenches.

    Cons

    CEO Roy has little to no concept about what he's doing with the company. Anyone from the director level and above focuses only on what's above them and liberally abuses the heck out of the rank and file. most productive things get done in spite of management, not because of them. Poor compensation. Average to poor benefits relative to the bay area norm.

    Advice to Management

    Honestly, we should desperately a serious cleaning of house at the upper levels of management. Send them out the door and get people who truly understand the audience and the business opportunities we have before it's far too late.

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