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"Gameplay is king"

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Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Burbank, CA
Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Burbank, CA
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Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Insomniac Games full-time (More than a year)

Pros

Great perks, including free gym, stocked kitchen, on-site massages, free lunch on Fridays, good health insurances etc.
Very professional work environment. Good salary too, but you will need it in LA.
Friendly colleagues that often times go to lunch together or play sports in various teams.
Great weather in SoCal, you will mostly work in shorts.
Everybody, including contract workers, have a say in the gameplay and design. Weekly playtests give opportunity for feedback and adjustments to the project.
Most importantly we make great video games.

Cons

The creative process can be rough: since everybody has a say, the feedback can be brutal and stuff gets often changed in small iterations.
LA is not for everyone, the traffic can be bad and there is an high amount of superficial or artificial people.

Advice to Management

The management is doing a good job. I wish the internal playtest feedback could be more 'educated' sometimes. (although it's still useful)

Other Employee Reviews for Insomniac Games

  1. Helpful (3)

    "Good place to work. the job was hectic."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    get to work on cool games. people are highly technical. you will learn a lot about making games. fully stocked kitchen

    Cons

    Increase the salary commensurate with the rest of the country. Forget about family life. the managemenet likes people to work on week ends. OK benefits.

    Advice to Management

    concentrate on other platforms too. Think about giving stock options.


  2. "Great work environment and people"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - QA Tester in Burbank, CA
    Former Contractor - QA Tester in Burbank, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Insomniac Games as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Fun projects to work on
    Personable CEO
    Nice work environment
    Good work / life balance
    Good pay
    Nice people
    Fully stocked kitchen

    Cons

    I really can't think of anything, except that maybe I wish there was more opportunity for growth within the company.

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