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"Kabam is a blast"

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Contractor - Marketing Artist in San Francisco, CA
Current Contractor - Marketing Artist in San Francisco, CA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

It's great to work at a place where people are really invested in gaming and committed to pushing their games to the next level. The Working environment is filled with an abundance of snacks and goodies and the atmosphere is that of a fast paced team oriented work space.

Cons

I am only working as a Contractor and wished their was a position opened in my department to allow in more talent.

Advice to Management

Communicate with the departments and consider hiring in more help to keep things moving faster and efficient.

Other Employee Reviews for Kabam

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Can be fun environment, but get yanked around a lot on top of overly focuses on monetization; many veteran developers."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits are nice, and free for individual. Many veteran developers reside in the studio. CEO is down to earth and not a egomaniac. Beginning to differentiate game development genres. Willing to take more junior staff, which is nice to have a balance of senior and junior.

    Cons

    Everything revolves around how quickly the product can monetize, no acknowledgement of long term investment, only short term. Management often times is making odd decisions, and inconsiderate decisions to employees and users. Pay raises and career opportunities come rarely for some, very often to others (who suck up).

    Advice to Management

    To not down manage their teams so much, team motivation can so wonders. Also, acknowledge that other companies are looking at their employees too; lost a lot of really good developers because of this.


  2. Helpful (6)

    "Data Driven Copy Pasters"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, flexible hours, generally a fun atmosphere, a low barrier to entry if you are looking for a place to start in the industry.

    Cons

    Completely data driven with zero innovation happening. There's internal competition across the studios. There is no CTO and no shared knowledge among the engineers across the company; it's an 'every team for themselves' motto when creating a new game. Every team operates differently and there's a lot of role/team shifting.

    Advice to Management

    They need a CTO to help boost their technology and create shared tools, rather than each team recreating the same feature for every single game.

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