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"EH"

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Current Employee - Player Experience in San Francisco, CA
Current Employee - Player Experience in San Francisco, CA
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Better than most other game companies
Good Health Care
Free Snacks

Cons

Low Pay
Ineffectual management
Consistently disappointed and discouraged by management
Lack of planning and foresight

Advice to Management

Learn to delegate and properly manage people.

Other Employee Reviews for Kabam

  1. Helpful (6)

    "Decent place to start in the gaming industry, but poor long-term outlook"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Kabam full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good training ground for the gaming industry, decent benefits, fun company culture, smart people to work with

    Cons

    Kabam has basically made one game since the company was founded and has re-skinned that title dozens of times until now. The company does not seem like it is able to keep up and actually release a hit next-generation mobile game now that its traditional strategy titles are losing steam in the competitive mobile marketplace. The last handful of mobile games that Kabam released have all been duds, and the only opportunity for employees at the company at this point seems to be in the Beijing office. The SF office now serves as a hub for old web game maintenance and a wasteland of poor mobile title execution, and morale suffers as a result.

    Advice to Management

    Too many people are laid off out of the blue for positions that the company already has open requests on LinkedIn for. You cannot create a culture that emphasizes company loyalty when people you know are getting laid off left and right. Company trips are fun, but the bonus pay structure is consistently disappointing for the staff and ends up being a measly sum considering the company's rapid growth.


  2. Helpful (11)

    "This 'gaming' company is a joke."

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    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Kabam full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Catered lunches and a huge wall of free snacks and drinks make this a fat guy's dream.
    The company has great benefits, decent 401k matching, pays some bonuses, and generally seems to care about its employee perks.
    Some C-level guys are fantastic (such as Amit).
    Managers often do listen to what you have to say.

    Cons

    While a few of the C-level guys are great, most of the others are out of touch and play political games.
    The CEO is out of touch with what is going on right under his nose.
    They call themselves a gaming company, but the truth is nobody at the company can do more than copy someone else's game. Kabam relies on marketing and user acquisition to get its low quality games to climb the iOS and Android charts. None of the company's recent games have any semblance of actual good game design; just look at their poor retention metrics to see for yourself.
    If you want to be creative and make good games, stay away from Kabam.
    But if you want to play politics, be constantly at risk of losing your job every 8 months when the company re-orgs (again), and want to make clones of other games, THEN KABAM IS FOR YOU!

    Advice to Management

    You seem to relish re-orging out the line employees, maybe that's why there's no employee loyalty. Perhaps you should re-org your own ranks to get rid of the filth that resides there!

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