Kixeye - Capricious and Arbitrary | Glassdoor
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Helpful (13)

"Capricious and Arbitrary"

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Former Employee - Executive Producer in San Francisco, CA
Former Employee - Executive Producer in San Francisco, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

Kixeye has more talented, mature, and experienced staff than your average free-to-play studio. Too bad they've largely given up.

Cons

The CEO indoctrinates all new employees with twenty-minute lecture describing how much he like to fire people. Pretty much tells the tale.

Other Employee Reviews for Kixeye

  1. Helpful (10)

    "Very smart people being lead by very poor management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good food a few times a week. Pay is decent, good location near public transit and good food.

    Cons

    Management is very quick to blame, punish, and fire their employees for mistakes they are equally responsible for. They will hire your replacement, have you train them, and then fire you.

    Advice to Management

    Your employees are terrified of you. There is no communication and what little they hear seems fake.


  2. Helpful (14)

    "Good people, but keep your head down!"

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    Former Employee - Product Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Product Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great facilities, talented team members in general, and great opportunities to work on large projects. Great pay & benefits. If there are enough layers between you and the top execs, it can be a rewarding & high energy experience.

    Cons

    Executive management is rule-by-fear. Their inability to execute successfully in Mobile games has left them vulnerable and scared, and this leads to thrashing & chaos. This is more of a con the higher up in the organization you are working.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of Harbin and get back to the values of the founders, Dave & Paul.


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