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"One of the worst companies to work for"

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oxford, England (UK)
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oxford, England (UK)
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

It´s ok if it´s your first job

Cons

You have to repeat the same and the same thing during years because of the incompetence of the people. Too many useless managers producers, etc.... They treat you and pay you really bad. You have to teach leads how to do things. I would not recommend this company to anybody.

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  1. Helpful (8)

    "Figuring out their role in the mobile market"

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

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

    Pros

    *great people; the hiring process is VERY tough- very high standards in the talent they bring on
    *use of proprietary technology to use in mobile games
    *innovation is encouraged

    Cons

    *disorganized
    *no sense of company culture in the SF studio
    *seem to have a lack of directive in the company's overall mission when it comes to their mobile games in preproduction
    *breakdown in communication between Oxford headquarters and SF studio
    *very small (game) studio here stateside; projects are not given the manpower or resources they need, and the hiring process/ HR is very understaffed as they are split between UK and US needs.
    *minimal benefits (studio is so small, health and dental/vision options are very limited)

    Advice to Management

    Wish upper management had given the SF studio the resources and manpower it deserved and needed to properly make the games we had been assigned to make. Wish they had 1. had better organization and a solid plan moving forward with their games, and 2. had truly given the SF studio a fighting chance to succeed.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Beware. successful company - bad habits."

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    Former Contractor - 3D Artist in San Francisco, CA
    Former Contractor - 3D Artist in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at NaturalMotion as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    good tech and mid ware development back at the Headquarters in England. Seems like the studio over there is put together very well. Very success oriented.

    I was able from home.

    Cons

    did contract work for the San Francisco branch. management was pretty neglectful.

    I was able to work from home but this had an adverse effect when it came time to communicate.

    Delays on feedback. poor feedback and communication. VERY slow to pay, taking over a month to finally deliver their half of the bargain.
    long periods of downtime within a contract leading to depreciation in value of the agreed on rates.

    Unprofessional and too much of an inconvenience to work for.

    Advice to Management

    Take your jobs seriously. take a page out of the UK branch.

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