NetherRealm - Great company to gain experience as a contractor, but no room for growth | Glassdoor
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    "Great company to gain experience as a contractor, but no room for growth"

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    Former Contractor - Quality Assurance Analyst 

    I worked at NetherRealm for more than a year

    Pros

    -casual environment -free drinks and some snacks in the kitchen -everyone in office is just as passionate about their work as I was -free dinner when working overtime

    Cons

    -I felt as though there is a disconnect between full time employees and contractors in the company like contractors are treated as second rate -not a whole lot of room to go from contract to full time -there is a '3-month break' in between contract cycles and you can return for a new contract, but only if the studio has room for you. -there is some favoritism and I didn't like that

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    NetherRealm2018-04-02

Other Employee Reviews

  1. "Very cushy if you can get a full time gig"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at NetherRealm full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    35 Hour weeks, great bonus package, slower paced than other studios, friendly, goal-focused co-workers. You can find drama if you're the kind of person that wants to find it but otherwise you can just show up, do your work, and head home.

    Cons

    Their HR is afraid to fire low performers, so they are carrying a lot of dead weight. People who haven't worked anywhere else think they are doing "crunch" if they work 45 hours...

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    NetherRealm2019-10-27
  2. "Incredible Potential for this Studio"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at NetherRealm full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The IP you get to work with is wonderful... Mortal Kombat, DC Universe, most of what WB has to offer. The tech is high end, and Netherrealm often gives more-than-expected bonuses or perks. The marketing team is unlike any other, and the artists should be winning awards on their own. I really enjoyed working here.

    Cons

    Because the IP is so easy to sell, the game revenue is inflated and often doesn't reflect the lack of professional software development, late and/or lazy design, or sleazy monetization practices. The games "sell themselves", which means that the teams aren't ambitious or striving to be the best. The benefits and potential of this studio and it's software teams are so great, but nobody wants to put their big-boy software engineer pants on and do the hard stuff! I still give it 4 stars, but with simple, professional software engineering practices it could be so much more.

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    NetherRealm2019-07-16

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