Obsidian Entertainment - Confused Company, Let Employees Do Their Jobs or They'll Leave | Glassdoor
  1. Helpful (11)

    "Confused Company, Let Employees Do Their Jobs or They'll Leave"

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

    I worked at Obsidian Entertainment full-time

    Pros

    - Great devs, you’ll love your core team minus a director or two and most of the company owners - Despite cons below, devs and hanging out with fellow employees outside of work is great - you get to work on RPGs (except Pathfinder and a few other games in past not being RPGs)

    Cons

    - Compliments on performance or any feedback at all is rare - All gender issues in reviews below, lot of women have resigned, although lack of promotion and training happens to everyone - Pay is below average, raises are minor, money seems to be in a trashfire somewhere (DICE parties, sponsored or attended). What seemed to generate revenue for the company doesn’t last long, keeping the treadmill going - Sense owners...

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    Advice to Management

    - You set an example in all respects, take a good look at how you manage and how you treat people - Owners and directors - If your teams get more done at better quality and make publishers happy when you’re NOT involved, question how you lead and how you’re really contributing when you are involved - Grow up. The “we’re still the same scared kids we used to be, finding our way” doesn’t hold water 20+ years later, so...

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    Obsidian Entertainment2018-03-24

Other Employee Reviews

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Fantastic Company"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - QA Tester in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Obsidian Entertainment full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great company culture, good pay and great work-life balance.

    Cons

    There can be frequent layoffs.

    Obsidian Entertainment2018-11-16
  2. Helpful (3)

    "Stable work environment and passionate coworkers"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Artist in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good place to cut your teeth as a junior entering the industry, or as a intermediate artist looking to grow. People who show initiative are often recognized and promoted. Mandatory "Crunch" is very rare.

    Cons

    Scope of projects can spiral out of control due to failures at the production level (bad data fed to directors) or project directors with good data making delusional decisions.

    Advice to Management

    More accountability is needed at the project director level when a project's scope is mismanaged.

    Obsidian Entertainment2019-08-06

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