Obsidian Entertainment - Your team will keep you going when it gets rough... but doesn't make up for the deep-rooted problems | Glassdoor
  1. Helpful (11)

    "Your team will keep you going when it gets rough... but doesn't make up for the deep-rooted problems"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Obsidian Entertainment full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Really friendly and caring people Monthly birthday treats Parties and holiday activities are fun when they happen

    Cons

    Company has been around 15 years, run by people who've been around 10 more. You'd think they'd know how to run a business by now, but you'd be wrong. Leadership is completely entrenched in old ideas and micromanagement. Despite several close calls in the past, the company has not structured deals in a timely & effective manner to prevent massive layoffs. Any sense of "open" structure is an utter farce - leadership...

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    Advice to Management

    -Get out of the way of your top talent, and hire top talent to fill in where leadership is lacking -Establish adequate training and career progression -Lose the nepotism -Explore new ideas

    Obsidian Entertainment2018-04-08

Other Employee Reviews

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Fantastic Company"

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    • 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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    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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