Outblaze Limited - Good company overall. Cold HI-Tech mentality not suitable to all | Glassdoor
  1. "Good company overall. Cold HI-Tech mentality not suitable to all"

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    Former Employee - Artist 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Outblaze Limited full-time

    Pros

    -Updated company on latest tech trends and practices. -Good colleagues with good experience in their respective field. -Possibility of learning new things. -Very experienced founders with great sense of business. -Sometimes HR looks for input for improvements -Decent benefits overall. -Pleasant CEO. -Free daily fruit. -Competent staff

    Cons

    -If the tech orientation culture doesn't suit you, you will be frustrated. -US business model with HK management practices makes the company feel like a factory. -Impersonal relationship with management: everyone is seen as a role, not a human. -Employees might not feel supported. -The company is great at jumping to new things to stay updated and survive in a demanding industry, but this implies that some staff becomes obsolete in a short time. -Practical mindset putting emphasis on engineering over artwork can leave designers/artist unfulfilled. -No time for conceptual work or experimentation. -Many deals and partners but many low quality or unfinished products. -Expected (however not explicitly demanded) that everyone should be reading the company's flooded Slack channel even during weekends and holidays. -Several unexplained layoffs during my stay. Many people quit too. -Very far location (but nice overall)

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    Outblaze Limited2018-10-01

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  1. "Sound Designer"

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    Former Employee - Sound Designer in Hong Kong
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Outblaze Limited full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Internationally friendly team working environment. If you like mini projects and at the start of your career it is a good place to gain experience.

    Cons

    Sometimes projects timelines are a bit tight and products launches often have bugs. Is a bit annoying if you are a perfectionist. The cyberport office is a bit far for most people especially if you live in the new territories.

    Outblaze Limited2018-07-15
  2. Helpful (1)

    "on the edge all the time"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Outblaze Limited full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Flat hierarchy, always working on new technologies. Fast moving and sometimes very hectic. You can grow quickly and acquire skills in new technology that is ahead of the curve.

    Cons

    Many projects get started and don't complete, often they need to be killed faster. The idea is to do rapid prototyping and fail fast is good in theory but hard to execute.

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    Outblaze Limited2018-06-12

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