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"Great leadership team, wonderful culture."

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  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Producer in Mountain View, CA
Former Employee - Producer in Mountain View, CA
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Neutral Outlook

I worked at Playdom full-time (Less than a year)

Pros

Great executive leadership team.
Wonderful culture.

Cons

Lot of middle management (and great talent) has already left the company

Other Employee Reviews for Playdom

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great Start"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends

    Pros

    I just started at Playdom but so far it is an excellent place to work, especially the San Francisco office, which has a startup feel but the backing of a large company.

    Cons

    It is a vibrant, growing company so appreciation and tolerance of a dynamic workplace environment would be an asset if you wanted to work here.

    Advice to Management

    Establish a tighter cultural link between the SF and Palo Alto offices.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "There is good potential for short-term learning, but the future of the company is on rocky ground."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    - in general, most employees are smart and competent-- some very much so
    - decent side perks-- free lunches and dinners, snacks, dual monitors, laptops, video games, etc
    - young, fun atmosphere-- most employees are probably still in their early/mid 20s
    - social gaming is also young and therefore an interesting industry to be a part of
    - on the tech side, there are some interesting scalability issues being tackled
    - work hours can be pretty light if you want them to be

    Cons

    - lack of tangible technical/strategic vision across the company. if execs know what they are doing, they sure arent convincing anyone
    - company is still struggling to find its place-- they have had a couple longterm successes and a couple flash-in-the-pans, but they haven't figured how to reliably reproduce either
    - many, if not all, employees were disillusioned by the lack of any payout from the acquisition; a large number have left, and many of the remainder are just in a holding pattern until they vest
    - poor communication across different teams
    - due to inexperienced middle mgmt, many incompetent employees are allowed to linger, reducing overall morale

    Advice to Management

    - communicate in truths, not in empty rah rah rahs-- say exactly what you're going to do and how you're going to do it
    - work harder to attract and retain top talent-- increase salaries and equity, but also expectations
    - make true on your pledge to release high quality content-- consolidate teams into a half dozen quality games and hire experienced managers that have proven themselves
    - take advantage of big-company economies of scale-- invest more in internal infrastructure instead of fragmenting resources and reinventing the wheel 10x

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