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"Awesome people, supportive culture"

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Pocket Gems full-time (More than a year)

Pros

Pocket Gems loves hiring people with unrealized potential. Probably because of that, the culture is extremely collaborative, with a focus on crowdsourcing ideas and mentoring individuals. Many of the recent hires are new college grads, and the more experienced "gemmers" are committed to making these new employees successful.

Innovation has always been a priority for the company, as opposed to doing fast-follows or reskins. While Pocket Gems' most successful games are in the same "social gaming simulation" genre, they aggressively explore risky new themes and new mechanics. In addition, the company has begun exploring new genres in recent months.

Cons

It can be intimidating to be surrounded by people who are smarter than you. No one is slacking off here. Fortunately, everyone is humble and committed to seeing the best ideas win out in the end.

Other Employee Reviews for Pocket Gems

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Fantastic experience overall"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Pocket Gems full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The company has an ambitious vision of becoming a leader in mobile entertainment and is hungry to succeed (but never at the expense of ethics or employee morale) Pocket Gems definitely has an A-team - very talented and driven employees across the board.
    The work culture offers a great mix of autonomy / empowerment and teamwork. Lots of happy hours and team events, a fun place to work on the whole.

    Cons

    Strong personalities here, so be prepared to argue to defend your ideas and opinions. Thankfully, everyone puts the company first and culture is not political / hierarchical so the best idea usually wins


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Not Bad, Okay, Fairly Satisfied"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Pocket Gems full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good Co-workers, nice perks. (There were happy hours outside of the office once a week, but now I'm not sure if they are doing it anymore.)

    Cons

    Some of the product managers likes to have they say on everything even though it's not their expertise. (But I heard it's getting better now.)

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