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"Very fun company, but not going anywhere"

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Pocket Gems has a super fun gaming/startup culture. It's a great job straight out of college that will show you the ropes and allow you to progress your career. Everyone is very smart and very nice.

Cons

Pocket Gems isn't growing and hasn't really made any games that the market has responded to recently. They're still trying to figure out "how to make a great game" and until that happens, there won't be much progression in the company.

Other Employee Reviews for Pocket Gems

  1. Helpful (13)

    "Gimmicks for young college grads"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Mobile Test Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Mobile Test Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Pocket Gems part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Free food. Nice people from around the world.

    Cons

    Long hours and low pay. PG subscribes to the theory that young college grads are happy and satisfied with games and free food. Fact is, other startups and companies offer these things at much higher pay scales. Very little communication between teams, and scrum is not the answer. Products get released with little testing and product management (usually called technical support or customer care) takes the brunt of the ire from dissatisfied players. Not enough team members to get work done at a quality level. Embarrassed to be affiliated with this company.

    Advice to Management

    Better commutation between teams. Longer development cycles to ensure that quality products go out to players. Better management so that employees aren't working such long hours and can actually have a life outside of work (and parties at work don't count as 'having a life').


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Freaking awesome and whole heartedly happy and excited about working here"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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

    People: The best perk or benefit about working at Pocket Gems is working with humble, down to earth, extremely smart and talented individuals.

    Great Culture: Pocket Gems is a true start up at heart. Zero red tape. Employees are given freedom to make right decisions to help the company grow.

    Mission: The company has a great mission to become #1 in mobile entertainment space and to build the best mobile team in world and I think every decision made by the management team is inline with Company's mission.

    Cons

    To nice: I think people here are too nice and I am not sure if they can convey a tough message to any employee as needed for the organization.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing great things :)

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