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"Awesome place to work"

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
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Pros

PopCap is a company that understands and takes care of its employees. They don't overwork their employees and they are understanding when life throws curve balls. I am very content working there.

Cons

Wish we had more games out there because PopCap Games are the Pixar of the casual game space.

Advice to Management

Great guys. I'd buy them lunch.

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    "Cute art on the walls, low pay, lots of work, incompetent managers."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The Workforce and Culture department does a good job at making employees to feel good about being at PopCap with free Naked juice, some free food, activities, games rooms, gym, etc.

    Cons

    Lots of nepotism, incompetent managers, and low pay for working employees. Credit for work done is often given to the wrong people based on their connections to upper management, not based on who got things done. So-called "profit sharing" is really "arbitrary forecast beating." The more profitable the company gets, the smaller the profit sharing has been for employees. The company is at a stage where lots of middle managers with no relevant skills are being hired. It is becoming very top heavy. There is little incentive to work at PopCap after it was sold to Electronic Arts, as the pay is as low as before, the "profit sharing" is very low to non-existent, there are no more stock options, and there is a mad dash to earn the founders their over-ambitious EA earnout targets, which means burn-out work loads over the next three years.

    Advice to Management

    Given the low pay and other stunts you pull on your employees, you may want to show them that you value their commitment to the company by providing a fair working environment where credit is given where it is due, and where incompetent manager parasites are let go, no matter whose friends they are. The kool-aid is wearing thin.


  2. "Fantasic place to work"

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at PopCap Games as a contractor

    Pros

    Fantastic work environment
    Coworkers are very talented and super friendly

    Cons

    Pressure to meet financial quotas and deadlines sometimes leads to less than stellar releases.

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