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"PopCap was awesome back in the day"

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Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer
Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO

I worked at PopCap Games full-time

Pros

PopCap used to be a place with a great environment for making games. The really understood what it takes to make creative games.

Cons

PopCap needs to find it's stride again and return to it's roots in making games. They have the know how, they just need to get back in the zone.

Advice to Management

Try to remember what PopCap was like before the bean counters took control.

Other Employee Reviews for PopCap Games

  1. "had a lot of fun, great atmosphere until the Dublin office was closed down"

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    Former Employee - In Product Development in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Former Employee - In Product Development in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at PopCap Games full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    great games to work on and fantastic people to work with.

    Cons

    The office was closed down.

    Advice to Management

    think more carefully before you close down an office that is profitable and focussed on the company's strategic sweet spot.


  2. "A great place to work but the pressures of meeting quarterly revenue targets has made it less so."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at PopCap Games full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great culture. Great products. Highly creative. Very dynamic and lots of exposure to all parts of the business. A fun place to work and with many great people inside. Everyone is listened to with regard to input on game designs. A very open company.

    Cons

    The recent changes in the world of gaming with free-to-play and low cost mobile games has been quite a challenge for PopCap. I worry about the future for PopCap and whether they can continue making the groundbreaking games they have in the past. The relentless pressure to meet quarterly revenue targets and get games out the door is not how PopCap used to be. Of course, every business has to survive on its income but it is a shame that some of the culture that made PopCap great could be sacrificed.

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