- Former Employee, more than 1 year★★★★★
Okay company with infinite potential.Mar 2, 2017 - Quality Assurance Analyst in Chicago, ILRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
Great benefits (401K with match and immediate vesting, decent vacation time, health savings account, etc.) and opportunities for advancement were there if you showed the interest and were willing to stick around long enough. Of course knowing and interacting with the right people is key too. They were also starting a tuition reimbursement program around the time I left but you were locked in for 1-2 years if you used it. Lots of free snacks, drinks and catered food. The holiday parties and company sponsored events were always a blast. Monthly lunch and learns in which you could attend presentations of other people working within the company to learn what they do and how they do it. Good ratio of men and women. Friendly folks for the most part albeit a bit immature at times. Overall decent environment to work in and a great place to get your feet wet in the industry but little room for advancement if you weren't at the right place at the right time.
A lot of the same old, same old. Company was and it seems still is clinging to one IP. As a result environment started becoming stale with a business as usual type of feel. Management lacked proper training and favoritism ran rampant. QA moved to a separate floor from developers making communication more difficult and fostering an "us" versus "them" mentality. No real training available to elevate QA staff. If you want to truly get better prepare to do that on your own time. Environment can be a bit immature at times which makes taking the job seriously a little difficult.Continue reading
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- Current Employee, more than 5 years★★★★★
salary range at wargamingJan 12, 2023 - Data Engineer in Austin, TXRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
good work culture,flexible timings to work
nothing much at this moment
- Current Employee★★★★★
A good employer until recentlyOct 20, 2022 - Quality Assurance AnalystRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
-Takes the ongoing pandemic Very seriously, all departments except IT switched fully to remote work at the start of the pandemic and have remained remote in the 2.5 years since (with the option to come into the office if you'd like). -Until recently employment has been very stable with yearly pay increases and bonuses. This is especially rare in the game dev industry. -Respects Quality Assurance by paying them fairly and not using contract workers. I've been at another developer that clearly thought very little of the QA department and either used primarily contract workers that they would then fire at the end of the project or unfairly paid QA low wages compared to other departments. This is not so here. -There is little to no overtime or crunch, another rarity in the industry.
-Recently let go of a lot of integral senior staff in an attempt to save money. This has created a very unstable and uncertain working environment as less experienced employees scramble to make up for the years of experience and leadership lost. -New company leadership seems less invested in making a good game that players enjoy. -Some isolated(?) examples of women in lead positions with 10+ years of experience being paid less than their male coworkers in lower positions with fewer years experience.