- Former Employee, more than 3 years★★★★★
Internal politics and poor pay. Avoid!Jul 18, 2017 - Anonymous Employee in Emeryville, CARecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
Work/life balance. Most employees do their 8 hours and go home. Good benefits. Decent vacation time, 401K match and health coverage isn't bad.
Horrible pay which is far below industry standards (think 50-60%). Cancelled bonuses and very poor pay increases. Nepotism. People are promoted based on who they know or are friends with, while others are never given the opportunities they deserve. More backstabbing and internal politics than Game of Thrones. Brain drain. All the best, promising talent are either quietly let go or leave to join other companies in the Bay. Those that stick around are the ones that are internally well connected and will never lose their jobs. Office culture is terrible. A lack of real leadership. Senior Management offer no real training or processes and no accountable goals, nor do they seem to care. Company is clinging to 1 IP for it's financial security, but those calling the shots are the ones killing the game.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.