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2.5
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39%
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Christian T. Petersen
26 Ratings
Pros
  • "A joke among my batch of interns was that there was only two kinds of people at FFG: Awesome ones, and the ones you haven't met yet(in 9 reviews)

  • "good work environment; and good compensation(in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • "Low pay for especially high expectations and pressure(in 6 reviews)

  • "Incompetent middle and upper management are shielded because they were friends with the CEO back in the day(in 6 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Creative shop for creative people"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Fantasy Flight Games

    Pros

    People - The people are amazing. Very talented, hard-working, no egos or overly aggressive ladder climbers. Down to earth, solid people with a variety of interests. Games - let’s face it, we make games. We work with killer brands and make killer games. Does it get any better?

    Cons

    Pay - It’s not great. You can definitely make more money elsewhere. Maybe not in this industry, but there are much higher paying jobs out there. Communication - Needs a lot of work. Communication between departments, between business units, etc all needs to improve. Growing pains - we’re growing, fast. There are positives to that, but the sudden explosive growth can bring a lot of growing pains, ever-shifting priorities,...

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    Advice to Management

    We're not 30 people anymore. We need to scale our team and resources and collaborate better to fit our new company. We're a big boy company now that still operates like we're in danger of going under any day now. Trust your managers and VP's and officers to do their job. Not everything has to be decided by the CEO. Stop stepping over nickels to pick up pennies.

    Fantasy Flight Games2016-08-09
  2. Helpful (2)

    "Have a lawyer triple check any contract you sign."

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    Former Employee - Graphic Designer in Roseville, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Fantasy Flight Games full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Benefits equal to a european company. Working on games. That's it.

    Cons

    I worked for them for about 2 months. I got the job after an interview when they told me out of 50 interviews for artists I was the first one who could actually draw. Got nominated for best board game art, and never was informed by them. Was “laid off” by them after spending a few hundred dollars of my own to go to a convention to sell their product as part of the job. Got no reference. And when I reapplied several times...

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    Advice to Management

    Don't lie to employees. Don't abuse disabled workers.

    Fantasy Flight Games2018-11-20
  3. "Great games from a good company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Fantasy Flight Games full-time

    Pros

    Being a part of a company dedicated to making truly amazing games.

    Cons

    Very little ability to progress with your career. Communication between senior executives and designers could be vastly improved.

    Advice to Management

    Having promotions and raises affected by things that are not specific to work performance in the job you are hired to do is discouraging. With low salaries (compared to competitors of similar size) minimal advancement opportunities and easily silo'd or pidgeon-holed it makes staying with the company very difficult beyond the 3-5 year mark.

    Fantasy Flight Games2018-05-04
  4. Helpful (5)

    "Chaotic and thankless"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Fantasy Flight Games full-time

    Pros

    The people. Such good people. The majority of them I am so pleased to call my friends for life. They work so hard for so little and fight every day to make that company better. It's amazing. The location. Minneapolis is fantastic. If you work here, don't live in the suburbs. You'll move within a year. The games discount. Definitely a nice little perk, but I'm scraping the bottom of the barrel here. That's about...

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    Cons

    The few people who aren't included in the above are uneducated, overconfident, lazy, and so incredibly arrogant. Their inability to enact change to better ensure the health of this ridiculously growing business is mind-numbing. If it weren't for the strength of their brand and customer loyalty, they would be sunk. The decision-making is last-minute, slapped together nonsense that farted out the side mouth of some junior...

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    Advice to Management

    Retire any executive who has been there 10+ years, hire a business consultant, cultivate your talent, and fairly compensate your employees.

    Fantasy Flight Games2018-04-25
  5. Helpful (3)

    "A Walking Lawsuit"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Fantasy Flight Games full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Great benefits. Close-knit employees. Feels like a small family owned business.

    Cons

    They are no longer a family business - employees are overworked, under qualified, under staffed and not given the tools that they need to succeed. Women are underpaid, harassed and not given equal opportunities (for example, not able to go on work trips because the company would have to pay for a separate room for them. And you quickly notice that there are NO women on the executive staff). On a similar note, people of...

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    Advice to Management

    A business cannot succeed when you do not treat your employees well.

    Fantasy Flight Games2018-03-01
  6. Helpful (12)

    "All that Glitters Is Not Gold"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Fantasy Flight Games full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    You'll work with some of the best humans you'll ever meet. Thats it. FFG/ANA would like you to think that their perks are pros, but snacks, PTO, and health insurance are not perks to brag about, they're the bare minimum for a major company in 2017, and it means even less when they'll pay you $10,000 or more less than what you deserve or could earn elsewhere. They'll even give you a document yearly showing you how much...

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    Cons

    Let me presume to put myself in your shoes. "Holy crap, Fantasy Flight Games, Asmodee North America has offered me an interview to work for them. Star Wars, Game of Thrones, Lord of the Rings, some of the coolest IPs in any industry and I'll get to work with them on a daily basis. This has got to be a dream, because this looks and sounds like a dream job." I know, its exciting. I was there 2 years ago. I moved my whole...

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    Advice to Management

    If you really don't know why your turnover is high and your morale is low, you deserve the collapse that your conglomerate is inevitably speeding towards.

    Fantasy Flight Games2017-07-18
  7. Helpful (6)

    "I loved working here but..."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Fantasy Flight Games full-time

    Pros

    Great employee benefits (company money to buy games, large discount, holiday parties), associates were a fun and an amazing group to work for.

    Cons

    HR wasn't very helpful at times and seemed unprofessional. It was always hard to get in contact with your own management person. Execs acted like they were above the rest of the employees

    Advice to Management

    Talk to your subordinates and keep a friendly face.

    Fantasy Flight Games2017-04-13
  8. Helpful (7)

    "Developer"

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    Current Employee - Developer in Roseville, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Fantasy Flight Games full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    FFG is home to some of the biggest sci-fi, fantasy, and gaming enthusiasts anywhere. If it falls anywhere within "nerd/geek" culture, somebody at FFG is into it. And almost everyone is super friendly and fun to hang out with. Pretty good amount of vacation. Good employee discount for company products.

    Cons

    The leadership/management style at the highest levels is toxic, and it trickles down throughout the organization. A VP has flat out told me he tries to avoid ever telling the CEO "no" for any reason, because of how poorly the CEO reacts to any bad news. Morale is low. Deserving people are passed up for promotion, competent people are fired for no discernible reason. Incompetent middle and upper management are shielded...

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    Advice to Management

    Support your employees. Trust your employees. Figure out some way to stand up to the CEO.

    Fantasy Flight Games2017-04-24
  9. Helpful (1)

    "quantitative analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Fantasy Flight Games for more than a year

    Pros

    good work environment; and good compensation

    Cons

    holiday and vacation is short

    Fantasy Flight Games2017-01-27
  10. Helpful (7)

    "Morally crooked and compromised, just wait and see how it all unfolds.."

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Fantasy Flight Games full-time

    Pros

    This is a great company and great if you’re starting out. They are growing incredibly fast and are having a hard time keeping/catching up, but this means you’re able to learn a diverse set of skills. The immediate people you work side by side with to your direct manager are wonderful. Benefits are good, especially the PTO which is not accrued. They usually promote internally, so hard work and loyalty pay off...

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    Cons

    Morale is at an all-time low: sexism, gas-lighting, micromanagement, and fear mongering are all things we have to deal with here, unfortunately. HR was introduced but seems like they are the voice of the executives and only cater to management. People who've been here a long time are quitting or getting fired without an explanation or notification. There is no transparency here and it's created an environment of fear....

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    Advice to Management

    Over the last couple years, business is up, but moral is at an all time low. We’re scared, we’re angry, and we’re disappointed. Live up to your potential! Make your people feel appreciated because we are not okay. Value the community and your employees more than the bank you work for. The community and employees are your foundations, and the more stable these are, the better everything will become. *Listen*...

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    Fantasy Flight Games2017-02-03
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