Fathom Interactive Reviews

Updated Feb 21, 2016

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Really cool projects"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Game Designer in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Fathom Interactive full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Awesome people, cool projects! Considering the size of the company, there is a pretty big variety of games being made at the same time, which gives you a great opportunity to touch and experiment with different genres of games and work in different projects. The studio head always makes sure to also hire students to give them an entry point into the industry. Also, everything they make looks amazing.

    Cons

    Due to the nature of the projects, things might change a lot during the development cycle of a game; so if you are not comfortable with making changes mid development it is not for you.

  2. Helpful (3)

    "Great games"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Developer in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Fathom Interactive full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great game projects and interesting ideas, some support for innovation. Deve teams were tight and worked well together.

    Cons

    Poor management, too much micro managing when there were qualified managers and leads that were being underutilized (seemed to be a huge lack of trust from the owner), unrealistic expectations due to poor communication, documentation and process. No room for advancement, no hierarchy. I would only recommend this company if the above issues have been addressed. If you interview with them, ask them about their company hierarchy and advancement opportunities and read between the lines to check this.

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  3. Helpful (1)

    "Title"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     

    I worked at Fathom Interactive

    Pros

    Competitive salary. Good holidays. Talented team

    Cons

    Faulty project management. Lack of communitation

  4. Helpful (3)

    "Good industry starting point"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Fathom Interactive full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Fathom is relatively small, could be called a startup. This means small teams and easy communication. On projects there is usually quite a bit of freedom to self iterate. Overall the environment is good and they hire a lot of recent grads, making it a good jumping point for grads.

    Cons

    There is next to no hierarchy; most decisions go though the studio manager. This created a lot of problems on certain projects. There is also a lack of seniors for the juniors to learn from. The studio also favours programmers and artists over designers, and as such designers are usually contracted for a few months and let go. There is also little to no project management.

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