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Goodgame Studios CEO Oleg Savschouk
Oleg Savschouk
6 Ratings
Pros
  • "the greatest working environment in terms of off work social activities(in 20 reviews)

  • "Every week fresh fruits arrive in the office and free cereals are available every day(in 20 reviews)

Cons
  • "Low salaries and especially miserable salary increases(in 10 reviews)

  • "Gehalt soll mittlerweile etwas besser sein, aber immer noch unter dem Branchendurchschnitt(in 10 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Low salaries and foolish management, but a great, fun environment."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hamburg
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Goodgame Studios full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    GGS was a fun place to work with lots of parties and perks. Fun atmosphere and lots of great coworkers. Free beer! Excellent work/life balance, with no crunch or exploitation / abuse of workers.

    Cons

    The management threw buckets of money at crazy ideas, then shut down studios and projects before they had a chance to prove themselves. Irresponsible waste of money led to the company having to make hundreds of employees redundant in 2016. Salaries were fairly low.

    Goodgame Studios2019-06-04
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Solid Employer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Goodgame Studios full-time

    Pros

    Although GGS is now almost 10 years old and no longer really passes as a startup, the company has preserved many positive cultural aspects of a startup. The lines of communication are short, decision-making processes efficient, the room for manoeuvre is high, the team spirit is very good, the interaction friendly and non-political. The top management has also matured and is no longer making the typical founder's mistakes. All in all, a very pleasant environment. Since the restructuring 2 years ago much has changed for the better. In retrospect, the extreme growth of the previous years was rather unhealthy. In the meantime, a more sustainable course is being pursued and great attention is being paid to the cost-benefit ratio of expenditure. The cooperation with other studios within the Stillfront group is slowly picking up speed. The exchange of experiences is extremely valuable and enriching.

    Cons

    Flexible working hours in different departments mean it can sometimes be difficult to schedule meetings. No charity work that I am aware of.

    Goodgame Studios2018-10-23
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Great people and projects. But not management and future perspectives."

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Hamburg
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Goodgame Studios full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - great people, really strong and rare professionals in many tech and business branches. The selection at GGS was really amazing. - lots of interesting projects, green fields, abilities to apply your knowledge and do many things from scratch. - great international environment and cultural exchange. - big variety of tools and technologies.

    Cons

    - Poor higher / senior management, disability of those managers to align responsibilities and conflicts and misunderstandings between the teams. - Often “quick and dirty” approaches in development. - Low salaries and especially miserable salary increases. - Great job of people is rarely recognized; management doesn’t strive to promoting of employees.

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    Goodgame Studios2017-01-29
  4. Helpful (9)

    "Lack of consumer insights and dependable business strategy"

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

    I worked at Goodgame Studios full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    At its peak GGS had 1400 employees from 60 different nation. The diversity of talent and culture was amazing and inspiring

    Cons

    The C level team is out of their league. The do not have the vision and leadership experience to create a thriving and competitive company

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    Goodgame Studios2016-08-15
  5. Helpful (3)

    "Great (but not perfect) employer :)"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
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    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Goodgame Studios full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - GGS is unique in creating a laid back atmosphere and still having a very structured working routine - you see the impact your work has and they really want to grow this company sustainably. Colleagues are very friendly and people in different hierarchies speak to each other as equals. Love the feeling of coming to work to your team, feels a bit like family - the company tries to provide frame conditions for you to make the best of your job. You have to be pro-active to get tasks that are interesting for you and they support you if you have new ideas. Everything is very agile, things change fast, but decisions are made fast, as well - Nice offices, nice benefits

    Cons

    - they definitely have to work on better salaries - not everything is perfect but they don't oppress negative opinions, everybody is free to say if something is wrong. I feel like they try to make things good for their people :)

    Goodgame Studios2016-04-25
  6. Helpful (7)

    "Still awesome!"

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    Current Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in Hamburg
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Goodgame Studios full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - Great culture & great people - The perfect mix between professionalism and fun - A solid & realistic Management vision - The GGS Work-Life-Balance and Benefits fit perfect for a father like me (Kindergarten is in the same building as the company)

    Cons

    - No office in the USA yet. Had to move to Germany.

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    Goodgame Studios2015-03-05

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