Idle Games Reviews

Updated Dec 13, 2016

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3.7
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  1. "Best. Job. Ever."

    5.0
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Idle Games for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Not only was the CEO handsome, he had a certain undefinable "something"

    Cons

    We created something beautiful that made zero dollars

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  2. "Fun projects"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Fun, high quality Facebook and mobile games. Most employees talented and motivated, showing into the final product.

    Cons

    CEO was too unfocused and kept on changing the game rules every other week leading to inconsistent experience and turning off long term players. The company was extended a very generous offer for acquisition but was turned down for political reasons, effectively screwing the employees, most of them laid of a few months later and the company was eventually acquired for pennies on the dollar.

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  3. "Idle"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Senior Art Director in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Idle Games full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Fun company to work at.

    Cons

    Got acquired, by bigger company.

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  4. "Good"

    3.0
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    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Idle Games

    Pros

    Good people, good times. pretty standard hours, 10-6 or 7, dinner provided.

    Cons

    Pretty fast-paced which makes sense since it's a gaming company.

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  5. "Very creative environment"

    4.0
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    Creative Director in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Idle Games

    Pros

    Extremely talented people, relaxed and fun working environment that encourages creativity.

    Cons

    Didn't bring in experienced game developers early enough on Idle Worship, the product has some great ideas but not enough focus and polish. The poker and slots games were very good, but a little late to catch the market in its early high growth stage.

  6. "Lack of steady vision and greed lead to nowehere"

    2.0
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    Director of Engineering in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Idle Games for more than a year

    Pros

    Beautiful and engaging games, drove me to join the company.

    Cons

    Hotheaded decisions from upper management reflected lack of long term vision and drove regular players away.

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  7. Helpful (1)

    "Awesome"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Director of Product in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Idle Games full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Smart coworkers, fun culture, fast paced and free beer! Absolutely loved working at Idle Games.

    Cons

    No free desk side massages. Not much to complain about. Main gripe would be sometimes too hesitant to fire trouble makers. Also sometimes too much investor involvement in day to day operations.

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