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Kabam Reviews

Updated September 30, 2017
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Pros
  • Great work/life balance ; only worked overtime a handful of times (in 16 reviews)

  • Free lunch, that is usually very delicious (in 31 reviews)

Cons
  • Work/Life balance can be challenging to maintain at times and corporate communication can use some improvement (in 7 reviews)

  • Disconnect between teams and upper management (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Excellent Company, Great Culture"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    - Free lunch
    - Great teammembers

    Cons

    - Sold the company to China


  2. "Just another SF tech company with too much money"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Kabam full-time

    Pros

    Excellent pay and benefits. Catered lunches daily.

    Cons

    It was just a BI machine with games attached as feeders.

    Advice to Management

    Recognize that employees are not just a resource.

  3. "Senior Automation QA Engineer"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior QA Automation Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Senior QA Automation Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Kabam full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    *Care the employees
    *Has good and profit products
    *Good work life balance
    *Perks and free lunch

    Cons

    *Management team made wrong decision for the company


  4. "Great Place to Work"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Kabam full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Free food and snacks. Good work life balance. Great parties

    Cons

    Some of the games produced weren't great


  5. "Fun times"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Kabam full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Free food
    Free Snacks
    Free Beer
    Flexible schedule (until new management)
    Epic Parties

    Cons

    needed more direction from Director to VP staff level.


  6. "Software Engineering Internship"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer(Internship) in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer(Internship) in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Kabam full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Great Office
    - Supporting coworkers and manager
    - Free lunch
    - Nice Community
    - Videogames
    - Gym

    Cons

    - Not much freedom in work


  7. Helpful (1)

    "End of an era"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Audio Director in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Audio Director in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Kabam full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great culture, talented people, fairly responsive to industry changes.

    Cons

    Sad to see them close. Possibly over-invested in certain game teams with history of unsuccessful games.

    Advice to Management

    While pivoting and adapting to change was the mantra, perhaps it could have been executed a bit sooner.

  8. "Mediocre Company with No Sense of Direction"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Kabam full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Upper management was very open to feedback and kept everyone updated on company shifts and decisions.

    Cons

    Management had no idea which direction they wanted to take the company. Teams worked hard on products that never saw the light of day due to constantly shifting company strategies.

    Advice to Management

    None since the company has been sold.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Software Engineer Front End"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Open and friendly environment, full of possibilities!

    Cons

    You have to know Unity.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great Place to Work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Kabam full-time

    Pros

    Very supportive company. Opportunities for growth within the company.

    Cons

    Not the most organized company


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