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Keywords Studios Reviews

Updated Jun 11, 2019

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Keywords Studios CEO Andrew Day
Andrew Day
49 Ratings
Pros
  • "Fun multicultural work environment, variety in work based on project(in 22 reviews)

  • "Great people good food but I can see your experience depending on the campaign you're on(in 15 reviews)

Cons
  • "Low salary, sometimes your project is completed/terminated then it's a little bit stressful(in 29 reviews)

  • "Since you're technically on contract, you receive no benefits outside of the pay cheque(in 19 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Keywords Studios

    Pros

    fun and easy work with an insider look into the world of gaming

    Cons

    not enough work projects to keep up with bills

    Keywords Studios2018-07-08

    Keywords Studios Response

    July 9, 2018Global Employee Communications Manager

    Thank you for taking time to share your thoughts. We're glad you're enjoying our Global Beta Test Network (GBTN) program! We'd like to point out that the GBTN program is not considered part or full time employment. We simply offer compensation for the time spent testing with us. ...

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  2. "A good transitional job to get to where you really want to be."

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    Current Employee - Technical Support Lead 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Last week of the year PTO. Morale events.

    Cons

    Limited opportunity in the positions available.

    Keywords Studios2019-05-29

    Keywords Studios Response

    June 7, 2019Global Employee Communications Manager

    We appreciate your feedback and your time here at Keywords. We invite you to meet with your local HR Team to discuss career path opportunities. Thank you again for sharing your thoughts.

  3. "Not terrible"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Keywords Studios full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great people good food but I can see your experience depending on the campaign you're on.

    Cons

    Seems to be lack of communication throughout the company

    Keywords Studios2019-04-15

    Keywords Studios Response

    April 16, 2019Global Employee Communications Manager

    Thank you for sharing your experience and for your time at Keywords. Communications are of utmost importance to us and are a major focus with many current initiatives. We wish you the best in your next endeavors!

  4. "Good company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Program Manager in Fargo, ND
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Keywords Studios full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Work/life balance. Pay for the work being done. Autonomy. Team work across the dept.

    Cons

    Limited clients. Heavy focus on gaming, not as much with other channels/businesses.

    Keywords Studios2019-04-01

    Keywords Studios Response

    April 2, 2019Global Employee Communications Manager

    Thank you for your review and time with Keywords. We appreciate your dedication and support and wish you the best!

  5. "Decent start"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I have been working at Keywords Studios full-time for less than a year

      Pros

      fun work, wonderful people, great place to start and learn

      Cons

      don't get stuck here and think of it as an end in anyway.

      Keywords Studios2019-03-09

      Keywords Studios Response

      March 19, 2019Global Employee Communications Manager

      We are glad to hear you are having a positive experience and enjoying your team!

    • "It's all about the great people!"

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      Former Employee - Sales Manager in Redmond, WA
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Keywords Studios full-time for more than 10 years

      Pros

      Keywords is very customer focused with out of the box thinking to delight their partners. They also have a very talented production team you can always count on. Company is also known for its fast growing, aggressive approach in acquisition on the production end. I genuinely respect their CEO Andrew Day as a leader, I believe in his direction and vision for the company. I have come to know this very talented group...

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      Cons

      While just as any other high growth business, they too face their own challenges, but I felt like I had a strong supportive team to work with.

      Keywords Studios2018-07-30

      Keywords Studios Response

      August 6, 2018Global Employee Communications Manager

      Thank you for sharing your thoughts and personal experience. We greatly appreciate your time with us and wish you much success! This is such a dynamic and exciting industry and we are enjoying the adventures along the way!

    • Helpful (9)

      "Company culture is terrible"

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      Former Employee - Sales in Redmond, WA
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at Keywords Studios full-time for less than a year

      Pros

      They let you work remotely.

      Cons

      Management is nuts, process is lacking. Very disorganized company.

      Advice to Management

      Pay people what they're worth and treat them with respect. Don't have an admin do legal contracts to save money. Don't cut commissions and have key sales people leave because their compensation went down by more than 50%.

      Keywords Studios2018-07-17

      Keywords Studios Response

      July 20, 2018Global Employee Communications Manager

      Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts. We do appreciate the service you provided to Keywords and to our clients. It is our practice to take all candid feedback seriously, as we are continually improving our processes and the overall experience we provide to our employees. ...

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    • "Interesting and Never Boring! Lots of Growth Here!"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Keywords Studios full-time for more than 8 years

      Pros

      With the vast reach of Keywords across the globe, there is so much to learn and so many connections to make. My role is never slow, never boring. While the company runs lean and everyone has a great deal of work, it's challenging and fun. The teams are all so great to work with, professional and easy going. Keywords is growing at such a high rate of speed, even if you are in the same role for awhile, it's continually...

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      Cons

      No major cons.

      Advice to Management

      I would simply say to keep the focus on structure and organization while the growth continues. Data integrity is key!

      Keywords Studios2018-07-10

      Keywords Studios Response

      July 11, 2018Global Employee Communications Manager

      Thank you so much! We love your excitement and positive attitude and see so much of this across our teams. We're having a lot of fun along the way and appreciate your support and dedication. We agree about organization and can assure you, this is a major focus as we continue to ...

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    • "QA Agent"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I have been working at Keywords Studios

      Pros

      great place to work, good timeline for each project.

      Cons

      Not very much place to grow. Hard to jump of to different career.

      Keywords Studios2018-05-24

      Keywords Studios Response

      June 19, 2018Global Employee Communications Manager

      We appreciate your taking the time to share your thoughts and are glad to hear you're having a positive experience. We invite you to connect with your manager or local HR team about growth opportunities. While there is a process to follow, we strongly believe in career development ...

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    • Helpful (12)

      "Amatuers only need apply"

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      Former Employee - Localization Specialist in Redmond, WA
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

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

      Pros

      - Reasonable option for inexperienced professionals getting started in the industry - Some interesting people to work with

      Cons

      Those who hold a university degree and/or have at least 2 years of relevant work experience should only consider this company in dire circumstances (beware that this company is capable of making those even WORSE). In anything but the most unfavorable of job markets, you could definitely find something that pays more and afford more job security and growth should you stay in the job market. Anyone who isn't a bilingual...

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      Advice to Management

      Revamp your business practices, especially as they apply to quality testing, don't just give lip-service to your clients, investors, and employees. People are going to start seeing through your snake oil BS eventually.

      Keywords Studios2018-06-19
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