KingsIsle Entertainment Employee Reviews about "work environment"

Updated May 11, 2020

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KingsIsle Entertainment Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Elie Akilian (no image)
Elie Akilian
35 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great work life balance compared to most game studios(in 8 reviews)

  • "Fairly accommodating work environment(in 5 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "The frustrating part is that we don't seem to be run by a CEO or upper management that really enjoys playing games(in 7 reviews)

  • "pto policy(in 5 reviews)

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    1. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Would recommend

      Jan 6, 2016 - Associate Game Designer in Austin, TX
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Very Stable, relaxed work environment., short crunches.

      Cons

      Very much an office job.

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    2. 3.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      It's Alright.

      May 11, 2020 - QA Tester in Austin, TX
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Relaxed work environment, fun coworkers.

      Cons

      You have no influence in trying to guide the company toward making the right decisions.

      4 people found this review helpful
    3. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Great people, lots of talent, too much meddling from the top

      Feb 13, 2018 - Game Designer in Austin, TX
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Lots of talent, very friendly work environment, decent work/life balance. There were some very fun employee days, although those started to become less frequent.

      Cons

      Not enough trust from management and ownership, employees not empowered to go above and beyond, limited advancement.

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      11 people found this review helpful
    4. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Solid Employer

      Aug 26, 2015 - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Fair wages if you have experience and knowledge. Fairly accommodating work environment. Management structure is easy to follow - not a lot above us in the pipeline. Tools and equipment are sufficient - we don't need super computers to develop our projects anyway. Fun days are a plus. OT is kept at a minimum. Privately owned by someone who actively plays games and loves to keep on top of the trends.

      Cons

      Biggest gripe - Producers tend to push work they should be doing down the line to the dev team. More on this below. Occasional noise pollution among the larger groups they put in the same space. PTO is lumped into one chunk - being sick for most of your PTO can be a drag when you actually want to use time for something fun later.

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      2 people found this review helpful
    5. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Stable beacon in gaming industry

      Jun 12, 2014 - Anonymous 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great friendly work environment. Fun days, collaborative projects and creativity fostered. Upper management very approachable. Constantly working to improve all current projects and push the bar forward in new directions. Low turnover and virtually no layoffs. A very stable company that is extremely family friendly. Good bonus structure and benefits.

      Cons

      Different experience being contract versus full time. Sometimes it can be confusing to see a direction of a project due to many things not being communicated past upper management.

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