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4.3
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Dave Yonamine
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  • "Growing pains of a small company growing exponential(in 8 reviews)

  • "The company is growing pretty quickly but the management and employees are doing a great job of keeping the company culture(in 3 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (4)

    Something Special and Unexpected

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    Current Employee - Producer in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at MobilityWare full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    I joined MobilityWare approximately two years ago based on a recommendation from a previous coworker. I hesitantly applied as I knew very little about the company and was not experienced in mobile gaming, my expertise was in AAA console games and PC MMOs. I was nervous at first, but the employees around me were extremely welcoming and spent time getting to know me and help educate me on the differences with what I...

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    Cons

    It's hard to find real cons with the company. I've been places where we didn't get paid, worked crazy overtime, all sorts of issues and I don't see any of those here. There were some temporary growing pains as the company increased in size quite a bit over the past few years, but overall the vast majority of the hires have been fantastic people who find their groove and work hard. Management even goes out of their...

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    Advice to Management

    Please continue to listen to employees, you've been building something great here and I expect it will continue as the years go on. I never knew I'd like this job so much but I have grown very attached to it and my team, and I have management to thank for the opportunities to grow in my career.

  2. Great People Brought Down by Toxic Leadership

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at MobilityWare full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Tons of amazing and fun people to work with. The company has a lot of talented employees. Very fun "small teams" atmosphere and culture. Company trips and holidays are pluses.

    Cons

    Leadership. C-level has tendency to throw teams under the bus and play the blame game. Quarterly reviews are opportunities for us to show CEO our progress, but we're always pressured to "stick to the story" and misrepresent our goals and learnings. This always leads to confused communication and missed targets and teams are blamed. Very little faith in leadership's knowledge in running the business. Also leadership often...

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    Advice to Management

    Review leadership team with fine comb. Create a safe environment for employees to voice their candid feedback on upper management.

  3. Good culture but confused organizational structure

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at MobilityWare full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Good culture, good work environment, pay is good for a gaming company, lots of perks. Great for career growth/learning new skills

    Cons

    Not enough emphasis on sharing tech. Games are broken up into too many teams for size of company. Some progress toward fixing this recently, but execution is very slow.

    Advice to Management

    Consolidate game teams and tech.

  4. Helpful (3)

    Low Pay

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I have been working at MobilityWare

      Pros

      Has good reviews... but a truth nobody is commenting about.

      Cons

      The salaries they offer are low for an expensive market.

      Advice to Management

      Cut down on the employee trips and catered food and snacks and put it towards better salaries.

      MobilityWare Response

      June 11, 2018COO

      Hi there, thank you for taking the time to let us know how you feel about compensation at MobilityWare. We strive to stay competitive in the Orange County market place. We do so by utilizing industry comp reports and local competitor information. We find it important to create ...

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    • Helpful (9)

      TERRIBLE place to work and left me emotionally scarred for life!

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      Former Employee - QA Analyst in Irvine, CA
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at MobilityWare full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      They have a reasonable benefits package. A place to hide and collect a paycheck for a while.

      Cons

      Company depends on success from one or two clients. Nepotism and cronyism in the upper management. Very 1950's attitudes. Leadership lacks direction, and ability to lead or innovate. Company culture is very poor or perhaps "poisonous", so employees and middle management are ignored, not allowed to contribute to helping the company succeed (just given marching orders). Leaders appear to make business decisions based...

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      MobilityWare Response

      March 9, 2018COO

      We understand that you did not have a positive experience during your tenure with us and we are sorry that was the feeling you walked away with. We appreciate your feedback and acknowledge that you have opinions on how some things were handled or information you may perceive as ...

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    • Amazing overall company

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at MobilityWare full-time

      Pros

      - Awesome workplace with really cool coworkers - Ability to produce great work - Evergreen games that will always keep the lights on

      Cons

      - Complacency among the workforce - Questionable morals - Questionable long term direction - Efficiencies

      Advice to Management

      Look to hire more technically sound candidates for roles outside engineering/production.

    • Helpful (1)

      Absolutely Amazing!

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      Current Employee - Human Resources in Irvine, CA
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

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

      Pros

      Perks, benefits, culture! Such a great company to work for.

      Cons

      Thankfully, I don't see any flaws in this company or its leadership.

    • Helpful (4)

      Good people, well meaning, top down, reactionary

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

      I have been working at MobilityWare full-time

      Pros

      - The company has a heart. Two hearts actually, John & Dave. They are humble, strategic and genuinely have good intentions. This is felt by the entire staff and I hope they continue to be a part of the day to day company leadership. - The company is in it for longevity. I've never had a conversation, or got a sense, they're looking for an exit. This is heartening for the staff as you know they're willing to invest in...

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      Cons

      - Leadership is often seen to not be demonstrating the espoused company values. Providing transparency at All Hands isn't helpful when the general feeling from the staff is that we're getting a watered down version of what's actually going on. For instance, there was no engineering representation in the studio restructuring discussions. There wasn't a single engineering leader on the core restructuring team, so engineering...

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      Advice to Management

      Don't act in a reactionary way, you don't need to refactor the studio every 3 months. Let product owners manage their people.

      MobilityWare Response

      July 10, 2017Sr. HR Admin

      We really appreciate your taking the time to share your thoughts. We take feedback very seriously here, and use it every day to continue to support the amazing culture that is MobilityWare. We would like to correct a few data points as some of what you have shared in your recent ...

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    • Great place to work

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at MobilityWare

      Pros

      MobilityWare's culture is unbelievably. Never have I worked in a location where the owners of the company would sit down with you and talk about topics outside of work. The staff is incredible and upper management is fantastic!!! Loved the work that I did at MobilityWare and do miss the people, culture and my boss very much!!!

      Cons

      None that I have seen!!

      Advice to Management

      Keep up the great work!!!

    • Helpful (1)

      Yay MobilityWare!!!

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      Current Employee - Game Artist in Irvine, CA
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at MobilityWare full-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      I love working at MobilityWare. The culture is awesome - free lunch on Fridays, unlimited PTO, no dress clothes, and everyone is really nice. I don't know anyone who doesn't enjoy coming to work. Even if something upsets them at the moment, they still say that MobilityWare is the best company they've ever worked for (and I'm talking about even those who worked for Disney). Privately owned. Don't have to worry about...

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      Cons

      No AAA titles. (This might be OK since we don't have to worry about failing the shareholders.) Slow to ship games. Solitaire is their big money maker, along with BlackJack and a couple new games they recently acquired, so there is no huge consequence if we don't ship the game on time. I know they want to, and we do discuss this repeatedly. Right now, it seems more like - do we make the game perfect or ship it. Always...

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      Advice to Management

      Before starting on another project, research the game you want to make before designing to save headaches - get the right people who know how the game works on the team at the beginning. (I know you've hired people to fix this already. :) This is just retrospective.)

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