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  1. "Multimedia Games is a hidden gem in the Austin high tech gaming scene."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Recommends

    I have been working at Multimedia Games full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Multimedia Games has a great work-life balance.

    Cons

    The traffic on 360 is the only major downfall.


  2. "Employee oriented company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Multimedia Games full-time

    Pros

    -Growth and lateral move potential
    -Flexible work hours
    -Employee appreciation
    -Headed in the right direction in the industry

    Cons

    -Office is in a very inaccessible part of town

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Times have changed at MGAM!!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    GREAT work/life balance, everyone knows you by name not EEID, On the rise company with a start-up feel, casual dress/culture, and most importantly, even the CEO knows who you are!

    Cons

    Not MGAM's fault, but commute to corp HQ can be a pain some days.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees needs/wants and be more interactive around the office. Yes, your busy, but who isn't!!??


  4. Helpful (1)

    "It's an awesome company that allow artists to do what they love to do while treating them really well"

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    Current Employee - Artist I in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Artist I in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    high salary, great benefits, great training and management, not to mention the working hours are great and I still have a life as an artist.

    Cons

    I don't see anything bad with the company so far.

    Advice to Management

    I've seen a lot of personal growth as I work here in the company.


  5. Helpful (4)

    "A Breath of Fresh Air"

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    Current Employee - Business Applications Analyst in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Business Applications Analyst in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I took a giant leap leaving my previous job of 7 years to move to Austin but boy am I glad I did. Multimedia Games has opened a door to me that I never knew existed. There are actually thriving companies out there that genuinely care about their employees?? Working here is truly like working beside family and friends. Sure, everyone has their disagreements from time to time but it is not unusual for a random co-worker to ask you to join them at lunch or play a few rounds of ping pong (table provided by the company) during break to de-stress. The company as a whole has shown more concern for their people than any other place I have worked for. As mentioned before, they provide fun games and activities to help their employees to relax and recharge as well as the many activities planned throughout the year. We are even in the process of forming a wellness group for the employees, by the employees.
    Opportunity for advancement is also very strong within MGAM. If you do the job that is given to you with enthusiasm and precision, it will be noticed and when opportunity that fits your skill set opens up, you will be considered. I have been fortunate enough to be promoted twice within the past two years.
    This environment they have created greatly encourages our teams to be enthusiastic about our work days and to come together as one to tackle any goals in our path. Creativity and candidness are truly embraced here. Compared to where I came from, I can't be anything but thrilled to be working here.

    Cons

    Our communication and organization could be a bit more improved throughout the company but I think that's the case with most companies. We have already come very far on this topic.

    Advice to Management

    Keep politics to a minimum and lets hold onto our company culture for as long as possible!


  6. Helpful (3)

    "QA"

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    Current Employee - QA Analyst in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - QA Analyst in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Multimedia Games full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good work environment, discounts on food, plenty of events, low stress compared to other QA jobs. Team oriented friendly.

    Cons

    Hard to move up. All the executives that made this company successful and a great place to work have been let go by GCA. No option to work from home. Many good people leaving since GCA took over.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the culture that was successful for us the past 4 years.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Improving Daily."

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    Current Employee - Artist
    Current Employee - Artist
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Multimedia Games full-time

    Pros

    Fun and productive work environment, fantastic career training, and great benefits. Teamwork is actively encouraged, and opportunities to collaborate, troubleshoot, and learn make working here incredibly rewarding. Despite growing pains, company is picking up steam. Excited to see what we can achieve in the coming years, and highly optimistic for the future of this company.

    Cons

    Growing pains are difficult, but will likely fade through active and transparent communication. It would be fantastic to create the sense of a cohesive team among all studios and locations.

    Advice to Management

    We want to help! Communicate actively and recognize the individual needs of each studio, and let us know what's going on.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "A quick, basic review of the company."

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    Current Employee - Developer in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Developer in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Fast Paced environment. Company Barbeque's. Fun and exciting projects. Co-workers are fun, friendly, and intelligent.

    Cons

    Company seems to spread itself thin in new product development. While this can be attributed to the industry's demands, it would be nice to see growth in the use of products already in the market.

    Advice to Management

    Concentrate on acquiring/developing new game titles to expand our selection in current markets. Seek out additional markets that can utilize our existing products.


  9. "Great place, great talent, lack of senior mgmt vision"

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    Current Employee - Director in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Director in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Compensation
    People
    Organization
    Work / Life Balance
    Leading edge in MS technologies

    Cons

    Lack of "real" senior strategic vision.
    HUGE compensation gap between execs and VPs and Director.
    Lack of inductry visionaries.
    Removed from industry because of location.

    Advice to Management

    Fire 2 of the 6 partners (the ones that are never here), This company needs more indians and less Chiefs. Having execs that don't even have a permanent residence in Austin is demoralizing, specially when they make insane amounts of money.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Solid company with plenty of upside potential"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Quality work environment with, by a long shot, the best HR department I've ever had the pleasure to work with. The city of Austin itself is amazing and the Austin vibe has not yet be lost in the company. Looks at opportunities seriously and doesn't rush into a trend just because other groups might which keeps the company stable.

    Cons

    Always seems to be a lot of office politics going on that you aren't ever really fully aware of yet are partially aware of at all times. The traffic on the main highway to the Austin facility is also terrible but the building is nice now that we've expanded and have a bit more room, this isn't so much on Multimedia Games and more on the city of Austin. Seems to prefer Mr. or Mrs. outside hire as opposed to an internal candidate with experience within the company for promotions if you're trying to move departments. Communication from the new ownership is also vague and slower than you feel it should be.

    Advice to Management

    Our old executive team was amazing, installed a good vision, and was very communicative. Hopefully the new executive team will follow in their footsteps and share in the quality example as opposed to trying to micromanage down on a company that had really begun to make a name for itself.


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