NTN Buzztime Reviews

Updated Jul 30, 2020

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3.0
42%
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70%
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NTN Buzztime Interim CEO Allen Wolff
Allen Wolff
3 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great people working hard to make a difference despite the caustic executive management(in 9 reviews)

  • "Great hours, great friends, and fantastic work-life balance(in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Amazing leadership"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at NTN Buzztime full-time

    Pros

    The executive management at this company is outstanding. They treat everyone with respect. They are in a new building with lots of nice amenities and a great view.

    Cons

    The open floor plan can be a bit distracting.

  2. "Grew and learned a lot."

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Development 
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at NTN Buzztime full-time

    Pros

    great people. fun atmosphere, legacy company, growth opportunities.

    Cons

    company had difficulty re-creating the state of the art product it once had.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Avoid this place"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Carlsbad, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at NTN Buzztime full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Working with a gaming company

    Cons

    Super old technology, anything they have “new” is just lipstick on an old pig or doesn’t work. HR is about as dishonest as they get. Allen Wolff the current CEO has zero attention span for anyone that isn’t part of his “yes” people and will lie to anyone for his benefit.

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  4. "Great people"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at NTN Buzztime full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Love the people I work with

    Cons

    I have none at the moment

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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Communication us key"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Rain Maker in Carlsbad, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at NTN Buzztime full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The new building was a huge step up from the dungeon they subjected their employees to for so many years. The atmospheres fun, and trendy, bright and open. A great space to go to on the daily. The planning and investment towards this space was quite the contrary to how the business is run. The C-level staff was always approachable.

    Cons

    Leadership was challenged with communication, transparency and good old fashioned investment in one another/the team. They expected staff to read minds instead of providing processes to follow. There usually was no open dialogue just directive without context. When it comes to a solid plan ... well there just wasn't any. Daily activity was a crap shoot for what type of rabbit they wanted staff to pull out of there hat. I should have known better than to stay when on my very first day working for the company the boss said to me "your on your own, you will have to figure it out" - now that was reassuring letting me know I chose the right place to work and the right boss to work under, it truly was the beginning to the end for me.

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  6. "It was fun while it lasted"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Product Manager 

    I worked at NTN Buzztime full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Fun place to work, people were great.

    Cons

    Difficult business environment led to a lack of focus and missed opportunities.

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    "Awful Leadership"

    1.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Management in Carlsbad, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at NTN Buzztime full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great people working hard to make a difference despite the caustic executive management.

    Cons

    CEO has his boot lickers. There is a strong "Good Old Boys" club at Buzztime. He surrounds himself with "yes" men. If you are a woman... well do the math. The CEO is very condescending while he tries to act like everyone's friend. To hear some of the comments he makes in meetings about people not present is appalling.

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  8. "Great people trying to float"

    2.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Carlsbad, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at NTN Buzztime full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    There are some really friendly and talented people

    Cons

    Unfortunately the lack of any direction means everyone is basically doing what is best for their department and this is exacerbated by a promotion of political in-fighting by management.

  9. "Job duties will exceed your pay"

    1.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at NTN Buzztime full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Possible you could gain a couple of true friendships there and get all the knowledge you can so when you finally decide to leave you will be able to put on your resume what you learned and get the good job and the good pay you deserved.

    Cons

    Like my title said your job duties will exceed your pay, a lot of people can agree with me on this one. I was able to do 4 roles and so underpaid! When you start talking to your peers and learn that they got a raise or a promotion and your doing more work than them is pretty discouraging. I honestly believe the manager their is prejudice against women of color, and please don’t have a family. You will feel so frowned upon! The only people that got a promotion or raise was a Caucasian, male, or they had no kids. One thing to remember as your employee rights is when they try to put more duties on you than what your were hired for, you have every right to say no. Always remember your rights when it comes to the California equal pay act which prohibits an employer from paying any of its employees wage rates that are less than what it pays employees of the opposite sex, or of another race, or of another ethnicity for substantially similar work, when viewed as a composite of skill, effort, and responsibility, and performed under similar working condition.

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  10. Helpful (1)

    "Hopeful"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at NTN Buzztime full-time

    Pros

    Great people. Smart people. Ambitious people.

    Cons

    Arrogance. Denial. Poor hardware quality. Low inventory. Low sales.

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