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Perfect World Entertainment Reviews

Updated October 11, 2018
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Pros
  • "Overall, these elements come together to create a healthy work environment in which its employees are able to flourish" (in 8 reviews)

  • "An excellent experience learning about the free-to-play online gaming industry as a publisher" (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • "Upper management doesn't always take into account the worker bee's who actually get the work done when making decisions" (in 8 reviews)

  • "Up to 50 people have been let go at once in the past" (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Fun job"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Perfect World Entertainment full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good culture, lots of projects, fast pace, freedom to innovate and change things, constant improvements, fun workplace, good work-life balance. Passionate people who share the same goals.

    Cons

    Input from China sometimes questionable and often delayed

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work done in the past year, communicate openly with the team and share company vision.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "You'll probably get laid off before you get a raise"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Perfect World Entertainment full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    • The people - it truly does feel like a family when you walk into work everyday. Everyone seems to get along really well, and I don't recall ever having a negative impression of anyone.

    • Benefits are really good - medical, dental, vision, 401k, the works basically.

    • Lots of amenities - free daily lunch, free snacks, free coffee/tea, health workshops, financial advice workshops, gaming areas, etc.

    • Plenty of team bonding events - movie nights, game tournaments, happy hours, team dinners, and an allocated budget to do anything else you want with your team.

    • Work/life balance is good - very rarely did I ever have to touch work on weekends or outside of normal hours.

    • You can ship your mail to the office.

    • An excellent experience learning about the free-to-play online gaming industry as a publisher.

    Cons

    • Lay offs are frequent - and no one is truly safe from it. Up to 50 people have been let go at once in the past. And whoever survives the lay off has to pick up the slack and take on all of the responsibilities that are left behind.

    • Pay is significantly below market rate - it's below average even for the gaming industry.

    • Career growth is very limited - it depends mostly on the success of their new releases, which haven't been great lately.

    • The China team at their HQ - they can be very rigid, difficult to communicate with, and their decisions can be questionable.

    • Upper management can be passive at times.

    Advice to Management

    Stop laying off good employees and actually pay them. Even though most of the benefits, fun events, and amenities are nice, at the end of the day it's a good salary that attracts high quality talent and keeps them for the long run.

    PWE's success seems to have plateaued due to high quality employees constantly going through a revolving door. This lack of consistency and stability has developed a trend of PWE constantly starting from scratch with new faces, or burdening their current employees by forcing additional responsibilities on them.

    When you constantly stretch everyone's bandwidth as thinly as possible, a decline in overall quality is inevitable. And you quickly diminish your chances of success when taking on new projects.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "AP"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA

    I worked at Perfect World Entertainment full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

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    Cons

    revolving door of unqualified candidates


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Normal place, not very exciting"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Perfect World Entertainment full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Casual atmosphere and not very uptight

    Cons

    A bit boring
    Friends bringing in friends at the top


  5. "Challenge and fun"

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

    I have been working at Perfect World Entertainment full-time

    Pros

    Lots of challenge improve your skill set
    Good benefits include free lunch

    Cons

    Short on head count. You need to do one or more things.


  6. "Financial Systems Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Perfect World Entertainment full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good community and a lot of company culture events

    Cons

    short on human resource but work together to solve problems


  7. "Great environment, benefits, yet unstable and low pay"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Perfect World Entertainment full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The work environment is great. Everyone is super friendly and accommodating. They serve lunch everyday, great snack and kitchen area, and they provide a full benefits package including dental, visual, health, and 401k.

    Cons

    Due to the nature of gaming, stability is low. There have been multiple company-wide layoffs where over 50 people were let go. Pay is low for the area we live in. Very little room for promotion or advancement.

    Advice to Management

    Offer more than minimum wage for entry level positions and provide a higher base pay in general.

  8. "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Perfect World Entertainment full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Gaming at work is normal and encouraged
    - Regularly challenged to grow and learn
    - Lots of nice, friendly people
    - Great perks and benefits
    - Improved communication and transparency
    - Feedback is welcome

    Cons

    None at this current time

    Advice to Management

    Love it, keep going


  9. "Friendly community of gamers!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Perfect World Entertainment full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    -Relaxed environment
    -Lots of fun perks and events (Happy hours, Movie Nights, Game competitions)
    -Friendly coworkers (Easy to join in with people playing games on the public consoles or in the PC gaming room)
    -My team is always making improvements workflow efficiency without having to constantly be in a planning meeting
    -You opinion matters and you can help shape our newest games no matter what position you're in

    Cons

    Not much I can think of


  10. "Quality Assurance"

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    Former Employee - Quality Assurance in Redwood City, CA
    Former Employee - Quality Assurance in Redwood City, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Perfect World Entertainment full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Really Great manager, all of HR was really nice and helpful.
    Always free food.
    Can get your packages sent to the office.
    Bryan was super awesome!
    Ying and Andrew are super awesome!
    Most of the upper management that I worked for was awesome. They were also really professional.

    Cons

    Wish there was more upward mobility from different positions.
    Better work life balance.
    More job training in specific fields. Only had an hour long class in the department, some of my co-workers never got a class. Felt, a little bit of being thrown into a job without any explanation.
    Communication

    Advice to Management

    Encourage more employees to help work within different departments.


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