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PlayNext Reviews

Updated August 24, 2018
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  1. "Very good!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    That place has great people

    Cons

    Ran out of money :(


  2. "Run for the hills"

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    Former Employee - Human Resources Manager in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Human Resources Manager in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at PlayNext full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    If you can make it here, you can make it anywhere.

    Cons

    Executive team needs more training on intelligent business decision making.

    Advice to Management

    "Don't hire smart people and tell them what to do. Hire smart people and let them tell you what to do." (Steve Jobs). Please learn from this brilliant man.

  3. "Nice place to start your career"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Very chill and nice environment

    Cons

    No room to grow


  4. "Good Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at PlayNext (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good working/learning environment
    Supportive co-workers
    Happy hours

    Cons

    The company didn't have long-term goals.


  5. "Software QA Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Software QA Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Software QA Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at PlayNext (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great company that I would advice for anyone to work for

    Cons

    Not that I can think of


  6. "Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at PlayNext full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Engineers' working environment is great. All engineers are working hard, smart and kind. Working hour is very flexible (WFH, come late and go back late OR come early and go back early).

    This company is real start-up and you have to do everything as an engineer. it's good thing to develop your career.

    Cons

    Working hour is flexible but typically long. You may have to work after going back home, and weekend(not always though). Engineers often have to do things that are outside of the job description. You sometimes have to fix requirements because there is no one else to do, sometimes have to manage schedule and organize things with people in other teams because.. and so on. It's tough to just focus on writing code.

    Also, in these days the company's business doesn't run well, so you may feel you job insecure(the company has performed lay-offs several times). But that's not quite different as other start-ups.

    Advice to Management

    Make engineers more focus on their jobs. Things are too unorganized to perform an ideal task as an engineer. Engineers might feel that they usually take shifted burden from management / other teams.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "R.I.P."

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

    Pros

    Met some amazing people here.

    Cons

    There were many amazing, intelligent employees here but the top-management at the company lacked concern for their own workforce and pushed many of them out. There's a reason the company changed their name, and that's due to their poor reputation in the industry.

  8. "Software QA Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good atmosphere, collaborative team, nice management

    Cons

    Salary, sometimes things get very hectic


  9. "Great experience in Agile environment, learned a lot of useful tools"

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    Current Employee - QA Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - QA Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very friendly and at he same time challenging fast pace Agile environment. Stuff is like big and friendly family. Glad to be part of it.

    Cons

    Everything set up properly. I liked it.

    Advice to Management

    Great job guys. Keep it going!


  10. "Great and friendly"

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

    I worked at PlayNext full-time

    Pros

    great and friendly coworkers, relax setting

    Cons

    lack of directions and communications

    Advice to Management

    need to improve for better management