Pocket Gems Reviews

Updated Apr 11, 2021

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4.2
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Pocket Gems CEO Ben Liu
Ben Liu
57 Ratings
Pros
  • "Company's financial situation is really healthy, and a lot of employee perks, and great working environment(in 8 reviews)

  • "Fun place to work - free food, happy hours, talks, events(in 5 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Long hours, but nothing else really(in 5 reviews)

  • "Pay is lower than most traditional tech companies(in 4 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Best gaming company to work for

      Apr 11, 2021 - Marketing in San Francisco, CA
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      Pros

      Very smart people, humble and easy to work with Best leadership team in gaming World class HR ensuring to promote a healthy culture, diversity and inclusion Management focusing on short/long term career growth

      Cons

      Can't think of any at the moment

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    2. 5.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Great Company. Good ppl.

      Feb 26, 2021 - Software Engineer 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      fun/good community. if you like games that is

      Cons

      - work life balance avg

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      Pocket Gems Response

      Recruiting Team

      We’re glad to hear you’re enjoying your time at Pocket Gems!

    3. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Pocket Gems has been very welcoming. I enjoy it here.

      Dec 23, 2020 - Layout Artist in San Francisco, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      The benefits are great. The working atmosphere is great, though we've not been in office. It's still very considerate of needs and time off. The team is great that I work with directly. The work is challenging. The pay is good.

      Cons

      Right now no major cons of working here.

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      Pocket Gems Response

      Recruiting Team

      Woohoo! We’re so happy you’re here and that your experience has been great so far!

    4. 4.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Wonderful colleagues and interesting products

      Jan 29, 2021 - Product Manager 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      PG was a great place to meet fun and talented colleagues who quickly become friends as well. A wonderful opportunity to work in the games industry, learn from those who are great at what they do, and exercise lots of ownership.

      Cons

      The games industry as a whole has a difficult time providing competitive liquid compensation to more traditional, publicly traded tech firms aiming to attract the same high-end talent. San Francisco has a high cost of living.

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      Pocket Gems Response

      Recruiting Team

      Thank you for sharing your experience! We’re glad you enjoyed your time here and appreciate your feedback.

    5. 4.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

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      Mar 9, 2021 - Marketing Manager in San Francisco, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      great work life balance, good wfh

      Cons

      no real future with company

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      Recruiting Team

      Thank you for providing feedback on your experience.

    6. 3.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      You Gotta Take The Good With The Bad

      Dec 11, 2020 - Writer in Orange, CA
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      Pros

      - Pay - Chill atmosphere - Communication is very considerate - Not hard nosed about granting you leave - Great game engine, really helped me further hone my directorial skills - Remote

      Cons

      - Internal communication at the co. is very very poor. You can't talk to your own manager for weeks or months sometimes. - Little to no transparency regarding important decisions that affect your life within the co. - Weak Leadership - If you are looking for work sponsorship: forget about it. It ain't gonna happen. - Severe lack of a human touch if you are working with them remotely. It's just very very strange.

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      Recruiting Team

      Thank you for providing feedback on your experience.

    7. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      A good company to get too comfortable in.

      Oct 28, 2020 - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
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      Pros

      -Great work/life balance: The company is always urging people to take time off when they need it. They are extremely flexible when life happens. I've never been reprimanded for when something comes up last minute that needs to be dealt with. -Catered Lunch: If you dont like what's for lunch, there's hundreds of near by places to choose from. If there's a lot left over, you are welcome to pack some home -Great benefits: The best you can get. -Great Perks: All kinds of really cool perks. Some within the building and some that are more material. -Unlimited vacation: Lets be real though, it's within reason. -Transparency: The company is very transparent with the employees, even with the business side of things. Most people know what's going on. -Diverse and inclusive: This is a subject that the company takes very seriously. We have a great diverse team and I think most people are happy about that.

      Cons

      -Complacency: The company tends to be very conservative when developing new games. Many people are stuck working on a project that they don't want to for a very long time. However, some people are totally okay with this. -High turnover: Because of the above, there is a high turnover rate. Many people want to keep being creative and make new things, but the truth is, there just isn't a whole lot going on. -Arrogance among leads: There are many times when someone may point out or suggest something which would benefit a project. Often times it falls on deaf ears and then the same suggestion will be brought up again by someone else and it will be thought of as the best idea ever. -Dont expect much personal growth: It's a great place to work and settle down in, but if you are in your early days, staying too long will cause you to plateau.

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      Pocket Gems Response

      Recruiting Team

      Thank you for sharing your experience! We’re glad to have you on the team.

    8. 5.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Great place to work

      Aug 30, 2020 - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Company's financial situation is really healthy, and a lot of employee perks, and great working environment

      Cons

      It's a small company, only one location in SF

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      Pocket Gems Response

      Recruiting Team

      We’re excited to hear your optimistic outlook on PG! Thank you for sharing your experience.

    9. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Great gaming company to be in

      Aug 24, 2020 - Associate Product Manager in San Francisco, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      awesome people and culture, flat hierarchy, exciting industry to be in

      Cons

      as a startup, professional trajectory can be unclear once people reach senior levels

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      Pocket Gems Response

      Recruiting Team

      We love hearing that your experience at PG is so positive! Thanks for sharing!

    10. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Great place to work

      Jul 14, 2020 - Game Designer 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Supportive culture, emphasis on improving job skills, collaborative teammates

      Cons

      new project pipeline has some minor issues, consensus-driven org can sometimes slow the decision-making process

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      Pocket Gems Response

      Recruiting Team

      Thank you for taking some time to share! We’re ecstatic to hear that your experience at PG aligns with our company value to support employees in building the best team.

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