Storm8 Reviews

Updated Jun 24, 2021

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3.6
57%
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  1. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 5 years

    Lead Engineer for several years

    Apr 23, 2017 - Lead Software Engineer in Redwood Shores, CA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Storm8 is an great company to work for. You really get a lot of flexibility to find the best solution to any problem, and the entire engineering team is amazing. Everyone is very supportive, and everyone helps everyone else to learn and grow. If at some point Storm8 begins hiring again, I would 100% recommend anyone and everyone apply. Your personal growth is only limited by your ambition and abilities. I went from engineer to lead very quickly simply because I wanted it and I really applied myself; and my efforts were recognized and awarded. Also, when things were good. They were really good. They took the whole company to Hawaii! And bonus's are amazing. Like my first bonus ever was over 30% of total salary.

    Cons

    Storm8 has been having trouble finding another hit success game since their initial success. We recently went through a massive set of layoffs and we're struggling to find something to really get behind and make amazing.

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    5 people found this review helpful
  2. 4.0
    Current Employee

    Great work culture, bad innovation

    Jun 5, 2021 - Software Engineer in Redwood City, CA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Good place to learn software engineer skills Lots of teams to switch to

    Cons

    Games were not very innovative

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  3. 4.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Storm 8 was a solid 8

    Feb 27, 2020 - Game Designer in Redwood City, CA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Work life balance was a priority and amazing perks.

    Cons

    Pay structure was wacky. Raises were low.

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  4. 4.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    Good Culture, Manager needs more training

    May 25, 2019 - 2D Artist in San Francisco, CA
    Recommend
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    Business Outlook

    Pros

    love the people nice culture art is nice

    Cons

    no upward mobility within the company no salary increase

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  5. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Animation at Storm8

    May 20, 2019 - Animator 
    Recommend
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    Business Outlook

    Pros

    -Great people to work with, great art team -No investor capital, all self funded -Usually a quick and focused dev/production period

    Cons

    -Layoffs still happen because a company is a company no matter how it's funded

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  6. 3.0
    Former Employee

    Boiling it down

    Sep 26, 2018 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Storm8 is full of friendly, talented people. They offer good benefits with catered lunch and dinner. The company is on an upswing thanks to their latest game finally cracking into what makes a successful mobile game in 2018.

    Cons

    Storm8's biggest fault is its dichotomy of thought. On one hand they want to make great games and push forward into the mobile market, and on the other they fear change and lack the courage and ability to take risks. Any risks. Almost every design decision is data-driven. The result is the company is stuck in an evolved-but-still-fast-follow mindset which makes creating original games impossible. Some of the company's most original design achievements occurred during the yearly hackathon, and those projects will unfortunately never see the light of day. Everyone at Storm8 is capable of doing so much more.

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    1 person found this review helpful
  7. 2.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Tech Studio Making "Apps" Not "Games"

    Jul 11, 2018 - Associate Game Designer in Redwood City, CA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    The salary bands were good, as were the benefits.

    Cons

    There was little to no career advancement, and absolutely no faith placed in the creative talent. I watched some of the best designers I know get sidelined into disillusionment. Poor treatment of designers makes for poor products. Turns out one can not make a hit mobile game based on data alone.

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    2 people found this review helpful
  8. 1.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    Software Engineer

    Jun 27, 2018 - Software Engineer in Redwood City, CA
    Recommend
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    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Perks and meals, Snacks, games

    Cons

    Incapable management. Shorted sighted CTO Chak.

    2 people found this review helpful
  9. 2.0
    Former Employee

    Was Great, Now Terrible

    May 24, 2018 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Good benefits including catered meals, free healthcare, etc.

    Cons

    Clueless leadership and terrible process. Their resistance of new ideas and ignorance of market trends means this company can't make a good game to save their lives, and it's not because they don't have talented employees.

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  10. 3.0
    Former Employee

    Software Engineer

    May 6, 2018 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Working pace is flexible and game culture

    Cons

    Company vision is neither clear or promising

    1 person found this review helpful
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Storm8 has an overall rating of 3.6 out of 5, based on over 118 reviews left anonymously by employees. 57% of employees would recommend working at Storm8 to a friend and 40% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has improved by 1% over the last 12 months.

According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, Storm8 employees rate their compensation and benefits as 4.2 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at Storm8. This rating has been stable over the past 12 months.

57% of Storm8 employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Storm8 3.7 out of 5 for work life balance, 3.9 for culture and values and 3.3 for career opportunities.

According to reviews on Glassdoor, employees commonly mention the pros of working at Storm8 to be career development, benefits, coworkers and the cons to be senior leadership, management, culture.

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