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Supercell Reviews

Updated May 2, 2019

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Ilkka Paananen
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  1. Featured Review
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    "It sounds too good to be true. (but it is)"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
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    I have been working at Supercell full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Independence can be very empowering. What would you do if you could affect anything? Colleagues feel authentically motivated by the company culture, because it affects their day to day operations and they're continually empowered by it. I feel like my colleagues genuinely care for my well being, like we're in it together. With 5 offices, and the ability to travel to and meet colleagues of very different cultural...

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    Cons

    Independence can feel very scary. When nobody is telling you what to do, what would you do? The culture is so unlike most corporate structures that it can feel like you're in a foreign country for the first time. It requires a lot of reprogramming and buying into the mindset, which takes a lot of adjusting to the cultures that had influenced and incentivized previous behavior (at previous companies). Diversity...

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    Advice to Management

    Continue asking us for feedback in the many ways you already do. Stay transparent in your process. Remain unwavering promotion of this culture of ours and its day to day applications to our decision making process.

    Supercell2018-10-09

    Supercell Response

    January 23, 2019Recruitment Content

    Thank you for the elaborate text!

  2. Helpful (4)

    "Nothing comparable"

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    Current Employee - Illustrator, Art Director in San Francisco, CA
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Supercell full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    You can nitpick any professional situation, but in balance there’s no place like supercell for letting you succeed on your merits under your own initiative. In that sense it’s a dream opportunity. And in most other senses the company is just the best there is.

    Cons

    The difficulty with stunning success is trying to repeat and preserve it. It’s not a “con” really, but it is a lot to live up to.

    Advice to Management

    Stick to your principles. They work

    Supercell2018-11-05
  3. "Best place to work. Period."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Supercell full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Amazing: people, games, culture, offices, benefits, food, travel, offsites, challenges, lack of management and opportunities to make an impact.

    Cons

    The biggest downside is that the center of gravity of Supercell is in Helsinki (the headquarters and where most people are) and Helsinki is really far from San Francisco. The difference in time zones further complicates communication. The upside is that you can go to Helsinki as often as you want and could even stay for several months, but for people with families/kids/other obligations that's not always easy to do. ...

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    Supercell2018-10-14
  4. Helpful (3)

    "Best company and people"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in South San Francisco, CA
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Supercell for less than a year

    Pros

    Amazing company culture and management.. Supercell does a great job hiring humble, talented folks. This is a company where your ideas are valued and your hard work is recognized. Anything is possible!

    Cons

    If you ever leave the company, anywhere else would be a downgrade.

    Supercell2018-09-25
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    "Independence"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Truly free to do the best work possible Tons of independence available CEO is very hands off...very rare and outstanding Small company feel

    Cons

    Independence comes with responsibility. Not a place for people who want a ton . of direction

    Advice to Management

    Keep the small company culture

    Supercell2018-09-25
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    "Amazing company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
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    I worked at Supercell

    Pros

    Amazing company with great people and great CEO. Company processes, transparency, management of growth, focus on the development and lack of bureaucracy are a benchmark for rest of the industry. Great place to work at.

    Cons

    Development philosophy felt fairly data driven and risk averse, at least when compared to traditional PC/console development. Probably not any worse than most f2p mobile game companies, though. People sometimes seemed to spend more time discussing different metrics and monetization than actual fun of the gameplay experience.

    Advice to Management

    Hang tight to that culture and keep growth as small as possible - you're doing an amazing job.

    Supercell2016-10-08
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    "Focus is on Quality"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
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    I have been working at Supercell full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Supercell provides the freedom to get the job done without any red tape or egos. If you want a place where you can actually execute a plan - this is the place. Along with freedom comes responsibility which most overachievers seek out in a career. It is a great opportunity to sink your teeth into a role, get things done the right way and to truly focus on Quality. One of the most collaborative environments I have...

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    Cons

    Not a con for those who seek independence - but there is very little hierarchy so no one tells you what to do or exactly how to do it. It is up to you. If you are confident, passionate and like to be in control of your job you will love it at Supercell. If you want direction and to be told what to do and how to do it, you probably won't thrive in this environment.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing...which is giving the employees the freedom, responsibility and trust to focus on quality!

    Supercell2016-01-11
  8. Helpful (4)

    "Amazing Place to Work!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
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    I have been working at Supercell full-time

    Pros

    The people, the products, and the vision are all amazing. Everyone is all on the same page working towards the same great vision: to create great games that people will play for decades! Couldn't have asked for a better team.

    Cons

    There are no cons here.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing! You've laid out the recipe to success that many companies should follow.

    Supercell2016-01-05
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    "Best Job ever"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
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    I have been working at Supercell

    Pros

    Unbelievable Talent. Generous and Thoughtful Leadership. Freedom and Independence to do what you're best at. Incredible culture of trust and transparency.

    Cons

    Small company means constant start up mode & limited hands but that keeps things interesting.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing. Keep doing all the things that got us to where we are today.

    Supercell2015-05-04
  10. Helpful (4)

    "Best company in gaming industry"

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    Current Employee - Marketing in San Francisco, CA
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    I have been working at Supercell full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Best culture. Product is unbelievable.

    Cons

    Still a start-up. Lots of ambiguity.

    Advice to Management

    Treat top performers well

    Supercell2015-02-17
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