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Updated Feb 23, 2016

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  • "Upper management 'encourages' the implementation of ideas from other games without checking whether it's even apt for the game(in 10 reviews)

  • "It's hard to make a real impact on the decision-making for the games that are made (but small effects are easy)(in 4 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Great Place to Work!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - TinyCo offers flexible work schedule and autonomy for its personnel. Our CEO places tremendous amount of trust in employees who have demonstrated his/her strengths. - TinyCo experiences growing pains like every other startup. Hiring the right "fit" has not been easy. However, after years of trial and error, we are on the right track building a successful company. - Many of us have been here more than 4 years. We enjoy the stable, fast paced, and positive work environment. Smart people! A place where creativity is valued. Most importantly, our goofy CEO!!! He surrounds himself with experienced industry talent.

    Cons

    - Need faster decision making - Enhance training and mentoring for entry level roles - Long work hours for certain roles, which I believe is typical for this industry and at this stage. (I have worked in gaming before :-))

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    TinyCo2016-02-23
  2. "Fun work and environment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at TinyCo full-time

    Pros

    Fast iteration and very collaborative atmosphere at artist level, the projects are fun and smart, talented coworkers make the day-to-day work enjoyable and rewarding. At project level, the structure handles feedback well and is open to ideas.

    Cons

    Production cycles are compressed, resulting in decision making that focuses on solving immediate problems, rather than on long term benefit. The limits in time and labor also contributes to the sense that projects are competing with eachother for resoures, rather than sharing a common ground at the studio.

    TinyCo2015-06-23
  3. Helpful (7)

    "Backtracking, distrust, and broken process weigh TinyCo down."

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    Current Employee -  in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at TinyCo full-time

    Pros

    TinyCo provides benefits to employees that allow them to care for themselves effectively. When the collaboration works right the job can actually be fun. - A loose organizational structure and poorly defined roles means lots of opportunity to make of the job whatever you want, and to learn new skills. (No official training) - Projects are fast and ever-changing, you're unlikely to get bored. - Friendly free-speaking coworkers and a highly collaborative space. - Snacks provided. Catered dinner too, if you like to work late. - Health benefits, dental, vision, tax breaks for parking and public transportation. - Neat building in the financial district surrounded by yummy places to eat. - Drinking culture could be a pro, if you're into it.

    Cons

    TinyCo is full of people who are well qualified to work at better jobs. Collaboration and trust is often soured by scores of indecisive management. - A loose organizational structure and poorly defined roles means stress, confusion, and constantly facing conflicting demands with only a vague idea of what takes priority. - There is bickering between people of authority and few arbitrators or official channels for decision making. Backtracking over decisions multiple times is not uncommon. - Broken process cause of many problems. - Between job stress, overwork, and feeling devalued, there is a high turnover rate. - CEO fluctuates between under-engagement and over-engagement with the employees. Often reluctant to trust the expertise of his employees / sometimes seems to have little understanding of what the employees responsibilities are. - CEO seems to want to be approchable and do some of the talking himself; as a result ends up saying many things that sound very nice but are not backed by actions. - Apparent distrust at the top seems to trickle down. - Drinking culture could be a con, if you like to do something else from time to time.

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    TinyCo2013-12-28
  4. "TinyCo is fun"

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    Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends

    I have been working at TinyCo

    Pros

    You will like who you work with. The culture is amazing. People will be very friendly and supportive, and fun to be around.

    Cons

    It's hard to make a real impact on the decision-making for the games that are made (but small effects are easy).

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    TinyCo2012-04-23

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