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51%
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83%
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Scott Hartsman
43 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great work environment, smart crew of folks(in 8 reviews)

  • "Occasional company events, plenty of free snacks and drinks (beer and wine on a friday too), the use of a nearby gym and basketball court(in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • "You let go people who actually help vs some who send wrong answer to the customer to get them away(in 6 reviews)

  • "(in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Trion Worlds full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    One of the best jobs I've had. Amazing people, leadership that really cared about their employees, and, despite our reputation, a bunch of fantastic games.

    Cons

    Unfortunately finances were what they were and various things caused Trion to effectively close.

  2. "Was a great place to work, gone now"

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    Former Employee - Senior Designer in Redwood City, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Trion Worlds full-time for more than 9 years

    Pros

    Stable, creative, challenging, interesting, workplace

    Cons

    The company no longer exists

  3. "Great While it Lasted"

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    Former Employee - Technical Artist 
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Trion Worlds full-time for more than 20 years

    Pros

    Positive Work Environment, Executives who cared about everyone.

    Cons

    Some lack of innovation in the later years.

    Advice to Management

    Good luck out there.

  4. "Good company to work at."

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    Former Employee - Artist in Redwood City, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Trion Worlds full-time for more than 9 years

    Pros

    Good company to work at. Felt right at home with lots of friendly and super capable people. If you worked hard, it is known. If you are just there for the paycheck with minimal work, felt like it works for those individuals also.

    Cons

    Direction over 10 years constantly changes in a big curve. Some of the layoffs were questionable, hardworking people with good abilities were laid-off. Multiple hats expected for many positions without pay raises to accompany. In return, the individual's specialization suffered and resulted in overtime.

  5. "Rollercoaster ride in the Games sector"

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    Former Employee - Senior Web Development Producer in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Trion Worlds full-time for more than 9 years

    Pros

    Great people, great community. Beer Fridays were nice while they lasted. Plenty of opportunity for advancement if you put in the effort.

    Cons

    An unending parade of horrific management (I excuse the CEO from this statement). Terrible interdepartmental communication. Continued promises of bonuses that never came to be.

    Advice to Management

    Gamigo acquired the Trion assets. Management is all gone.

  6. "Company was mismanaged"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Redwood City, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Trion Worlds full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Good benefits, holidays and vacation time, stocked kitchen, and nice people.

    Cons

    C-level was not transparent with employees on company financials. Some employees did not work 8 hours but instead took long lunches. Lazy work environment and C-level didn't care since they were doing the same. Managers spend money on frivolous things when should be watching the bottomline.

    Advice to Management

    Treat the company as if you own it and be conscientious of spending money and make sure that employees actually do their jobs.

  7. "Overall a great place to work in the video game industry"

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Redwood City, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Trion Worlds full-time for more than 9 years

    Pros

    Interesting games. Flexible work hours with possibilities to work from home. Truly felt like upper management cared for you and would listen to you if you spoke up. Crunch times were avoided and rare. Layoffs were avoided as much as possible. People were passionate and very knowledgeable there. Open communication within the company, everybody could express opinions about anything or any game and be heard.

    Cons

    Nonexistent middle management. Low possibilities for promotions, raises, and bonuses. Stocks always felt worthless and were in the end. Hard to tell the direction and status of the company.

  8. "RIP to a pretty good company"

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Redwood Shores, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Trion Worlds full-time for more than 20 years

    Pros

    -They understand that a games-as-service model means crunching isn't worthwhile -Games are pretty interesting technically and design-wise

    Cons

    -Poor reputation due to how they handled micro-transactions in ArcheAge -They no longer exist

    Advice to Management

    CEO and Development Director were good bosses. I'd work for them again. So long, and thanks for all the fish!

  9. "Was fun in the beginning."

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Trion Worlds full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Okay benifits, decent pay, accommodations for office or work from home positions.

    Cons

    Sketchy management. Hard work and loyalty goes unrecognized. Employee favoritism. Easy to get away without doing your job in some departments. Failed to hold up to the demands of customers and industry trends. Sold out to European comptitor.

    Advice to Management

    n/a

  10. "Great perks"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits, PTO, Company culture, Co-workers

    Cons

    No transparent communication, No advancement opportunities

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