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Updated October 13, 2017
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  1. "Good company, but needs more direction"

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at WildTangent full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great team of hard-working professionals creating very high quality products. Very little politics, except a little to much "hands on" from CEO. The AMP product has a lot of potential if they can get a major vendor to commit to using it. Good company culture. Good benefits.

    Cons

    Games app product is dated and slipping in the PC market. Mobile product has not made up the difference. CEO is fairly reactionary and there tend to be a fair number of unforeseen "fire fights" every month, which makes it hard to meet deadlines.

    Advice to Management

    More strategic thinking and less pivots to the next thing to bring in short-term income.


  2. "Wish I never accepted"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at WildTangent full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Some fun people and loads of incredibly intelligent people.

    Cons

    Lots of micromanagement, company direction was uncertain, office was a very buttoned-up vibe.

    Advice to Management

    Provide a clear direction and strategy for your teams to do their jobs.

  3. "Wish I kept looking..."

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    Former Employee - Ad Operations in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Ad Operations in Redmond, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at WildTangent (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Not a lot of positive things to say here.

    Cons

    My whole team was in the process of leaving when I joined the team. Management wasn't very open to new ideas, liked to do things their way. Very little cohesiveness between teams. Void of culture. Poor benefits. Generic coffee.

    Advice to Management

    Most of you seem to have been in the same role for too long. You might want to consider stepping out of your comfort zone and seek employment at a new company so you can get a better perspective of the digital landscape.


  4. "Small Team But Needs Alot of Work"

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    Former Employee - Ad Operations Manager in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Ad Operations Manager in Redmond, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at WildTangent full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Small startup feel
    Work from home

    Cons

    Every team is work on different goals
    No clear direction from leadership
    No clear knowledge of marketing

    Advice to Management

    Have one goal and clearly define it.


  5. "Great Place to Build or Expand Upon a Skillset"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at WildTangent full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Knowledgeable peers and sharp executive management when I worked there. You have to bring your A game as there is a high degree of expertise throughout. Lots of opportunity to make in impact and add value. On paper this is a smaller company, but they operate as a company that is quite a bit larger. Good benefits, location, onsite gym.

    Cons

    Highly dynamic industry means that you cannot be completely confident in the organization's stability at a given time. Very poor compensation and appraisal process is arbitrary. Re-orgs happen on a consistent basis.

    Advice to Management

    Keep your in-house expertise happy and involved. Don't try too hard to pull outside talent from larger or competitive companies as they may not have the level of ownership as some of the "long-termers". Work harder to get these people compensated at a level that is commensurate with their field of expertise.


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    "Not what it used to be."

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Redmond, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at WildTangent full-time

    Pros

    Laid back. Very flexible schedule. Decent benefits.

    Cons

    Where to start? As the PC business winds down the company is increasingly desperate to create new business and the folks in charge have resorted to a ridiculous level of micro management. In the process they have drove away employees at all levels. Priorities shift daily and communication has broke down horribly.

    Advice to Management

    The board really should have brought in some new blood when the old CEO retired. Should still do this but it might be too late.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Well, It's a Job"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at WildTangent full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    100% paid health insurance package, which is nice. Somewhat laid-back attitude. Potential salary raise each year.

    Cons

    Schedule is not flexible in some departments. Pay is not very competitive. Management does not seem to work together well. High-ups are very clique-ish. Not much respect for the "little guys" in the company. Virtually no room for growth... I feel stuck in my position with nowhere to go.

    Advice to Management

    Work together more and treat everyone in the company with the respect that they deserve. Pay needs to be more competitive.

  8. "Family feel with dysfunctional parents"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at WildTangent full-time

    Pros

    Close knit teams, extremely flexible schedule, and health insurance covered 100%.

    Cons

    Executive team likes to micromanage, and ignore the advisement and expertise of their employees. Employees, particularly on the dev side, are expected to execute constantly changing priorities on tight timelines with minimal resources. Overall lack of vision and direction, with more emphasis put on appeasing employees with lip service and empty promises than on actual honest, transparent communication.

    Salaries are somewhat lagging behind industry average, with no clear advancement plan in place. The building is also outdated and in an awkward location, making for a somewhat dull work life.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to, and trust your employees. We can either get everything done with existing resources on an extended timeline, get a focused subset of things done with existing resources on a tight timeline, or get everything done with more resources on a tight timeline. Bucking time estimates and saying "just get it done" while ignoring the concerns of your employees just kills morale and makes for a bad product.


  9. "Great Work/Life Balance in a Fun Industry"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    This is a great place to work with a supportive company culture, good salaries and benefits. It's in an interesting and fast-paced industry with solid growth. The company has an excellent work/life balance.

    Cons

    WildTangent has changed its business/revenue model several times in the last decade or more, so beware of shifting sands. You may end up with improved career opportunities there, or you may end up being laid-off depending on your department and job function. With new leadership, this may no longer be a problem. Time will tell.

    Advice to Management

    A more predictable and stable business/revenue model would help with recruitment and morale.


  10. "Software Developer SDET"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good small team where you will have impact on product

    Cons

    Not scorching hot startup environment


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