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Wooga Reviews

Updated February 14, 2019
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  • "Lack of opportunity for career growth" (in 4 reviews)

  • "ndert sich rasant und auch im Unternehmen gibt es durch den Wille stets besser zu werden h" (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Great Company Culture!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Wooga part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Wooga is one of the companies for which a good company culture is of great importance, starting from professional onboarding to feedback rounds and cross-departmental cooperation. There is a lot of emphasis on making everybody feel seen.

    Cons

    I have nothing to mention


  2. "Employee"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Wooga full-time

    Pros

    Wooga is a very nice company. The workplace is really comfortable and it provide a very nice relocation package. It makes me feel good to be here and the colleague here are willing to share knowledge and willing to help. It's a nice place.

    Cons

    Berlin rains a lot in winter. But I think it will get better when summer comes.

  3. Helpful (3)

    "Overall good but..."

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    Current Employee - Software Developer in Berlin (Germany)
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Berlin (Germany)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Wooga full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    - Nice atmosphere
    - Leisure work conditions

    Cons

    - You have to fight hard for fair compensation
    - Communication is not really good
    - Very political

    Advice to Management

    Play fair with long term employees, can't be that new employees earn more then people working there for 5+ years


  4. "Structured and pleasant"

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    Current Employee - User Acquisition Manager in Berlin (Germany)
    Current Employee - User Acquisition Manager in Berlin (Germany)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Wooga full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Upon arrival in the company, I was pleasantly welcomed and went through a series of complete and thorough introduction workshops.
    Wooga is a company that obviously cares about its employees well-being, and is very reactive and democratic on their given feedback.

    Cons

    I haven't noticed anything so far.

    Advice to Management

    Keeping Wooga's environment as comfortable as it already is.


  5. Helpful (3)

    "Not as great as it looks"

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    Current Employee - Developer in Berlin (Germany)
    Current Employee - Developer in Berlin (Germany)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Wooga full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The games industry is broken so Wooga seems decent by comparison to the terrible treatment rampant across the industry because they throw parties and decorate the office

    Cons

    -Thinks it's okay to pay people less than the industry standard because Berlin is a "cheap" place to live (getting gentrified/more expensive), offer no other financial incentives for success
    -Career growth maxes out qiuckly and leaves you with no choice but to take on middle management
    -Constantly switching tracks on company vision resulting in layoffs and bad atmosphere

    Advice to Management

    Pay your people better so you retain talent, pick a direction on vision, its no wonder you can't fill open hires


  6. Helpful (1)

    "They care about their workers"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Positive work enviroment, good work life balance

    Cons

    Open office floor plan is distracting

    Advice to Management

    Keep focusing on teams over products, its working


  7. "Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great teams; nice perks; relatively diverse; open; friendly.

    Cons

    Debatable corporate strategy and an open office that is easily a distraction

  8. "Exceptional workplace! A safe environment with great work-life balance."

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    Current Employee - Game Designer in Berlin (Germany)
    Current Employee - Game Designer in Berlin (Germany)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Wooga full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Very committed, humane and approachable CEO
    - Constantly attracts great people, having them as colleagues makes it an amazing place to work
    - On the contrary to what other review might state, you DO get rewarded for hard work
    - Awesome office with great facilities, lunches, drinks, workshops and sports-activities
    - Working here feels like being part of a family
    - Live in Berlin!

    Cons

    After a pretty huge mistake of giving the wrong people the responsibility of restructuring the entire Marketing and Operations teams, and another restructuring to make up for this, Wooga is back and shooting for the stars once again.
    Morale is still recovering from these turbulent times though, which can still be felt in the office.

    Advice to Management

    Double down on success, remember the past mistakes of over-commitment but don't be afraid to be invest aggressively when the opportunities are there.


  9. "A great game company to work at"

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    Current Employee - Marketing Lead in Berlin (Germany)
    Current Employee - Marketing Lead in Berlin (Germany)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Wooga (More than a year)

    Pros

    * Trust and opportunities to learn, grow, and participate in a multitude of projects. Enthusiasm and expertise are valued.
    * A recent shift towards story-driven games that bears a lot of potential for success in the future, and a strong growth after some difficult times. The mood is pretty optimistic
    * Progressive company values and genuine efforts towards minority inclusion and representativity (which doesn't solve every social issue magically, but helps foster a good atmosphere)
    * Focus on employee care and comfortable \ friendly work environment
    * A single office in a really great city :)

    Cons

    * There is still a lot of work to heal from many restructurations in the recent past
    * The culture is definitely closer to a game developer than a publisher, which has many upsides but also poses specific integration & communication challenges for publishing positions . Be ready for it.


  10. "I'm an industry veteran and this is one of the best places I've worked!"

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    Current Employee - Game Design in Berlin (Germany)
    Current Employee - Game Design in Berlin (Germany)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - The best onboarding for new employees that I have ever seen.
    - They really seem to care about their employees.
    - Fantastic opportunities to learn and grow. (With mentors, lunch speakers, workshops, even an education budget to pay for trips to conferences!)
    - Creative freedom

    Cons

    - There were some issues when I joined the company a year ago, and a few months later there was a layoff and restructuring. But since then the company has improved a lot.

    Salaries can be a bit on the low side, for new employees, but other than that I have no complaints.