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Terrible environment, unorganized, lack of leadership and absolutely no support

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Former Employee - Manager  in  Seattle, WA (US)
Former Employee - Manager in Seattle, WA (US)

Pros

The only reason was the location of the office, downtown Seattle.

Cons

There is not enough words to explain how terrible this place is. There were people who would last one day, on average employees would leave every 3 months, just enough time to realize how messed-up the company was. No leadership, complete chaos caused by the HQ and the lack of professionalism in the Seattle office. I could not wish this company to my enemy. The joke at the end of every week was how many emails we would get from HR informing us that people were leaving (though usually, HR would send an email per exec. request 3-4 weeks after the employees had left). The exec. team tries to hide everything. Employees are treated like idiots. No support, no recognition, no raise.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Shut down this mess and at least do yourself a favor...or go through a total revamp.

Doesn't Recommend

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    This company has peaked, and is on its way down.

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer  in  Austin, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Austin, TX (US)

    Pros

    It's a great start in the game industry, and if they happen to make a game you love, it could be worth it to work there.

    Cons

    Company direction changes with the wind, and directives from above are rarely followed by the support (budget, manpower, etc.) to actually follow them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Analyze the way the MMO marketplace is today, not the way it was ten years ago. Trying to do the same things you did ten years ago to be successful - that stopped working a few years ago - is not the path to success.

    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Almost like a real job!

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    Former Employee - Developer  in  Austin, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Developer in Austin, TX (US)

    Pros

    If you're mediocre and are looking for a place to just dog it, maybe punch the clock? This is the place for you. Also, if you speak Korean you can write your own check.

    It is a good place to be in QA or CS, though. Those departments are pretty solid.

    25 cent sodas and snacks.

    Cons

    Hmm, let's see. Stability is poor, absolutely no coordination between Korean management and US management, weak strategic vision, poor portfolio, weak creative development, terrible marketing, etc.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire talented people and get out of their way. It would be easier to execute on your vision if people knew what it was, and it didn't change every other month.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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