Big Fish Games Reviews

Updated 28 Jul 2020

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3.2
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  • "Upper management seemed disconnected with the employees that work under them and it didn’t feel like they really cared(in 10 reviews)

  • "Ideas and improvements are blocked off by inept middle management(in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Good environment"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Senior Flash Developer in London, England
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Big Fish Games

    Pros

    Amasing team, facilities and location

    Cons

    Being only flash developer in the company i couldn't communicate the problems with someone else

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  2. Helpful (5)

    "Do Not Work in Customer Service"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - VIP Customer Service Representative 
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Big Fish Games full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Made some good friends while working here.

    Cons

    Customer Service department is terribly run. Little to no care about the health and safety of the people working there. After reporting harassment and stalking by a fellow co-worker, nothing was done. Unprofessional and racists comments were openly made in other departments.

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  3. "Longterm perspective for employees"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Big Fish Games for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good company culture, good colleagues

    Cons

    Nepotism, middle management preferred to promote friends

  4. "Scam artist"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative 

    I worked at Big Fish Games full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    You get a paycheck no others

    Cons

    Scam artist I swear they rig games and people spend so much and you run out of excuses for the company

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  5. Helpful (2)

    "Better than some, still not great"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - QA Tester in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Big Fish Games full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Friendly environment, usual game industry perks (soda and arcade games!), semi-flexible hours, willing to work with health issues

    Cons

    Get treated like a drone, was laughed at when I asked for a raise despite "stellar performance" (their quote), little to no help in advancing your career.

  6. Helpful (3)

    "Not what it used to be"

    2.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Producer in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Big Fish Games full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    New Seattle office is fantastic and located downtown

    Cons

    Executives are out of touch with employees and customers

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  7. Helpful (29)

    "Big Fish Games is challenging and a fun place to work"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager, Manager in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Big Fish Games full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Big Fish supports career growth for their employees. I started as a Sr. Motion Graphics Artist and wanted to move into Project Management. I was recently promoted to Project Manager, Mgr. It's a challenging and fun new role for me. BFG encourages and welcomes people that take risk, challenge theirselves, and push the boundaries.

    Cons

    Need to communicate between teams throughout the company more effectively.

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  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Production Manager in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Big Fish Games full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Big Fish Games is a great place to work and if you are willing to put the effort in you will be rewarded accordingly. The new OKR model is a great improvement for the previous bonus model and reflects work across the whole team. Work is challenging and fulfilling and I happy to come into work each day!!

    Cons

    The same as most gaming studios is that requirements can change on dime. The whole of Big Fish is moving towards more agile development, capacity and scoping and outsourcing work to meet critical deadlines.

  9. "Great depending on the team"

    3.0
    Current Employee - Software Engineer-II 

    I have been working at Big Fish Games full-time

    Pros

    Great work life balance and good people

    Cons

    Old user base keeps the retro compatibility of the product harder and harder to maintain

  10. Helpful (4)

    "Lots of potential undone by abusive and deceitful management"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Big Fish Games full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Interesting work if you like video games, excellent work life balance, friendly coworkers, good location downtown, internal promotions

    Cons

    Pay is well below industry standards, deceitful (lying) managers, cronyism, Dishonest HR

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