Dovetail Games Reviews

Updated Sep 10, 2021

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Dovetail Games CEO Jon Rissik
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Pros
  • "flexible working hours(in 9 reviews)

  • "No forced overtime unlike other games companies and very flexible working hours(in 9 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "However, since working at Dovetail, I have seen new starters join promptly(in 7 reviews)

  • "No focus from senior management (they really don't know what they are doing most of the time)(in 6 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Former Employee

      Good place to work

      Apr 14, 2021 - Technical Director 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - Really enjoyed my time at Dovetail - Some incredibly skilled and enthusiastic people - Good WFH support, career progression opportunities

      Cons

      - Building GaaS is hard, and requires constant reflection, introspection, and process and tooling iteration. I think an even bigger focus on this would yield major returns.

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    2. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Great place to work at!

      Sep 10, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Talented individuals. HR is great and very hard working. All ppl are great to work with and have a strong emphasis on inclusivity, which is super!

      Cons

      DTG is still a challenger brand is good and bad. Good, because it is flexible to try new things. Bad, because decisions are made in a haste sometimes. Also lack of long term planning.

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    3. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Nice people

      Feb 5, 2021 - Project Manager in London, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      They do care about the employees

      Cons

      But you have to be in the 'management group' who tend to promote within, regardless of experience

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    4. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      A truly passionate and ethical company with a keen focus on employee welfare

      Jan 21, 2021 - Video Editor in Bristol, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      -A friendly and positive work environment -Great Salary and Perks! -Great co-workers and managers who know what they're doing and always check in! -A company that actually cares for their employees!

      Cons

      I really can't think of anything, my experience with this company has been brilliant.

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    5. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Care about their employees!

      Jan 20, 2021 - Business Administrative Apprentice in Sittingbourne, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Joining during COVID-19 has meant I am working remotely. They constantly check on employees wellbeing and have ensured great communication methods are in place so progress can easily be made. Everyone is welcoming and nothing is too much. I am thoroughly enjoying working for such a modern company.

      Cons

      I had to wait a while before being able to start but this was just an individual circumstance as my job role was new and things needed to be put in place. However, since working at Dovetail, I have seen new starters join promptly. The onboarding process is also very easy and enjoyable.

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    6. 5.0
      Current Employee

      The First Place I've Worked Where the Company Genuinely Care About Their Employees

      Jan 20, 2021 - Receptionist in Chatham, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      After a career in Facilities/ Legal industry I've moved to a company where I've never felt so valued! The company genuinely care about their staff and their well being. Zoom calls on Christmas Day for people to drop by if they are lonely, continuous check ins through the whole Covid pandemic, an amazing benefits scheme, Mental Health First Aiders, flexible, great work/ home life balance. They really go above and beyond as an employer!

      Cons

      Over a year in and yet to find fault!

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    7. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Lovely culture but career felt like it stagnated

      Jan 26, 2021 - QA Coordinator in Chatham, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - Friendly staff - Inclusive and welcoming work environment - Lovely studio and location

      Cons

      - Did not pay a living wage comparable to the area where a 1 bed flat would cost 500+ per month on rent - Constant conveyor belt of development of mainline and dlc content

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    8. 2.0
      Former Employee

      Not For Me

      Jan 22, 2021 - Quality Assurance in Chatham, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Nice Office To Work In

      Cons

      Poor Management. Clueless and Ignorant

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    9. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Great people, great place to learn

      Oct 19, 2020 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - Positive people to work with - Great office - Good support during working from home period

      Cons

      - Very specialist area of gaming

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    10. 4.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      A considered review

      Sep 23, 2020 - Assistant Technical Designer in Chatham, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      A very relaxed environment Management are very approachable Free food

      Cons

      Low Pay in relation to industry average Location- It's not close enough to London to be considered in London, but not far enough way to have a manageable cost of living.

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