Dovetail Games Reviews

Updated Feb 22, 2022

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3.7
79%
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Dovetail Games CEO Jon Rissik
Jon Rissik
3 Ratings
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
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Cares about people

      Feb 10, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Care packages, check in calls, remote working embraced, people trying to do their best, genuine enthusiasm for games made

      Cons

      Very specific genres so if you can't get behind that you'll find it hard. Going to be busy but in a good way if you jump in.

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    2. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      3D Artist Salary

      Feb 22, 2022 - 3D Artist in Chatham, England
      Recommend
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      Business Outlook

      Pros

      The company has a great work ethic, everyone is very understandable and crunch hours are very minimal. The team leads are very respectful and always have your back to help with your work and always pushing you for a "level up" in skills and salary.

      Cons

      The pay starts off extremely low, especially for the area that the studio is based in. Even after getting experience and salary increase, it is still very little.

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    3. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Pretty Good

      Jan 4, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good care packages, looks after their employees on a decent level, incredibly thankful for the remote working option

      Cons

      Pay is meh, not much diversity

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    4. 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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    5. 5.0
      Former Employee

      Good place to work

      Apr 14, 2021 - Technical Director 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
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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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    6. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Nice people

      Feb 5, 2021 - Project Manager in London, 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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    7. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Care about their employees!

      Jan 20, 2021 - Business Administrative Apprentice in Sittingbourne, England
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      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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    8. 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
      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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    9. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Lovely culture but career felt like it stagnated

      Jan 26, 2021 - QA Coordinator in Chatham, 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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    10. 2.0
      Former Employee

      Not For Me

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

      Nice Office To Work In

      Cons

      Poor Management. Clueless and Ignorant

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    Dovetail Games has an overall rating of 3.7 out of 5, based on over 66 reviews left anonymously by employees. 79% of employees would recommend working at Dovetail Games to a friend and 66% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has improved by 6% over the last 12 months.

    According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, Dovetail Games employees rate their compensation and benefits as 3.1 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at Dovetail Games. This rating has been stable over the past 12 months.

    79% of Dovetail Games employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Dovetail Games 4.4 out of 5 for work life balance, 3.9 for culture and values and 3.3 for career opportunities.

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