King Reviews

Updated Nov 27, 2021

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3.6
74%
Recommend to a Friend
64%
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King President Humam Sakhnini
Humam Sakhnini
62 Ratings
Pros
  • "All the great people that working at King(in 35 reviews)

  • "Work life balance is also great, there is a lot of emphasis on focusing on delivery and people/team happiness(in 33 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "King games are in steady decline as competitors snap up the growing casual puzzle audience who want better games(in 47 reviews)

  • "Some studios have more benefits than others because are related to the location(in 12 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Great place to work

      Oct 3, 2021 - Data Engineer in London, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great work life balance Great people

      Cons

      Paying less then other big companies

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    2. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Decent company to work for

      Nov 18, 2021 - Senior Software Engineer 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Overall culture is welcoming, tech stack

      Cons

      Pay is fine but could be better

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    3. 5.0
      Former Employee

      Great place to work

      Sep 16, 2021 - Senior Software Engineer in London, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Career growth Office location General benefits Super Multinational

      Cons

      Uncertain goals Internal company services Management sometimes can be irritating

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    4. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Chaotic

      Sep 23, 2021 - Human Resources Manager in London, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Some great people, good benefits and perks (when we were able to go into the office - such as free breakfast, Friday drinks, games rooms etc)

      Cons

      Chaotic leadership from ActivisionBlizzard. HR strategy non existent Internal communications poor

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    5. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

      Great place to work

      Aug 9, 2021 - Senior Product Marketing Manager in London, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Talented and friendly people to work with High profile campaigns with large budgets Big brands and games, opportunity to learn a lot

      Cons

      I am not prepared to say cons about the downsides of working for king on a public site such as glass door

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    6. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great place to work

      Aug 6, 2021 - New Games Marketing Art Manager in London, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Benefits and perks for employees Resources and tools for woork

      Cons

      Sometimes there's way too much bureaucracy and politics

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    7. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Great environment to work at.

      Jul 26, 2021 - Senior Video Editor in London, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great people, great work life ballance

      Cons

      Pay isn't very competative after looking at competitors

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    8. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      King killed my soul.

      Jul 6, 2021 - Anonymous Employee in London, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Met some of the most wonderful and talented people in my time. The older King culture really was good, with Kingfomarket etc being memories I’ll treasure

      Cons

      So. Many. Cons. - the most talented people at King are almost ritualistically overlooked, ignored and often underpaid while people who can talk the talk get pay rise and promotions aplenty. - this means we end up with middle and upper management who are actually not that good being given recognition and rewards undeservedly - for the rest of King - the people that do all the hard work and do it well, they get barely a thanks or a pay increase - for a company that has always been so successful giving increases that barely cover inflation is insulting. Especially when a small minority seem to be managing to get big increases each time. - the culture has become toxic and performative. It’s all about how to look good and make money now rather than any meaningful action, innovation and thought. - a high emphasis is put on hiring the best talent - and then that skill is completely wasted by not actually using it at all, especially in engineering. - Everything became driven by greed and money which I think is the death of innovation. No risks were taken, and lots of work wasted on ideas that were scrapped before they were even tried. - leadership seem to be willingly turning a blind eye to any feedback they don’t want to hear. - despite billing themselves as a ‘fail fast’ and ‘innovative’ company King is actually quite stubborn, and outdated. Feedback is often ignored and people who query or question things are seen as trouble makers and pushed out. HR has some gems in it, but they are mostly bullied and downtrodden by the more senior members of the team who are unreliable and extremely biased. They also seem to lack an emotional maturity you’d expect from HR Business partners + - the approach the D&I is kind of awful and honestly being there had such a negative impact on my mental health that I’ve felt insulted almost by their social media posts championing it. Leaving King was one of the best decisions I’ve made and I’ve not had a single regret so far.

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      20 people found this review helpful
    9. 5.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Review of 2016-17, when still was an independent company

      Jul 14, 2021 - Intern in London, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great atmosphere, non-hierarchical culture, structured internship

      Cons

      I've heard it became different after got acquired

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    10. 4.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Great culture, competitive salary

      Jun 21, 2021 - Business Performance Manager in London, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Amazing culture and fun environment

      Cons

      Limited opportunities outside gaming industry

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