Splash Damage Reviews

Updated Sep 23, 2021

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3.6
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Splash Damage Co-Founder and CEO Richard Jolly (no image)
Richard Jolly
28 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good benefits and really nice people(in 10 reviews)

  • "Free pastries on friday morning, free beer on friday evening(in 9 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Favouritism from senior management to certain other members of staff(in 11 reviews)

  • "The studio is very dependent on work-for-hire projects, and has been like this for many years(in 7 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Fantastic Company To Work For

      Aug 26, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - Really care about their staff - Ceo and higher-ups open about the state of the studio - With new backings, the company is in great financial state - Job security as they don't make people redundant

      Cons

      - Still trying to get own IP off the ground - Salaries are not as high as other studios (Especially for a London based studio)

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    2. 3.0
      Current Employee

      Good intentions, old school manner

      Sep 23, 2021 - Technical Designer in Bromley, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - Great people, kind and friendly - Powerful projects to work on - A will to improve wherever a issue is highlighted

      Cons

      - Old fashioned fear to change or adapt to more agile new models of development - Underlaying feeling of constant pressure to deliver - Working long hours and Workaholic behaviour is often rewarded with promotions and praised - Unrealistic waterfall estimations and overcommitment lead to stress for their employees

      1 person found this review helpful
    3. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Great Culture, Great Games, Great Opportunity

      Jun 16, 2021 - Lead Game Designer in London, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      The core values of Splash Damage make working here a treat. I have an amazing team and am working on a project that everyone is thrilled to be building. There is a diversity and inclusion initiative

      Cons

      Uncertainty as to when we won't be able to work from home anymore has people on edge a bit. The pay is not amazing.

      2 people found this review helpful
    4. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great company, inclusive and great development

      Apr 29, 2021 - Facilities Assistant in Bromley, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great atmosphere, friendly people, higher management are fair.

      Cons

      none that I can think of

      1 person found this review helpful
    5. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great Place to work

      Apr 27, 2021 - Senior Tools Programmer in Bromley, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great atmosphere, interesting projects, good Learning and Development setup.

      Cons

      Producers have a bit too much power

      1 person found this review helpful
    6. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great place to work

      Apr 12, 2021 - Technical Designer in London, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great learning opportunities and diverse cultural environment

      Cons

      Location: Bromley is not great

      1 person found this review helpful
    7. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Mediocre games studio

      Mar 8, 2021 - Production Tester in Bromley, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Friendly environment and nice co-workers

      Cons

      Low salary and high workload. Overtime not mandatory, but expected.

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      4 people found this review helpful
    8. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Great Great Great

      Feb 10, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great CEO. Great Studio. Great People. Great Games.

      Cons

      None that I can think of.

      3 people found this review helpful
    9. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      If Your Face Fits

      Feb 26, 2021 - Former Employee in Bromley, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great socials, good benefits & free parking

      Cons

      No career progression, low wages, lack of management support

      6 people found this review helpful
    10. 2.0
      Current Employee

      Lacking focus on their mission

      Feb 16, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - Plenty of very talented and passionate people - Chance to work on interesting IPs - Growing - Solid IT department

      Cons

      - Losing some of their best co-dev partners - Do not really know how to make a game on their own, always needing guidance from a “lead” studio - People Management obsessed with political correctness and virtue signaling - Highly bureaucratic for a studio of its size, fixated on processes and checklists more than result - Continually asking for data from their people, yet unable to retain staff or make truly meaningful changes

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      9 people found this review helpful
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