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5 people found this helpful  

Terrible products, Terrible company

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Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  San Diego, CA (US)
Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Diego, CA (US)

Pros

Some of the people are nice. Not too much overtime. Decent bonuses.

Cons

No career advancement or salary raises unless you are part of the in-crowd. Very cliquey, high school environment. Stale, irrelevant products. Low salaries. Absolutely no future to move up or work on anything different/more challenging.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Why do you think so many employees are jumping ship get it together, people. Management is constantly changing and company policies seem to change depending on who is in charge that week.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Fun job, frustrating management.

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    Former Employee - Game Designer  in  San Diego, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Game Designer in San Diego, CA (US)

    Pros

    As a gamer, working on an MMO is a ton of fun. Almost everyone on the team was super passionate, and worked to do as much as possible despite the limited team size.

    Cons

    Rotating cycle of bad management--except at the very top, Smedley never rotated. Teams are consistently under pressure to change things and produce content based upon pre-existing ideals/buzzwords from higher up that have no impact upon the success of a game--and usually hurt it quite a bit. Also, launch dates set years in advance are wholly immovable--company would much rather ship a below average unfinished product than take the time to finish it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    The EQ2 team is great to work with

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    Former Employee - EverQuest II Game QA  in  San Diego, CA (US)
    Former Employee - EverQuest II Game QA in San Diego, CA (US)

    Pros

    Fun atmosphere
    Great people
    Quality games
    The contract company they use offers great benefits

    Cons

    Better planning could lead to less OT
    Some money issues causing cuts in some of the QOL things like breakfast and OT dinners

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better planning and time gained from pushing back deadlines should be used for polish rather than cramming in more features.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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