Mission: We want to be the best. Not just in Vancouver or Canada, where we started our company in 2006. We want to make the best shooter and sports game experiences on mobile. Period.
We create the concepts, develop the games, and publish them, providing our players ...
I have been working at Hothead Games full-time (More than 8 years)
A nice office
A sense of ownership in projects
Transparency with management
I'm writing this review in response to a lot of other reviews for Hothead. In my 8 years working here I've never experienced any bulling or had a sense of toxic culture, so I was very surprised to read about it on Glassdoor. I've come out as transgender at work and felt nothing but acceptance and encouragement.
This is a really good company that expects a lot from its employees.
Projects are over managed
Games are all shooter based
Overtime is normal
Socializing between teams is rare
Lower than average pay
Projects that don't meet expectations tend to be shifted and re-worked on almost a monthly basis, which can be really hard on the devs. Some times the projects can feel either aimless, or have too much micromanagement from the top down.
Hothead has gotten better every year I've been here, but it still has a lot of room to grow.
Advice to Management
I know mitigating loss is important, but it shouldn't be the driving factor behind the choices we make as a company. It feels like we're playing it too safe some times and that our games end up designed by committee, rather than letting the talents of your individual employees shine through.
I want to restate that I think this company is better now than it ever has been, and I do see it getting better, slowly but surely.
I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Hothead Games.
Asked for a prescreening call almost 2 and half months after an online application. The queue of skilled Python backend programmers before the company in Halifax, Nova Scotia is probably too long... And what to say more to fulfill a 50 word minimum? Please contact potential candidates a little bit faster.
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