KIXEYE Reviews

Updated Apr 5, 2020

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3.7
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KIXEYE President  Clayton Stark (no image)
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5 Ratings
Pros
  • "I love the catered lunches (good restaurant choices) and the facilities are pretty nice(in 14 reviews)

  • "The perks similar to many other companies (Food, Gym, unlimited PTO)(in 11 reviews)

Cons
  • "There's a "culture of fear" that I'd heard about since I got there but never experienced myself(in 17 reviews)

  • "chaotic upper management style, lower salary(in 8 reviews)

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  1. "Fantastic place to work"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing in Victoria, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at KIXEYE full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    -Flexibility (hours, tasks, environment) -Executive team -Opportunities for advancement -Training opportunities -Great work culture -The people

    Cons

    Nothing out of the ordinary. Deadlines are a bit intense sometimes, but teams work together and people are given the help they need.

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  2. "boys club"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Victoria, BC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at KIXEYE full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The pay a decent salary

    Cons

    Very resistant to change, failure to keep up with modern technologies, poor communication from leadership, expected to work long hours, layoffs without warning or reason, advancement based on friendship not merrit.

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  3. "Improvements through Iteration"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Quality Assurance Analyst in Victoria, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at KIXEYE full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    -Great coworkers -Great Location -Great Snacks -Great Hours -Understanding Leadership -Unique technical constraints -Good Autonomy -Upward Mobility -Excellent Benefits

    Cons

    -Constant rush for weekly releases leads to limited time to fix old bugs and issue until they because major problems -Sometimes communication breaks down between departments and things fall through the cracks -Lack of core pillars at the forefront of the development process

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  4. Helpful (3)

    "Unhealthy Work Environment"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at KIXEYE full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    You get to work with some reasonably intelligent people.

    Cons

    Long hours. Poor compensation for the amount of work and stress involved. Drug and alcohol abuse on site. Ego driven management. Management afraid to be challenged.

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  5. Helpful (4)

    "Light at the end of the tunnel"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at KIXEYE full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Solid salary. Reasonable autonomy. Smart coworkers. Solvable problems.

    Cons

    This company is coming out of a 'culture of fear'. There is huge tech debt in a number of critical locations. The future is optimistic but not certain. The hours are long, and for some teams the stress is very high.

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  6. "pretty cool gig"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at KIXEYE full-time

    Pros

    diverse work, great pay, fun environment

    Cons

    must be available 24/7. you get used to it. it's worth it for the most part.

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  7. Helpful (17)

    "A birthday party in a WW1 front line trench"

    1.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at KIXEYE full-time

    Pros

    You will love your team, they will be some of the smartest most talented engineers you have worked with. You will learn a lot about working under stress, and bond closely with your team as you suffer through wave after wave of mismanagement and corporate blundering.

    Cons

    Lets play a game Everyone is a hand picked rockstar, until you’re fired! Believe 110% in this weeks version of the mission or you’re fired Get this done by yesterday, or you're fired Tell WH what he wants to hear, or you’re fired There is no culture of fear at KIXEYE, or you're fired Project cancelled again, your colleagues are fired You win a unicorn award! And the chance to be fired tommorow! or... spoiler alert... you could work anywhere else

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  8. "Great people and vibe."

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Lead QA Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at KIXEYE full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Loved the environment and the people. Had some fun times hanging out with folks after work and even liked the type of work I did.

    Cons

    Games seemed to trend down and the company has a lot of bad press.

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  9. "A path of growth"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Player Engagement Manager in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at KIXEYE full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Many opportunities to grow personally and professionally Many opportunities to flex one's creativity Great benefits Company culture has changed for the better Employees are always treated like humans Solid upper management Generally, knowing your in good hands

    Cons

    In the past, transitional periods

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  10. "I feel like I'm heard without having to scream"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Player Engagement Manager in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at KIXEYE full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    I've been with KIXEYE for 6 years now. I started as a customer support agent, moved up to trainer/senior agent, then VIP agent, then Player Support Coordinator, and now Player Engagement Manager (community manager). KIXEYE has always provided me a path to improve my position, as well as the autonomy to work on projects that benefit the organization. In my department and the game team I work with, I've always felt respected, supported, and encouraged to do my best work. The benefits are great, I get to work from home in my position, and I feel like at the end of my day, I can leave my work at work (unless of course some kind of urgent issue comes up, which is rare)

    Cons

    I'm having a hard time finding any notable cons.

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