Kabam Employee Reviews about "upper management"

Updated Apr 3, 2017

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Pros
  • "Free lunch, that is usually very delicious(in 31 reviews)

  • "Great work/life balance ; only worked overtime a handful of times(in 16 reviews)

Cons
  • "Work/Life balance can be touchy - deadlines and expectations can change very quickly(in 8 reviews)

  • "Disconnect between teams and upper management(in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Mediocre Company with No Sense of Direction"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Kabam full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Upper management was very open to feedback and kept everyone updated on company shifts and decisions.

    Cons

    Management had no idea which direction they wanted to take the company. Teams worked hard on products that never saw the light of day due to constantly shifting company strategies.

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    "Once Prosperous"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Kabam

    Pros

    Free lunch, that is usually very delicious. Lots of options. Benefits are great. IT is great, HR and benefits is pretty good too (besides compensation, not sure if this really is their fault). Can be good to come in. Be warned that the work/life can be terrible, read below. There are a lot of options to come into the company, they are situated in many places. I would steer clear of HQ (SF) as it is very obvious the fate of those studios.

    Cons

    Constant change, always "restructuring" every 6 months, and if lucky a year. These always include lay-offs. Culture can be quite bad, they act like they are a game development company. Emphasis on act, no upper management is really that into games. Work/life balance has become increasingly terrible, as all the great managers are pretty much gone. There are still a few gems left. Upper management never interacts with below unless required. People are treated like resources. Upper management has a habit of not getting rid of the bad management. Often they are politically savvy, these are the people who are ruining the company. Can be very cliquey, make sure you really match well with who you are. Extremely difficult to get raises, promotions. Even if you are told you are getting one, it can take months even years to "process". Multiple people I know left waiting 1+ year for "processing".

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  3. "Great perks"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Livermore, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Kabam full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Free meals every day. Good people and friendly environment.

    Cons

    Open floor plan with little personal space. Disconnect between teams and upper management.

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  4. "Great experience, poor uppermanagement"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Live Ops Associate in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Kabam

    Pros

    Great benefits and a good salary. Working there spoiled my expectations for benefits/food/perks. From QA to the Art teams, each individual I worked with is incredibly talented and really tries to commit to the tasks at hand.

    Cons

    Poor upper management, slow to back-fill positions. Communication was lackluster, with no clear targets or objectives to guide the team. Depending on the title, certain career paths are unclear with no room to develop.

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    "User Experience Associate"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - User Experience Associate in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Kabam for less than a year

    Pros

    A handful of decent coworkers that were pleasant to work with and good mid level managers

    Cons

    Very cliquey groups and people thinking their better than others. And upper management/execs were horrible. They were not relatable or personable. Left many people in the dark about the direction of the company and did not communicate at all.

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    "LOVE working for Kabam"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Transparency from the top down (I have full trust in and confidence of our Upper Management team) Excellent career development (they give you the resources to expand your reach within the organization) Laid back (but passionate) work place We're spoiled (free lunches, dinners, snacks, gaming, trips etc etc etc)

    Cons

    Cohesiveness between offices (it's sometimes difficult to connect with employees in other locations. Would be great to foster collaboration between national and international offices)

  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company that respects it's employees"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Senior Software Engineer in Redwood City, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Kabam

    Pros

    Free Lunches, free drinks (large variety), free snacks, fruits Occasionally free dinners, if you work late Lower Politics then industry average Laid off workers get great layoff package (2 months plus) Dynamic workplace Great equipment (computers, monitors, office space, chairs, efficient IT) Decent work to life balance for most employees Gym membership Company makes great efforts to keep employees as happy as possible Courageous attitude towards competing in a competitive marketplace Make and play fun Strategic Games Lots of feedback allowed from employees to managers and upper management

    Cons

    Lately, higher employee turn over leads to lower morale Fairly Fast paced "Unlimited Vacation time" is false advertising (it's more like 2-3 weeks, which is the industry average) Not all employees get good work to life balance starting to show small signs of office space culture ( using things like Rypple, etc) Company made a few errors in strategy: flaws in business model led to lowered performance

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