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Updated 29 August, 2018
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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (9)

    "Fantastic Employer"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Full Stack Developer in Burlington, ON
    Current Employee - Full Stack Developer in Burlington, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Prodigy Game full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    People over process, challenging work, fantastic colleagues, interesting modern tech. Great office perks. Supplemented fitness and learning. Tons of transparency. Lots of talented people to learn from. The product is fun and rewarding to work on. Both CEOs actively engage with all the employees. The swag is awesome. Many teachers and parents know about Prodigy and will give you recognition. Little kid fan letters are posted in Slack.

    Cons

    There really isn't anything negative for me to write about. It's a great place to work.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up Prodigy!


  2. "Great people, great workplace, great job"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Educational Content Developer in Burlington, ON
    Current Employee - Educational Content Developer in Burlington, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Prodigy Game full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    As a company, Prodigy does a fantastic job of hiring not only great employees from a business point of view, but just great people in general. In 3+ years I can't say they've ever hired someone that makes me question "why?"

    There is a huge focus on transparency as a company as to where we're at, where we're headed, and how we're going to get there. Still, they are always open to questions and new ideas if anybody has them.

    Finally, this is a place where you definitely have the opportunity to grow. If you are driven and a high performer, you will be recognized and rewarded for it.

    There's lots of other things to love: lunch time games, company events, social Fridays, reimbursement for money spent on fitness and education, flexible hours, I'm sure I'm missing a few.

    Cons

    In order to grow and scale, there are a lot of processes and meetings in place, which can seem overwhelming at times and perhaps not always helpful.

  3. Helpful (4)

    "Not the best experience"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Prodigy Game full-time

    Pros

    - Good benefits
    - Lunch provided every other Friday
    - Strong brand recognition
    - No probation period
    - Office is in Burlington (easier to commute too)
    - Decent pay

    Cons

    They do not encourage creativity or innovation. Processes are overly discussed and must be followed to a tee. Not doing so results in immediate termination with no reason given whatsoever. Group meetings are basically designed for us to agree with our management team even though we disagree. In order to be successful at Prodigy, you must keep your month shut and kiss up to your superiors. I never offer opinions or try to discuss any other options as I know I’ll be fired. It’s not the most healthy environment to work in but I can’t afford to lose this job.
    They have a poor mentorship/coaching program even though career growth plans are highly used as a retention strategy. I’ve been here for approximately 9 months and never had my coach assist with me on a project or provided me with any feedback on any of the work I’ve done so far.
    Feedback is only discussed among senior management but never with the actual employee.
    If you don’t mind being a sheep, this is the perfect place for you. If you have any views, opinions or past experience about strategy and planning, be prepared to be fired. For now, I’m a sheep.

    Advice to Management

    Deliver what you promise. Don’t hire people for a certain position and give them a lower position and expect them to be happy.
    Hire management who actually know what they are doing and able to inspire and motivate a team.
    Be open-minded to staff suggestions and have faith in your employees. Don’t undermine your staff.
    Have reasonable reasons to fire people. Your boss not liking you because you nicely and professionally disagree with their strategy, is not a good enough reason. In the end, we all care about the company and we want it to be successful.
    Unfortunately, personal pride and ego is more important. I got lucky that my boss likes me. Have a proper growth plan in place and follow through.
    This company needs stronger business acumen in order to grow.

    Prodigy Game Response

    19 Sep, 2018 – Technical Sourcer

    Thank you for taking the time to write this review.

    Making every employee feel safe and as though they have a voice is a top priority for us at Prodigy Game. We recognize that our continued... More


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Good place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Prodigy Game full-time

    Pros

    - Flexible Hours
    - Lots of room to make the role your own
    - Learning Fund
    - Great co-workers

    Cons

    - A little bit of micromanaging


  5. "Great place to work!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Game Developer in Hamilton, ON
    Current Employee - Game Developer in Hamilton, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Prodigy Game full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Tons of perks and benefits, work is challenging, salaries are good!

    Cons

    Too many processes to follow!


  6. Helpful (8)

    "Couldn't ask for more from a company."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burlington, ON
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burlington, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Prodigy Game full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Junior, intermediate, or senior - there's a place for you here. I have had nothing but positive experiences here, and have been given the opportunity to succeed in many ways.

    The company culture is welcoming, transparent, and very friendly. They are building a real 'community' here.

    The perks and benefits are great, even for a company that is still pretty fresh and new.

    Most importantly, the people are fantastic. Managers and CEOs are there FOR you. The whole mindset of this company is helping each other succeed. I can't stress enough how important it is to be valued at your workplace - and Prodigy does that.

    Cons

    You have to be a go-getter. If you expect this to be a mundane 9-5 job, look elsewhere. While no overtime is expected, and you aren't meant to be a super-geek, being passionate about what you do, and being truly driven is a MUST.

    If you can't pull your weight, this isn't the job for you. You gotta love your craft and be results-oriented!

    Advice to Management

    Honestly, just keep doing what you are doing. So far the company has been trying very hard to be respectful, helpful, honest and most importantly genuinely give a **** about their employees. Their success depends on us, and they know that.


  7. Helpful (5)

    "Young, dynamic, laid back but result-driven"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Supply Chain Manager in Burlington, ON
    Current Employee - Supply Chain Manager in Burlington, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Prodigy Game full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    very good company culture. the two CEOs are in their late 20s and early 30s, and very approachable, helpful and supportive. free all kinds of snacks and fruits and coffee all day long; free gym and learning fund every month (you need to claim it manually); growing fast

    Cons

    office is in burlington, but they just opened a new office in downtown Toronto. The group insurance benefit they pick is not the best and could encounter some hassles in using it but good enough for a startup.

    Advice to Management

    good job, keep going!

  8. Helpful (4)

    "Great place to work"

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

    I have been working at Prodigy Game full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Amazing team, everyone is incredibly friendly, approachable and welcoming. Flexible work hours allows for nice work-life balance and the social committee constantly comes up with fun ideas and events for the whole company to participate in. Social Fridays start at 3:00 pm every week and everyone is encouraged to socialize, grab a snack and play games. Lots of different snacks and fresh fruit always available. A fancy coffee machine along with the Kureg (with a variety of K-cups) is a nice addition. Pizza lunch every other week. Bean bag chairs all over the place and standing desks if you get tired of sitting in your chair. Learning and gym fund is great too. Lots of opportunity for growth in your role.

    Cons

    The main head office is in Burlington which can be a bit of a commute, but there is a lot of free parking.


  9. Helpful (5)

    "Amazing company!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Prodigy Game full-time

    Pros

    Great work environment and an amazing team!

    Cons

    As a young company we change things a lot. We are very open to learning but this does mean that things are constantly changing which could be a pro or a con.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Very good place to grow in"

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

    I have been working at Prodigy Game full-time

    Pros

    - has lots of advancements opportunities
    - growing at a massive scale and all the employees that work there are just amazing!

    Cons

    - None really. They are doing pretty good.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up!


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