Storm8 Reviews

Updated Jun 24, 2021

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3.6
57%
Recommend to a Friend
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Storm8 CEO & Co-Founder Perry Tam (no image)
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68 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good job perks (free lunch and dinner, movies, annual gifts)(in 26 reviews)

  • "Free lunch and dinner (not the healthiest food options though)(in 13 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Any non-live ops resources are put towards "safe bet" new games with no chance of being a breakout hit(in 6 reviews)

  • "Mentioned ad nauseum above, but very little concept of work/life balance(in 4 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Good

      Jun 24, 2021 - Manager in London, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Lots of perks, good people

      Cons

      needs better management generally in the office

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    2. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Good

      Jun 24, 2021 - Manager 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good to work here lots of opp

      Cons

      hard to find a career path

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    3. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Great work culture, bad innovation

      Jun 5, 2021 - Software Engineer in Redwood City, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good place to learn software engineer skills Lots of teams to switch to

      Cons

      Games were not very innovative

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    4. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great

      Dec 21, 2020 - Consultant in London, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good stuff I liked it

      Cons

      None at all this is perfect

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    5. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Storm 8 was a solid 8

      Feb 27, 2020 - Game Designer in Redwood City, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Work life balance was a priority and amazing perks.

      Cons

      Pay structure was wacky. Raises were low.

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    6. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Good Culture, Manager needs more training

      May 25, 2019 - 2D Artist in San Francisco, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      love the people nice culture art is nice

      Cons

      no upward mobility within the company no salary increase

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    7. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Animation at Storm8

      May 20, 2019 - Animator 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      -Great people to work with, great art team -No investor capital, all self funded -Usually a quick and focused dev/production period

      Cons

      -Layoffs still happen because a company is a company no matter how it's funded

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    8. 3.0
      Former Employee

      Boiling it down

      Sep 26, 2018 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Storm8 is full of friendly, talented people. They offer good benefits with catered lunch and dinner. The company is on an upswing thanks to their latest game finally cracking into what makes a successful mobile game in 2018.

      Cons

      Storm8's biggest fault is its dichotomy of thought. On one hand they want to make great games and push forward into the mobile market, and on the other they fear change and lack the courage and ability to take risks. Any risks. Almost every design decision is data-driven. The result is the company is stuck in an evolved-but-still-fast-follow mindset which makes creating original games impossible. Some of the company's most original design achievements occurred during the yearly hackathon, and those projects will unfortunately never see the light of day. Everyone at Storm8 is capable of doing so much more.

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    9. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Tech Studio Making "Apps" Not "Games"

      Jul 11, 2018 - Associate Game Designer in Redwood City, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      The salary bands were good, as were the benefits.

      Cons

      There was little to no career advancement, and absolutely no faith placed in the creative talent. I watched some of the best designers I know get sidelined into disillusionment. Poor treatment of designers makes for poor products. Turns out one can not make a hit mobile game based on data alone.

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    10. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Software Engineer

      Jun 27, 2018 - Software Engineer in Redwood City, CA
      Recommend
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      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Perks and meals, Snacks, games

      Cons

      Incapable management. Shorted sighted CTO Chak.

      1 person found this review helpful
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