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TinyCo Reviews

Updated Aug 8, 2018

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  • "Upper management 'encourages' the implementation of ideas from other games without checking whether it's even apt for the game(in 10 reviews)

  • "It's hard to make a real impact on the decision-making for the games that are made (but small effects are easy)(in 4 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Great company, maybe lacking in direction"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some of the best people I've had the pleasure of working with. Everyone was respectful, everyone had a ton of fun, and there were plenty of opportunities to learn at regularly scheduled "learning lunches." Individual employees were given a lot of freedom in both how to accomplish the tasks they were given and the manner in which they worked, as long as those freedoms were not abused.

    Cons

    No clear sense of how to transition out of traditional mobile "decoration" games from management. No game designers were on staff when I was there, and after a series of layoffs employee morale took quite a hit.

    Advice to Management

    Be willing to accept the risk that a creative industry necessitates, and trust that you've hired smart people who are capable and will do their job to the best of their ability.

    TinyCo2015-10-17
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Company in Flux"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great, smart people wanting to do good things

    Cons

    Management so afraid of failure they are unwilling to trust their teams

    Advice to Management

    Trust the brilliant people you've hired

    TinyCo2014-06-06
  3. "Data Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at TinyCo full-time

    Pros

    very nice people to work with

    Cons

    can be super busy sometimes, many ad-hoc analysis can make the work less organized.

    Advice to Management

    do not always ask employees to work overtime

    TinyCo2018-08-08
  4. "Passionate & fun people coming together to work on beloved IP's!"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at TinyCo full-time

      Pros

      1. Respectful, helpful, friendly, and passionate people! I was always excited to come into the office every day, and I definitely made many great friends during my time here. 2. Many fun company events ranging from an annual summer picnic at Golden Gate Park, Holiday party, quarterly happy hours, DIY avocado toast day, dress-up days, etc. 3. Loved the full stocked kitchen, company-catered dinners, and fridge filled...

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      Cons

      1. Leadership doesn't feel as strong - I feel like Managers aren't actively empowering employees to reach their true potential. 2. Although it's a tight-knit environment, there aren't much opportunities for cross-project collaborations and it could come off as a tad cliquey at times. 3. The future of TinyCo always feels uncertain, but that's just the nature of the industry.

      Advice to Management

      Keep up the fun events around the office because that's something that I truly miss.

      TinyCo2017-11-28
    • "Good, passionate people trying to make great games."

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      Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

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

      Pros

      There’s catered lunch a few days a week and catered dinner. Work life balance is mostly good other than understandably right before a big game release. Best coworkers you will ever work with!

      Cons

      401k marching is non existent. No bonuses or equity or any other structure exists to make me feel like I have a stake in company success.

      TinyCo2017-11-11
    • "Dedicated people working in a changing market"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

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

      Pros

      - Great people - Access to great brands for games - Strong employee culture

      Cons

      - Lots of recent changes happening. could make things choppy in the short-term

      Advice to Management

      Change happens but take care to not throw out the baby with the bath water.

      TinyCo2017-11-06
    • "Not Bad"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
        Recommends
        Negative Outlook
        No opinion of CEO

        I have been working at TinyCo full-time

        Pros

        Young and open atmosphere, good resources

        Cons

        Sometimes strange culture, infighting and politics

        Advice to Management

        Build stronger culture

        TinyCo2017-06-14

        TinyCo Response

        June 16, 2017Team TinyCo

        Thank you so much for sharing your feedback. Over the last few years, our studio has experienced a lot of growth. This includes huge new games/projects, to a handful of awesome new talent to our teams. With growth, comes some growing pains. We readily admit that we’re not perfect ...

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      • Helpful (2)

        "Reasonable Place"

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        Former Employee - C++ Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
        Doesn't Recommend
        No opinion of CEO

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

        Pros

        - Good IPs - Convenient location - Talented and smart people

        Cons

        - No proper HR - Unfriendly people - Salary well under industry standards - Average benefits, no 401k matching

        TinyCo2017-04-01

        TinyCo Response

        June 16, 2017Team TinyCo

        Thank you so much for sharing your honest feedback. We’re still a small but growing studio, and always eager to improve our current practices. As we move forward, we are/will be evaluating additional ways to create a better environment for our employees. A few are already in place, ...

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      • "Stable gaming studio"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I have been working at TinyCo full-time

        Pros

        Benefits have improved, strong IPs, fun culture. Good work life balance. Smart and passionate people.

        Cons

        No commuter benefits or 401K matching. Management needs some structure.

        TinyCo2017-03-24

        TinyCo Response

        June 16, 2017Team TinyCo

        Thank you for sharing your constructive feedback. We are definitely working on it! As we grow, we will continue to reevaluate our benefits & cool awesome perks for our talented TinyTeam. Just this year, we have introduced 100% Company Paid Employee Medical, Dental & Vision, ...

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      • "A great Family!"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I have been working at TinyCo full-time

        Pros

        TinyCo is growing and working on some of the best brands in the world in a great, casual and fun environment. The company has great benefits and prioritizes work/life balance over short term goals.

        Cons

        Some growing pains remain that the company acknowledges and works toward fixing.

        Advice to Management

        Keep taking care of people, it pays off

        TinyCo2017-01-25

        TinyCo Response

        June 16, 2017Team TinyCo

        Woot! Woot! For sure, this would not be possible without our family/team. :)

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