Trion Worlds Employee Reviews about "good benefits"

Updated Jan 9, 2019

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  1. "Company was mismanaged"

    2.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Redwood City, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Trion Worlds full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good benefits, holidays and vacation time, stocked kitchen, and nice people.

    Cons

    C-level was not transparent with employees on company financials. Some employees did not work 8 hours but instead took long lunches. Lazy work environment and C-level didn't care since they were doing the same. Managers spend money on frivolous things when should be watching the bottomline.

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    "Comfortable but not challenging"

    2.0
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Trion Worlds full-time

    Pros

    A CEO that really seems to care, relaxed atmosphere and approach to work, generally no crunch time, good benefits, very friendly atmosphere, dog friendly too which is rare so totally awesome. Occasional company events, plenty of free snacks and drinks (beer and wine on a friday too), the use of a nearby gym and basketball court. Its a small company and people have to wear many hats so as an individual you might get to have more impact on a project than If working for a larger company. Some flexibility in terms of working hours, remote work etc etc which is awesome especially for people who don't live close by (caveat: what's allowed is vague. There's no rule book, seems more case by case).

    Cons

    Salaries aren't super competitive and raises seem to be rare and minimal. This is made worse by the fact that there is little to no opportunity to earn additional cash from things like overtime, bonuses or stock like the big videogame companies. Couple this with the fact that there isn't much potential in terms of career progression and this means that you need to know going into Trion not to hold out for any significant increase in income anytime soon. Products are generally good but never quite industry leading. This is mainly a budget and resource constraint but the point is your not going to be working on the next big AAA title at Trion. Also, Trion is the wrong place to work If you want a lot of titles under your belt. Production cycles seem to be long and a lot of folks work on updating existing titles. Morale isn't bad but it's not the greatest either and it seems there's some abuse of the relaxed work vibe. Quite a few people tend to be out sick often or just not around as much as they should be, and some of the worst offenders are middle managers/team leaders (not saying all the leads/seniors are like this). What this all adds up to is that Trion is a probably an OK place to work for people who have been in the industry a while and have no major career ambitions, people who are in 'settling down' mode I guess. But for people earlier on in their careers who perhaps want to work on major world renowned AAA titles or have other career aspirations then Trion is probably not the place for them. The demographic within the studio kinda reflects this. The overall feeling is that the company is just 'doing OK' but never quite hitting it out of the park.

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  3. "Creative and intelligent culture, beware long hours"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Trion Worlds full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits for health insurance, PTO, small 401k match Flexible hours (for salaried folks) Hourly folks can expect overtime/holiday pay Very creative and intelligent talented folks work there Tons of informal opportunities to learn from coworkers Good company events and parties Lots of video game, tabletop and comic book nerds

    Cons

    Some veterans in the company curmudgeonly keep things the old way Expect to work nights and weekends Some projects never see the light of day Regular games industry turnover

  4. Helpful (5)

    "Tier 1 Support Review"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Tier I Support in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Trion Worlds full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Lots of friendly people and a handful of perks such as launch parties. Pretty good benefits as well.

    Cons

    Low pay with very little room to grow. Management plays favorites and makes examples of those who don't in unprofessional ways.

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    "Just can't quite get it together"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Trion Worlds full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great (gamer) working environment and good benefits (health, PTO). Flexible work schedules though some take huge advantage of this.

    Cons

    Love the people I worked with directly for the most part, but after while the veneer wears off. Company can't quite get its act together and many folks are comfortable with the status quo. Over abundance of ego results in hyper inflated expectations of success that never happen followed with a crash. These disappointments have resulted in a resistance to address issues even on a relatively small scale. It's cyclical - pretend like not really great game will do great and blow tons of money at it, major development cycle ends and move onto alpha and beta where it turns out not too many players are interested, spend a lot of money, game fails, pretend it didn't fail, push to squeeze nickles and dimes out of product till the next one, repeat. Don't think about how what went wrong or how to improve, just do it all over again. Pay doesn't come close to an equal (or in some cases, even lesser) positions at other companies; both in and out of industry.

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    "It's a job"

    2.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Trion Worlds full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Friendly people socially and some dedicated folks here and there. Good benefits.

    Cons

    Talent is not appreciated correctly and the ceo doesn't focus on quality of life at all. It's drive forward and keep making money. If you're buddy buddy with the CEO, you'll move up. But be ready to have the same title for ages if your a regular employee. They pay well below industry standard.

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