Server/Certified Trainer (Former Employee) – Madison Heights, MI – June 17, 2016
As a server and this higher end restaurant I learned to multi-task in a high stress environment. I thoroughly enjoyed my co-workers and management while employed here. The hardest part of this position was at times the work load became more than one person can handle. Example, when we got extremely busy and were short staffed. During these times I did the best I could to get everything done in an efficient and timely manner while displaying excellent customer service. During my employment here I worked my way up to be a certified trainer for new employees.
It's fine if you don't mind getting stuck in a position with no chance for advancement
Rather not say (Current Employee) – Seattle, WA – May 15, 2017
It's a typical open office environment (loud and crowded). There is very little actual training given or advancement opportunities provided. It's a sink or swim type place. Management is hit or miss with probably more misses than hits. The impression given over the last few years is the company is looking to get rid of the legacy employees via attrition and replace them with cheapish recent graduates, contract workers, or hungry out-of-workers willing to take paycuts. Departments that do work on the same projects don't communicate or work well with each other. The products sold are mostly made for the bottom dollar in Eastern Europe and Russia. But there are scooters lying around the office and toys on desks if that's your thing. All the company parties have dress up themes for some reason. Immature, I guess, is the best summation.
Worked in the pantry (Former Employee) – Sterling Heights, MI – April 9, 2017
That was a great job. They have closed👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍☺ my coworkers were great people to work with and management was awesome. There really wasn't a hard part to that job. The enjoyable part was working with people I worked with
Great colleagues and benefits, some confusion in management
Marketing (Former Employee) – Seattle, WA – March 25, 2014
Big Fish is a solid start up with fun products and services to work with.
The benefits are great (gym in the building, bus pass, 401(k) with matching, medical/dental, stock options), and your colleagues will probably become dear friends of yours. The CEO has solid vision for the company.
The downsides are evident, though: management gets juggled around quite a bit and new managers are sometimes less qualified than the people they're managing. The rate of turnover has risen recently because of this.
If you do what you're told and do it beyond expectation, then you will thrive here.
Solid benefits, Fun industry, Colleagues are smart, fun and talented people
Few opportunities for advancement, Questionable leadership in middle management
QA (Current Employee) – Seattle, WA – January 15, 2014
The company feels like it outgrew itself, and people are seeing the result of it now. Too many people in middle management, and not enough of those people are effective at encouraging change, and instead seem content to do their jobs as long as it "works".
Nearly everyone I work with is friendly, however, and there isn't a lot of catty personal drama here. Though it exists, just like anywhere else.
If you can get hired on, this is a good place to learn new skills, and then take them elsewhere, as you will likely reach a point within a few years where your pay no longer matches your work load.