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The restaurant is not employee friendly
Line Cook/Supervisor (Current Employee) –  Dearborn, MIOctober 7, 2017
Management is very rude and disrespectful the way that they speak to their employees. Management will treat you like your dumb and then call you dumb.
Pros
discount on food
Cons
You have to pay for the discount.
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It's fine if you don't mind getting stuck in a position with no chance for advancement
Rather not say (Current Employee) –  Seattle, WAMay 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.
Pros
Health Insurance
Cons
See my review
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Nice restaurant to be employed at
Worked in the pantry (Former Employee) –  Sterling Heights, MIApril 9, 2017
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Pros
Free lunch
Cons
No health insurance
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Nothing enjoyable about this job
Assistant General Manager (Former Employee) –  Conshohocken, PAJune 3, 2015
Tough company to work for. Very little thought to the staff. All that mattered was the job. Everybody was replaceable at the drop of the hat.
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Great colleagues and benefits, some confusion in management
Marketing (Former Employee) –  Seattle, WAMarch 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.
Pros
Solid benefits, Fun industry, Colleagues are smart, fun and talented people
Cons
Few opportunities for advancement, Questionable leadership in middle management
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Friendly environment, slow to get things done
QA (Current Employee) –  Seattle, WAJanuary 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.
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productive and fun working place
Account Clerk (Former Employee) –  Lagos, GUSeptember 13, 2013
we work from Monday to Saturday the management is good my co worker are fun to be with
Pros
free lunch
Cons
short brake
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