Work with great people in a "family-like" culture
Community Manager (Current Employee) – Stockholm, Sweden – September 6, 2018
I enjoy working at Arrowhead because you're given a high level of autonomy and trust. There's not a lot of micro-managing going on, which lets you just get on with the things you're best at - you have the freedom to really excel. You're also encouraged to give suggestions and opinions, even if they aren't specifically in your "area". It feels like everyone has a voice.
The other nice thing about the company is that teamwork is strongly promoted and you're placed in a supportive and collaborative environment. Regardless of discipline, it is easy to chat to people and everyone is eager to help each other. There are no big egos here; everyone is focused on making great games.
In regards to the social aspect, there is always friendly office chat and at the end of the week people do not rush to go home - you'll often find people hanging out. There is no typical crunch either and no pressure to stay working extra hours. The flexi-time reflects this as some people leave at 15:00!
If you're looking to work in gamedev, but don't want all the stereotypical cons that come with it, Arrowhead is strongly recommended. It is really nice to find a company where you feel secure as they aim to hire for life, not just project based.
Food and snacks, comfortable environment, nice location