Associate Software Quality (Former Employee) – San Francisco, CA – September 1, 2018
The people I worked directly with were friendly, knowledgeable, helpful and great to work with. It was clear that people who worked there knew what they were talking about and those in technical management positions were on the whole also experienced programmers.
However, fluff communication and the tendency to massively overreact were plentiful in upper management, which caused middle management to stress excessively, bringing down everyone. That combined with regular sudden and unexpected layoffs meant that job security was never certain.
Catered lunch, good healthcare package, great coworkers
twitchy management, always afraid of suddenly getting fired for no reason
Data Analyst (Former Employee) – San Francisco, CA – June 29, 2018
KIXEYE was an amazing place to work at. It was my first analytics-related role. Everyone wears a lot of different hats, which pushes them outside of their comfort zone and helps them learn a TON. I'm still grateful for everything I learned there to this day. I still draw on different aspects of my job there in my current role.
However, management would constantly shift prioritizes, wasting people's time and work. Employees would bond in solidarity over all the craziness, which was great. However, we felt that management was not organized and that came from the top.
Also, most people were underpaid and overworked. But we kept going because of our passion for the industry as well as belief in each other.
Great co-workers, opportunity to wear different hats in your role, learn a lot about product development, office in San Francisco Financial District
Did not give raises often, did not promote often, management constantly shifting priorities
Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) – San Francisco, CA – May 30, 2018
I started under a great manager that ended up leaving due to the stress at the company. The new manager was spineless and looked more at how to point fingers at problems than to help solve them. That caused more problems to arise as those working under this manager felt they needed to cover themselves to protect their jobs.
The culture is horrible and the upper management seems to hate the customers with their constant drive at doing everything possible to cause the most pain while the players play the game.
poor management, stress induced work environment with lack of care for the customer.
Principal Data Scientist (consulting) (Former Employee) – San Francisco, CA – January 23, 2018
when one talks about Culture at Kixeye, it turns out it means a petri dish. Never have I seen such a manifestation of all that is wrong with Silicon Valley "bro" culture, with none of the redeeming benefits.
This is a company firing on all one cylinder. Management wants data that re-enforces its pre-conceived notions, and if the data doesn't comport with that , well, let's just get different data.
The CEO berates employees regularly. The only thing missing is the Orange Hair and the tweets. Games that should have been released quickly rarely get to fruition due to constantly changing requirements.
Great and passionate coworkers in a good enviornment
Game Designer (Former Employee) – San Francisco, CA – January 20, 2016
I worked with some of the most passionate people at KIXEYE. I felt like part of the team but also had a lot of autonomy. Some of the business decisions were questionable but the day to day was great and the company offers a rewarding work life balance.