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Overall, great company, but very hard to move up/transfer
Player Experience Specialist (Former Employee) –  San Francisco, CAApril 20, 2018
The structure of the company is very flat, which makes it difficult when trying to advance your career.

The culture and people I worked with, however, were fantastic.I made a lot of friends there. There are a lot of groups or clubs that are very inclusive. Catered lunch and an open kitchen make it hard to not be at the office all the time. I felt taken care of most of the time.
Pros
free food, great coworkers
Cons
flat management
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Cold gamer culture that doesn't warm up
Associate Product Manager (Former Employee) –  San Francisco, CAMarch 29, 2018
Hostile, cut-throat environment that tends not to make everyone feel welcome. That's not to say that no one is happy there - those folks that fit in at Pocket Gems have it pretty good. However, the general atmosphere of stress and coldness is not the most conducive to doing the work that's expected.
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Compensation is okay, but lack of respect
Software Engineer (Current Employee) –  San Francisco, CANovember 13, 2017
Don't feel any respect in the place, bad management, messy way of handling work, really make people want to get out.
On the other hand, compensation is okay, free food and drink
Pros
free lunches, food
Cons
bad management
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Play politics to succeed
Associate Test Lead (Former Employee) –  San Francisco, CAOctober 10, 2017
This is a great place to start your career, but after that you should either play politics or leave. Sucking up to management and being a "yes man" will get you farther than hard work ever will at PG.

They will constantly hire other people from bigger companies to take leadership positions and don't promote within, so growth is pretty stunted. Burn out rate is pretty high on certain teams, but the company refuses to acknowledge it exists.

Work life balance sucks
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Fun Company Great Culture
IT Specialist (Former Employee) –  San Francisco, CAOctober 4, 2017
Fun company with a great culture to match. Pocket gems is a first class mobile game company. If you like the tech scene and want to be somewhere with creative likeminded people, PG is the place for you.
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PG is an experience
Recruiting Coordinator (Current Employee) –  San Francisco, CADecember 5, 2016
Pocket Gems is an experience. Everyone takes themselves extremely seriously and has an extremely high bar for hiring. I've learned a lot, I would not recommend it to anyone. Management is a mess.
Pros
Free lunch
Cons
Horrible management
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Productive and fast-paced environment.
OFFICE MANAGER/EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT (Current Employee) –  San Francisco, CAJuly 8, 2012
As the Office Manager/EA I did everything and anything to keep the office running, whether it was ordering supplies, handling employee requests, welcoming New Hires, or handling travel, if it involved the office I would take care of it.
Pros
free lunch and food, open environment.
Cons
work/life balance is very poor. long hours are expected.
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