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Reviews van Hothead Games

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Ian Wilkinson
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    "Great Place to Work with Great Company Culture"

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    Voormalige werknemer - 3D Artist in Vancouver, BC
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    Ik heb voltijdgewerkt bij Hothead Games voor meer dan 3 jaar

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    - Great company culture - Great worklife balance with access to great on-site amenities (full gym & fitness classes) - A lot of freedom and a great sense of ownership of work provided - HR works hard to make Hothead the best it can be (always on-site and attentive, organize a lot of events and activities)

    Minpunten

    - Some light industry crunch time close to deadlines but nothing outside of the norm - Overall a great place to work for mobile in Vancouver!

    Hothead Games2019-06-25
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    "Great place to work!"

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    Ik werk voltijd bij Hothead Games

    Pluspunten

    - Great company culture: It's a positive and fun work environment. Autonomy and creative freedom to push the envelop. - Great exec team - Great work/life balance - Great location, and amenities

    Minpunten

    None to note, I continue to feel inspired and excited to come to work everyday!

    Hothead Games2019-03-29
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    "Great Company, Great Co-Workers"

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    Huidige werknemer - Game Programmer in Vancouver, BC
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    Ik werk voltijd bij Hothead Games voor 3 jaar

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    - Health benefits with lots of coverage. - Free weekly lunches. - Office gym, with free gym classes everyday. - Very good work/life balance. - Team outings. - Talented developers. - Dogs allowed in the office a few times a week. - Beer Fridays. - Hard and Smart work is well compensated with the new bonus system. - Small teams, allow for your voice to be heard and have a say in the final product. - Friendly and...

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    Minpunten

    - Some people will leave their used dishes on the kitchen sink. Quite honestly this is a great environment.

    Advies aan management

    Love the recent changes in the company in the past year or so. The company has always been very transparent about its business plans and this is very appreciated by me. Keep it up!

    Hothead Games2019-02-28
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    "Best company I've worked for"

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    Ik werk voltijd bij Hothead Games voor 5 jaar

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    A great company that has seen success in a growing yet competitive market. -Co-workers -life/work balance -transparency -perks (gym, benefits, snacks, lunches, ski passes, sporting events, beer kegs) -new projects regularly -able to make a difference/contribute to overall success of company

    Minpunten

    -growth opportunities limited in some departments -processes could use more structure

    Advies aan management

    -invest in new concepts, but kill under performing ones quicker -regularly invite feedback/new ideas from all departments (and follow-up when received) -build even better employee intro process

    Hothead Games2018-11-10
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    "Comfortable Space to Grow In"

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    Huidige werknemer - QA Tester in Vancouver, BC
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    Ik werk voltijd bij Hothead Games voor meer dan een jaar

    Pluspunten

    Positive interactions, and a general desire to always improve the work environment. Regular events to keep the employees in touch with each other. Lots of snacks to make the days pleasant.

    Minpunten

    Haven't always communicated clearly in the past, but are making strides to improve and change. Looks promising.

    Advies aan management

    Keep checking in and speaking with those around you. How you do this plays a crucial role in the health, moral, and energy of the company.

    Hothead Games2018-10-18
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    "10 year veteran of the mobile industry"

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    Huidige werknemer - Senior Designer in Vancouver, BC
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    Ik werk voltijd bij Hothead Games voor 3 jaar

    Pluspunten

    Good work/life balance - there is no 'expectation' that you will be doing OT. I've found myself doing it because I want to get specific things into the games I work on, but that is completely because of my passion for the things I feel will make a better game. Note, this type of initiative is encouraged (not the OT, the experimenting with aesthetic choices to make a more personal experience) Good, non-insular teams...

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    Minpunten

    Currently, unclear direction - the business and artistic direction has generally been fairly transparent, and easy to set a course by. At the moment, this path is being discussed as open for change, so some people may find this to be distressing (despite no indicators to any negative outcome) A downturn on team-building exercises has led to a more stagnant 'getting to know you' feel in the office. For example, some...

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    Advies aan management

    Set the current goals in a concrete fashion to settle any outliers that see things as 'unstable'. This is one of the better companies I have worked for (I'd argue the best in the local mobile, and I've been at 5 studios in the last 10 years, including HH), and getting a handle on unsettled people would be the only thing really needed right now to stay the course on what is a very good place to work. A course-correct...

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    Hothead Games2018-09-19
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    "One of the best companies I've ever worked for"

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    Voormalige werknemer - Senior Programmer in Vancouver, BC
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    Ik voltijd gewerkt bij Hothead Games voor meer dan 1 jaar

    Pluspunten

    Competitive salary. Good work life balance, opportunity to work flexible hours and can even work from home occasionally if needed. Transparent management, regular town halls, and staff have the opportunity to raise questions for execs at lunch & learn each week. Great office near Stanley Park (used to be Facebook's Vancouver office). Rooftop deck with bbqs. Beer (and wine and cider) Fridays. Lunch provided once...

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    Minpunten

    Uncertain future. The tech stack isn't the best. Hothead use a in-house C++ engine maintained by a very small team. May be a downside to some. Annual reviews aren't very unified (feedback is down to whatever team you're working on). Lack of innovation. Poor planning and documentation can be a blocker.

    Advies aan management

    Keep going, and stay transparent. See if there are opportunities to take design risks (on smaller titles perhaps) vs copying economy models that aren't fully understood by the studio (looks like this has already started to happen). 3rd party publishing is difficult to do effectively and time consuming. Make sure that Hothead's own games are getting sufficient focus moving forward.

    Hothead Games2018-08-28
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    "Great work environment with amazing co-workers"

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    Voormalige werknemer - Lead Game Designer in Vancouver, BC
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    Ik heb voltijdgewerkt bij Hothead Games voor meer dan 3 jaar

    Pluspunten

    - Amazing co-workers - Flat structure meant the ability to speak directly to any lead/owner in the company - CEO do regular town halls, speaking directly to each team along with showing exactly the status of the company (Profit/loss, short and long-term company goals, etc). - The work environment is relaxed and great work/life balance - "Full stack" mobile studio: Every aspect of game dev is done in-house (marketing,...

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    Minpunten

    - Unwilling to kill underperforming projects hurt overall company morale as the mantra at the time was "Fail fast and learn from mistakes" (This mindset looks to be changing as of late for the positive) - Handfull of high performing legacy games must be worked on with dated tech (lack of solid tools, means longer than normal task times for event minor changes) - Heavy emphasis on KPIs (Good), but one-off manager requests...

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    Advies aan management

    - Continue driving for studio wins while having an open door/town hall policy for employees to voice issues and be heard. - Surface the total monthly studio costs in the financial dashboard and or in town halls for everyone to better understand the weekly/monthly financials of the studio to reduce any confusion of "The last month we made X, but with the month we made Y, is that good or bad". If your job isn't tied directly...

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    Hothead Games2018-08-10
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    "A great company to work for!"

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    Ik heb voltijd gewerkt bij Hothead Games

    Pluspunten

    Awesome people, good salary, nice benefits, excellent location and office environment. Highly creative environment! Lots of autonomy and flat hierarchical structure. Good managers.

    Minpunten

    no apparent cons at Hothead for me personally.

    Hothead Games2018-08-09
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    "Avoid!! Beware of Fake Reviews. Don't make the mistake I made!!"

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    Ik heb voltijd gewerkt bij Hothead Games

    Pluspunten

    - location - perks: gym and snacks - flex hours - transparency

    Minpunten

    I never really write reviews but had to do this one. - weak leadership team - wastes time on things that don't matter and does not focus on things that drive results - have to play teacher's pet to survive - archaic infrastructure that is not up to industry standard and is not willing to change - very poor management - creates a hostile environment that does not allow differing opinions - does not see the benefit...

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    Advies aan management

    Listen to your employees. To quote other reviews: " You lose lots of top talent because you force people to "fit in or get out" rather than create an inclusive company culture that promotes including a diverse group of people. This results in in a myopic view of products that you deem viable, which leaves dollars on the table." "You are on top, you have no reason to be aggressive towards employees or assert your...

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    Hothead Games2018-08-29
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