GSN Games Employee Reviews

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Company with an identity crisis
Manager (Former Employee) –  Boston, MA28 April 2017
The work/life balance is great and you get a lot of freedom. Unfortunately, the company grew quickly in the past few years but did not prepare for it. This included continuous changes in upper management and the exec team resulting in massive layoffs and attrition.

It appears as though they are going back to basics and restructuring in the hopes of moving forward. There is little to no feedback on progress and you often manage yourself.
Pros
Choose your own hours, work from home, excellent healthcare
Cons
Zero career path laid out or opportunity for growth
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Best place I ever worked
Sr. Help Desk Analyst (Current Employee) –  San Francisco, CA26 October 2016
This is the best place I've ever worked for. Culture and people are great and down to earth, the unlimited vacation is encouraged to be used, and free breakfast and lunch wasn't bad either.
Pros
Unlimited vacation
Cons
None
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Good learning experience
HR Recruiter (Former Employee) –  Bangalore, Karnataka12 October 2016
Good work culture and nice environment.
Good learning curve
Was part of complete HR processes.
Enjoyed new challenges which were thrown on day to day basis
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It was ok
Coordinator (Former Employee) –  SF15 August 2016
Nice people but poorly run. Most likely going belly up. Nlo room for advancement, little room to grow even though there was room for change.
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Unique challenges in an occasionally slow, but fun workplace.
QA Automation Intern (Former Employee) –  Boston, MA3 August 2016
GSN provides employees a very free, agile-driven workflow across all teams. People are generally very approachable and welcoming, and are more than willing to help if asked. Using your excess time in a sprint to help with other assignments goes a long way - especially when the pipeline is backed up or deadlines for releases are approaching. They're open to working from home so long as communication is maintained and do what they can to accommodate time off.
Management is very accessible, though more of the challenge comes from conflicts in how each team runs. While there's a push to standardize communication, many teams use their own communication method and stick to it. This can lead to disconnects as teams that work together may not always communicate their goals to one another and it can slow down work.
Otherwise, GSN is a fantastic place to be. It's a low stress environment, and can be monotonous when given manual testing or build server maintainence. However, when given immediate problems to solve and being given the freedom to design the best solution, it really becomes more engaging.
Pros
great office, welcoming intern program, good location, friendly people
Cons
slow inter-team communication, lengthy onboarding at times
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Autonomous society and really fun
Intern Producer (Current Employee) –  San Francisco9 July 2014
Arrive casually, and get on with your work. People trust you will do what needs to be done, and don't bother you with it.
Co-workers are all awesome, fun and welcoming people, I've been here 5 weeks and it feels great!
Management is transparent, and really try and keep in touch and close to employees and their problems.
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4.1
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