Multimedia Games
3.3 of 5 19 reviews
www.multimediagames.com Austin, TX 150 to 499 Employees

Multimedia Games Reviews

Updated Mar 05, 2014
Multimedia Games – Austin – “fun”

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3.3 19 reviews

                             

71% Approve of the CEO

Multimedia Games CEO Patrick J. Ramsey

Patrick J. Ramsey

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62% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Good experience

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Multimedia Games

ProsPeople at this company are really fun to work with

ConsNot a lot of growth as far as moving up

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You can work in a good silo, or in a very bad silo. Either way it's a silo...

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Austin, TX (US)

I have been working at Multimedia Games full-time

ProsStrong company with a decent client base will likely be around for a while.

Cons1) Location location location. The location is horrible.
1a) Depending on what department you work for: inflexible work hours. Mandatory core hours force employees to drive on 360 during peak hours resulting in insane commute times.
2) Depending on what department you work for: management can be awful. Departments run on fear. Backstabbing. Active undermining. Seriously hostile work environment type stuff.
3) Depending on what department you work for: absolutely NO career path. In fact, when members of the team wanted to pursue alternate career paths, they were actively prohibited from doing so.

Advice to Senior ManagementTake a long hard look at your middle management structure and decide if it is really worth continuing to pay those people to chase away top talent.

If you are looking for stable employment and a paycheck, this is a solid place to work. If you want a career, look elsewhere.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Amazingly Refreshing!

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Multimedia Games as a contractor for less than a year

ProsI've heard of the 'dark days' of MGAM but have no frame of reference. This has been one of the greatest companies I have worked for. The environment fosters creativity and the atmosphere is electric with happy people!

Great:

Pay
Atmosphere
Perks
Coworkers
Revenue

ConsThe workload is a bit much, but such is to be expected when a company is growing at this rate. A great problem to have.

As the previous reviewer stated, the HQ being on 360 is a pain in the rump. The traffic to and from is HORRIBLE!

Not so great:

Growing too fast! :P
Traffic on 360. :(

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep it up. You guys are doing amazing.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Times have changed at MGAM!!

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Austin, TX (US)

I have been working at Multimedia Games full-time for less than a year

ProsGREAT work/life balance, everyone knows you by name not EEID, On the rise company with a start-up feel, casual dress/culture, and most importantly, even the CEO knows who you are!

ConsNot MGAM's fault, but commute to corp HQ can be a pain some days.

Advice to Senior ManagementListen to your employees needs/wants and be more interactive around the office. Yes, your busy, but who isn't!!

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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A company doesn't care about their employee.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Multimedia Games

ProsNot too many pros compared to other companies from I heard. I don't like the company personally

ConsVery shitty pay for current employer even the company is running good. The workload is super heavy in term of the compensation.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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I do what I love...that's all that matters...

Software Developer (Current Employee)
Austin, TX (US)

I have been working at Multimedia Games full-time for more than 8 years

ProsGood work environment, laid back, opportunities.

Consunderpaid, undervalued, management plays favorites

Advice to Senior Managementgive other's a chance to shine

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Employee oriented company

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Multimedia Games full-time

Pros-Growth and lateral move potential
-Flexible work hours
-Employee appreciation
-Headed in the right direction in the industry

Cons-Office is in a very inaccessible part of town

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Short sighted management, lacks vision beyond one or two quarters at the most

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Austin, TX (US)

I worked at Multimedia Games full-time

ProsCasual work environment and work / life balance
Some career growth possible
Good location
Ok compensation

ConsDisloyal senior management trying to sell the company
No accountability in senior management
Too political for a company this small
No real innovation done recently, just renaming past products
Too much disparity between groups
Losing talented people either voluntarily or forcing them out
Immoral practices

Advice to Senior ManagementReduce executive compensation. Invest in employees instead. Get rid of politics. Promote/commend employees who do the real work, not who are taking credit for it.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Great culture, no growth

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Multimedia Games

ProsGreat culture
Great co-workers
Innovative environment
Great work-life balance

ConsInadequate compensation (until you find another job)
flat structure leads to not as much growth opportunities
some members of executive management short sighted and sometimes plain incompetent

Advice to Senior Managementevaluate your worth, evaluate worth of employees regularly. If they're seriously looking for another job, it's already too late. keep up the culture and innovative environment.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Multimedia Games is a hidden gem in the Austin high tech gaming scene.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Austin, TX (US)

I have been working at Multimedia Games full-time for more than 8 years

ProsMultimedia Games has a great work-life balance.

ConsThe traffic on 360 is the only major downfall.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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