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  1. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Great`

    Apr 6, 2022 - Release Coordinator in San Diego, CA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Awesome place of work at.

    Cons

    Can be a little stressful but worth it.

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  2. 1.0
    Former Employee

    Stay Away, do not recommend!

    Feb 18, 2022 - Software Engineer 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Opportunities arose for occasional overtime.

    Cons

    Unreasonable deadlines, overworked/understaffed, I felt like I was competing with my coworkers when completing a project. When asking a question to management, they say “not now” and aren’t helpful at all. STAY AWAY, find another game company to work for.

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  3. 5.0
    Former Employee, less than 1 year

    Good job

    Nov 30, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    A very good place to work

    Cons

    I never found any cons

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  4. 4.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    Fantastic Company to work for!

    Dec 4, 2017 - Programmer in San Diego, CA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    - Dave (CEO) is incredible. He and his wife treat the company like their baby and as such, work hard to foster a company culture they are proud of. They also care about making the best games (for players) that they can. At the time, they were mostly doing contract work, but never once phoned in any work on these projects. They wanted to make the best decisions for players and it shows, especially in their own titles. - Coworkers are inviting and social. There are regular events where the company takes days off of work to bond together. This is because they treat each other like family instead of merely employees. They are also highly talented in their respective positions and avid gamers. - Compensation was higher than industry average (at the time). About 10k more than other companies because they didn't offer profit sharing as they were mostly doing contract work. After Rocket League became a smash hit, they were very generous to their employees.

    Cons

    At the time, production was overworked so it sometimes fell on you to find the tasks that needed to be done (instead of having them prioritized ahead of time). Couple with the above point, there was originally a lack of process when it came to things like checkins, but it has gotten markedly better

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  5. 5.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    Growing stronger every day

    Jul 18, 2017 - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    - Plenty of food and drinks available all day - Studio does not crunch - Working on a very popular title - Beer and dinner provided to whole studio including family and friends every Friday - Psyonix pays for 80% of health care, vision and dental insurance now - Beautiful downtown studio, with two balconies and plenty of space - CEO is approachable and has an open door policy

    Cons

    - Communication can be problematic or non existent - Learning about what the company culture is, is all on a new employee

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    10 people found this review helpful
  6. 2.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    good place for entry level.

    Dec 15, 2016 - Senior Artist in San Diego, CA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Work on good game titles. Learning & sharpen skills while working on different game styles.

    Cons

    Salary lower than the market price. Expect a lot of overtime hours.

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    5 people found this review helpful
  7. 5.0
    Former Employee, more than 5 years

    Good Company with Good Friends

    Jul 26, 2015 - Animator 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    - People were nice, felt like being taken care of as a family member. - Projects were fun. Usually there were multiple projects going on. I know there were some successful projects and the others, but most of them were fun to work on. - Very close to downtown San Diego and lots of good places. I used to run outside at lunch time and it was perfect to work out in good weather and beautiful city. - Beer Friday was good. Around 6 pm on every Friday, people get nice food and beer which is very nice to hang out with friends. - Room of Diabetes. I called it that, I don't know how the others calling it. It's a room of full of tasty and sugary food. It's great when you need some sugar, but it's too good sometimes. :) - Picnic, Party. Who doesn't like those?

    Cons

    - It was more like FAMILY when it was a smaller group around 2010~2011 before it gets bigger. As it gets bigger, I think company needs to make a decision whether it's going to be a solid small group to make fun game like Rocket League, or bigger team for a bigger project with more organized construction.

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    5 people found this review helpful
  8. 5.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    Great Company That Cares About Its Employees

    Feb 18, 2015 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Psyonix was started by a group of family and close friends who cared about quality and each other and that culture has continued on with a team that is now almost 40-people strong. As a relative newcomer, I have been nothing but pleased with how easy it has been to acclimate myself to the studio culture and how inviting and friendly my co-workers have been (in addition to their flexibility with personal schedules, which is highly appreciated when you have children at home). Crunch almost never happens (unless it's down-to-the-wire necessary) and the number of family/ spousal/ SO events that the company holds on a weekly (yes, weekly) basis is amazing. Plus, free food and drinks every day along with a very close proximity to the Gaslamp districts many, many, wonderful lunch places. On top of all that, the team really does care about making fun, high-quality games, which makes working here all the better. Psyonix really is that rare combination of both personal and professional satisfaction that you don't usually think are real.

    Cons

    Because the company isn't a large-size studio, you'll have to be ready to wear many hats -- some of which you weren't necessarily intended to do. There is also a lot of experimentation and prototyping here, which could be difficult for people who like to remained focused or refine one or two projects at a time.

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  9. 1.0
    Former Employee

    Disappointed

    Mar 28, 2015 -  in San Diego, CA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Pantry No mandatory Overtime... however it was probably needed with this lot Pantry... oh already said that... yeeeeeah Nice view of the Coronado Bridge

    Cons

    Like someone already said in their review, it's a buddy system or as they call it "Core", if you weren't an intern here circa 2007 then you're looked at as an expendable employee. Even if you have been a veteran in the industry and have a wealth of knowledge. You either kiss the Core's *BUTT or you get out of their way. I have never seen a more mismanaged company in all my years in the business. This is by far the worse company I have ever worked at. I would consider working for Comcast over them (Google worst company in america). Also like someone mentioned before in another review their is absolutely no HR of any kind, it's just a good ole boy's club. They pitch this flat structure approach, sounds good the first year until you start to see the ugliness behind that pitch, but don't worry the Core makes all the decisions for you... no matter if they are a burnout, a guy who comes and goes as he pleases or an IT guy. Again mentioned by someone else... by the way they nailed it... coming in earlier doesn't mean anything when the actual CEO strolls in around 11am and only sees those that stay late. Speaking of that half that Core put in around 6 hours max and Fridays are a joke, no one gets there until 11am and then they do a wrap up of the week that was around 5:30pm.... solid effort everyone, no wonder they rarely get anything done. I feel bad for all those euro gamers awaiting another battle-cars game. I would also like to add that there is no way to further your career, there are no seniors in place to help guide you along the way, there is no production, no leads, no structure what so ever... it's just a place to hang out. Not to mention no raises, no bonuses and for a place located in Southern California they pay you pretty *CRAPPY too. However they will take you bowling or to a Padres game. I'd personally like a nice raise here in there, keep your pantry I'd like a cost of living bump every now and then. *This site made me remove bad language

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    16 people found this review helpful
  10. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Excellent Game Company

    Feb 17, 2015 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Little to no crunch ( amazing for game industry ) Great co-workers that are highly skilled and also turning into good friends. Very exciting projects, always tons of fun work to go around. Smaller company so people really are able to have a hand in the direction that the company goes. The culture is very laid back and relaxed Downtown San Diego location is excellent

    Cons

    There really aren't many cons of working at Psyonix, it's a great place to work and everyone is very friendly

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