WildTangent Reviews

Updated 4 May 2020

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  1. 1.0
    Former Employee, more than 5 years

    New owners / new management are uninspiring

    4 May 2020 - Staff in Bellevue, WA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Employees once cared but it's too late to save business now.

    Cons

    Cutting the business to bare bones, cut standard benefits and pay. Inflated titles in hopes people will stay / believe self importance. Sad. I would be surprised if business still exists by end of year.

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  2. 3.0
    Current Employee, more than 8 years

    Gone

    13 May 2019 - Senior Software Development Engineer 
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    Pros

    WT was bought out, and has a new management team

    Cons

    The layed most the staff off

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  3. 3.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Great work/life balance, not so good career growth or incentives programs

    31 Aug 2014 - Senior Software Engineer in Redmond, WA
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    Pros

    As long as you get your job done the work hours are flexible. Others have suggested that there isn't any employee recognition, but I have found that if you do your job well the recognition will come in the form of a merit increase. As a software engineer I often have the time to investigate new tools and technologies.

    Cons

    The engineering team wants to be agile but either the product management or senior leadership teams aren't interested or aren't willing to transition, so we sprint but we're really not being agile. Career growth is lacking. I get that it is up to the individual to drive their career but when your manager is supposed to work on development goals with you and never does: that is on them. The company lacks any sort of incentive mechanism to recognize hard workers. We have stock options but there do not appear to be any plans to go public, there are no bonuses, and the company doesn't match any 401K contributions. Finally, the company is old enough and has enough smart people that we can make educated and informed decisions regarding corporate direction, unfortunately I appears that we are still at times making decisions based on hunches and intuition.

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  4. 3.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Systems and Operations Office

    6 Nov 2018 - Systems and Operations Officer in Kingston
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Gain knowledge about financing Ability to grow

    Cons

    Salary needs improvement More structured training needs to be done

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  5. 2.0
    Former Employee, more than 8 years

    Seemed more focused on how to sell the company than investing in a profitable business

    15 Feb 2018 - Software Developer 
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    Pros

    Lots of good people, with a friendly atmosphere. Middle management was knowledgeable and friendly.

    Cons

    Leadership says one thing and wants another thing done. Too focused on trying to find a quick win, no matter how cheap, that long term improvements to the product get sidelined. So focused on marketing that time isn't given to make the base product more attractive to get people actually using it outside of accidental clicks on their brand new laptop. Development was regularly stopped and priorities switched in the middle of feature development.

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  6. 3.0
    Current Employee

    Family feel with dysfunctional parents

    22 Feb 2016 - Anonymous Employee 
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    Pros

    Close knit teams, extremely flexible schedule, and health insurance covered 100%.

    Cons

    Executive team likes to micromanage, and ignore the advisement and expertise of their employees. Employees, particularly on the dev side, are expected to execute constantly changing priorities on tight timelines with minimal resources. Overall lack of vision and direction, with more emphasis put on appeasing employees with lip service and empty promises than on actual honest, transparent communication. Salaries are somewhat lagging behind industry average, with no clear advancement plan in place. The building is also outdated and in an awkward location, making for a somewhat dull work life.

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  7. 4.0
    Former Employee, more than 5 years

    Great Place to Build or Expand Upon a Skillset

    9 Aug 2016 - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA
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    Pros

    Knowledgeable peers and sharp executive management when I worked there. You have to bring your A game as there is a high degree of expertise throughout. Lots of opportunity to make in impact and add value. On paper this is a smaller company, but they operate as a company that is quite a bit larger. Good benefits, location, onsite gym.

    Cons

    Highly dynamic industry means that you cannot be completely confident in the organization's stability at a given time. Very poor compensation and appraisal process is arbitrary. Re-orgs happen on a consistent basis.

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  8. 3.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    Unorganized

    12 May 2014 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    If you want to work on the sales team at WildTangent you will have to be able to work very independently. If that is what you are looking for this is great place for you. The work/life balance is great and the hours are not demanding. Salary and benefits are also great. Upper management is flexible with time off as well.

    Cons

    There is little room for personal/career growth at this company. Very unorganized and the overall work ethic switches from intense to lazy. Little to no training involved, immediately thrown in to the fire without much support.

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  9. 4.0
    Current Employee

    Dynamic fast-paced environment for self-starters... not a place for slackers

    25 Jun 2008 - Developer in Redmond, WA
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    Pros

    Small enough so that individuals stand out, yet large enough to be financially stable and have the basics like an HR department, IT department, etc. Fairly fast-paced environment lead by charismatic and outspoken CEO. Very open environment where you can speak your mind, contribute, and make impact.

    Cons

    The downside of being medium sized is that there isn't a lot of redundancy in resources. Gotta get more done with less so it can feel like you're always playing catch-up. It's never boring though.

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  10. 4.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    Good company, but needs more direction

    15 Nov 2016 - Senior Software Engineer in Redmond, WA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Great team of hard-working professionals creating very high quality products. Very little politics, except a little to much "hands on" from CEO. The AMP product has a lot of potential if they can get a major vendor to commit to using it. Good company culture. Good benefits.

    Cons

    Games app product is dated and slipping in the PC market. Mobile product has not made up the difference. CEO is fairly reactionary and there tend to be a fair number of unforeseen "fire fights" every month, which makes it hard to meet deadlines.

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