Kabam Reviews

Updated Jul 20, 2022

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3.7
67%
Recommend to a Friend
57%
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Pros
  • "Competitive Salary and great work/life balance(in 22 reviews)

  • "I really enjoyed every day at Kabam and I have nothing bad to say about my own experience there(in 21 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "With the quick growth of Kabam as a company, and the recent changes from our acquisition, there have been some growing pains(in 17 reviews)

  • "constant pivots during production(in 4 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Loved it!

      Jul 20, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      CEO, Culture, Friends, Autonomy and Office space

      Cons

      During covid it was a bit lonely

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    2. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Director in care is very bad

      Jul 2, 2022 - Community Manager in Los Angeles, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      The catered lunches (pre covid) were nice.

      Cons

      You work from home due to pandemic but with your own equipment. Nothing is provided by the company. New director is at hand at LA office but only works for his own good and not oversee the real needs of the teams in charge.

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    3. 1.0
      Current Employee

      The Mighty Have Fallen

      Jul 18, 2022 - Producer 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - There's some very nice developers doing their best to contribute, grow, and collaborate.

      Cons

      - Currently bleeding the talent who knows how to make games, in favor of hiring more "cooks for the kitchen". People who have next to zero interest in the gaming industry outside of making themselves a fortune, and only bring draconian business acumen to the table. They're the ones who are going to cram their weird copycat ideas down the developer's throats. - Reduced interest in paying developer talent a competitive salary compared to other companies in the same space, operating in the same cities. This company has let go of too many good people to companies who will pay them more to do less. And Kabam doesn't care. What ever they can do to get the old guard out, and replace them with a new and loyal new guard. - A particular project has generated all of the revenue for the company. The people who still represent a time where Kabam was exciting and growing, and are still on this project, are left in manacles to manage this project indefinitely. No opportunity to move forward and drive new ideas. Those roles go to people who have lead failed projects or are recently new to the company from a failed stint elsewhere. So it seems to be fostering a culture of, "If you do well, don't expect any promotion or compensation. Those opportunities go to those who who haven't yet succeeded". I can think of an example where one person was placed in a rather good position simply because they "needed a win".

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    4. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Amazing company!

      May 17, 2022 - Associate Software Engineer 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      + Company concern about what we think + Balanced workload + Hybrid work policy at the moment

      Cons

      - The biggest game project ran over years (but there is a new one upcoming!)

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    5. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      A lot of growing pains

      May 16, 2022 - Player Support Agent 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great benefits and great people.

      Cons

      Work is very boring and not challenging for me. I wanted to take on more but they were so understaffed I never got the chance. When theybare well staffed the job is great and lost of room to grow

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    6. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      QA

      Apr 20, 2022 - QA Analyst in Vancouver, BC
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great environment for growth and learning

      Cons

      Level of direction the company is going is sometimes questionable

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    7. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Meh

      Apr 12, 2022 - Player Support Agent in Austin, TX
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      Pros

      Some of the main reasons that kept me working at Kabam for as long as I did, were truly the amazing people that I met there. Other than that, there is not a lot going for this company.

      Cons

      The pay had to be probably one of the worst things about this place. Letting your employees live paycheck to paycheck in one of the most expensive cities in the country is just straight up disappointing. For a company who preaches culture and the importance of it’s people, the pay absolutely does not reflect that. Additionally, there were so many changes when it came to directions of different products and the communication about that was VERY MUCH lacking which caused a lot of frustration.

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    8. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Kabam

      Mar 2, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Amazing team and amazing workplace

      Cons

      The onboarding was a little confusing

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    9. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Good Place To Work

      Feb 27, 2022 - Associate Producer in Vancouver, BC
      Recommend
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      Pros

      -Not micro managing -Progressive work environment with good/passionate people -Decent projects and work load - Good RFT conversion/benefits/salary

      Cons

      -Career progression not the best - Job Security not great at the moment (closed down studios, lots of churn, and project cancellations) - Some tech debt needs addressing and better interstudio communication

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    10. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Lots of legacy but looking forward

      Feb 27, 2022 - Senior Software Engineer in Vancouver, BC
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Benefits are pretty good. Team members are a lot of fun

      Cons

      The technology stack is VERY outdated and there doesn't seem to be any leadership in getting this changed.

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    Kabam has an overall rating of 3.7 out of 5, based on over 282 reviews left anonymously by employees. 67% of employees would recommend working at Kabam to a friend and 45% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has decreased by -6% over the last 12 months.

    According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, Kabam employees rate their compensation and benefits as 3.8 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at Kabam. This rating has decreased by -10% over the last 12 months.

    67% of Kabam employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Kabam 4.0 out of 5 for work life balance, 3.9 for culture and values and 3.3 for career opportunities.

    According to reviews on Glassdoor, employees commonly mention the pros of working at Kabam to be culture, benefits, coworkers and the cons to be senior leadership, management, career development.

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