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36 Game Designer Reviews

Game Designers give their job an average rating of 3.8 out of 5.0. The Game Designers happiest with their jobs are employed by International Game Technology with an average rating of 2.8 while the Game Designers least happy with their jobs work for Quicken Loans with an average rating of 1.8.

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"I love being a Game Designer is because I get to make all the people happy regardless they are older than me or younger than me. The only thing I hate is there is no book which can actually teach you game design as it is. The industry keeps on changing but people always ask for a experienced designer of that technology immediately."
Posted 9 years ago
Game Designer at Legendary Games
in Madison, WI
Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 2 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Game Designer at MobilityWare
in Irvine, CA
Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Game Designer at Razor Edge Games
Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5

Game Designer Career Rating Comparison

3.8
All Game Designers
2.8 Highest Rated Game Designers is at International Game Technology (2)
1.8 Lowest Rated Game Designers is at Quicken Loans (8)
Game Designer at Happy Code Freguesia
in Brazil, IN
Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 2 / 5 Growth Opportunities 5 / 5
Company Culture 3 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Game Designer at Quicken Loans
in Detroit, MI
Person You Work For 1 / 5 People You Work With 2 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 1 / 5 Growth Opportunities 1 / 5
Company Culture 1 / 5 Way You Work 2 / 5
Game Designer at Walt Disney Studios
in Palo Alto, CA

"It's great to create systems and worlds that can be shared by millions of people worldwide, but it's difficult to feel needed in most workplaces - everyone thinks they can be a game designer, so game designers aren't really viewed as vital."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Game Designer at FOURLIGHTS
in Las Vegas, NV

"Game design is a fantastic career for a creative mind. It requires a lot of out of the box thinking and execution. It's what I love the most about it. They don't really mention the acres of required paperwork that it usually entails, but it's very handle-able."

Person You Work For 3 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 2 / 5
Game Designer at Gameanax
in Sunnyvale, CA

"We get to make people happy, especially we can have the opportunity to bring smiles in the kids' faces. That is worth more than any other thing in the world. We can create an environment where the players can live their dream without hurting others or disturbing others."

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 5 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Game Designer at CelleC Games
in Winter Park, FL

"I absolutely LOVE being a Game Designer. I love being able to think about how my audience will experience a game, and also the learning curve it takes to help people of different backgrounds and training to understand the vision and goal of a game. It's not easy but very fulfilling."

Person You Work For 3 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 5
Support You Get 2 / 5 Rewards You Receive 1 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Game Designer at Orbotix
in Boulder, CO

"There is nothing like making people happy by playing games. Watching kids play together, listening to their excitement, designing games is the best way to discover humanity."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 3 / 5
Game Designer at Zynga
in San Francisco, CA

"I generally love to create things, and design allows me to do so."

Person You Work For 3 / 5 People You Work With 3 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 3 / 5 Way You Work 3 / 5
Game Designer at Gazillion Entertainment
in San Mateo, CA

"I absolutely love being a game designer but the drawback is it is always difficult to get my foot in the door of a company to actually find work. It is a competitive and tough market to break into no matter how skilled you are."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 5 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Game Designer at Gameanax

"I love being a Game Designer is because I get to make all the people happy regardless they are older than me or younger than me. The only thing I hate is there is no book which can actually teach you game design as it is. The industry keeps on changing but people always ask for a experienced designer of that technology immediately."

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 5 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Game Designer at A Maniacal Game
in Palmdale, CA

"I started off as an artist and since I'm finishing my degree in game programming I've been doing that too. Learning both has made possible to design and program my own game with no help. Time consuming of course but very helpful when applying for work."

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Game Designer at Simutronics Corp.
in Maryland Heights, MO

Please give us a one liner to describe this review.

"An amazing company with a lot of great talent and potential."

What do you like about working at Simutronics Corp.?

"The company has a very relaxed atmosphere and makes real games for real gamers."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Be prepared for the craziest group interview ever. Practice telling stories in silly voices using Buddha and Cthulhu statues, and drawing googly eyes on a white board."

What don't you like about working at Simutronics Corp.?

"The management style was a very weird mix of hands on and hands off, always at the most inopportune time."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Trust your employees- you hired them for a reason. Pick a hat and wear it, and let the people on your payroll wear the rest of the hats. You try to do it all, but what ends up happening is the few vital things that need doing can't be done effectively."

Person You Work For 3 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
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