I've read with interest the RPG industry related blog posts this week at Howling Tower and Hill Cantons.
They got me thinking, are Gaming companies nice places to work?
My only experiences in the games industry are limited to a couple of stints of work experience at Games Workshop's Design Studio in the late 1980s. That was a time of immense change in the organisation, and employee morale was pretty low (one of my friends also ran one of their stores around that time and often recalls how dreadfully the retail staff were treated too). I'll have to write up my experiences there sometime as I got to work in a lot of different departments there.
Incidentally, if anyone is looking for a job as a photographer, Games Workshop are recruiting:
White Dwarf Photographer Vacancy
The following text from the ad makes me think it's still not the nicest place to work:
"If the way you behave and the attitudes you display fit with Games Workshop's ideals, it is highly likely you will be successful, well rewarded and happy. However, it is only fair to say that people who don't fit with our culture, or who play at fitting, will be unhappy and consequently unsuccessful."
Right that's enough on Games Workshop for a while - I don't want to sound bitter.