Not trying to sound stupid, entitled, or naive here... And I know the question itself might not make all that much sense... but was wondering what other companies out there have a fun and low stress vibe to be part of. The early days of twitch was honestly really fun, and fairly low stress. But nowadays, as it feels like we are on the downturn of the funding cycle and corporate parents are cracking the whip to cut costs and force unnatural inorganic growth, I just don't feel like it's a fun place to be anymore. And was hoping to find something similar to join...
I recognize that early twitch maybe was an anomoloy, as people were passionate and friendly and tended to mostly get along. And I recognize that most companies have pressure and hard work and corporate politics and all. But just wondering if there are other companies or teams out there that have the more playful fun culture where people are really passionate about something but you're not expected to work bad hours to survive and have to worry about your job all the time.
I just feel concerned as some of the companies I thought were fun, like riot or blizzard or even discord, are apparently going through similar processes and I'm not sure if that's just a macroeconomic thing pertaining to lack of growth in the economy... Or if it's just me
I work 15-20 hours per week, in at 11am, home by 2-3pm, no one gets fired unless they’re unpopular, no pressure to deliver projects, deadlines are optional and change all the time, work is assigned but no one follows up on it so I just chill and do bare minimum. We have tons of meetings with no follow up and “let’s continue this discussion later.”
Seriously the easiest job of my life, people are super friendly and nice, HQ is gorgeous, food is delicious (but healthy), and 2 week holiday shutdown fully paid. Hiring bar is super high but if you can get in then it’s amazing.