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[TotW] Ask Me Almost Anything!

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Dekades, Sep 21, 2020.

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  1. Dekades

    Dekades Community Cowboy Staff Member


    This week I'll change it up. I'll host a pseudo AMA here on Insider. I say pseudo because it will take place throughout the week. There will be a few rules in place and it will be controlled, because I'd rather not get yelled at because I went off the rails and I like my job!

    A few things:
    • I am not a qualified spokesperson for Razer (Yes, that's a thing), so I can't give any insight nor speak in an official capacity regarding any Razer related product releases. So please don't ask me about anything new that may or may not be coming out.
    • As to not give PR (Public Relations) a headache, I will not speak negatively about our products, nor will I accept any negative communications. So questions like, "Why does XXX suck?" will not be commented on.
    • I'll give my opinions on the questions asked. I will try to answer as many as I can, when I can. So please do not expect an immediate answer. And I will do my best to make this as interesting as possible.
    • Keep your questions short and concise. Wall of text entries will be deleted.
    • No customer support related questions. Please post in the Support Forum.
    Alright, let's gooooo!

    Hi, I'm Dekades, Community Cowboy on Razer Insider, an actual employee of Razer. Ask me [almost] anything!
  2. babideebabidoo

    babideebabidoo Well-Known Member

    Were you a gamer already before you started to work for Razer?
  3. jedramos

    jedramos Well-Known Member

    what are the qualifications to be a razer staff besides being a gamer?
  4. magictim

    magictim Well-Known Member

    What achievement did you most memorable during the period in Razer

    Did they pay you well for this job:stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye_:
    mbrine, Kenserky, jedramos and 7 others like this.
  5. fastTealBluebook762

    fastTealBluebook762 Active Member

    How long had you worked in Razer? What employment benefits be included?
    jedramos, neaty_34, PhrostByt and 4 others like this.
  6. ARMOR_152

    ARMOR_152 Well-Known Member

    Were you living in the area already or move there specifically for the job?
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  7. 0V3R_K1LL

    0V3R_K1LL Well-Known Member VANGUARD

    What changed in Razer at the end of 2019? I mean for years we had the same stuff with not a lot of innovation compared to 2019-2020. I mean its like the design department got a new life or something. A lot of companies are now following your lead but I remember Razer was feeling left out around 2018 to mid 2019 when another company was exclusively doing good gaming wireless mice.
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  8. .Surf.

    .Surf. Well-Known Member VANGUARD

    Was kinda curious about this one for some time. Does Razer has any remote job openings for people not in US or Asia? I'd really love to work for them, but remotely is all i can do.
  9. Coffeecuppo

    Coffeecuppo New Member

    I don't know if this question is accurate in this thread but I'll give it a try.

    My computer gets BCOD when I use my Kraken TE headset, because of driver crash and/or USB socket losing contact. I have tried all my USB sockets but the issue remains, and the drivers are up-to-date. I have heard others having this issue too.

    What am I doing wrong?
  10. bizWeldonBluetools832

    bizWeldonBluetools832 Well-Known Member

    What got you the name of Community cowboy?
    Always wanted to know...

    Oh, and will this question get me the Jackpot? :wink_:
  11. BlackFireDragon

    BlackFireDragon Well-Known Member

    How you join and how this job change your live :)
  12. jevinho77

    jevinho77 New Member

    [QUOTE = "jedramos, post: 640807, membro: 1141047"] quais são as qualificações para ser uma equipe razer além de ser um jogador? [/ QUOTE]
    precisa do link se quiser um time
  13. gstsdw

    gstsdw Well-Known Member

    Are there any products from the past or currently discontinued that you would like to see Razer refresh and revitalize?
  14. Dekades

    Dekades Community Cowboy Staff Member

    Yep, absolutely. Totally a Nintendo (NES) kid growing up. HEAVY into Street Fighter II in middle and high school. I spent a lot of time at the arcades. Got into PC gaming after high school, built my first computer in college and throughout the years was lowkey jelly of my friends who had cool looking Macbooks and couldn't understand why PC companies couldn't make nice looking ones of their own. Then I discovered Razer.

    It's actually the other way around. It's a matter of meeting the requirements for the job than being a gamer. Being a gamer is a plus, but being able to do your job well is first and foremost. Like, I can't imagine the hiring manager thinking to themselves, "oh, this person is a gamer! Hired!" It's more like, "ok this person is the best for this job and they happen to be a gamer, awesome." Not everyone at Razer is a gamer, but a lot of people are. That makes it fun.

    Personally? Ha, I haven't hit it yet. My father would be so disappointed. Hahaha, I'm pretty hard on myself, but there's more I want to do. I hope you all get to see it, too!

    This is my PR/HR answer: The pay is competitive.

    I've been at Razer for about 2.5 years now. We have some really good benefits. Our HR staff is amazing and they're constantly looking out for us. As for perks, we get fed, we have a gaming allowance and we get some pretty good deals internally on our products. But the best perk I want to say are the people. I work with incredible people and play games with them regularly on top of hanging out with them (pre-pandemic) outside of work. I love my Irvine office and I miss them dearly.

    Sort of. I was living in LA (Los Angeles) at the time I was hired, which is about 50 miles (80 km) from Irvine where the US office is located. I commuted for about 3 months and moved down to Irvine. But I was in the same state (CA - California) and the next county over.

    Okay, this is a great question, but one I have to answer carefully. First of all, this is my take and my own personal opinion because I don't have the facts. I don't know exactly what happened. But I agree with you. Something did. I think as a company, we weren't the best anymore. We had been knocked off our throne and that didn't sit well with a lot of us. So, as a brand, we banded together, lit a bunch of fires under a lot of people. For Gamers. By Gamers, right? It's hard to look in the mirror and take stock of yourself. As a brand, I think we did something similar and no matter how hard it was, worked through it, to be better. It wasn't just one person demanding excellence. It was the company as a whole demanding the best from each other.

    Yep, we have an office in Europe! Working remotely is something that's often worked out with managers, meaning you'd already have to be working with a team internally. The pandemic has changed how business is done and I don't know if this will change things moving forward. Your best bet is to apply and find out.

    It's self-entitled. Cowboy sounded more fun than "Manager."

    Like most people, I got the job through someone I knew. In regards to this job changing my life, my best takeaway is that I don't have to hide my gaming habits with other people. My career has been in marketing and I used to work on the agency side and when you're in that world, all people do is talk about work and the business. It gets old and exhausting. At Razer, I can geek out with my coworkers and that's super refreshing.
  15. Rox598

    Rox598 Keyblade Master VANGUARD

    How's your wiener?
  16. evilchargerfan

    evilchargerfan Well-Known Member

    How does one become a spokesperson for Razer? Sounds like a neat job!
  17. Darkraihs

    Darkraihs Active Member

    When do you think we will get rgb masks, I know it sounds crazy, but a lot of people want it!
  18. Dekades

    Dekades Community Cowboy Staff Member

    Yep. One thing and one thing only. The freakin' CHROMA MUG.


    It really kinda depends on what you mean by "spokesperson." Officially? Work in Marketing, Sales or PR. Anything outside of that is still hired but on a case by case basis to suit specific needs. Your other option is to have a YouTube channel/Twitch Stream with six figure subs or some sort of online influence and following. People hate hearing that but that's the way the wind is blowing at the moment.

    Probably not ever. I believe you! But, don't get your hopes up.
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  19. dodo_0

    dodo_0 Well-Known Member

    Hello, Dekades.
    - What is your goal in life?
    - What is your favorite Razer keyboard that is no longer available on the market?
    - What is your Razer keyboard right now?
    - Would you describe your Razer dream keyboard that you would like to have?
  20. Darkraihs

    Darkraihs Active Member

    What is a razer AFK that goes with the -Offline- reward?
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