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Sr software engineer

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Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  San Francisco, CA
Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA

I have been working at GREE International full-time for more than a year

Pros

a work hard, and play hard culture.

Cons

It's hard to concentrate at work because too much meetings and noisy environment

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Massive growth has killed GREE

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    Former Employee - Product Manager  in  San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Product Manager in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at GREE International full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - When they were smaller and more agile, employees were empowered to work on what they were passionate about.
    - Talented co-workers who are passionate about gaming

    Cons

    - No innovation
    - Poor management - run by people who do not enjoy games
    - Does not care about moment-to-moment gameplay
    - Prefers everything be copied from other games

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Empower your employees and let them create a game that puts gameplay and user experience first and not monetization.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  2. 11 people found this helpful  

    DisaGREEable

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at GREE International full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    - The recruiters are great at their jobs
    - Device reimbursement
    - Transportation allowance
    - Free meals, snacks, and drinks
    - High salaries

    Cons

    - The recruiters are great at their jobs

    Perks and salary are the only good things about working at GREE. But even those are pretty standard in the Bay Area these days. I'd gladly give up all the perks for a company where I actually like what I do and the people I work with. Free meals? Yeah, you save a lot of $$, but you also never go outside or get a real break from the job.

    If you're looking to make a difference or a company that is innovative, steer clear from GREE. New ideas are basically ignored and there is no interest in what you think or say, unless you follow the status quo. While the people may be nice to your face, some teams are run via popularity contests and there are those who won't hesitate to throw you under the bus to save their own ass. And forget working things out; they'll tell you what you want to hear to your face and talk about you behind your back. It's like being in high school.

    Other than that, there is no culture at GREE. Due to numerous acquisitions, multiple companies have been thrown together, with no structure or interest in building one. Basically, there is Funzio and everyone else, and for some reason, the Funzio folks are being allowed to run the show. This leads to monotony, lack of imagination, and COMPLETE boredom, because all the games are based on an identical model and little to nothing deviates from that model. The only goal is to get get games done, not make them better.

    Don't believe me? Download and play their games. Or go ahead and work there. You literally won't have to use your brain, except to navigate all the politics and BS. It's astounding how many people are employed there with little to nothing to do, yet who all seem and claim to be busy. Money is literally being wasted every day and everyone thinks they know how to do everyone else's job. But it's also humorous how many people are so open about hating their jobs; seriously, it's not a secret that nearly everyone is looking to get out and not afraid to talk about it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try something different!!! None of your games have any differentiating factors, outside of the game title itself and minimal changes in artwork or story line. Instead of copying the same thing over and over and OVER, come up with something new and make games people actually want to play. Japan isn't going to fund you forever.

    Utilize the talent you hire!!! So many people with actual skills come onboard and are quickly bored and under appreciated. People have experience, which comes from insight, so put your egos to the side and actually listen to their recommendations and what they have to say. Judge your employees by actual job performance, not how well they perform kissing your ass. You're letting a bunch of kids and sheltered "professionals" run things and it shows.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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