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The people are good, but the time management and feedback cycles are frustrating.

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Current Employee - Programmer in New Orleans, LA
Current Employee - Programmer in New Orleans, LA

I have been working at Gameloft full-time (more than a year)

Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Studio is expanding and improving.
Being attached to large, popular company gives it extra stability.

Cons

Time management is poor, with periods of crunching between bouts of doing nothing.
Deadlines can be extended indefinitely from QA and headquarters feedback, leading to extended crunching.
During crunch, there's a definite preference to keep everyone late, even when the individual doesn't have work to do. Staying late also seems to outrank calling people back in as needed.

Advice to Management

Hard deadlines combined with no feedback cut off is a problematic combo. Consider scheduling lock down dates to avoid projects running late.
Consider low priority or back up projects if you want to keep folks busy during down time.
If you don't provide any goals for down time, don't lecture folks on relaxing during that down time.

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  1. Helpful (9)

    They Bamboozled me!

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    Former Employee - 2D Game Programmer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - 2D Game Programmer in New York, NY

    I worked at Gameloft full-time (less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I got a chance to work in the field of video games which was always kind of a dream of my mine.

    Cons

    They gave me a relocation bonus but. . . after some rash business decisions they decided to lay me off and oh yes. . . I had to pay that back even though I was leaving due to situations outside of my control.

  2. Helpful (4)

    Fun place, but bad company

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    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Gameloft

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Fun place to work, if you don't mind working 12 hour days.

    Cons

    All direction comes from Paris, and this is not always helpful.

    If you are not french, you will not move up in the company

    Advice to Management

    Look at non-french employees for ideas.

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