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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at Glu full-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

This applies to the now defunct London offices:

-Amazing office, great perks of a pool table, free soft drinks, arcade machine
-Great team spirit from the development staff

Cons

-Terrible mismanagement at senior levels
-Very much behind the curve on innovation. Missed the boat on Facebook and Smartphone platforms despite numerous entreaties from staff.
-Badly paid
-No expectation management, were frequently told the company was doing well before another round of inevitable layoffs
-Very questionable hiring around some lead staff, who lacked basic competencies and appeared to have lied their way into senior positions.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Take a good, hard look at where you are in this industry and learn from more successful companies. Listen to your staff!

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    Good company, bad management in some departments, bad pay.

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer

    I worked at Glu

    Pros

    The work culture is cool. There is opennes within colleagues

    Cons

    Middle management is not very good.

    Approves of CEO
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    Glu Mobile getting glued

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    Former Employee - Marketing Assistant in Madrid (Spain)
    Former Employee - Marketing Assistant in Madrid (Spain)

    I worked at Glu

    Pros

    If you like the mobile gaming industry this is the place for you.

    Cons

    Glu I think is a company that had better days. Many things in Europe are based in London. Extremely inefficient for many things. Eg: You need ink for the printer in the Madrid office? You´ll have to call London and they send it from there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Diversify to other products.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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