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Good people, good work, good fun

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Former Employee - QA Tester in Kirkland, WA
Former Employee - QA Tester in Kirkland, WA

I worked at Glu part-time (more than an year)

Pros

good people, good work, good fun

Cons

laid off before contract end date

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great people who are treated pretty unfairly

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kirkland, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kirkland, WA

    I have been working at Glu full-time

    Pros

    -Great people in the trenches.
    -People are passionate about trying to do the best with what they are given.

    Cons

    -Low pay (really low compared to average)
    -Management constantly changes their mind and demands unreasonable last minute change.
    -Understaffed and over worked, they expect dramatic turnaround in short periods of time to his arbitrarily set dates.
    -Most of the management who cared about the employees were removed/let go/left with the latest rift. Most people feel they are alone on an island.
    -All decision making comes from SF with little discussion from the team in Kirkland.
    -No real sense of having any room for growth. They give you the work and responsibility but no title or raise as compensation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop jerking everyone around all the time. It is impossible to build any team momentum or work efficiently when directions constantly change 180 degrees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    One of the worst places I've ever worked

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

    I worked at Glu full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Office location in downtown SF

    Cons

    Glu copies instead of innovates and is it's own worst enemy. They don't believe in leading the way in anything. HR managers were some of the worst I've ever met and totally unprofessional often changing stories and making things up. Marketing VP was totally incompetent and stifles creativity His marketing department is a "boys club". Not a very welcoming place for women in gaming.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of Niccolo....he's running the company into the ground and find someone to innovate instead of be a follower in the industry. The reality is Glu is too big and too top heavy. Their fate is sealed and 2013 will be met with more layoffs as the company slowly falls apart.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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