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Great place to be if you love mobile games

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Glu full-time

Pros

Glu is full of talented people that are fun to work with, and the level of talent continues to increase as many skilled professionals are joining Glu with prior mobile free-to-play experience. Company puts out great games, and is focused on deepening f2p mechanics. Exciting time to be here, as there's tons of room to innovate, and individuals are able to make a big impact.

Cons

SF office has stunning views, but layout is a bit old school. Good news is the company is moving to a cool new space in the city soon.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Be aggressive, and stay focused. Glu has a great opportunity to become one of the premier mobile gaming companies in the world.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Prospect Employees Beware

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    Former Employee - Art Department in Kirkland, WA
    Former Employee - Art Department in Kirkland, WA

    I worked at Glu full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Work/Life balance was good at least in my department.
    Work Schedules can be flexible most of the time.
    Free snacks, coffee and tea

    Cons

    Pay is below average and compensations for merits are inadequate.
    High attrition of talent.
    Lack of communication between teams and departments.
    Rushed deadlines very early in development and only get tighter as project matures which leads to very little creative exploration or direction.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more creatives and fire more EPs. Take responsibility for your roles especially when games fail to achieve profit expectations. Your flavor of the month strategy for game creation is not working. Stop replicating and start innovating.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good Experience So Far w/Seemingly Strong Upside

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Management team is aggressive and makes decisions with a multi-year view. Personally have been afforded multiple opportunities to expand my role and responsibilities in my own areas of interest; not just disciplines that need support. Receive competitive compensation and benefits, which has been confirmed through recent conversations with head hunters. Encouraged by Glu's commitment to maintain tight relationships with key mobile platforms and deliver first to market technologies.

    Cons

    The fast pace and lean teams can jeopardize work-life balance. Company also has a bit of a corporate feel for a gaming company, although seems to be improving with recent hires.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on new and innovative gameplay, not just current chart toppers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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