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Great People, Occasional Hits

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  • Senior Management
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  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA

I have been working at Glu full-time (more than 5 years)

Pros

The people at Glu are great to work with and highly collaborative. Lots of opportunities to grow vertically or laterally.

Cons

Produces more 'misses' than 'hits'. Has lost its start-up appeal years ago.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Too many resources spent on overhead, needs to return to making great games that people will want to play, rather than hiring a squad of BI people to figure out how to squeeze every dime out of flops.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Good games, poor management

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Glu

    Pros

    Fun games, and some really talented people work there.

    Cons

    Very dis-organized place, doesn't feel like the world HQ of a gaming company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Accept constructive criticism, and find out why so many people are leaving for other companies.

  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Technically clueless management

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    Nice downtown SF location. Every hand is needed and it's easy to acquire new skills and gain valuable experience. Supportive and thoughtful people.

    Cons

    You will not be valued for your contributions. Management has virtually no technical depth, and will throw good money after bad on vanity projects meant to move political careers. You are only as good as your last project.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Seek advice down the entire command chain. Talk to people many levels below your own on a regular basis. Learn to be in touch with the trenches. There's a lot of experience and a lot of good people there. Find them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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