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Not.....good

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

I worked at Glu full-time for more than a year

Pros

Some good people. Bagels AND Donuts!

Cons

Worst place I have ever worked. Soul sucking. Clueless management who are not forward thinking at all. They place a premium on monetizing sequels of old games and stifle creativity. A lot of dissecting of successful games and trying to shoehorn those mechanics into their games. If you heard the horror stories about working at Zynga 3-4 years ago, or worse lived through that, you'll have an idea what its like working here.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Hire replacements for yourselves that know what the hell they are doing and can see past the next 3 months in front of them.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    From bad to worse.

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

    I worked at Glu full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Not much; Used to be liberal with work hours and decent managers, but got worse over time.

    Cons

    Terrible management, lots of politics that get you booted for no valid reason. Games are mostly pushed with bugs and issues intact. Management cares more about $ and deadlines than quality of products.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    everything that's wrong with the mobile game industry

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer  in  San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Glu full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    benefits, train pass and free soda

    Cons

    Glu pays all their employees far less than their competitors. This is the only company I've ever worked at where they invite you to a happy hour where you must buy your own drinks. If you are not buddies with someone in management or part of "a click", you will be miserable here. SF office is extremely top heavy in management and no one is held accountable for their mistakes. Managers often take the credit of the employees working under them, giving them little to no praise. People in Tech Services and QA are regularly expected to do the work of 2-3 employees while working overtime almost daily. They have an employee review process twice a year, but it seems to have no reflection on an employee's longevity with the company as many good employees are often fired or a product of layoffs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Moral is low and it's going to take more than free sodas to fix it. Get rid of Sourabh, he is not a leader- it's painfully obvious that his "buddies" are always the first be promoted while seasoned veterans, for some reason, are not. Listen to the people who actually develop your games, they have great ideas and need to be heard.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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