Gala-Net Reviews

Updated May 13, 2015
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Gala-Net Co-founder & CEO Jikhan Jung
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  1. Producer

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Producer (Project Manager) in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Producer (Project Manager) in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Gala-Net full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great place to learn and grow, if you are a self motivated person.

    Cons

    No direction from managers, you really need to figure everything out yourself.

    Advice to Management

    Help create better training programs


  2. Producer

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate Producer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Associate Producer in Sunnyvale, CA

    I worked at Gala-Net (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of freedom and autonomy

    Cons

    No mentorship, poor management, cliquey culture, favoritism.

    Advice to Management

    Management should have invested in hiring more senior people, or into growing the junior employees.


  3. Web Developer

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Gala-Net full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    This is a fun place for newly grads who enjoy MMORPG.

    Cons

    Bad management with many long nights.


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  5. It's a stepping stone.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Gala-Net full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    It's a great place to gain experience and make connections. Also, it was nice to be working here and earn income while trying to look for another job. Health benefits were fully covered, so that was nice too.""

    Cons

    Shady management. Their motto should be "do as I say and not as I do".

    Advice to Management

    There's a reason why the company isn't doing well and the ratings on this website are low. Don't blame it on the industry and do something about it.


  6. This company is headed by a CEO who truly cares about his employees

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at Gala-Net

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    There is great advancement opportunity with the company.

    Cons

    It is a smaller company with a start-up feel.

    Advice to Management

    Move closer to public transportation


  7. A good place to start your career

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA

    I worked at Gala-Net

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    It is a casual, laid back environment, with healthy drinks and snacks provided by the company. The staff are all friendly, and hard working. The company offers a great 401K plan and will offer to match a portion of your contributions. The annual bonus sums are impressive.

    Cons

    It offers a poor benefits plan, compared to others in the industry. Promotion prospects are few. The requirements to get an annual bonus are impossible to achieve. The company is not growing.

    Advice to Management

    Create initiatives to train inexperienced staff. Allow all levels of staff to present ideas in an open unrestricted setting on a regular basis. Offer employees the opportunity for advancement in a setting where they can succeed, rather than scrutinize them for their failures which are beyond their control. Be honest with the staff about the state of the company, and let them know exactly how they can contribute to the solution. Do more to stop the company from bleeding quality staff.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Extremely incompetent management.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at Gala-Net

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    -The hours here are fairly flexible and you do not have to worry about management's reaction if you are five minutes late.

    Cons

    -The management is extremely incompetent and tends to make decisions based on little or no information, while ignoring the advice of those who actually know about the situation being evaluated.
    -There is absolutely no visibility in regards to employees' work and competent people are not rewarded, while incompetent people are given promotions and raises.
    -The only way to get a promotion is by doing work far, far, far above your job title or by socializing with management frequently.

    Advice to Management

    Start actually paying attention to what is happening at the company! Stop making decisions without knowing even the basic facts of the situation, start actually noticing whether your employees do a good or bad job, and stop helping those people who are only your "friends" because they want a promotion!


  9. Helpful (1)

    Good place to kick start career

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at Gala-Net

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Good work atmosphere. Not so pushy managers. Good job for a guy to establish career.

    Cons

    Salary package not so competent.

    Advice to Management

    Should expand business and create more lucrative jobs.


  10. Helpful (3)

    Dysfunctional company, escape while you can!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA

    I worked at Gala-Net

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Some genuinely intelligent and hard working people at first made this a nice place to work, but as I attempted to get projects off the ground that would bring in revenue I was repeatedly blocked and interfered with and spent all my time dealing with politics.

    Cons

    The incompetent micro-managing CEO is slowing destroying the company - he originally wanted to be an astronomer. He should have been, as he has no head for business and insists on running the company into the ground.

    Advice to Management

    Quit, and hire competent people to run the company. When even the CEO's college buddies jump ship because they can't stand him and the way he runs the company you know something is wrong.


  11. Not recommended

    Current Employee - Project Manager in Seoul (South Korea)
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Seoul (South Korea)

    I have been working at Gala-Net full-time

    Pros

    You can learn something anyways

    Cons

    The leaders don't listen to their employees.



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