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  1. Helpful (6)

    "A sinking ship"

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    Former Employee - Environment Artist 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    People I worked with were some of the most talented and motivated professionals in the industry. They always stayed positive and worked extra hard despite the lack of leadership and clear direction from the management.

    Cons

    Salary was below industry average, but the company promised that benefits and bonuses will match, or even put it above other offers, but I only received one very small bonus and never got a raise during my time here. The management constantly shift strategies and never owns their decisions. This often caused lot of confusion and changes that needed to be made to accommodate their new visions. This of course slowed down the development process and wasted ton of resources. And to cope with these loses, they cut more jobs and closed down studios and ship those IPs to places like India to support the game. The studio I worked at started with over 150+ people, and after only a year, the number had shrunk down to 60 or so people. By the time the game was shipped, they closed down the entire studio and laid off everyone who worked on the game. Those people who were directly responsible for making all the wrong decisions got raises and are still comfortably sitting at their offices and planning a next move. If you are desperate for a job and was given an offer here, I'd say take it. But don't expect to stay for too long. Find something better as soon as you can.

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    Glu Mobile2017-01-12
  1. "Come for the games, stay for the people and culture..."

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    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Glu Mobile

    Pros

    The people and culture cannot be understated. The appreciation across teams, the leadership focus on the people, the process improvements to keep people at the top of importance are all key. Perks, benefits, food, fun, pay are all good.

    Cons

    Vacation policy isn’t as good as other SF/Bay Area tech companies.

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    Glu Mobile2020-02-13
  2. Helpful (1)

    "OK Company with Bad Management"

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    Former Employee - Executive Producer in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Snacks at the office - Friendly environment

    Cons

    - C-Suite needs to get changed to turnaround this company

    Glu Mobile2020-01-08

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