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"Glu Mobile: has potential, needs to get out of its own way to innovate"

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Current Employee - Director in San Mateo, CA
Current Employee - Director in San Mateo, CA
Approves of CEO

Pros

Glu is a fun place to work. There isn't a ton of beauracracy and if you see a problem that needs fixing, you can do it. There are a lot of smart people there, and everybody wants to create and publish great mobile games. They also value work/life balance - a rarity in today's overstressed Silicon Valley. They do this by actively giving employees the tools to work from home occasionally and also making sure that it is a fun place to work, with company events and outings.

Cons

The mobile industry is going through some changes. The iPhone has shaken things up and the carrier eco-system is threatened. Glu will survive the economic downturn if it can continue to innovate and also publish great games. It is not a very forward thinking enviornment - many employees are so overworked that they don't have time to think strategically, which is critical in this fast paced economy.

Advice to Management

Keep up the information flow and discussions with employees.
Don't be afraid to innovate.
Tear down the hierarchy of decision - its good to have leaders in senior exec staff, but often the power is too centralized, making everyone below afraid to make decisions (for fear of them being reversed.)

Other Employee Reviews for Glu Mobile

  1. Helpful (2)

    "probably,this is the first review of glu mobile on the site...."

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    Current Employee - Senior Developer in San Mateo, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Developer in San Mateo, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I like the friendly working environment.

    Cons

    Maybe, the falling of stock price.....
    But to me, this is not very important, since the amount of our shares are quite limited. :-)

    Advice to Management

    I think they are very nice, I like the senior managers that I once met.


  2. "Great projects. Very challenging work environment."

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Enfield, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Enfield, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great team
    Great projects
    Young team
    Competitive salary

    Cons

    High working pressure
    Not many benefits

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