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"The Little Engine that WILL"

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Top quality studio team plus all the right monetization experts to make Glu the leader in mobile gaming. The exec team has the best relationships with each of the platforms. The location within San Francisco is tops as close to all public trans.

Cons

If you are looking for a job to coast, then look elsewhere. Those who perform are definately rewarded and those who do not are let go.

Advice to Management

Keep it up! By rewarding the performers and letting go of the underperformers, you have created a culture where one is judge on performance.

Other Employee Reviews for Glu

  1. Helpful (4)

    "Don't look behind the curtain"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Glu full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Salary, donuts and bagels. Location in sf is near bart

    Cons

    Crazy ceo, fear driven management, top heavy management layer that is micro managing . Lack of focus, and late to the party on mobile monetization systems. Add to that a non creative workspace and constant fear of getting fired, and an expectation that you need to work 16 hour days 7 days a week to be a good employee.

    Advice to Management

    Lose demassii, his management style is not right for a games company. He is better suited to work in the government


  2. Helpful (6)

    "Glu shouldn't be your first choice or even tenth."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    Former Employee - Quality Assurance in Kirkland, WA
    Former Employee - Quality Assurance in Kirkland, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Glu full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The people in kirkland were awesome. Positions that become resume fodder for better companies.

    Cons

    Extremely low pay (contractors make more than FTE), poor management, poor decisions, useless execs, redundant, time-wasting meetings, and proving you have talent isn't enough. If the project/studio isn't making money, be prepared for huge lay offs no matter what the execs promise.

    Advice to Management

    Flip whatever you are doing. The current process isn't working. Allow teams to create games and not just mimic popular competitor games. Let projects release before they are deemed failures.


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