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"Great People, Occasional Hits"

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Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Glu full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

The people at Glu are great to work with and highly collaborative. Lots of opportunities to grow vertically or laterally.

Cons

Produces more 'misses' than 'hits'. Has lost its start-up appeal years ago.

Advice to Management

Too many resources spent on overhead, needs to return to making great games that people will want to play, rather than hiring a squad of BI people to figure out how to squeeze every dime out of flops.

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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Technically clueless management"

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

    I worked at Glu full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Nice downtown SF location. Every hand is needed and it's easy to acquire new skills and gain valuable experience. Supportive and thoughtful people.

    Cons

    You will not be valued for your contributions. Management has virtually no technical depth, and will throw good money after bad on vanity projects meant to move political careers. You are only as good as your last project.

    Advice to Management

    Seek advice down the entire command chain. Talk to people many levels below your own on a regular basis. Learn to be in touch with the trenches. There's a lot of experience and a lot of good people there. Find them.


  2. Helpful (4)

    "Loved working with the team and people but not management"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Kirkland, WA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Kirkland, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Glu full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great group of people
    Learned and contributed a lot in the mobile gaming industry
    Good ESPP plan

    Cons

    Unstable Layoffs every 3 months
    Pay scale is way below industry average, by way below I mean terrible.
    No 401k match, no sick leave, no maternity/paternity leave
    Higher management not sure about what kind of projects to focus on
    Management only promotes making copies of trending games, not interested in original IP

    Advice to Management

    Pick higher management/CEO who is concerned and knows something about making games.
    Conserve talent and not dispose them when the work is done.

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