GREE International Entertainment Employee Reviews about "work life balance"

Updated Oct 18, 2017

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2.8
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GREE International Entertainment President Yoshikazu Tanaka
Yoshikazu Tanaka
40 Ratings
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  • "Free lunch and dinner, lots of snacks and great coworkers in the team(in 15 reviews)

  • "perks are good, free lunch and dinner, nicely stocked kitchen(in 9 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (4)

    "Good career development, innovative company"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at GREE International Entertainment full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    You can build your career. After having worked for couple of years, I have learnt how to build highly scalable, resilient and highly performant systems. Sr. engineers and leads on the team coach and mentor jr. staff really well. Almost all teams follow improvised SCRUM development model. Good work/life balance. Its a decent mid-size company. Company is doing its best to keep the start-up culture alive. They have hackathons every 3-4 months where engineers get to work on stuff they like to build.

    Cons

    There are some strong personalities and you need to know how to work around them.

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  2. Helpful (1)

    "GREE International Inc."

    3.0
     

    I have been working at GREE International Entertainment

    Pros

    Smart and passionate people work at GREE International. The company attempts to offer a wide variety of of work/life balance options, which is a plus for job seekers in the ever-changing SF Bay Area marketplace.

    Cons

    With a handful of surprisingly durable "elder" mobile games on both iOS and Android platforms, GREE International struggles to find ways to leverage its talent in order to bring new, fresh, durable titles to market.


  3. Helpful (3)

    "Undergoing Lots of Change"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at GREE International Entertainment full-time

    Pros

    My coworkers are constantly fabulous and friendly. There is a large amount of talent here. Everyone knows how to work hard, play hard, and keep a good work life balance. The perks they offer are some of the best in the industry (you'll get spoiled fast).

    Cons

    The company is undergoing a lot of change. GREE will be under a lot of flux until the dust settles. The changes resulted in key, good people being let go.

  4. Helpful (3)

    "Engineering"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at GREE International Entertainment full-time

    Pros

    Perks, location and office space. Good work/life balance.

    Cons

    Leadership without focus was not able to follow it's own goals, mission and vision. The silos

  5. Helpful (2)

    "no longer the amazing place it once was"

    2.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Producer in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at GREE International Entertainment full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    nice office with great amenities & lots of free food colleagues are fun & nice in general

    Cons

    long work hours, poor work/life balance company culture encourages apple-polishing senior management is smart but immature. lacks strong leadership poor career advancement opportunities compared to those in Tokyo

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  6. "Ship already sank"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at GREE International Entertainment full-time

    Pros

    high salary, benefits were strong, lots of snacks

    Cons

    toxic culture, no career growth, no new games, bad work/life balance

  7. Helpful (6)

    "Not worth it."

    1.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at GREE International Entertainment full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    -Competitive salary (depending on skills/ experience) and benefits. -Free food -Good location (right next to the Stadium, a major transportation hub). -There are some really great people here doing their best to navigate the politics.

    Cons

    -Culturally corrosive politics in the upper and mid-management, lots of conflicting agendas. Severe communication breakdowns, fear of speaking up, extreme cynicism and fears over job security are common. -Work/life balance is not generally valued. -The products are industry standard for mobile free-to-play offerings: spins on existing successful apps that use extremely questionable casino-inspired mechanics. Innovation and risk-taking are talked about highly but not actually part of the equation. Not heartening for long-term prospects. -Work environment can be needlessly chaotic depending on department. Last-minute major changes with minimal oversight or communication are extremely common, and one hand usually does not know what the other is doing. Some key decision-makers do not show even a veneer of respect for the time or sanity of others.

  8. "Happy time working in GREE"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at GREE International Entertainment full-time

    Pros

    Relationship between colleagues is very simple, and the company's japanese style management is approving.

    Cons

    Work-life balance is unsatisfying, usually work late to 10:pm at night. The company's revenue is disappointing recently.

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  9. Helpful (7)

    "Lack of culture and vision at this company"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at GREE International Entertainment full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    GREE has great benefits and perks - lunches and dinners daily, free snacks, free commuter benefits.

    Cons

    There is no work/life balance at GREE, and the company does not empower their employees to make decisions. Managers don't even have power to manage their teams properly, as all decisions appear to be made by the executives. There is lack of communication from upper management down to the employees. Performance reviews are a joke here since no one gets to know how well they do.

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  10. Helpful (2)

    "All talk, very little action."

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at GREE International Entertainment full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Interesting and professional colleagues - Have a decent sized war chest - Good location

    Cons

    - Japanese top heavy management structure - Zero to none career ladder for foreign employees - Work/life balance (long hours)

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