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Updated June 23, 2018
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Pros
  • "All in all good place to start in the gaming industry" (in 27 reviews)

  • "Good work environment, good boss, good salaries for Hungary" (in 61 reviews)

Cons
  • "But I understand that the work life balance has room for improvement" (in 20 reviews)

  • "Low salary at this level of work" (in 42 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Product Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Gameloft full-time

    Pros

    - Start up mentality with resources of a large company
    - Tons of responsibility and ownership to lead marketing strategies, branding, etc.
    - Top tier licenses to work with
    - Highly collaborative with production, art, etc. teams

    Cons

    - While there is more flexibility in marketing teams, the production teams are at the whims of the VP's approvals


  2. "no so great"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Gameloft (More than a year)

    Pros

    great place to network and meet great coworker

    Cons

    Management lacks input and adds stress to your workload.

  3. "Good people, bureaucratic management from headquarters"

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    Current Employee - Vfx in New Orleans, LA
    Current Employee - Vfx in New Orleans, LA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Gameloft full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Talented, hard working developers
    6 month and yearly reviews help with career path

    Cons

    Dated technology/tools
    Slow moving, bureaucratic micro-management

    Advice to Management

    Things are changing with Vivendi ownership, but still too slowly for how fast mobile games market moves. Update you technology and tools.


  4. "Back to the Future"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Get to travel back in time and work with historic tools and tech

    Cons

    Poor portfolio of games completely lacking any foresight, research or common sense. (I wasted years of my life at Gameloft too embarassed to add any of their games to my resume.)

    Gameloft is easily 5 years behind the mobile gaming industry.
    - Outdated technology and tools lacking any foresight
    - Excessive micromanagement from HQ lacking any common sense
    - Salaries and benefits are way below industry standards

    Advice to Management

    Learn to keep your player’s first. Choose the right games for the right audiences.
    Stop trying to exploit 5 year olds with free to play mechanics.
    Stop trying to target core console gamers with midcore mechanics.
    Stop trying to clone everything without a basic understanding of why it worked in the first place.


  5. Helpful (7)

    "Sinking Ship"

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    Former Employee - Game Designer in New Orleans, LA
    Former Employee - Game Designer in New Orleans, LA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    None anymore studio closed, but the only reason to work there before was some industry experience and because the team was amazing.
    Work life balance was actually pretty good at the studio but most of the offices weren't that way/

    Cons

    HQ constantly directing each studio and forcing bad game decisions down to the dev teams.
    HQ refused to staff up the team despite the needs for projects and to let the studio grow to become successful.
    Pay is pretty low by comparison to the industry but HQ constantly denied that fact.
    HQ would put hiring freezes or pay freezes in place whenever they felt like it often delaying promotions or pay raises for employees that really deserved it.
    Nothing is setup to help you succeed, just get in and get out because they are closing more studios.

    Advice to Management

    Stop getting in the way of your amazing teams and let them do what they know how to do. You actually don't know anything about designing games


  6. "Positive changes"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Gameloft full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Gameloft is aware that they need to be hyper competitive both structurally and creatively to be the top player in the industry. Since the Vivendi acquisition, it appears that all teams across the organizations are given a flexibility and ownership to improve. As for my team, we're growing and improving our efficiency and effectiveness since the management change.

    Cons

    Communication still feels distant perhaps because it's a big company with a lot of bureaucracy. There also needs to be clear vision and directions from the C-level to dictate a plan that moves this company into the next decade.


  7. "Great changes happening"

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    Current Employee - Local Producer in New Orleans, LA
    Current Employee - Local Producer in New Orleans, LA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The studio is human sized and the ambiance is great
    We get support from other teams easily
    Changes brought by Vivendi are very positive, pushing for more transparency, pro-activity and giving the local studios more freedom

    Cons

    We have to work long hours when in crush time
    We don't always get the latest software updates

    Advice to Management

    Trust your local studios and continue encouraging innovation

  8. "Java devloper"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Gameloft full-time

    Pros

    work culture is really nice

    Cons

    repeated work for very long time

    Advice to Management

    Nothing they need to get some good mangers


  9. "Good People, Terrible Hierarchy. High Turnover."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Gameloft full-time

    Pros

    Gameloft allowed fresh grads to get their feet into the game/tech industry.

    Cons

    Terrible pay, hierarchy, work-life balance.


  10. "Too much HQ interruption.."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Gameloft full-time

    Pros

    great people to work with and very talented team

    Cons

    too many interruptions due to demands by HQ in France


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