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Updated February 22, 2017
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  • Made to be a relaxed and creative work environment (in 47 reviews)

  • Very good place to start you career in QA (in 20 reviews)

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  1. "Work at Gameloft"

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

    Pros

    The studio is nice. Made to be a relaxed and creative work environment.

    Cons

    More internal contests or events?

    Advice to Management

    Let local management have more contributing power over creative decisions.


  2. "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.


  3. "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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  5. "Good IPs, Heavy Overtime"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Exposure to many different genres and IPs.

    Cons

    Top down hierarchy and some of the highest OT in the game industry period.


  6. "Need in-house training"

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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

    Pros

    Game designing level updates is given more freedom of direction compared to proposing new games. For every update, I look forward to the brain storming / idea presentation meeting which involves bouncing off ideas with key talented people in the gaming industry.

    Cons

    The work environment itself although fun can be toxic. Training for technical skills are plenty but training for process improvements or management for leads are lacking.

    Advice to Management

    In-house training is needed to standardize work ethics for all employees, especially the new employees.


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    "Too many revisions beyond the scheduled period"

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

    I worked at Gameloft full-time

    Pros

    Colleagues are one of the best and most talented people you can work with. Even now that I no longer work at Gameloft, I still keep in touch with them.

    Cons

    HQ managers make hasty decisions and change their minds along the way. They don't follow schedule and it causes a lot of wasted time and effort. Doing overtime for something you know might not be needed down the road can be very discouraging.

    Advice to Management

    Assign someone qualified with vision to do the creative approvals so that the idea is visualized and not based on just anybody's mood.


  8. "Work culture is great but..."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Gameloft full-time

    Pros

    Work culture is great. Everybody is open-minded even to opposing point of views. I really enjoy our meetings because of this.

    Cons

    All decisions go back to the mothership (HQ) for approval and without that approval, you cannot proceed. In fear of committing insubordination, I've seen this system cause delays on what could have been a smoother workflow.

    Advice to Management

    Delegate decision-making. If more people have freedom to their ideas, it will help provide a more diverse game list.


  9. "Management of work can be improved"

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    Current Employee - Artist
    Current Employee - Artist
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    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with. No problem with my leads.

    Cons

    Work schedule can be unpredictable. Often requests come in late and still need to be entertained.

    Advice to Management

    I advise for a more systematic request work flow so everything can be more predictable for work life balance.


  10. "First job"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
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    I have been working at Gameloft full-time

    Pros

    This is my first job. I learned many things from my superiors. Right now, I have no plans of leaving because there is so much more to learn in the gaming industry.

    Cons

    There is no official training. It's more of a learn as you go system here.

    Advice to Management

    I haven't had any opportunity to work with them so no comment at the moment.


  11. "Very nice working environment."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at Gameloft full-time

    Pros

    The team spirit is strong in Gameloft's work culture. Everyone I have worked with at Gameloft is eager to help and share their expertise for the benefit of the studio. In my 2 years here so far, I have not experienced any colleague who acted unprofessionally towards differences in opinions or decision-making. We have an open organizational system where the managers do not make team members feel that they are inferior to management and this allows for all team members to actively voice out their points of view.

    Cons

    Most confirmations and final decisions require top management input. I think this could cause delay sometimes but I understand that making the final call for all actions is a means of being thorough.

    Advice to Management

    I think delegation and giving more creative freedom to middle management and game teams could help stream line the production of new titles as well as promote diversity.



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