Gameloft Reviews

Updated February 4, 2016
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Gameloft Président-Directeur Général Michel Guillemot
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  1. "Goods and bads"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Work atmosphere and people are great. Pay is OK for the position and entry level but could definitely be a lot better as it really pays for just the bare minimums.

    Cons

    Awkward development cycle and hierarchy for getting games through the pipeline because of too much interference from headquarters.

    Advice to Management

    You have a lot of good staff working hard doing multiple jobs you should reward them and foster their growth into bigger and better positions when possible. And keep HQ out of the development of games they have no clue what they are doing.


  2. "Software developer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good for starting carrier experience

    Cons

    Dysfunctional management leads to bad decisions


  3. "Gameloft"

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

    I worked at Gameloft part-time

    Pros

    The people were friendly, the office had relatively frequent events and activities for the employees. In general, it was a good working environment.

    Cons

    The organization felt a little disorganized. Projects were not streamlined and conflicting information was often given out. Certain teams functioned much more efficiently than others.

    Advice to Management

    Have a cohesive picture of what is happening before giving employees information. Keep the employees updated on what is happening in their projects.


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  5. "Low pay, fun people to be around"

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

    I worked at Gameloft full-time

    Pros

    Fun environment/co workers, that's about it.

    Cons

    Extremely low pay. No advancements to hire positions, just stuck with the position you got hired on as.


  6. "GLNOLA"

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    Current Employee - 3D Artist in New Orleans, LA
    Current Employee - 3D Artist in New Orleans, LA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Limited crunch, decent benefits, friendly co-workers

    Cons

    Lack of project freedom since HQ will do whatever they want (even if its a terrible decision). Overall low salary for everyone and company does not pay for parking. Proprietary tools are a mess making it difficult to have a smooth workflow. Workstations are slow and hinder production speed.


  7. "Former Employee Review"

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

    I worked at Gameloft full-time

    Pros

    Easier to get into the video game industry compared to some other publishers. Great place to get some experience and use that as a stepping stone to other opportunities.

    Cons

    Below industry average pay, lack of communication/transparency from the top down, questionable decision making on management's part, and poor/non-existent company culture. There were also a lot of questions surrounding the company's future after an active shareholder started buying up stock and several studios were closed during 2015.

    Advice to Management

    Value your employees more and work to develop a culture that encourages creativity and not just copying other successful games. Also look to improve lines of communication from top management down to the other markets.


  8. "Don't walk away, run."

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    Former Employee - In-house Fluffer in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - In-house Fluffer in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Some nice co-workers and office space.

    Cons

    Don't let the dream of gaming fool you. This is a terrible place to work with clueless, often abusive and racist management. Hiring practices are most likely illegal as experienced US staff is replaced with low-paid french ones with no experience.

    Advice to Management

    Hire someone else to do your job.


  9. "Great team meh company."

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    Former Employee - Artist in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Artist in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    great team, nice people that know what they are doing.

    Cons

    A mess that caused mostly because of hq in Paris.

    Advice to Management

    Pay well, respect your employees and you`ll have great games


  10. Helpful (5)

    "Don't micromanage a talented team"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Gameloft full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    1. Good to start career in mobile industry

    Cons

    1. Too much micromanage. 2. Not stable anymore, they keep laying off people this year

    Advice to Management

    Please don't micromanage an awesome team, which will only make them slower


  11. "Good Internship"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    - Worked with many different tools and technologies - Friendly environment

    Cons

    - Kind of poorly written training material



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