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Updated September 18, 2017
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Pros
  • All in all good place to start in the gaming industry (in 24 reviews)

  • Best work environment, good benefits, learned alot (in 53 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 32 reviews)

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  1. "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.


  2. "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

  3. "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


  4. "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.


  5. "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


  6. "Good IPs, Heavy Overtime"

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    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.


  7. "Work at Gameloft"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    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.

  8. "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.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "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.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "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.


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