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3.2
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62%
Recommend to a Friend
54%
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Stephane Roussel
94 Ratings
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  • "Low salary and Not attractive bonus(in 51 reviews)

  • "Top management from HQ is quite demanding and sometimes disturbs our work(in 29 reviews)

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  1. "Game Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Gameloft full-time

    Pros

    Good Culture, Friendly with many event

    Cons

    Low salary and no other

  2. Helpful (1)

    "Should be a top developer but Waisting their talents"

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    Former Employee - Studio Manager in Secret Town, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Gameloft full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    Been in the mobile space for a long time. Has a tremendous amount of great looking game. Great game makers who understand game mechanics.

    Cons

    Terrible org and centralized /directive management. The talent is all in the game studios not in the HQ. Lack of understanding of the free to play model.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the talent and let them create.

  3. "tester"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Gameloft full-time

    Pros

    good environment to work at

    Cons

    bad management to deal with

  4. "Fun but had issues"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Gameloft full-time

    Pros

    Fun projects to work on. Good people to hang out with.

    Cons

    Stressful parent company who I felt refused to listen to our issues.

  5. "no so great"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at Gameloft for more than 2 years

      Pros

      great place to network and meet great coworker

      Cons

      Management lacks input and adds stress to your workload.

    • Helpful (1)

      "Product Manager"

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      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

    • Helpful (1)

      "Good people, bureaucratic management from headquarters"

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      Current Employee - Vfx in New Orleans, LA
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I have been working at Gameloft full-time for more than 2 years

      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.

    • "Back to the Future"

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

      I worked at Gameloft full-time for more than 4 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.

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      "Sinking Ship"

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      Former Employee - Game Designer in New Orleans, LA
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at Gameloft full-time for more than 4 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...

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      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

    • "Positive changes"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Gameloft full-time for more than 2 years

      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.

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