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Garena Online Employee Reviews about "work life balance"

Updated Jun 15, 2019

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Garena Online CEO Forrest Li
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  1. "Great company for learners!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Infrastructure Engineer in Singapore
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Garena Online full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Able to work with some of the most talented engineers in the industry. If you are a learner, you get to learn and gain experiences from the elites, great for starters. Lots of employee benefits and perks!

    Cons

    Sometimes work can be overloaded, not much of a work-life balance environment. There is little career advancement opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    Sometimes there are too many standard procedures to be followed which can lead to slow process.

    Garena Online2019-06-16
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Operations life is tough"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Garena Online full-time

    Pros

    Good working environment, people are friendly, everyone can sit down and play together

    Cons

    No work-life balance (depends on what project you are on also). And the progression is not promising.

    Garena Online2019-05-17
  3. Helpful (1)

    "no work life balance, lack of people management skills, stress and frustrated working environment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Garena Online full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    self-learning discipline and has chances to touch different working areas

    Cons

    No work life balance and prefer the mechanism of longer stay in office, the better performance No KPI evaluation and all the personal performance commitments evaluation are based on manager's mood. Nothing to learn when you stay too long. Need to know how to avoid trival mistakes, because it will deny all the good performance you have before.

    Advice to Management

    Free talking environment and mutual supervision system. Humanity people management

    Garena Online2019-06-07
  4. "OK to work there"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Singapore
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Garena Online full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Many talented people. Chance to work and handle systems

    Cons

    Work-life balance is not very good.

    Garena Online2019-04-13
  5. Helpful (3)

    "Great if you do not have family/ friends"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Singapore
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Garena Online full-time

    Pros

    - Fast paced growth if you can perform and not burn out - Challenging environment and responsibilities - Autonomy over many decisions and processes - Autonomy to initiate change and improvements - Nice office, young colleagues, many in-house events and free food

    Cons

    There is very little work-life balance here. By little I mean close to none. Expect to be on standby most nights and forget about making plans to meet other people on weeknights. It is common to be back on public holidays and weekends too. Tis is the case for all depts, esp shared services (data, IT, finance, law, corp). It is the culture set by managemnt.

    Garena Online2019-03-10
  6. "Epic company"

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

    I worked at Garena Online full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Superb people - v talented. Great office environment. If you're good, you go places.

    Cons

    I'd suggest perhaps management tries to encourage a better work life balance. Common in gaming industry for folks to work long hours (sometimes down to employees not managing time well), but leadership needs to set the tone.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate better.

    Garena Online2018-06-08
  7. "Very good place for improvement"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Singapore
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Garena Online full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Very good environment, fast pace working style, it is a very good place in current fast pace society; Good knowledge sharing and engineering culture.

    Cons

    Better work-life balance and training.

    Advice to Management

    Better to have more transparent to the business decision.

    Garena Online2017-09-06
  8. Helpful (1)

    "Not exactly an ideal place to work in"

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    I worked at Garena Online

    Pros

    Good location in the media hub. Snacks and pods are there to keep the staff going.

    Cons

    Work life balance isnt there at all. working overnight is common.

    Garena Online2017-08-21
  9. Helpful (3)

    "No concept of work life balance"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer 

    I have been working at Garena Online full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Software engineer. No politics on my side, which is great. Fellow colleagues are very smart and competent; lots to learn from peers.

    Cons

    Seriously no concept of work life balance. Either understaffed or developing at too fast a pace. Decision-making is very top-down; hardly any involvement from my end. Company-level decisions also not communicated to lower levels. People leave after a short time, and because of too fast a pace of development, code is hard to maintain. No path of progression explained to software engineers. No stake in company.

    Advice to Management

    Involve staff in decision-making, communicate decisions better, don't expect staff to work on non-urgent issues on weekends or after work hours, slow down pace to make sure architecture is robust and maintainable, decrease workload so that employees can go home on time, make progression ladder clear.

    Garena Online2017-04-08
  10. "Good but tiring"

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

    I have been working at Garena Online full-time

    Pros

    Amazing co-workers and overall fun environment. Gain a lot of new friends and get to try a lot of new things.

    Cons

    Too much work load, no work-life balance, no mentor/coach. Direction from management changes too often.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees better. Everyone works very hard. It's nice to be appreciated.

    Garena Online2017-03-25
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