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Glu Mobile Animator Reviews

Updated Jun 21, 2017

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3.2
41%
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41%
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Glu Mobile  President and CEO Nick Earl
Nick Earl
2 Ratings
  1. Helpful (9)

    "I like Glu Mobile."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Animator in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Glu Mobile full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good pay, good benefits, good location, good projects, good team spirit

    Cons

    Everything that people have complained about is true - but it's true of every entertainment company I've worked at (I've been in the industry 10+ years) - If your team doesn't succeed, you'll probably be laid off. Is that the fault of the team management? Yup. The fault of the CEO? Yup. Especially of the recently departed CEO who made big bets on celebrities long after they lost their ability to attract users. On the other hand, when you do succeed, Glu Mobile's management gets out of your way.

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    Glu Mobile2017-04-17
  2. Helpful (5)

    "Great People, bad upper management."

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    Former Employee - Animator in Bellevue, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Glu Mobile full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - Lot of amazing and talented people to work with. - Projects can be fun to work on. - Great location - Fun social/holiday events every year.

    Cons

    - Extremely poor upper management. Don't be surprised if your studio gets closed down and your jobs sent overseas because of their poor business decisions. - Pay could be much better. Negotiate hard for a good wage if you're considering working here, because you wont get a raise. Do not expect to ever get a bonus, unless you happen to be at their "current" top preforming studio or if you're in the upper management. - Glu's current strategy seems to buy studios, collect their IP's, is said studio isn't profitable in a year, close studio and send the IP overseas to India or Russia. Rinse and repeat.

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    Advice to Management

    - Invest more into supporting the studios and talent you do have, so that they can be successful. Bleeding talent you work hard to attract is never a good for business. - Become more innovative and stop fast following yourselves and other companies.

    Glu Mobile2017-06-21
  3. Helpful (10)

    "Good people in the trenches, but studio heads are well..... different kinds of heads."

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    Animator in Kirkland, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Glu Mobile

    Pros

    Soft toilet paper. Free water.

    Cons

    You have to fit in with the Thursday beer thirty crew and take the bean bags on the chin if you want to excel or not get laid off.

    Advice to Management

    Choke yourself. Stick to shooting deer if you want to keep your nose above water.

    Glu Mobile2015-01-20
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