Glu Mobile Reviews

Updated Jun 29, 2020

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3.7
64%
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Glu Mobile  President and CEO Nick Earl
Nick Earl
70 Ratings
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  • "Needs more communication between departments/studios(in 29 reviews)

  • "Upper management don't know what they are doing(in 14 reviews)

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  1. "Come for the games, stay for the people and culture..."

    5.0
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    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Glu Mobile

    Pros

    The people and culture cannot be understated. The appreciation across teams, the leadership focus on the people, the process improvements to keep people at the top of importance are all key. Perks, benefits, food, fun, pay are all good.

    Cons

    Vacation policy isn’t as good as other SF/Bay Area tech companies.

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  2. Helpful (2)

    "Toxic Teams and They'll Work You to Death"

    1.0
    Former Employee - Producer 
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Glu Mobile full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    some people are nice but the nice people leave asap.

    Cons

    This was the worst job I ever had in my life. They'll work you 60 to 70 hours a week. Teams are cliquey. If they don't like you, they'll kick you out of the company. Company keeps saying "we're a family" so you don't speak out against "the family." Think twice before working here. Pay is really low too.

  3. Helpful (3)

    "OK Company with Bad Management"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Executive Producer in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Glu Mobile full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Snacks at the office - Friendly environment

    Cons

    - C-Suite needs to get changed to turnaround this company

  4. Helpful (8)

    "Run"

    2.0
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    Current Employee - Concept Artist in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    There were sometimes good snacks and some fun people to work with.

    Cons

    Corporate greed runs deep. As an employee you will suffer the consequence of leadership actions and get laid off. Don't worry. When you are either shut down or laid off, leadership will say, "we didn't get large bonuses this year." Their words, not mine.

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  5. Helpful (6)

    "Poor Management, Failed Products, Unhappy Employees"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Senior UI/User Experience Designer in Long Beach, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Glu Mobile full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Catered lunch, free snacks and drinks, company parties, decent corporate structure for benefits, PTO/vacation, etc.

    Cons

    Poor management that is disconnected from the development process and the consumer. It feels like a bunch of old men in a high tower deciding what they think mobile game users want (spoiler alert, they usually don't), deciding on unrealistic timeframes and expectations without consulting the devs and locking them into that deal by pitching it to shareholders so that there's nothing you can do but crunch to make it happen.

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  6. Helpful (5)

    "Very happy!"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Senior Designer in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Great team: the team I work on is like a family in many respects - team members genuinely care about each other and look out for each other, and legitimately enjoy spending time together at the office and at team events - Work/life balance: unlike some other places I've worked at, Glu does a good job of limiting overtime, getting people out of the office at a reasonable hour, and accommodating folks with families - Generous benefits: from my own experience and from other coworkers I've spoken with, compensation is typically market-competitive to above-market, with a wide range of additional benefits like free lunches and snacks, 401(k) matching, and annual performance bonuses

    Cons

    - Office location: While the office space itself is nice, it's located in a neighborhood that can be a bit sketchy at times, particularly in the evening (not a huge con, but it's a factor to consider if you're taking mass transit)

  7. Helpful (3)

    "Fun place to work, but lack of career opportunities"

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    Catered lunch, cultural aspect has been improved tremendously over the past 2 years

    Cons

    Lack of upward mobility, compensation overall under market value

  8. "Glu is thriving"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Collaborative and fun work environment Great co workers Flexibility to work on cool projects

    Cons

    Pace can be a little bumpy but its always headed in the right direction

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  9. "Great team culture, brilliant co-workers, exciting work. Sky’s the limit"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Burlingame, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Glu Mobile full-time

    Pros

    This company is flat out awesome. They provide you the tools you need to succeed in your job. I’m a Engineer and can equate the work here as challenging, fun, and motivating as any other tech company. It’s a great atmosphere to learn and apply that knowledge. This company values their employees and it shows.

    Cons

    Non hat I can think of yet

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  10. "Glu is the greatest!"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Glu Mobile full-time

    Pros

    Glu has come a long way from the experience of previous employees! I can definitely say it is an brand new Glu! I see great things ahead in the upcoming years! It is an open and collaborative environment with lots of opportunity for growth. Upper management cares very much about keeping a positive culture. Some perks include: -Lunch catered 5 days a week -Great work/life balance -fun work events once a week

    Cons

    Gaming culture is not for everyone. If you don't like being a part of a close knit team and collaborating with your coworkers, then it may not be a fit.

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