Glu Mobile Reviews

Updated Apr 26, 2021

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Glu Mobile  President and CEO Nick Earl
Nick Earl
89 Ratings
Pros
  • "Work/life balance is great here(in 31 reviews)

  • "Great work environment with encouraging people all around(in 23 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Needs more communication between departments/studios(in 29 reviews)

  • "Upper management is disconnected from the individual teams(in 14 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Fun company to work for

      Jan 14, 2021 - Software Engineer II in Long Beach, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Fun culture, cool company events

      Cons

      There was often crunch, and some internal disagreements over core tech

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      Glu Mobile Response

      Director, People Operations

      We are glad you enjoyed your time at Glu. Thank you for taking the time to share!

    2. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      A tale of two studios

      Mar 20, 2021 - Artist in San Francisco, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Studios can be pretty disorganized places. Glu holds it together pretty well. Lots of studio perks, pay is decent. Opportunities to work on cool games. High standards.

      Cons

      A little uptight. Individualism isn’t viewed in a positive light and will be contextualized negatively.

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    3. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 8 years

      Successful Company, Good Perks, Very Cliquey

      Oct 27, 2020 - Senior Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Glu is in a comfortable spot, with several successful games under its belt. There are some nice perks and a comfortable working environment. Each game team operates very independently and has it's own culture, so your experience can vary. The game teams have been known to be very close, many lasting friendships have been formed, and many say the close culture at Glu is unlike anywhere else they have worked.

      Cons

      The culture is a pro for some, but definitely a con for others. Sometimes teams have been known to be very cliquey. If you think you're just going to do your work and not try to be anyone's friend, you might have some major problems. I've seen things that felt right out of the movie Mean Girls. Whenever I hear anyone say 'We're a family here!' I cringe.

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      Glu Mobile Response

      Director, People Operations

      Thank you for sharing your experience about your time at Glu. We will share your feedback with the People and Workplace team and our Senior Leaders as we continue to ensure that Glu is a place for everyone to collaborate, learn, grow and have fun. Best wishes on your next endeavor!

    4. 4.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

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      Feb 23, 2021 - Software Engineer 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      It has very Great benefits

      Cons

      Too much politic in the company

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      Glu Mobile Response

      Director, People Operations

      Thanks for sharing your insight.

    5. 4.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Great Company Culture

      Feb 10, 2021 - User Experience Designer 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Studio-wise, great family working environment

      Cons

      lack in the mentorship program

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      Glu Mobile Response

      Director, People Operations

      Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts.

    6. 1.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Management does not take misconduct seriously

      Aug 30, 2020 - Customer Service in San Francisco, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Decent pay and benefits. Flexible work conditions due to COVID.

      Cons

      Extremely toxic workplace. "Bro" mentality is full tilt, and fosters a very misogynistic environment. When men are called out on sexism, inappropriate jokes, etc., the victim is told to "chill out" and not take everything "so seriously." Management has been made aware of these problem numerous times, and has still yet to do anything. You would think more remote work would mean less offenses, but the jokes and harassment have just moved to digital platforms and are happening even in virtual meetings. I have tried to screenshot things, only to have the screenshots deleted and the messaged deleted. IT has obviously been instructed to sweep this under the rug. Wouldn't it be easier to just get rid of the biggest offenders? Really awful workplace, and I also suspect that they are engaging in illegal activity. I've heard rumors that developers have backdoored some root access and have been able to snoop around on people's phones, among other things.

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      Glu Mobile Response

      Director, People Operations

      We take these allegations very seriously. We strongly encourage you to reach out to your People Business Partner or email askpeopleteam@glu.com and someone will contact you directly to discuss your experiences more specifically. Alternatively, you can file an anonymous report in the manner specified in Glu’s Whistleblower and Complaint Policy. Glu does not tolerate any illegal activity, including harassment, discrimination or invasion of privacy.

    7. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Rewarding, fast-paced, political

      Jan 20, 2021 - Full Time in San Francisco, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Rewarding, fast-paced, fun, great teams overall, comfortable environment

      Cons

      Seems pretty political, OK salary

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      Glu Mobile Response

      Director, People Operations

      Thank you for taking the time to share your Glu experience.

    8. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Good company to start in

      Dec 2, 2020 - Associate Artist in Los Angeles, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great culture, lots of great coworkers and company activities.

      Cons

      Compensation can be better, lower than average base salaries for some senior coworkers.

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      Glu Mobile Response

      Director, People Operations

      Thank you for sharing your experience about your time with us.

    9. 5.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Great company

      Oct 1, 2020 - Designer 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great team, products and atmosphere.

      Cons

      Sometimes long hours. Bad coffee.

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      Glu Mobile Response

      Director, People Operations

      Thank you for sharing your feedback.

    10. 3.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Decent Company

      Nov 12, 2020 - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Glu is alright company to work for

      Cons

      nothing major comes to mind. thing's aight

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      Glu Mobile Response

      Director, People Operations

      We appreciate you taking the time to provide feedback.

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