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Glu Mobile Senior Producer Reviews

Updated May 8, 2017

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Glu Mobile  President and CEO Nick Earl
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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Glu Mobile"

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    Senior Producer in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Glu Mobile for more than a year

    Pros

    Good office culture, had a great time interacting with new clients

    Cons

    Management tried to control the project and make rash decisions

    Glu Mobile2015-10-10
  2. Helpful (7)

    "Ever-changing corporate strategy; solid central service groups"

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    Former Employee - Senior Producer in Portland, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    HR, User Experience, IT, and other central groups were always proactively involved in the success of the studios. I interacted with many creative teams across several development groups at Glu. I was especially impressed by our collaborations with Glu Hyderabad and with Glu's User Experience Group. Glu maintains ownership and stewardship of several solid franchises. These franchises continue to do well in the market, and that's a testament to the professionalism and skill of those development teams.

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    Cons

    Corporate strategy changed 5 times in the 1.5 years that I was with Glu. Change is not equivalent to leadership, unfortunately. User Acquisition strategy remains firmly in a Mobile 1.0 mindset. Brain Trust reviews (a Pixar approach to in-house evaluation) do not scale well to mobile development. I saw significant pettiness when projects were "peer-reviewed" across studios. This includes the responses I saw from our own studio when we reviewed games developed by other teams. None of that was healthy. We did not have enough mobile game players among the mobile game makers. Therefore, there was a limited real understanding of the market direction and our audience's expectations. I experienced a general unwillingness of upper and executive management to execute on tough personnel decisions until it was too late.

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    Advice to Management

    Become better long-term strategists, rather than relying on short-term tactical pivots. Understand why your attempts to follow your own successes failed. Play the games you make, and play what your competitors are making right now. Listen to the studios, versus simply what the studio managers are saying.

    Glu Mobile2017-05-08
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