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Glu Reviews

Updated September 20, 2017
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Pros
  • Work/life balance is great here (in 25 reviews)

  • Interesting work, good people, lots of opportunities, nice SF location (in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • Upper management has no idea what they are doing (in 13 reviews)

  • Pendulum of control and C-Suite love has swung a bit too far toward game studios leaving central functions in eclipse (in 7 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (9)

    "Great place to work"

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

    I have been working at Glu full-time

    Pros

    Great team atmosphere
    Fair pay
    Solid benefits
    Challenging products
    Lunch is provided once a week
    Opportunities to learn and grow new or old skills

    Cons

    Lunch is provided once a week.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Great, uplifting place to work"

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

    I have been working at Glu full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Management, co-workers and company culture.

    Cons

    I wished Company has matched 401k.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what it is you guys are doing. It is working!

  3. Helpful (5)

    "Great People Making a Great Company"

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

    I have been working at Glu full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Exquisite team of people, no matter which department you're in. Positive vibes all around, helpful colleagues, motivated people that love what they do. Fair pay, great benefits, fun perks and a growing sense of community. CEO seems to be really determined and passionate about what he's doing.

    Cons

    Occasionally some mild rivalry between studios and headquarters creep up. Could be avoided, we're all in this together. Free lunch would be rad.

    Advice to Management

    Keep listening to the employees as you have been. Transparency and communication is one of the greatest things about Glu. When we feel encouraged to speak our minds and receive attention and feedback for it, mutual trust only grows.


  4. Helpful (6)

    "Great so far!"

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

    I have been working at Glu full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I have been with Glu for 6 months and it has been great so far. There are lots of great projects, learning opportunities, and people to work with. I look forward to the time ahead with the business's leadership and strategic growth.

    Cons

    There are slight inter-departmental communication roadblocks

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing to bridge the gaps and silos making the One Glu the best Glu


  5. Helpful (9)

    "QA Tester"

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

    I have been working at Glu full-time

    Pros

    Great Culture and Great People that make you feel excited to work there.

    Cons

    Not the best at planning some projects.


  6. Helpful (9)

    "Lots of potential"

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

    I have been working at Glu full-time

    Pros

    - Solid leadership and lots of talented and fun people to work with
    - Strong product portfolio and a promising pipeline of new products
    - Fun and collaborative environment
    - Growth opportunities within the company

    Cons

    - Benefits could be improved (e.g., 401k matching, cared lunch)


  7. "Great Company to Work"

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    Former Contractor - Payroll Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Former Contractor - Payroll Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Glu as a contractor

    Pros

    Performance Driven Culture, transparent operations, great team to work with, excellent opportunities for continuing education, vibrant place and great inclusivity.

    Cons

    Typical gaming company office decor may not be of everyones taste.

    Advice to Management

    Management is doing great with very transparent policies and frequent communication with employees.

  8. Helpful (9)

    "I like Glu Mobile."

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

    I have been working at Glu full-time (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.

    Glu Response

    Apr 20, 2017 – HR @ Glu

    Hello and thank you for your review! As Glu creates a sustainable studio strategy, your feedback is extremely valuable. While we're happy to hear that you have awesome teammates at your studio, the... More


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Great Place to Work"

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

    I have been working at Glu full-time

    Pros

    The leadership staff makes it their goal to empower their teams, clearing any obstacles that get in a team's way. This, plus a fun culture/atmosphere, makes for a wonderful place to work and develop games.

    Cons

    The benefits package offered is pretty average, but it was missing 1 or 2 nice to have items that I've had at other companies.


  10. Helpful (4)

    "wonderful company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Glu full-time

    Pros

    Too many amazing and wonderful games and nice colleagues

    Cons

    I hope there is no con


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