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GREE International Entertainment Reviews

Updated 13 November, 2018
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GREE International Entertainment President Yoshikazu Tanaka
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Pros
  • "perks are good, free lunch and dinner, nicely stocked kitchen" (in 9 reviews)

  • "Great Perks including catered lunches and snacks" (in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • "Work-life balance is unsatisfying, usually work late to 10:pm at night" (in 7 reviews)

  • "Design decisions dictated by upper management" (in 9 reviews)

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  1. "Software Developer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at GREE International Entertainment full-time

    Pros

    Great people at the Vancouver office

    Cons

    Company direction, and closure of the Vancouver office


  2. "Too top heavy"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Free catered lunch
    Generally great coworkers

    Cons

    Very lackluster leadership
    Lacked initiatives and projects

    Advice to Management

    Build games, stop building politics

  3. "Was a great journey"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at GREE International Entertainment full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    -Learned so much from this company
    -There were some very exceptional employees to work with
    -Great perks and benefits
    -Challenging

    Cons

    -Quality of management got worse over time
    -Product was never competitive or successful enough
    -Inefficient processes
    -Long hours of work


  4. "Great People"

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    Former Employee - Live Operations Manager in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Live Operations Manager in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at GREE International Entertainment full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Really good people, great pay and benefits

    Cons

    No vision for innovation or new products


  5. "Nice people, bad strategy"

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    Former Employee - Product Manager in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Product Manager in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at GREE International Entertainment full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good food. Lots of stuff in the fridge. Good people

    Cons

    Poor business strategy. Too much top down interference.

    Advice to Management

    Fix the cons


  6. "Ship already sank"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at GREE International Entertainment full-time

    Pros

    high salary, benefits were strong, lots of snacks

    Cons

    toxic culture, no career growth, no new games, bad work/life balance


  7. "GREE Melbourne - great while it lasted!"

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    Former Employee - Game Designer in Melbourne (Australia)
    Former Employee - Game Designer in Melbourne (Australia)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at GREE International Entertainment full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good salary and benefits.
    Casual, friendly atmosphere.
    Surrounded by top talent.

    Cons

    Organisational deficiencies hurt productivity.
    Design decisions dictated by upper management.
    Shutting down the studio was a bit of a downer.

  8. "Good Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at GREE International Entertainment full-time

    Pros

    Perks &Benefits
    Great HR team
    Salary
    Free Lunch/snacks

    Cons

    Nothing I could think of


  9. "Nothing to write home about..."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at GREE International Entertainment full-time

    Pros

    Sometimes you get to travel to Japan

    Cons

    Gaming is a tough business


  10. "Waiting for the next big game"

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    Current Employee - Finance in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Finance in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at GREE International Entertainment full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Recently acquired game and game in development nearing launch

    Cons

    Current portfolio consists of mostly harvest/sunset games

    Advice to Management

    More accountability at all levels


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