Glu Mobile Employee Reviews about "work life balance"

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  • "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. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Great Company!!! but badly influenced & micro management by HQ in SF!!!

      Oct 5, 2020 - Lead Manager 
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      Pros

      - Good diverse work culture - Benefits & Perks - Work life balance - Took good care in COVID

      Cons

      - Long-term clarity is missing most of times. - Job threats to direct reporting team member (please make a note here to a management level team member) by HQ specific department heads / directors during visits to Hyderabad studio in front of their other direct report members. - - No proper transparency in the management, last-minute changes/updates. They will promote IC role to management level in no given time within 2 years...just on based on feedback from team members in Hyderabad, India. I mean from Analyst level to Manager. - Big time favour’s towards women employees ( in this particular department, I don't know about other's) by showing a soft corner and making them happy by giving promotions and calling it out a new name or term as " MOVEMENT" behind will write emails to HR as promotions. - Low job security, company not too averse to layoffs for cost cutting - Will cut off bonus & pay raise percentage for newly joined team member & plus of their direct reporting Lead or Manager just to make sure to keep them happy those who complaint, defame their own reporting manager ( in survey's & skip level meetings) & plus one of the women employees. - Not being an employee centric company any more - Lastly, in a particular department there are these bunch of immature local people (excluding few ) who don't have the courage to speak-up & are expert in complaining, defame & lot of other qualities eg : part time Lawyer, big mouth & laughing maniac, frustrated soul, diplomatic & bald soul etc.

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      Glu Mobile Response

      Director, People Operations

      Thank you for your feedback on your time at Glu. We will be sure to share your comments with our People and Workplace team and Senior Leaders in SF and Hyderabad. If you would like to provide us more details on your concerns, please email askpeopleteam@glu.com.

    2. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Good place to work

      Jul 2, 2020 - Senior 3DArtist in Hyderābād
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      Pros

      Great culture. Good compensations. Best work life balance

      Cons

      Bad managers Might not find best work 3Dartist.

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      Director, People Operations

      Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback to help us improve our employee experiences going forward. We wish you the best in your future endeavors.

    3. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Very happy!

      Jan 11, 2019 - Senior Designer in San Francisco, CA
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      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)

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    4. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Glu is the greatest!

      Aug 6, 2018 - Anonymous Employee 
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      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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    5. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Not bad for a gaming company in india but low job security

      Sep 26, 2017 - Senior Software Engineer in Hyderābād
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      Pros

      Good youthful culture, great work life balance, decent pay, low politics

      Cons

      Low job security, company not too averse to lay offs for cost cutting, not great work for developers, its only maintainence, no solid new development at all. Very less canteen / food facilities as compared to current IT standards.

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    6. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Stepping Stone Experience

      Sep 21, 2017 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      -Serious emphasis on a fun, game-studio culture. Lots of food and activities -Teams are resourced properly. There are enough people to get the job done -Work/life balance. Never felt like I couldn't leave at the end of the day or take vacation time -A lot of problems to solve. You will learn and grow according to how well you can deal with ambiguity, find solutions, and unblock yourself

      Cons

      -Poor business decisions. Acquisitions that don't make sense for the long-term...the misguided dedication to the unproven "celeb game" genre...spending a ton of money on numerous executives with questionable backgrounds -Lack of branding focus. Weak PR and marketing departments -Layoffs, layoffs, layoffs. The game industry is unpredictable, but it seems like the mass layoffs in 2015-2017 could have been avoided or mitigated with even a little bit of focus on the big picture

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      9 people found this review helpful
    7. 4.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Fun, fast-paced, and friendly

      Apr 21, 2017 - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
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      Pros

      - Work/life balance is great here. - Monday bagel, Wednesday snacks, Friday donuts - Pays for your Caltrain pass - Great coworkers (so far) - Tons of arcade games - Free snacks

      Cons

      - Benefits are not completely paid for and does not cover much - No catered lunches/dinners

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      9 people found this review helpful
    8. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Opportunity to Work Across Genres

      Feb 21, 2017 - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
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      Pros

      If you work centrally you will be working on a lot of different genres. This keeps work feeling fresh and challenging. Glu employees tend to have a good work life balance. There is no regular free food, which is good as there is no expectation that you need to stick around until 9pm or that you can't leave and get outside for lunch (rare occasions for studios that are crunching, but that is typical and their leads take good care of them...)

      Cons

      Seems that recently a lot of eggs were put in one or two baskets which was very unfortunate for a lot of former employees. We will see where the next couple of years take the company.

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      7 people found this review helpful
    9. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Slashed

      Feb 9, 2017 - Anonymous Employee in Bellevue, WA
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      Pros

      Work/Life balance. Coworkers were cool. The campus and business park had a lot of nice perks. All of my team managers were great.

      Cons

      Upper management is disconnected from the individual teams. If the game your team is working on doesn't do well, expect to be laid off.

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      2 people found this review helpful
    10. 1.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      There are better places to work out there

      Feb 17, 2017 - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
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      Pros

      - Work life balance is good - people are generally nice - New CEO is promising

      Cons

      - terrible benefits as in sub market healthcare options, no sick leave, no flexibility on work from home, terrible maternity and paternity leave and office space in SF is mediocre - Former CEO Niccolo de Masi (who is now "Executive Chairman") was not inspiring and did not care for employees, getting good talent or games generally. He still wields a lot of influence and has childish tendencies. Hopefully management and other board members can keep him in line.

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