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Updated 11 January 2019
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  • "Pendulum of control and C-Suite love has swung a bit too far toward game studios leaving central functions in eclipse" (in 7 reviews)

  • "Communication between departments is rocky and needs work" (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (2)

    "A good place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Glu has been as good as any other place to work. Environment is nice. Compensation is nice. People are friendly. My schedule is manageable. I thrive on success and as long as Glu and I are both succeeding, I am happy.

    Cons

    My big concern is that people making fundamental decisions are not creatives and want to make informed, data supported, games. But in an industry as fast paced as mobile, that doesn't make a lot of sense. By the time you've cloned Clash of Clans, it's too late. You have to have new ideas.

    Glu also has the unique and dubious history of cloning it's OWN games, which makes zero sense to me. I remember they had two Tiny Tower clones back in the day.

    Advice to Management

    1. Make new games quickly, but build teams slowly. In mobile, you can make a prototype with 3-4 people. A prototype team doesn't need to be bigger than that. In fact, more people with dilute the core vision. Eventually, if the game is fun, you can move it into full production.

    2. Stop cloning games. Especially your own games. Diner Dash is not a genre.


  2. "Worst"

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

    I have been working at Glu Mobile full-time

    Pros

    Good titles.
    Good Culture.
    Chill out environment.

    Cons

    No growth.
    Lack of innovation.
    Sinking ship.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "A Decent Enough Place to Start, but not worth it in the long haul"

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

    I worked at Glu Mobile full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Strong Dev teams - Art, design, and tech are generally competent and good people to work with. You'll find some good mentors petering away, getting things done.

    Cons

    Core Management is clueless and out of touch. This trickles down to regional management and their outlook. This is not a company that cares about or wants to make games.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to listen to the people actually making a product. Respect the disciplines you hired and the experience they bring, or be clear about their roles as complicit yes-men up front. Don't ask for passion and proceed to crush it.


  4. "Very friendly environment ... i love this place."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - 3D Artist in Hyderabad
    Current Employee - 3D Artist in Hyderabad
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Glu Mobile full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    This is the Best company in India in mobile gaming.

    Cons

    Every thing is osmm nothing for cons.

    Advice to Management

    You are the Best Keep it up.


  5. "Great Environment cool people"

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

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

    Pros

    People and environment are very positive. good vibes and good pay.

    Cons

    projects are just ok. has very good potentials in people but not properly challenged

    Advice to Management

    people are talented please utilize their skills to do something big other than mobile platforms.


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Good for starters"

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

    I have been working at Glu Mobile full-time

    Pros

    Good work environment
    Comparative salary

    Cons

    No future plans
    Management is bad


  7. "I LOve This Place"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - 3D Artist in Hyderabad
    Current Employee - 3D Artist in Hyderabad
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nothing is in Pros every thing is ok.

    Cons

    This is the good place for a GOOD artist.

    Advice to Management

    Every thing is good in this company.

    Glu Mobile Response

    13 Feb 2018 – Talent Attraction Specialist

    Thank you for all that you do!

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Glu games are great, leadership are useless"

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    Current Employee - Lead Game Artist in Hyderabad
    Current Employee - Lead Game Artist in Hyderabad
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Glu Mobile full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Lots to learn from other studios if you can talk to them, culture open to sharing

    Cons

    Poor leadership of liveops team is making people quit, all the leads quit in one year!

    Advice to Management

    Good games are attracting people to glu Hyderabad but bad leadership is driving them away.


  9. "Good place to work."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Support Team Lead in Hyderabad
    Current Employee - Customer Support Team Lead in Hyderabad
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work culture is very good, specific and time-driven goals.

    Cons

    Needs more communication between departments/studios.

    Advice to Management

    Employee Engagement is very important.


  10. Helpful (1)

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

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Hyderabad
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Hyderabad
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Glu Mobile full-time (More than 3 years)

    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.

    Advice to Management

    Give a sense of security to employees, don't hike salaries or give big bonuses, instead use that money to help retrain and retain redundant employees.