Garena Online Employee Reviews about "long working hours"

Updated Sep 12, 2019

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Pros
  • "Nice & friendly working environment(in 34 reviews)

  • "High compensation and very nice office(in 16 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "there may be less work-life balance(in 27 reviews)

  • "long working hours, not recommend to those with family(in 18 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Former Employee

      Awesome place to work at

      Jan 10, 2017 -  
      Recommend
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      Pros

      The company really values you and treats you well. The work is challenging enough so you can develop your skills, and there are many skill sharing sessions.

      Cons

      The office has quite long working hours, especially nearing project deadline. This is partially due to the smaller team size.

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    2. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Systems Engineer

      Sep 12, 2019 - Systems Engineer 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good benefits such as food and entertainment

      Cons

      Low pay and long working hours

      1 person found this review helpful
    3. 2.0
      Former Employee

      Accounting

      Aug 28, 2018 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      great working environment and location.

      Cons

      long working hours, not recommend to those with family.

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    4. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Developer

      Jul 20, 2017 - Anonymous Employee in Singapore
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Challenging tasks and you will grow fast

      Cons

      Long working hours and relatively low hourly pay. I believe most of the people in this company don't have options or stocks of Garena, even though the company is going IPO soon. Only minorities in this company can have some shares.

      6 people found this review helpful
    5. 2.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Software Engineer

      Jun 1, 2017 - Software Engineer in Singapore
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Free junk snacks and some fruits. Free dinner. Nice and open office. Gym 50% discount. Free massage. Young colleagues. Good working equipments.

      Cons

      Long working hours. High management level has no respect to employees. They just force employees to work till late night like nothing, no overtime money and the next day you have to work like nothing. Some teams even has to work until 1a.m and they don't have compensation for the next day. Manager some times wants to impress the big boss then just put the ridiculous deadline then nobody is allowed to go home before 10p.m in a couple of weeks. Chinese exclusive working environment. They just speak Chinese together at the meeting and if you don't understand, screw you. You also have a very very very small chance to be promoted if you aren't Chinese. Most of products are cloned from others. Bad code base and design. And be careful with the notice duration in contract. They keep it long so that if they can't hire people they will force you to stay. But when they can, they will kick you out immediately.

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      18 people found this review helpful
    6. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Good company

      May 4, 2017 - Operations Associate in Singapore
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good benefits, great colleagues, many young people.

      Cons

      Chinese culture, sometimes quite long working hours.

      2 people found this review helpful
    7. 1.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      A Joke.

      Dec 24, 2016 - Anonymous Employee in Singapore
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Free snacks and fruits. In-house masseurs.

      Cons

      I would actually give 0 for rating but there is no such choice. There is basically no clear career advancement. Just a bunch of young fresh grads cluelessly doing whatever they are assigned to do and a lot of micromanagement going on. 500 bucks medical allowance is like a joke. Extremely hierarchical, China culture, higher management are all PRCs, and some colleagues have no respect to your privacy at all. Long working hours. Developers and MA get paid well but it's quite normal for them to stay in office after 10pm. Their products are mostly rip-off from the big names in China. What they are trying to do is just to replicate the success of those products in SEA. Join if you are comfortable with China working culture, know how to flatter your boss, and do not need to have a clear boundary between your life and work.

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      19 people found this review helpful
    8. 3.0
      Former Employee

      OK

      Nov 5, 2016 -  
      Recommend
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      Pros

      It has a Cool office, a good pantry. Is a startup, so not very process oriented. Open concept office so it's easy to walk over N exchange ideas

      Cons

      Less diversity. Ideas not easily accepted. Very top down approach. Less autonomy. Very very long working hours and no pay to work on weekend or overtime. Very high attrition rate

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    9. 1.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      They also own Shopee, which isn't doing too well

      Nov 14, 2016 - Operation Executive in Singapore
      Recommend
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      Pros

      The new office is fancy Long 2-hr lunch break Some of my colleagues were nice Food gets catered in for lunch at least 2x a year

      Cons

      A suspiciously high number of PRC staff Long working hours. Almost everyone works OT The management is terrible Garena has ruined LoL for gamers in SEA- not a good company image at all Huge amounts of money are being funneled into their e-commerce venture called Shopee, basically a rip-off of Carousell They used pirated software during my stint there

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      8 people found this review helpful
    10. 2.0
      Current Employee

      It's okay, but not the best workplace environment.

      Oct 1, 2016 -  
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Attractive office perks. Good regional presence. Okay compensation.

      Cons

      Development goals move too way too fast for good and stable codebase. Even though code is very young, the technical debt is piling up very fast with no hint of slowing down. Long (and clocked) working hours.

      3 people found this review helpful
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