Garena Online Employee Reviews about "nice office"

Updated Jan 16, 2021

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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
      Current Employee

      Good company to work for and learn

      Jan 5, 2021 - Management Associate in Dallas, TX
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      Pros

      High compensation and very nice office

      Cons

      Heavy workload, challenging tasks given to newcomers thus there is a steep learning curve

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    2. 4.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Not bad

      Jan 11, 2021 - Anonymous Employee in Bedok New Town,
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      Pros

      nice office, dynamics environment, invests heavily in culture, young

      Cons

      odd hours, very operational, low salary at junior level

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    3. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Good company with a great future

      Dec 8, 2020 - Marketing Manager in Singapore
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Nice people. Nice policy. Nice office.

      Cons

      It kind of takes luck to get into a good project

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    4. 3.0
      Current Employee

      Great if you do not have family/ friends

      Mar 10, 2019 - Anonymous Employee in Singapore
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      Pros

      - Fast paced growth if you can perform and not burn out - Challenging environment and responsibilities - Autonomy over many decisions and processes - Autonomy to initiate change and improvements - Nice office, young colleagues, many in-house events and free food

      Cons

      There is very little work-life balance here. By little I mean close to none. Expect to be on standby most nights and forget about making plans to meet other people on weeknights. It is common to be back on public holidays and weekends too. Tis is the case for all depts, esp shared services (data, IT, finance, law, corp). It is the culture set by managemnt.

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    5. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Depressing Culture, don't bother joining

      Oct 6, 2017 - Software Engineer in Singapore
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - Good snacks, nice office - Good base salary

      Cons

      - Do not let their seemingly high base salary fool you (well, many others match it now). Your annual bonus is around 0.5-1 month on average. No other bonuses. No overtime allowance. - They expect you to work overtime a lot. Do not respect personal time AT ALL, whether it's night time or weekend. - Bosses give one-way orders, feedback channels are largely ineffective. Some of them are very power thirsty, their employee wellness does not matter as long as they look good in the eye of higher management. And they micro-manage a lot. - Chinese culture. Expect to hear Chinese in your meetings, a lot. - Many managers from the company's early days are incompetent. Possess little to none management and technical knowledge. But they rank very high in the company. - Repetitive tasks. They are very conservative about updating new tech.

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      19 people found this review helpful
    6. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Good pay, Nice office, Good perks

      Aug 9, 2017 -  
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      Pros

      Good pay, Nice office, Good perks

      Cons

      Red tapes, hierarchical, culture not for everyone

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    7. 1.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      listen more from your employees

      Apr 14, 2017 - Engineer in Singapore
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      Pros

      Garena has a very nice office environment good view from the office most of fellow colleagues around the office are friendly

      Cons

      flat architecture results in poor execution of projects. top management cares only about money, if you speak to them about useful suggestions for improving productivity, they ask you how much the additional cost will be, and no matter how much the cost is, they will decline your advice quoting the company needs money for something else. Decision making is very top down, engineers are not supposed to give advices. They are supposed to code and meet the harsh deadlines.

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      6 people found this review helpful
    8. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      no culture

      Mar 19, 2017 - Senior Database Administrator in Singapore
      Recommend
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      Pros

      young and fresh company. Good for fresh to learn things nice office

      Cons

      -lack of organization -most of developers are chinese

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      3 people found this review helpful
    9. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Software Engineer

      Feb 21, 2017 - Software Engineer in Singapore
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      Pros

      Good working environment. Nice office and top level engineers around you.

      Cons

      Limited promotion chance. almost no equity.

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    10. 2.0
      Former Contractor, more than 1 year

      Nice Office Environment but benefits stops there

      Oct 20, 2016 - Anonymous Contractor in Singapore
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      Pros

      Nice Office Environment with Free Flow Snack Bar. Extremely accessible from MRT. Pantries to dine-in with takeaway lunch.

      Cons

      Unfortunately, benefits stop at nice office environment. The well stocked up snack bars and all may have made jaws drop after a feature on Vulcan. But honestly employee welfares are really bad, not what you'd expect from a well funded company. Very top-down hierarchy. Employees are always OT-ing. About a good 80-90% of the employees there do not leave office on time and i'm not even exaggerating.

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