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Garena Online Reviews

Updated 14 February 2019
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Pros
  • "good working environment and culture" (in 25 reviews)

  • "Very good environment, fast pace working style, it is a very good place in current fast pace society; Good knowledge sharing and engineering culture" (in 11 reviews)

Cons
  • "long working hours, not recommend to those with family" (in 17 reviews)

  • "Better work-life balance and training" (in 16 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "It's great but not ok"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Audit Senior Associate in Egypt, Marshall, AL (US)
    Current Employee - Audit Senior Associate in Egypt, Marshall, AL (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Garena Online full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Learning & training
    Curve all mathematics
    Superb

    Cons

    Nothing much to see


  2. "Great hands on experience"

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    Former Employee - Sea Explorer Program
    Former Employee - Sea Explorer Program
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    decentralized decision making, freedom to work or initiate projects

    Cons

    Quality extremely varies from team to team

  3. "Awful work-life balance, Awful time management"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bangkok (Thailand)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bangkok (Thailand)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Garena Online full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - High pay
    - Flexible working hours

    Cons

    - Awful work-life balance
    - Awful time management
    - Flexible working hours make staffs undisciplined, making work flow slower and late

    Advice to Management

    Kindly plan before proceeding any thing, espacially ETA for each task.

    And please avoid assigning works right before the time to get off work, while you have time "all day" to assign.


  4. Helpful (4)

    "Stay away from this place that has zero basic respect"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Singapore (Singapore)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Garena Online full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good snacks in the pantry, free monthly massage, decent business travel benefits

    Cons

    - No basic respect to employees. You are expected to work OT even you have an approved compassionate leave for major family tragedy and funeral. Right after your compassionate leave, they give you performance evaluation warning that's without a clear expectation and any performance KPIs so you are clueless on what went wrong.

       The reason of such performance warning is you didn't submit a deliverable during your approved leave.

    - You are expected to stay online and be next to your laptop literally 24/7, afterwork, at midnight, in the weekend, during your annual leave even during your sick leave.

       Your manager will "teach" you that it's normal and part of the company culture to occupy your personal time.

    - The late nights here are NOT like just 10pm, late nights are 3am and even 5am. Happen every week. The next day you have to be on time in the office.

    - They require you to work in the weekend like nothing. It's not a common practice to get back the working weekend as extra off in-lieu. You need to fight hard to gain such extra off in-lieu after full day weekend work.

    - Your planned and approved annual leave may be asked to canceled on the day of your leave, or you can be called back from your annual leave if your company needs you.

    It's not a matter of a fast-pacing environment and workload, these are all just basic human respects.

    Advice to Management

    Show some basic respect your employee, treat them like ordinary people not work machines.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Bad Management"

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

    I have been working at Garena Online full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Free food is the only things

    Cons

    Unclear direction, boss is walking SOP, and management won't change their working style although company keep growing.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Fresh Graduate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Garena Online full-time

    Pros

    - Great leaders as mentor
    - Great benefits and perks

    Cons

    - Lack of focus from the higher management
    - Didn't fully utilize the technology infrastructure in growing the business
    - Lack of career opportunity and they rarely promote the internal staff regardless how long have you been working


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Fun for challenge new things, not for the money"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Din Daeng (Thailand)
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Din Daeng (Thailand)
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Garena Online full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Very good for new role to challenge and learning by doing with team.

    Cons

    Low benefit. You only travel allowance 2000 thb but you need to visit customers everyday.

    Advice to Management

    We're young. Sometimes you need to listen the people who are REAL on-site and meet customers on face. Before setting KPI, it might be great if you're understand customer's nature. And should know the average wage for ths position should earn.

  8. "Good Company"

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    Current Employee - Intern in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Intern in Singapore (Singapore)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Garena Online (Less than a year)

    Pros

    local company for local people

    Cons

    not so international for international people


  9. Helpful (1)

    "A good place to waste your life. A bad place to develop yourself."

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Service Reliability Engineer in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Service Reliability Engineer in Singapore (Singapore)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Garena Online full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    free massage and food, normal staff benefits.

    Cons

    bad leadership. no employee development plan at all. Top management make casual decision and always change it. Endless OT work and on-call job.

    Advice to Management

    Make reasonable decision and stick to it. respect your employee.


  10. "working situation"

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

    Pros

    good environment for working comfortable

    Cons

    big challenge to work and grow fast with overtime