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NCsoft Chairman, President, and CEO Kim Tack Jin
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • It also had excellent work-life balance (in 3 reviews)

  • It's a great start in the game industry, and if they happen to make a game you love, it could be worth it to work there (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • Very corporate and tightly controlled by Korean HQ (in 5 reviews)

  • Management of the Seattle office was abysmal (in 5 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Paragon Studios was fantastic

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Lead Game Designer in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Lead Game Designer in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at NCsoft full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Paragon had some of the best people I've worked with, a fantastic game in City of Heroes, paid well, and let us do the job we needed to do. Very collaborative place. It also had excellent work-life balance.

    Cons

    Too much interference from HQ in Korea, too much difficulty in getting a new project off the ground.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You should have spun CoH off rather than closing it down.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great team but terrible executives

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Austin, TX

    I worked at NCsoft full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Tight knit team that could overcome any obstacle.

    Cons

    Short sighted management in the US and Korea.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Adapt or disappear

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    This company attracts good people and great talent

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Art Production Manager in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Art Production Manager in Austin, TX

    I worked at NCsoft full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    They provide good benefits and progressive policies like offering health coverage for domestic partners. They also allow individual teams to have a lot of autonomy, which is risky but great if you're successful in delivering a good product.

    Cons

    Like any game company, you are vulnerable to team-wide layoffs if you're a developer.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    It is a great place to work with a lot of opportunities to learn about the MMO development industry.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Producer in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Associate Producer in Mountain View, CA

    I have been working at NCsoft full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible hours, great team great work environment.

    Cons

    The commute could be shorter!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 3 people found this helpful  

    Wonderful worker bees, confused upper management.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Austin, TX

    I have been working at NCsoft

    Pros

    Lots of wonderful peers to work with and great opportunities to learn and work with interesting technologies.

    Cons

    Upper management seems unsure of what they want to do and repeatedly change direction. Each occurrence kills morale and reduces confidence in the company as a whole.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop chasing the trends, focus on the future.

    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    QA analyst for NC Soft

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at NCsoft full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Wonderful working environment
    top tier company in industry

    Cons

    Low salary compared to other industries.
    Hostile working hours

  8.  

    Major Company in Korea

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lead Programmer in Seoul (South Korea)
    Current Employee - Lead Programmer in Seoul (South Korea)

    I have been working at NCsoft full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    good salary and welfare
    AAA title develope experience

    Cons

    sometime decision making is very slow

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seoul (South Korea)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seoul (South Korea)

    I have been working at NCsoft full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great people, encouraging atmosphere, work is fun

    Cons

    Frequent organizational changes without any notice

    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Big huge online game developer/publisher

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Developer in Seoul (South Korea)
    Former Employee - Business Developer in Seoul (South Korea)

    I worked at NCsoft full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great perks. Good environment. Successful games

    Cons

    Politics. Losing creativeness. Company hired too much people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Wish there was less politics

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    NCsoft was a great company to work for.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at NCsoft

    Pros

    NCsoft had good benefits, a good culture, and it was awesome to be part of a large network of game studios.

    Cons

    Being part of NCSoft west... sometimes it felt as though they didn't cared as much about us as they did their Asian companies.

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