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Pros
  • Great people with good energy and willingness to be the best (in 6 reviews)

  • One of the leading Free To Play Online Game Korean companies in the world (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • Work/life balance was not a consideration (in 6 reviews)

  • No room for growth & plenty of empty promises (aka "carrot dangler") (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (3)

    Avoid while you can. Waste of your time.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in El Segundo, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in El Segundo, CA

    I worked at NEXON full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    * Free lunch twice a week. * Okay benefits.

    Cons

    * Poor Executive/Senior/Mid level management. * Poor work culture * Very low pay * Poor Work/Life Balance

    Advice to Management

    Claiming yourself as an American company. Do not go back and forth between Korean/American company at your convenience. Go to your office and see how many people work late hours. That means you need to hire more people.


  2. Disfunctional

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

    I worked at NEXON full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Nice people (at least some of them)

    Cons

    Low morale High turnover Bad job of picking games Tough place if you are not Korean


  3. Helpful (2)

    Road to Nowhere

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    - Open Work Environment - A few passionate people still there (despite everything)

    Cons

    - No company benefits (used to have tons; all taken away) - Culture of apathy & fear - Protectionist Management A few years ago this was a great company to work for. There were free lunches twice a week, company parties 2-3x a year, annual pay raises and bonuses, etc. But for the past 2 years that's all been gone. No one has gotten a pay raise or a bonus despite the CEO's assurances they'll come "soon." If you're lucky to be salaried you get medical benefits, but work 12 hr days on average. There are contract employees who were promised to be made full-time after 6 months, but are still contract 2 years later. There's no incentive to work hard because there're no benefits period. This has led to a company culture of apathy. The management misguidedly tries to encourage productivity through worthless awards (The Golden Fork?!) while the employees keep asking again & again, "Where's my raise? Where're my benefits?" Everyone has their eye on the door. Everyone is looking at other companies to work. No one wants to work hard because they'll just be given more work with no reward for doing well.

    Advice to Management

    Give employees back the basic benefits people expected from any game publisher. Annual pay raises (even a little) shows that you value the employee & want to keep them. Bonuses lets people know they're doing a good job & should keep working hard.


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  5. Helpful (4)

    garbage

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Software Engineer

    I have been working at NEXON part-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    they have great benefits. The people are friendly too, but not very smart. they have fun events all the time the coffee is wonderful i can work stressfree not too consumed on deadlines

    Cons

    bad company people tend to work very slowly which results in angry customers need to get everything approved by headquarters so glitches or hacks tend not to be fixed immediatly. They also are money oriented. Even though things are programmed months in advanced, there still are many problems other people they hire have poor software skills which results in poor coding tend to make many mistakes poor time-keeping skills sometimes need to go at all hours of the days because of problems to servers server tends to get lots of glitches i feel that they have too many games and not enough people to services them low salary payments


  6. Helpful (4)

    Lost my faith in this industry

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in El Segundo, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in El Segundo, CA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Coworkers are very friendly Good way to get industry experience

    Cons

    Unbelievable workload Understaffed Poor Atmosphere Bosses don't listen to our complaints Anti-minority attitudes expressed by some bosses The AC is broken My seat doesn't lean all the way back anymore No foosball table DFO is Dead

    Advice to Management

    Realize that we as employees are human beings, not machines, and the ridiculous amount of stress being placed on a small number of us is NOT good policy. On top of this, direct more staff towards your flagging releases, hire more staff in general, release more content, provide a better level of customer communication and answer my flipping ticket please.


  7. Helpful (2)

    This gaming company makes a poor representation of what it means to work in the industry.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in El Segundo, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in El Segundo, CA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    -great coffee machine -can be late often or not come in at all. They don't seem to have a policy for that, even if you are management.

    Cons

    -Two year temporary positions for most, with very expensive benefits and only if you can afford and want them. -No holiday pay, and forced to be off if you are temp. -Bad company structure; they do not know what direction they want to lead the company to. -The wrong people in the wrong positions, employees that are die hard being overworked to no end. -Old vet employees that are reluctant to change. -Company does not invest in resources for departments that need it. -Does not care about their player base. -They just want to know “How much more money they can make”, without a care in trying to fix their games and make them better for those that have spent the money already. -Everyone looks unhappy, and people quit weekly.

    Advice to Management

    Figure out what direction you want to take, remind your management or re-train on how to manage and be professional. Pick up your company morale; a couple but almost no one seems happy to be there you wouldn’t think you work for a gaming company. Invest in your customer service and those that help improve your online game stability.


  8. Helpful (2)

    Good opportunity to learn about online games, poor business organization

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at NEXON

    Pros

    Good opportunity to learn about online games

    Cons

    Disorganized management, poor lateral coordination, horrible working hours



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