NEXON Reviews

Updated March 3, 2015
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  1. Best Game Company In Korea

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at NEXON

    Pros

    Relatively free working environment
    Change to learn from cumulated online game service data
    Changes fast

    Cons

    Vastly different environment & culture between different game teams.
    It's a game company
    Changes fast

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire someone who has at least basic education for... MANAGEMENT. Not someone who thinks he knows about management because he have a lot of money.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful

    Korean Standards in Western World

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    Current Employee - Associate Product Manager in Luxembourg (Luxembourg)
    Current Employee - Associate Product Manager in Luxembourg (Luxembourg)

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

    Pros

    When you are new to the industry and willing to take cuts in your private life and payment it's easy to start as soon they have a job offer. You get a title and responsibility so you can use it to advance in your career.

    The regular people working there are nice and you can become good friends.

    You learn about many different fields of the gaming industry.

    Cons

    You will not have much possible choices how to improve your career, at certain levels you can't advance unless you are Korean (or probably fit yourself in Korean culture and be fluent in Korean). Rarely any position in lower to medium management is filled in by non-Koreans, so if you want to advance in your career you will be required to switch the company sooner or later.

    There is the Luxembourgian working law the company has to follow (Nexon Europe), but in my work years the law has been broken several times. If you don't behave as they like you get nicely told "If you have a problem, you can go."

    The goals the company sets are unrealistic, it creates pressure on the employees, it increases the stress level and leads to mismanagement which leads to more stress. If you are with your full heart into a project it may be in personal conflict with you since if you understand something of proper management you will see that the work way can not succeed -> very demotivating.

    Also the outlook is not positive, I do not think that the top management and the CEO who are all Korean by the way understand much of games and western culture and this leads to many wrong decisions.

    Since the pressure is high and the game teams understaffed due budget cuts it's not possible to work in creative ways, find new possibilities and bring in yourself at your best. Even I work in actually a very lively industry where single persons and ideas matter, I feel like a robot at work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The company should become more western, and go with the time. They try to apply outdated and Korean standards to a community and their employees which will lead sooner or later to the point were even the strong main company in Japan will hold up the company anymore.

    What Nexon Europe should do is: Take Money, get a proper game, get proper WESTERN manager for their title and start to make a proper service for their loyal customers with proper goal-setting with a proper budget.

    This would help for a long term outlook as employee and also to have fun at work and be able to bring our self to the fulliest. Many of the people could be much more beneficial for the company if they wouldn't be handled as puppets.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful

    Too much politics, but good benefits.

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Seoul (South Korea)
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Seoul (South Korea)

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

    Pros

    New office building. Great benefits.

    Cons

    Has some incompetent directors who don't know much about the game. Team members don't get a chance to evaluate their seniors, which makes it difficult for them to voice their opinions to executives.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need better evaluation system for team members to assess their leaders.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. Great Company bad pay for Customer support

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at NEXON

    Pros

    Fun enviorment and the people and supervisiors are great

    Cons

    No room for growth from customer support. low pay

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have career development options

  6. Not so good, much difficulties

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Luxembourg (Luxembourg)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Luxembourg (Luxembourg)

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

    Pros

    -Gett lunch tickets all months
    - Sleep at desk
    -sometimes play games
    -people are friends with me- nice peple

    Cons

    - People sleep at the desk when I need to talk them
    -No one knows what others do.
    -No HR Manager for first years, so there are many problems.
    -No parking.
    -expecting me to staying late
    -sometimes no work sometimes much work, always I need to stay long time
    -when people make small mistake, everyone send mail to CEO to looking good

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    So sad for new HR Manager; so much work to clean up
    Why you kep poeple who do no work or do bad work???? This is not good no.
    Too little money payment. It expansive here and family

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  7. The Biggest game company in South Korea

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer in Seongnam (South Korea)
    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer in Seongnam (South Korea)

    I have been working at NEXON full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Flexible organization. Nice coworkers. I think pay is good in Korea.

    Cons

    Which is publisher than developer. So, shipping schedule is more important than game quality.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    We need to develop a GAME not a cash generator.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  8. 4 people found this helpful

    Big things ahead

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    Current Employee - Interaction Designer in El Segundo, CA
    Current Employee - Interaction Designer in El Segundo, CA

    I have been working at NEXON full-time

    Pros

    I've worked in the creative department at Nexon for 10 months and have seen a change in Sr. Management (Director level over creative, Marketing and Customer Service groups) and some restructure. Some people left, some people were asked to leave and some new faces came on board. Overall the place has improved a ton since the end of 2014.

    Pros: I genuinely like all of the people I work with and have laughed every single day since I started in July 2013.
    Management seems to be getting closer to a unified vision and seems to be making strides in driving the business in the right direction. I believe Nexon is positioned to be big in the industry in the next few years.

    I've had a lot of freedom and autonomy to drive the changes I believe are best. This works if you don't like to be micromanaged and can rise to the challenge of driving results yourself.

    I know some departments have a problem with long hours but I've only put in a handful of late nights here while big projects are getting ready to ship. I think the work/life balance is fair and competitive.

    1 paid off between christmas and new years is awesome.

    Cons

    The departments need to learn to work better together (See a comment a few down that says "interference by less important departments" wtf? You think LGP is the only important department?)

    There are still a good amount of people who say "But that's not the way we've done it in the past." Gotta lose that, super frustrating.

    A lot of bad opinions of Nexon on the web (and rightly so, lots of bad policies in the past at the expense of gamers.)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in more UX experts and continue on your path to be a user-centered company.

    Make sure all levels of the company have the resources they need to take the products into the future.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. This place is an investment for your future career opportunities, not to grow financially

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at NEXON full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The wealth of responsibilities and workload gives employees the opportunity to get their hands on a lot of learning opportunities. Problem solving, collaboration, and overall accumulation of knowledge and information will make your next career hop a breeze.

    Cons

    Underpaid, way too many managers/executives who hire their own friends, high turn-over rate, far too few workers, long hours, less company perks year over year

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. good company for youngsters.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Seoul (South Korea)
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Seoul (South Korea)

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

    Pros

    No.1 Game company in Korea
    opportunity of co-working top tiered companies in global.
    good company culture
    best venefit ever

    Cons

    so many politics.
    only early stage member can survive.
    so many team drop

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11. Not as bad as the ratings say.

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    • Senior Management
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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 (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great people to work with. Executive team is trying to get the company on the right track.

    Cons

    Salary is way below market rates.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase your salaries so they are fair market rate.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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Lobby on 1st floor.
Lounge. There are every floors.

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