NEXON Reviews

Updated August 9, 2014
Updated August 9, 2014
60 Reviews
2.8
60 Reviews
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Seung Woo Choi
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • A basketball court at the office (in 6 reviews)

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


Cons
  • Work/life balance was not a consideration (in 4 reviews)

  • Long hours no work life balance (in 4 reviews)

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  1.  

    Too much politics, but good benefits.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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 for 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
  2.  

    Great Company bad pay for Customer support

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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

  3.  

    Not so good, much difficulties

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

    I have been working at NEXON full-time for 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
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  5.  

    The Biggest game company in South Korea

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 for 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
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Big things ahead

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  7.  

    This place is an investment for your future career opportunities, not to grow financially

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

    I have been working at NEXON full-time for 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
  8.  

    good company for youngsters.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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 for 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
  9.  

    Not as bad as the ratings say.

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

    I have been working at NEXON full-time for 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
  10.  

    Great international environment, but quite "corporate".

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

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

    Pros

    International working environment, intelligent people, large exposure to top people in the industry, huge financing capital through IPO to sustain aggressive M&A

    Cons

    low salary, few employee perks, rigid organization, working hours are not flexible

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Salary-level is not competitive compared to peers, vision can be expanded a bit more outside of core games industry

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Where dreams come to die

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Not Applicable  in  El Segundo, CA
    Current Employee - Not Applicable in El Segundo, CA

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

    Pros

    We get Columbus Day off

    Cons

    Being lied to from the moment you agree to work for them
    No company loyalty
    Pay is awful unless you are Korean or have connections
    Having to sit through town hall meetings held by the CEO every month just to hear him spit lies
    Will do everything in their power to low ball you
    Create stupid titles that don't exist anywhere else
    Long hours no work life balance
    No team collaboration even though our foundation is supposedly based on it
    High turnover rate
    Possibly being hired as a temp, promised to become permanent only later being fire because you are expandable
    Clueless CEO, how clueless? You ask, he said there is nothing on the net that we can find that speaks ill of Nexon America. Google it!
    Working with incompetent employees
    Too many chiefs not enough Indians

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I honestly can’t give any advice to management because they are not interested in anything I or anyone else working at Nexon America has to say. They give us the illusion of freedom, opportunity, creativity, but at the end of the day once all that is said and done it falls prey to the indecisiveness/aptitude of failed leadership.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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