Nexon
2.7 of 5 29 reviews
www.nexon.co.kr Seoul, South Korea 1000 to 5000 Employees

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Updated Feb 17, 2014

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Nexon America: Great people, culture clash

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
El Segundo, CA

I worked at Nexon full-time

ProsEmployees are great to work with...smart, pleasant, and even tempered
Actually practices ideals such as continuous improvement and collaboration
Great perks such as free lunch, team building, and parties

ConsVery limited career growth
No concept of work/life balance
Extremely hierarchical
Loyalty valued more than performance

Advice to Senior ManagementAccept and address cultural challenges at the workplace. Be willing to fire under-performers no matter how long they have been with the company.

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Nexon America, Inc

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
El Segundo, CA

I worked at Nexon full-time

ProsGood benefits
Nice people
The company seems to have a sense of caring
Good communication

ConsLess than market wage
Lost the original idea of the product
Company changed after going IPO
Wrong people in key spots

Advice to Senior ManagementTake the time to understand the product and the customer base. Actively work to fix the customer perception of the company. Knee-jerk reactions to major issues is not the best solution.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Good friendly environment while employees are cared for at a manager level but not executive level.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
El Segundo, CA

I have been working at Nexon

Pros- Lunch provided Tues and Fri (Not anymore)
- Budgets for team outings given every month (Also gone)
- Great workshops and budgets (Also excluded)
- Great and friendly employees for the most part
- Organizational structure of assignments were fairly managed well
- Good place to grow and develop for any skills and within the gaming industry

Cons- No room for growth in the company unless outstanding
- After major layoff of employees in Feb 2012, employees were asked to leave immediately. When visiting, only those close to management were able to hang out while others were given a few minutes.
- temp status can go on as long as two years in the company (maximum)
- privacy
- compensation (underpaid at most positions especially in the technical side)

Advice to Senior ManagementManagement for the most part is great, but maybe sticking up for employees or talking to executives push a decision about an employee's could be strengthened

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good company for youngsters.

Project Manager (Current Employee)
Seoul (South Korea)

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

ProsNo.1 Game company in Korea
opportunity of co-working top tiered companies in global.
good company culture
best venefit ever

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

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Nexon America, not bad, but not great either.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Nexon

ProsCasual work environment.
Allows for creativity in some departments.
Decent benefits.
Spacious office with nice open concept design.
One of the leading Free To Play Online Game Korean companies in the world.
The company has maintained a steady rate of growth over the years.

ConsMany positions are paid below their industry standards.

Developers and Producers work long and erratic hours, with frequent intrusions into their personal lives.

Upper management provides some goals, but rarely a means to actually accomplish them.

Many employees seem to have "checked out".

Higher then average turnover rate, with many employees either leaving or looking for new jobs.

The company is divided between Koreans and Non-Koreans. Koreans generally maintain all positions of influence (with a few exceptions). Many of the Korean employees are originally from Korea and as a result have some difficulties with English. This results in cliques forming based on Korean speakers. The end result is an atmosphere where Korean employees and Non-Korean employees rarely interact, leading to misunderstandings and trust issues within the company.

The company is fairly robust and is certainly not going to go out of business, but I do not see it becoming a mainstream publisher on the same level as EA or Activision any time soon.

Game Developers are based in Korea, and there are issues convincing Development studios to localize to the US market properly.

Advice to Senior ManagementThe company is currently top heavy. There are too many commanders and not enough troops. Additionally many employees are overworked and underpaid, and as a result the company is in danger of brain drain. Steps should be taken to correct these issues as soon as possible.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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A doorway opportunity to the Video Games industry.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Nexon

Pros1) Great people to work with. Respectful and an enjoyment seeing at work.
2) Free food and coffee.
3) High energy and high paced environment.

Cons1) Low paying job.
2) Understaffed. This causes a lot of people in many departments to be overworked and stressed out.
3) Overtime is frequent across all departments.

Advice to Senior ManagementEmployees feeling the adverse effect of a rapidly growing company.

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