DeNA – San Francisco, CA
• Help develop Maya character rigging pipeline for all characters on existing and future projects. • Work with the technical art director and sr… DeNA
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I truly loved most of the people at DeNA. They were engaged, quirky, fun. The culture began to do gown downhill in the last year, becoming a bit more corporate and Japanese. But I still enjoyed most of the folks I worked with.
They do offer some great perks: Hot lunch, endless snacks, parties, gym reimbursement, though some of those may be falling away following the recent layoffs.
The company strategy always seemed to be changing, and we never arrived at those hits promised. The management is now largely Japanese, and they don't have a good understanding of Western tech culture or the Western market.
Pay, especially for software engineers, is below market rate.
Advice to Management
Bring in a Western CEO with a proven record in the games industry. Try and understand (and care about!) how your decisions affect company culture.