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Konami Chairman, President, and CEO Kagemasa Kozuki
Kagemasa Kozuki
4 Ratings
  • Fun people burdened by incomprehensible directives from overseas

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Konami (More than a year)

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


    The people are friendly and creative DDR Machine and recently released titles to play in the lobby Work with people and groups across the US and overseas Great office location


    Orders from the HQ in Japan come down and cannot be argued with, regardless of how much sense they make Upper management and execs in the US are often given little reign to react to their market Relies heavily on contractor labor with no benefits even for long term positions, but still ostracizes them

    Advice to Management

    I know your hands are largely tied. Maybe Japan will stop trying to suffocate you.

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    Programmer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Mateo, CA
    Declined Offer
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    Easy Interview


    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at Konami (San Mateo, CA) in July 2012.


    The interview process was probably one of the fastest I have ever had. I sat down in front of two programmers and a producer and went down every point of my resume from games I had worked on in the past. Occasionally someone would ask me how I implemented X or Y for a feature, but otherwise it was just me talking. Within 30 minutes the interview was over.

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    • Given a game X that would play out in a certain way, how would you make the class structure to make this game run.   Answer Question

    Reasons for Declining

    Insultingly low offer for the Bay Area, especially for one that was going to move into the city. Among all the companies I have been to from SF to San Jose their office seemed to be the most dead and uninteresting.

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Website www.konami.co.jp
Headquarters MINATO-KU, Japan
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded Unknown
Type Company - Public (KNM)
Industry Media
Revenue $10+ billion (USD) per year

Konami hopes you find its business amusing. The company is a diversified entertainment company making video games for PCs and dedicated consoles, token-operated arcade games, pachinko and slot machines, card games, and toys and hobby products. Konami software includes titles from the Metal Gear, Silent Hill, Dance Dance Revolution, and Yu-Gi-Oh! series, as well as classic hits such as "Castlevania". The company also operates more diverse business lines such as making health-related equipment, and operating and managing the largest fitness center chain in Japan ... More

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