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NCsoft Chairman, President, and CEO Kim Tack Jin
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  • Seems to be picking up momentum

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Aliso Viejo, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Aliso Viejo, CA

    I have been working at NCsoft full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Pay is good compared to many other companies. Benefits are okay/standard.

    They seem to be hiring like crazy. The publishing team has put an entirely new executive team in place in the last 4-5 months and things seem to be picking up some momentum with new games and projects.

    Team and department events/perks seem to be picking up, like group happy hours, department lunches and team movies. Still has some way to go on the perks, but people seem to be having fun again.

    New games and WildStar transitioning to Free to Play seem like they could put some revenues back into the company. New mobile studio in SF-area is exciting too.

    Cons

    There's a complicated history at the company where there are all kinds of weird policies and procedures in place. Sounds like people are trying to fix that, but there's a long way to go still.

    Perks and morale are improving, but still need work.

    Advice to Management

    More perks, more fun - and maybe a hit game or two. Make your employees feel heard and give them chances to meet all the new people coming in!


NCsoft Interviews

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    Producer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Orange, CA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at NCsoft (Orange, CA) in March 2015.

    Interview

    Interview process consisted of an initial 20 minute call with the HR Recruiter. A few days later a phone interview was setup with the Sr. Producer. This second phone interview lasted about 30 minutes and consisted of the standard questions you'd expect from an interview.

    For example:
    Do you play NCSoft titles? Do you play competitive titles of ours?
    What is your Producer Methodology?
    Why do you want to work at NCSoft?
    What is a standard day in the life of you at your current position?

    Both interviewers did a great job explaining what NCSoft is about, what the direction of the company currently is and the expectations and responsibilities of the Producer at this company.

    I found both interviewers very easy to talk to and forthcoming with answers to the various questions I had. Unfortunately, the stage 2 phone interview was the last for me, more than likely due to my inexperience working on MMOs and lack of knowledge of NCSoft products. However, I found the experience to be a solid, professional one. The fact that they took a second to provide me a clear resolution, that I was not moving on to the next round of interviews, is much appreciated.

    Interview Questions

    • What is your Producer Methodology? What is a standard day in the life of you at your current position?   Answer Question

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Website www.ncsoft.net
Headquarters Seoul, South Korea
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 1997
Type Company - Public (036570)
Industry Media
Revenue $10+ billion (USD) per year

Established in 1997, NCSOFT® Corporation has quickly become the world's premier publisher and developer of massively multiplayer online (MMO) games with offices in Korea, Taiwan, China, Japan, Thailand, the United Kingdom, and the United States. NCSOFT is one of only a few publishers worldwide with the expertise, the talent, and the infrastructure to successfully support... More

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