NCsoft – Why Work For Us?


NCSOFT, established in 1997 and headquartered in Seoul, South Korea, quickly became a key leader in online games with the successful launch of its flagship product, Lineage. Today, NCSOFT’s reach has expanded to include offices worldwide including locations in Korea, Taiwan, China, Japan, the United Kingdom, and the United States. The company operates many of the most successful and influential massively multiplayer online games on the market, games that have been enjoyed by tens of millions  of players around the world. By leveraging its expertise, talent, and infrastructure, NCSOFT has become one of the leading online gaming publishers in the world.

NCSOFT West is the organization responsible for all of NCSOFT’s initiatives across the Americas, Europe, Australia and New Zealand. Comprised of incredible talent throughout the company including our world class Development Studios, best in class support infrastructure, and industry leading Publishing Organization, NCSOFT West is committed to bringing extraordinary games to passionate gamers in markets across the world.

In 2015, NCSOFT West is expanding its existing portfolio of Korean-developed games, which includes such critically-acclaimed games as Aion and Lineage II, by bringing the highly anticipated Blade & Soul to Western territories. Additionally, US-based titles such as WildStar and ArenaNet's Guild Wars 2 are being developed in the West for release world-wide. Finally, with the creation of a new studio in San Mateo, NCSOFT is expanding into the mobile arena. Combined with positive growth in company leadership driving these initiatives forward, NCSOFT West is poised to continue its growth, investment, and leadership in the West through 2015 and beyond.


At NCSOFT we are dedicated to enriching our players' lives, and the world itself, with engaging and fun gaming experiences. In Asia, NCSOFT is already known as one of the top gaming and online companies in the region – our goal, over these next few years, is to establish and deserve the same reputation here in the West.

Our focus will remain on our players and on creating high-quality, fun, persistent, online gaming experiences for them to enjoy across a variety of platforms and in a variety of ways.

We are also heavily focused on our teams and people, on creating an environment where everyone can be excited to work each day and where we can push boundaries and innovate.  

Looking ahead, I’m optimistic about the impact games will have outside of the virtual world. Today, games engage users and teach concepts in ways that no other medium can parallel. I believe this will accelerate as we continue to see improvements in technology and delivery methods across existing gaming platforms and new areas such as virtual reality and artificial intelligence, areas in which we as a company are pioneering research and dedicating study.

The future of the gaming industry, NCSOFT, and NCSOFT West looks very bright and I’m excited about the coming months and years, as we explore new technologies, platforms and ideas.

Songyee Yoon
NCSOFT West, Chief Executive Officer



At NCSOFT West, the key to our success is our employees. We foster that success by creating an environment that is creative, imaginative, and fun. We work together as a team to achieve goals, while focusing on personal and professional growth for each employee.

From family picnics, to outings at major sporting events and movie releases, to holiday parties, NCSOFT West creates fun not only for our players, but for our employees as well. We strive to create a laid-back and productive environment where employees can use their imagination and creativity to achieve incredible things. NCSOFT West is full of passionate people committed to delivering memorable gaming experiences while we strive to grow a world-class organization.

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    Great atmosphere, awesome technology to get your hands on, Beer Socials, laid back environment (shorts and flip-flops) Nerf dart wars, and Management that looks after its employees.


    Professional Training is sparse (but I have not really pushed for it) Long hours, lots of projects, and page-outs can be brutal, but that can be said for any other company

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    The Technical Operations department is swiftly turning into a well oiled machine. Keep doing what you are doing.

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    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at NCsoft in June 2015.


    30-minute phone interview regarding your job experience, skills, knowledge of game industry, and some technical questions. Then a couple days later, I was invited for an in-person interview. I was given a brief on the company policies and benefits. I then did a panel interview which lasted around 45 minutes.

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Additional Info

Headquarters Seoul, South Korea
Size 1001 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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