Capcom USA

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Capcom USA Reviews

Updated July 2, 2014
Updated July 2, 2014
9 Reviews
2.5
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Capcom USA President and CEO, Capcom USA and CE Europe Kazuhiko Abe
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Missed opportunities

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Events Coordinator in San Mateo, CA
    Former Employee - Events Coordinator in San Mateo, CA

    I worked at Capcom USA full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Individuals within the company make working for the company enjoyable.

    Cons

    Intense disconnect between USA office and Japanese office. Lower than average salaries, minimal in house benefits. Lack of support from much of upper management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay your employees a decent wage!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not ready for the big time

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    Former Employee - Manager in San Mateo, CA
    Former Employee - Manager in San Mateo, CA

    I worked at Capcom USA full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    It has been around forever

    Cons

    They don't know what they are doing

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Warring Clans

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Capcom USA

    Pros

    You get to work on some of the best IP in the video game world.

    Cons

    Japan will never let you ship it. Much less control it

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you want to make games that do well in America... listen to your American staff

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Capcom Environment

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Capcom USA full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Managers let you figure out how you want to accomplish a task; work hours are flexible; health benefits are great; 401k matching; work is reasonable; very nice coworkers; very honest coworkers;

    Cons

    No promotions, no career development;

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good at bringing talent on, horrible at retaining it.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing Coordinator in San Mateo, CA
    Current Employee - Marketing Coordinator in San Mateo, CA

    I have been working at Capcom USA as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    1) Excellent company to enter the video game industry through.
    2) Very tight knit group of co-workers, a real family atmosphere.
    3) A lot of travel, if you are into that sort of thing.

    Cons

    1) Below average wages.
    2) No career path for entry and junior level employees.
    3) Extreme case of bureaucracy, with new systems of approvals and paperwork being introduced constantly.
    4) Lack of head count leads to overworked, over stressed employees.
    5) Highly Japanese style of micromanagement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If the talent you bring in is your greatest asset, then you should concentrate on nurturing it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    A Good Company Held Back by Poor Priorities

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Mateo, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Mateo, CA

    I have been working at Capcom USA

    Pros

    Opportunity to build skills and grow professionally, so long as you take the initiative.
    Exposure to the videogame industry and popular IPs.
    Passionate and energetic co-workers.
    Casual work environment and flexible schedule (depending on your manager).
    As a Japanese subsidiary, Capcom USA is on a tight leash, but it contributes greatly to the company's bottomline.

    Cons

    As with almost every publisher in the videogame space, pay is substandard.
    Employees, while young and energetic, also tend to be inexperienced.
    Inconsistent structure, with excess bureaucracy in some places and a complete lack of process in others.
    Very little knowledge sharing.
    Rudderless management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make some effort to find and *keep* talent. Proactively invest in your employees by offering training and other opportunities to build skills. Stop using platitudes to motivate. Instead, be open, honest, and lead by example.

    No opinion of CEO
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    American Subsidiary = Japan's Whipping Boy

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Mateo, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Mateo, CA

    I have been working at Capcom USA

    Pros

    Exposure to the video game industry
    Interesting, tight-knit group of coworkers
    Opportunity to see how a Japanese company operates in America

    Cons

    Very rigid corporate structure
    Japan-centric management style
    Lack of recognition for serious contributions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be aware that Capcom operates within a creative industry. Create incentives to hire and keep young, talented, and experienced individuals. Don't be obsessed with structure for structure's sake. Make sure it works, but more importantly, that it actually has a purpose.

    No opinion of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    I think I'm turning Japanese!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Capcom USA

    Pros

    High visibility role where you can learn from other groups and gain valuable experience. Ratio of extremely competent employees to incompetent employees are 1:1.

    Cons

    - Low compensation
    - No work/life balance
    - Japanese style management (micromanagement)
    - Poor benefits
    - Huge discrepancy in work hours in different departments

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Compensate employees to at least industry standard.
    - Office politics can get in the way of making good decisions.
    - Focus on more import issues rather than wasting time and energy nitpicking on every dollar and cent
    - We are not in Japan

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    You be the judge

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Programmer
    Current Employee - Programmer

    I have been working at Capcom USA

    Pros

    Nice place to work, very casual, small teams and each person takes ownership of their project. Clear management style, no confusion on whats going on within the company.
    Good vacation + insurance plans.

    Cons

    It is a nice place to work but mainly deal with simpler 2D tile based cellphone games. It would be great if there are more 3D iphone based "cooler" games made. code base/infrastructure can also be improved a lot.
    Compensation is not good....

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It would be a much better place if there are more interesting + technically challenging games being made and ppls should be more fairly compensated.

    No opinion of CEO

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