40% of the CEO
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 Senior Management – Pay your employees a decent wage!
No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company
Pros – It has been around forever
Cons – They don't know what they are doing
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 Senior Management – If you want to make games that do well in America... listen to your American staff
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;
Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend
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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 Senior Management – If the talent you bring in is your greatest asset, then you should concentrate on nurturing it.
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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.
Advice to Senior Management – 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.
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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 Senior Management – 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.
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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 Senior Management – - 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
No, I would not recommend this company to a friend
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 Senior Management – It would be a much better place if there are more interesting + technically challenging games being made and ppls should be more fairly compensated.
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