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Keep doing what you are doing?

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Former Employee - Software Engineer  in  San Francisco, CA
Former Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA

I worked at DeNA full-time for less than a year

Pros

Obviously, HR, Marketing and PR have been hard at work crafting responses to some of the more recent (negative) reviews.

My favorite line? "Getting crowded: Need a bigger office to keep up with growth"

What growth? Recruiting can't keep up with turnover, and the same jobs have been posted for months.

Outside of the free beer, snacks and catered meals, there is very little to gloat about.

Cons

Talent. The best developers are long gone, and when your CEO accepts a COO position with a competitor, that's not a good sign. If DeNA's upcoming releases don't fair well, I wouldn't be surprised if the San Francisco office is "long gone" as well. If you are seeking stability, this isn't the place for you.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

It's definitely not "keep doing what you are doing". Time to hit the "reset" button.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

Other Reviews for DeNA

  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    Horrible for engineers

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at DeNA full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The pros might be, getting an easy in to the game industry if you are a junior engineer. They also have plenty of snacks and catered breakfast, lunch and dinner. But so does just about every other company in the bay.

    You will learn a lot about javascript.

    Cons

    It's all javascript. I have never seen a company be so belligerent about using only 1 language for all of engineering (client, server, db, cache).

    Pay is low.
    No stock options.
    No bonuses.
    No chances for any career advancement.
    Hemorrhaging employees. People are leaving every week.
    You will have a manager but you will only see him every 6 months when he reviews your performance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Actually engage with employees. We have senior management but who are they? What do they do? This is the least managed company I have ever seen. It completely lacks any direction.

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

    Be ready to wear multiple hats

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at DeNA full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    - You can work on a variety of challenging projects using cutting-edge technology.
    - Great perks/Salary
    - Breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks
    - Cell phone/Gym Stipend
    - Work life balance

    Manager who listens to you and will help you love your job (of course, this depends on what team you are on)

    Cons

    It will take time for you to understand the entire stack because it's huge.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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