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7 people found this helpful  

Political garbage can with horrible execs

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Employee in San Francisco, CA
Current Employee - Employee in San Francisco, CA

I have been working at DeNA full-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

- Food, drinks, alcohol.
- A culture team that somehow manages to throw decent events.
- After working here for a while the job opportunities outside of the company increase
- Highly overqualified and under utilized employees
- If you play politics over work, you can go far here.

Cons

- Not a meritocracy
- Inexperienced executives. They keep promoting themselves without having delivered anything. Executives are the reason this company is failing as they create a political work environment. Some don't realize how obvious it is to everyone they have no clue what they are doing,
- Low salary, no real stock options, no bonuses
- Politically infested and hostile work environment

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Step down. Fire the whole executive team before they run the company into the ground.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    So far a good experience

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

    I have been working at DeNA full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    - Good work/life balance.
    - Accessible place with many transportation options.
    - Breakfast, lunch, free snacks/drinks (including energy drinks and beer).
    - Reimbursement for gym, phone and Japanese lessons (our HQ is in Japan).
    - Good compensation and benefits.
    - Up-to-date workstations.
    - A game room and nerf weapons available for nerf retaliation.
    - Occasional sightings of a hilarious water vehicle that passes under the adjacent bridge.

    Cons

    Some people seem unhappy, and you can see some of those opinions here. My message to them is:

    - Making a hit game is hard. If certain game did not become a hit and that makes you unhappy, you will be unhappy at any other company. This is the reality of the industry. Just keep persevering.

    - It is true that notable people have left the company, but it is a fallacy to think that the talent is gone. I've met many of the new hires, seen their work, and they are doing well. I've also seen our job postings and I am sure that the company has established reasonably high standards for prospect employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Each time I've any feedback, I've discussed it with them openly, and the reception has been positive. I do not need to do it anonymously on this site.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    A great place to get your career started

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Director in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    During most of my time at DeNA one of the core values was ownership. You'll have the opportunity to own a part of the business, and if you're capable and innovative, you'll earn the recognition you deserve.

    Cons

    The business strategy continually pivoted. While not innately negative, past learnings were often ignored which led to costly errors and time lost.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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