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Japanese company is out!

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Former Employee - Programmer in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
Former Employee - Programmer in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)

I worked at Konami

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

It's a big international company, made very good game title. The relationship between employer is very good.

Cons

The company didn't respect employer. The management is inefficiency. They only want to do some outsourcing work in China. They didn't know how to sell games in China.

Advice to Management

They should follow the trend of game industry.

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  1. Fun people burdened by incomprehensible directives from overseas

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Konami (more than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    The people are friendly and creative
    DDR Machine and recently released titles to play in the lobby
    Work with people and groups across the US and overseas
    Great office location

    Cons

    Orders from the HQ in Japan come down and cannot be argued with, regardless of how much sense they make
    Upper management and execs in the US are often given little reign to react to their market
    Relies heavily on contractor labor with no benefits even for long term positions, but still ostracizes them

    Advice to Management

    I know your hands are largely tied. Maybe Japan will stop trying to suffocate you.

  2. Terrible Work Environment

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    Former Employee - Sales and Marketing in El Segundo, CA
    Former Employee - Sales and Marketing in El Segundo, CA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Holidays and Vacation Time
    Insurance Benefits
    401K

    Cons

    If you are not Japanese, you don't stand a chance of making it at this company. They truly discriminate against the "dumb" American. Management constantly speaks in Japanese during meetings, so the Americans never understand what is being said. Very unprofessional.
    Constantly being watched, worse than a big brother. They have serious trust issues. Makes it very hard to get your job done.
    A lot of people have been laid off, including myself, in the past 3 years, however pay increases are rare. The workload continues to double without, if not triple, without additional pay.
    If you travel, you are expected to pay out of pocket, then request reimbursement. Takes 2-3 weeks for reimbursement.
    Lengthy approvals processes.
    Huge turnover
    No direction from management whatsoever

    Advice to Management

    Be more open minded to new ideas.
    You way isn't always the right way. The company is in a downward spiral. Clearly your old ways aren't working.
    Appreciate the quality workers that are left.

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