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5 people found this helpful  

So if you have no choice or don't want to improve your skill

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Former Employee - Developer in Seattle, WA
Former Employee - Developer in Seattle, WA

I worked at NCsoft full-time (more than a year)

Pros

As a developer, the team is pretty solid.
The benefit is Okay, at least better than Amazon's health insurance.
You can spend 2 hours a day at work... they don't care

Cons

the management mess up.
you can't learn anything here, not good fot career path.
Korean never trust ppl here.
no one knows whats going on.
some "lead" like to play small game, to waste ppl's time
ppl escaped a lot in past few months, lots of...

Advice to ManagementAdvice

let ppl know whats going on...
better management
too many management roles

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 8 people found this helpful  

    Extremely poor management. The worst I have ever had in fact.

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    Former Employee - Operations in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Operations in Austin, TX

    I worked at NCsoft full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Other than it being a video game company. None really

    Cons

    Management! The US operations is always afraid of what HQ wants, so they make rash hiring decisions, especially bringing deadbeat directors that have been let go from other electronic studios.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop trying to constantly change or micromanage. If you want to do it the HQ way then bring over HQ management. Bringing in washout from other electronic studios makes it much worse.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 10 people found this helpful  

    If you have a choice, don't choose NCsoft

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    Current Employee - Management in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Management in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at NCsoft

    Pros

    There are some really bright and fun people working at NCsoft and the Seattle location is right in the middle of downtown.

    Cons

    Unfortunately all the bright and fun people from NCsoft either left, were let go, or have the resumes out and are looking. As for the fun location, rumor has it that's going away soon too.

     While it might still be a good place to work if you are in one of the studios, the Seattle and Austin offices are in complete turmoil. Don't bother trying to talk to HR, they are more of a mess than most of the other departments and most anyone there who had experience has already jumped ship. There is a huge disconnect between the Korean office, Seattle leadership, and most of the employees and mixed messages are the norm. If you have other opportunities, I wouldn't even answer NCsoft's call.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you only listen to the people who tell you what you want to hear you shouldn't be shocked with the general lack of performance and ever increasing turnover.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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