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Working at NCsoft, was the closest I'll ever come to leaving the video game industry.

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA

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

Pros

If you're good at what you do, you'll be a rockstar, even if you work less than 40 hours a week.

Competitive salaries for minimal work

Cons

Leadership in Korea does not trust America or Europe to make their own decisions, and as a result, the decisions made reflect what Korea leadership wants to see, and not what needs to happen for the benefit of players, or the business.

There is no clear career path, because the company is restructured every other year.

Having a good boss at NCsoft is like winning the lottery. Unfortunately, even if you win, your awesome boss will wise up or get laid off during your employment.

The only culture that exists, is what employees make for themselves; however, with so much turnover, office culture changes frequently, and is often more of an "inner-circle" kind of experience.

Benefits are not great. They are bare bones, and change a lot.

When I was working there, I had to pay hundreds of dollars per month for my own parking spot

Truly creative people are not treated well at NCsoft.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

To leadership in Korea:

Get your hands out of the darn cookie jar and EMPOWER your employees. You've guaranteed the failure North America and Europe operations because of your bureaucratic, and unnecessary approach to a global business. What works in Korea, doesn't mean it will in other territories. Look at Riot Games for god sake. They empower their Korean HQ to make their own decisions, and they are frequently different than the ones made in America. While they flourish in multiple territories, you're only truly successful in Korea, and even there, you haven't lived up to your potential in years.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    It is a great place to work with a lot of opportunities to learn about the MMO development industry.

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    Current Employee - Associate Producer in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Associate Producer in Mountain View, CA

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours, great team great work environment.

    Cons

    The commute could be shorter!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 5 people found this helpful  

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

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Developer in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Developer in Seattle, WA

    I worked at NCsoft full-time (more than an 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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