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An ocean apart and no understanding of market differences

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Seattle, WA

ProsGreat ideas, IP's and possibilities. Wonderful global infrastructure.

ConsTop level executive management in Korea does not understand western markets no cultural differences in employment expectations.

Advice to Senior ManagementTake a close look at how much budget you set forth for adapting your games to the western markets, you're currently under. Let those with an understanding of the western markets and employments lead those satellite divisions.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    4 people found this helpful  

    NCsoft: stay away

    Systems Engineer (Former Employee) Austin, TX

    I worked at NCsoft full-time for more than 5 years


    Pros: Met some really great people there. Cons: Korean culture shoved down your throat. NCsoft wasn't ready to go multinational as they fully expect to graft their Korean culture onto their U.S.… Advice to Senior Management: Seoul, hire a cultural consulting firm and heed their guidance. US, the… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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    6 people found this helpful  

    This place made me think twice about staying in the industry.

    (Former Employee) Seattle, WA

    I worked at NCsoft full-time for more than a year


    Pros: Good location if you like downtown Seattle. There were some… Cons: Very corporate and tightly controlled by Korean HQ. "Keep your head down" mentality which discouraged… Advice to Senior Management: Stop creating a hostile environment for those that want to bring positive change. Hire better management that are from the game… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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