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6 people found this helpful  

An ocean apart and no understanding of market differences

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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

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

Cons

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

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Take 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.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    NCsoft: stay away

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    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Austin, TX

    I worked at NCsoft full-time (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. workforce.

    Long hours; hectic schedule. Seems that the company couldn't plan more than 30 days in advance. Everything is a "fire"

    Lowball pay; management's goal is to pay as little as possible. Their justification is the "cool factor" of working for a game company offsets the lower pay.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Seoul, hire a cultural consulting firm and heed their guidance. US, the people needed to run an MMO are worth more than you are paying them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 6 people found this helpful  

    This place made me think twice about staying in the 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

    Good location if you like downtown Seattle. There were some good people that were here before they wised up and left.

    Cons

    Very corporate and tightly controlled by Korean HQ. "Keep your head down" mentality which discouraged passionate employees. This place also has a tendency to waste a lot of good talent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop creating a hostile environment for those that want to bring positive change. Hire better management that are from the game industry. Stop wasting good talent and listen to what people have to say. Take heed of the reviews posted on here.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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