NCsoft
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www.ncsoft.net Seoul, South Korea 1000 to 5000 Employees

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The company seems to publish good games, but it is poorly managed.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Seattle, WA

ProsThe Seattle facility is in a good location.
Owns studios, like ArenaNet, that are actually making good games.

ConsUnclear direction from management.
Management downsizes everyone except for people that are actually causing problems.
People that are in charge of the Western game ports don't understand the market; they expect that what worked in Korea will work here.

Advice to Senior ManagementGames released in the West should have people familiar with the West in charge, instead of hoping that what worked in Korea will work here. Letting go of people that are good at their job only to keep people that are openly hostile and antagonistic is a recipe for disaster.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    An ocean apart and no understanding of market differences

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Seattle, WA

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


    Pros: Great ideas, IP's and possibilities. Wonderful global infrastructure. Cons: Top level executive management in Korea does not understand western… Advice to Senior Management: Take a close look at how much budget you set forth for adapting your games to the western… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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    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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