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Great people, but underpaid and worked to the bone

Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at NEXON

Pros

Company provided lunch every Friday, great people who were enthusiastic about the games they were working on

Cons

An 8 hour day was extremely rare. Focused more on Process than People. Very high turnover rate and a high rate of burnout.

Advice to Management

Need to emphasize more of Work/Life Balance.

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    Nexon America, not bad, but not great either.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at NEXON

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Casual work environment.
    Allows for creativity in some departments.
    Decent benefits.
    Spacious office with nice open concept design.
    One of the leading Free To Play Online Game Korean companies in the world.
    The company has maintained a steady rate of growth over the years.

    Cons

    Many positions are paid below their industry standards.

    Developers and Producers work long and erratic hours, with frequent intrusions into their personal lives.

    Upper management provides some goals, but rarely a means to actually accomplish them.

    Many employees seem to have "checked out".

    Higher then average turnover rate, with many employees either leaving or looking for new jobs.

    The company is divided between Koreans and Non-Koreans. Koreans generally maintain all positions of influence (with a few exceptions). Many of the Korean employees are originally from Korea and as a result have some difficulties with English. This results in cliques forming based on Korean speakers. The end result is an atmosphere where Korean employees and Non-Korean employees rarely interact, leading to misunderstandings and trust issues within the company.

    The company is fairly robust and is certainly not going to go out of business, but I do not see it becoming a mainstream publisher on the same level as EA or Activision any time soon.

    Game Developers are based in Korea, and there are issues convincing Development studios to localize to the US market properly.

    Advice to Management

    The company is currently top heavy. There are too many commanders and not enough troops. Additionally many employees are overworked and underpaid, and as a result the company is in danger of brain drain. Steps should be taken to correct these issues as soon as possible.


  2. A doorway opportunity to the Video Games industry.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at NEXON

    Pros

    1) Great people to work with. Respectful and an enjoyment seeing at work.
    2) Free food and coffee.
    3) High energy and high paced environment.

    Cons

    1) Low paying job.
    2) Understaffed. This causes a lot of people in many departments to be overworked and stressed out.
    3) Overtime is frequent across all departments.

    Advice to Management

    Employees feeling the adverse effect of a rapidly growing company.


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