Namco Bandai

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In a rough economy....give it a shot.

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Former Employee - QA Tester  in  Santa Clara, CA
Former Employee - QA Tester in Santa Clara, CA

Pros

The people you work with are cool, it's a well known company, so it's good to have on your resume. It is also near major companies like Intel, Yahoo!, Citrix, McAffee, etc. A good job to have if you don't have a degree.

Cons

Dated computers with pentium 3 processors, ego-driven supervisors, poor training program for QA testers, supervisors are often condescending and always arrogant. Pay is very low and has no benefits.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

If you want Namco to still be in business in 2025, you ought to change your beauracratic tendencies and treat your employees better. Satisfied employees + good computers + strong communication + respect = formula for success in the gaming industry.

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Employees are completely dispensable.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA

    Pros

    Being in the entertainment industry, people like to have fun. They tend to be relatively laid back and casual. Always surrounded by art and creativity. Also, this industry is safe - the video game industry seems to be going strong in this weak economy.

    Cons

    I simply do not understand the hiring process here. They never like to pull people up, even those who have been dedicated and knowledgeable employees for years. Instead, they tend to hire new people from different industries who end up not working out. The complete lack of hope for promotion or recognition has resulted in a VERY HIGH turn-around. Ex-employees have mostly gone to competitor companies. Upper management is vicious and there is absolutely no feeling of trust or sharing of information. The pay here is notoriously low for this industry, so not much motivation there either.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Employees should be a company's best asset - however, your treatment of the employees suggest the opposite. Listen to the employees and build them up.

    Doesn't Recommend
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    Friendly workers but less structured

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    friendly coworkers there and nice culture to develop games. Sometimes had nice opportunities to improve myself and a bit of free to choose what you want. Open to suggestions to improve workflow or better quality.
    The place to work was nice and clean when I was there and relaxed feeling in the office.

    Cons

    there was not much communication and open technologies between teams, and the structure of departments and management looks a bit strange. There seemed to be some senior people who worked much longer than others tend to have strong power to control.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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