Nintendo of America

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Poorly managed with zero advancement opportunities.

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA

I have been working at Nintendo of America full-time (more than 5 years)

Pros

Good reputation.
Fun and innovative products.
Good benefits.

Cons

Nintendo used to be an outstanding place to work. It was extremely difficult to get hired as they only selected the very best candidates. Over the last few years, Nintendo has lost its way. The unique culture that made Nintendo special has been replaced with something you’d find at some of the worst companies. Morale is beyond dismal throughout much of the company. Management mainly consists of people who have spent their entire career here and have no experience outside of Nintendo. Advancement opportunities are extremely rare as promotions are awarded based on personal relationships and not on actual work performance or qualifications. Pay increases and bonuses unfortunately work on this same system. Talent, dedication, and intelligence are not appreciated here, only your ability to become friends with the right people. One would think this rampant favoritism would least be investigated by HR. Unfortunately they are unwilling to investigate or even discuss these well known issues. It’s been so disappointing to see Nintendo fall to this sad state.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Eliminate (or at least investigate) the rampant favoritism, evaluate employees fairly based on accomplishments rather than friendships, provide development opportunities for employees within the organization, increase pay to industry average, work to improve employee morale, appreciate your existing talent.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
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    Overall Good Company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA

    I worked at Nintendo of America (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, nice new corporate headquarter with gym, bonus program, fun corporate events. Great products.

    Cons

    Major growths and recent re-organizations has changed the overall culture of the company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in training your existing staff instead of simply bringing in new people.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 5 people found this helpful  

    Great coworkers, but little room for advancement.

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    Former Employee - Product Tester in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Product Tester in Redmond, WA

    I worked at Nintendo of America full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    The culture of the workplace was amazing. I did not go a day at work without smiling or laughing.

    Cons

    Testers are treated with very little respect. The company requires that you take two months off a year to avoid you gaining rights. They lose a lot of good talent this way.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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