Nintendo of America

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9 people found this helpful  

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.

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  1. 7 people found this helpful  

    Unhealthy and poorly managed work environments

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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

    Decent benefits, innovative games and products, an industry favorite, brand recognition.

    Cons

    Nintendo of America has become an extremely depressing and stressful place to work. The cons of working for this company far outweigh the pros. I have watched many talented and passionate employees feel the need to quit in recent months due to the overwhelming lack of fair treatment. Morale couldn't be any lower in my department and this seems to stretch across many areas of the company. One major problem with this company is the poor management structure and blatant displays of favoritism. Management decisions are based on emotion or opinion and not with the companies future in mind. There are next to zero advancement opportunities for interested and qualified individuals. NOA does not seem to value or reward the longer term employees as much as they are only interested in finding the cheapest way to have the most amount of work done. In recent months many current full time positions have been devalued and job duties have been redistributed to contracted workers who are paid less and do not receive company benefits. There are borderline illegal activities within the Consumer Service/Product Testing building and the HR department does not seem interested in helping whatsoever. Once a dream job, I can say this place has become more of a nightmare in recent months and years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    For those within management that truly care to provide a fair, and healthy work environment, I'd suggest investigating some of the abusive treatment towards not only the contract workers, but more so the full time employees. When the larger majority of a department is absent on almost a weekly basis using FMLA for depression, one would think that some real change is needed up top. Please consider the lives that are being effected through the lack of concern, and lack of accountability of those in the positions of power. Also, while Nintendo is a very frugal company, please consider spending the money and providing functional tools to work with. We cannot work with constantly broken tools and continue to receive poor reviews because our work is not able to be tracked or completed properly.

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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
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