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Former Employee - Manager in Seattle, WA
Former Employee - Manager in Seattle, WA

I worked at Nintendo of America

Pros

Games are available to play at all times. Kids think you are a god. It's pretty fun to be in the know about what games are coming out.

Cons

Really hard to get promoted at Nintendo. You have to work there for a long, long time to be promoted.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Promote your people.

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  1. 5 people found this helpful  

    I would suggest looking elsewhere if you are a younger professional looking for work in the tech/video game industry

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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

    Pros

    Great co-workers, the industry as a whole is constantly changing and there is always something exciting going on (whether it be new games, or fun internal events). Benefits package is decent, and the new building has brought a positive change to the culture.

    Cons

    Extremely difficult to move up once you get your foot in the door. Even with the right education and experience, very rarely do "real" job openings show up. The majority of jobs listed are either for contractors getting hired or internal promotions. If you do apply for a job and aren't selected, HR doesn't even take the time to respond personally via phone or email. You would think that current employees would deserve more than the standard "sorry you were not selected" template email, but apparently not.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The management problems vary drastically by department. I think it is quite obvious the management in departments with lots of contractors (those stranded in the old building) have little to no experience, and don't know what to do with so many people. For other departments, management seems to be stuck in their old ways, and have not adjusted to change over the 30 years the company has been around Until the younger generation starts to take over more senior management roles, unfortunately I don't see a way for this attitude to change.

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  2. 5 people found this helpful  

    Too much politics and micromanagement

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

    I worked at Nintendo of America

    Pros

    It's fun, lots of people are young and friendly

    Cons

    too much micromanagement and politics, most men are promoted.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More communication between mid-management and higher management would be best. Start trusting your employees

    Doesn't Recommend
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