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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in El Segundo, CA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in El Segundo, CA
Doesn't Recommend

Pros

If you NEED a job in the game industry and have been refused from all others than Square Enix may be the place for you.

Cons

Politics to the 10th degree. You will be underpaid. You will be asked to work very long hours (sometimes meetings will be held in the middle of the night due to Japan staff. You will not see your significant other or children very much (except to put them to sleep). Your feedback is not welcome as Japan and EU do what they want. NA is a distribution arm and that's it. Simply put this is not a fun place to work at all. Staff has been seen crying at their desks, treated very poorly (yelled at), etc. Avoid....

Advice to Management

Take a hard look at yourselves and think about why the turn over rate is exceptionally high at Square Enix. Fair compensation would go a long way. Make Square Enix a fun place to work and simply fire the executives that are consumed with power and ext. political. They know who they are.

Other Employee Reviews for Square Enix

  1. Challenging work environment and juggling many items at once.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in El Segundo, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in El Segundo, CA
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits. Company is stable. You will learn a ton either by being taught but mostly by just doing it.

    Cons

    Very slow to promote. Low compensation and can be long hours (if you let it).

    Advice to Management

    Fair compensation that meets industry standards.


  2. overall good place to work at (Square Enix Europe Division Review)

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Square Enix full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    great working environment, good benefits, nice people, you can make an impact which will be noticed by the management (but do not expect financial reward)

    Cons

    unless working in sales or in a studio do not expect a bonus, the exit package is below market rates, the CEO of Europe has too many direct reports and micromanages too, decisions sometimes seem based on optimistic view and gut feeling rather than financial prospects, there is no representation of the Finance community in the decision making meetings

    Advice to Management

    - this is to the Europe Managemen ->recruit a senior management team that has skills and that you can trust so you do not need to micro manage, do not always look at recruiting from inside the company as you may find higher skilled people outside, don't be too loyal to people who grew in the business and promote them although they haven't got the skills to perform in their new role, involve Finance in the decision making meetings


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