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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in El Segundo, CA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in El Segundo, CA

I worked at Square Enix

Doesn't Recommend
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.

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

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in El Segundo, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in El Segundo, CA

    I have been working at Square Enix

    No opinion of CEO
    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.


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    Nepotism and exploitment, forget about a career

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    Former Employee - Localisation QA Tester (Italian) in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Localisation QA Tester (Italian) in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Square Enix full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    It can be an entry point in the videogame industry.
    Young and fun colleagues.
    Nice area, located in central london.
    Girls will have a much easier time in securing longer contracts. Males are expendable.

    Cons

    If you dream of working in the videogame industry, working in Square Enix's London office will crush your dreams.
    No real career opportunities unless you are a personal friend of the management.
    A few people have to work harder because of some "friends" who are just on holiday.
    Some localisation QA testers are handpicked because their managers want to offer a holiday to their close relatives.
    Some localisation QA managers have a job at SE simply because their are a personal friend of some higher level manager.
    Highly talented people has to leave to progress.
    The skillset required to get a job without being friend of a manager still corresponds to a minimum wage.

    Advice to Management

    Recognise that turning an office into an Italian dominion does not encourage personal or professional growth; stop exploiting employees' passion for videogames in exchange for a minimum wage


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