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Lots of fun and great people

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Current Employee - QA Tester  in  El Segundo, CA
Current Employee - QA Tester in El Segundo, CA

I have been working at Square Enix as a contractor for less than a year

Pros

For trying to break into the video game industry, you couldn't find a better place to do QA Testing than Square Enix. The environment was well lit and kept cool (sometimes a little too cool) and you're constantly surrounded by SE merch. Getting to talk with your coworkers is easy and encouraged, and everyone there is very helpful and super friendly. Food was brought in and shared at LEAST once a week.

Cons

The turnaround is pretty fast. People come and go and moving up is (I hear) very hard. I've also heard that some pretty major changes happened to the QA dept after I moved on. I hope the environment is still as great as it was when I was there.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Please keep being so cool.

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  1. 6 people found this helpful  

    I wish someone had posted this before...

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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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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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    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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Fair compensation that meets industry standards.

    No opinion of CEO
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