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NEXON Reviews

Updated May 17, 2014
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2.7 53 reviews

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Seung Woo Choi


39% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • A basketball court at the office(in 6 reviews)

  • Great people with good energy and willingness to be the best(in 6 reviews)


Cons
  • Work/life balance was not a consideration(in 4 reviews)

  • Long hours no work life balance(in 4 reviews)

53 Employee Reviews
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    1 person found this helpful  

    Stay away

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsOffice building looks nice, close to LAX, parking situation seems to be okay. Surrounding area has pretty fine restaurants if you're a drive-out-for-lunch kind.
    Easy to get hired, if you don't mind low salary, temporary position.

    ConsLow morale in general.
    Benefits are less than industry average.
    In office vending machine is really expensive.
    A LOT of politics.
    Lack of employee ownership.
    People refusing to take responsibility unless they are execs.
    Promotion, hiring not clear.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHiring a bunch of executive level people won't help.

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    Great international environment, but quite "corporate".

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsInternational working environment, intelligent people, large exposure to top people in the industry, huge financing capital through IPO to sustain aggressive M&A

    Conslow salary, few employee perks, rigid organization, working hours are not flexible

    Advice to Senior ManagementSalary-level is not competitive compared to peers, vision can be expanded a bit more outside of core games industry

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Being young is good when the company is in a good condition, but..

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsEverybody is young. Being young is a good thing!

    ConsBecause people are young, when company's situation started getting worse financially, it becomes difficult for young team to come up with solution to fix it.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Where dreams come to die

    Not Applicable (Current Employee) El Segundo, CA

    ProsWe get Columbus Day off

    ConsBeing lied to from the moment you agree to work for them
    No company loyalty
    Pay is awful unless you are Korean or have connections
    Having to sit through town hall meetings held by the CEO every month just to hear him spit lies
    Will do everything in their power to low ball you
    Create stupid titles that don't exist anywhere else
    Long hours no work life balance
    No team collaboration even though our foundation is supposedly based on it
    High turnover rate
    Possibly being hired as a temp, promised to become permanent only later being fire because you are expandable
    Clueless CEO, how clueless? You ask, he said there is nothing on the net that we can find that speaks ill of Nexon America. Google it!
    Working with incompetent employees
    Too many chiefs not enough Indians

    Advice to Senior ManagementI honestly can’t give any advice to management because they are not interested in anything I or anyone else working at Nexon America has to say. They give us the illusion of freedom, opportunity, creativity, but at the end of the day once all that is said and done it falls prey to the indecisiveness/aptitude of failed leadership.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

     

    Great!

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsStart-up feel. Great people with good energy and willingness to be the best.

    ConsThings tend to move a bit slow in terms of processes.

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    Comfortable place to work but pay is too little

    QA Tester (Current Employee)

    ProsFun environment and cool people

    ConsToo little pay
    Sometimes a ton of OT and sometimes absolutely no OT

    Advice to Senior ManagementDepends on which management group. As for my immediate manager, not much to be said.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    A place to grow

    Production Coordinator (Current Employee) El Segundo, CA

    ProsPlenty of opportunity for growth. Good people, a good plan, but too many hurdles to reach your goals.

    ConsInterference from less important departments. Lack of faith in good employees from upper management.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFocus on Western development and ideas, not so much on the old standards. There's a whole world out there, and Nexon is starting to feel like it might never truly grow. Spend some cash, but on worthwhile ventures.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Trying to force korean standards on the western market

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsYou get half year bonuses additionally to your KPI performances (e.g. Amazon vouchers).

    ConsNo direct vision for the products
    No discussions, when you have a different opinion than your Korean colleagues.

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen to new ideas and don'T stomp your korean ideals of europe and usa.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Disfunctional

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsNice people (at least some of them)

    ConsLow morale
    High turnover
    Bad job of picking games
    Tough place if you are not Korean

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    OK place to work

    Senior Software Engineer (Current Employee) El Segundo, CA

    ProsLots to learn.

    Good people.

    ConsBetter-than-nothing benefits.

    Not competitive salary.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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