NEXON Reviews

Updated August 25, 2015
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Seung Woo Choi
5 Ratings

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

  • One of the leading Free To Play Online Game Korean companies in the world (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • Work/life balance was not a consideration (in 6 reviews)

  • No room for growth & plenty of empty promises (aka "carrot dangler") (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Dead end job

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in El Segundo, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in El Segundo, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    If you like to play videogames for free... this is a good place for you.

    Cons

    no upward mobility, no prospect, no training, titles do not reflect the knowledge of the high executives, toxic environment, childish working tone. it is a video game company but where is the professionalism? PS: if i can give no stars, i would.

    Advice to Management

    listen carefully


  2. Helpful (1)

    Favoritism runs rampant

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Fun atmosphere for the most part with the casual work environment and fun perks

    Cons

    The executives running the show create employee morale issues because of their favoritism


  3. The most well-known game company in Korea.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at NEXON full-time

    Pros

    Valuable name of company. Good salary but not best. Various opportunities to work in various fields if you have will and preparation.

    Cons

    Inflexible environment and culture of company to work. It always happen such as bureaucracy when company grows huge. A lot of pressure turn to stress. Because They have what they want to do but don't have why they want to do and how they have to do.

    Advice to Management

    The company is good as a cradle of your career but not a tomb of your working place.


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  5. mix of fun and Frustration

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Luxembourg (Luxembourg)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Luxembourg (Luxembourg)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at NEXON full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    many kind people as colleagues. opportunity for gaming industry newbies and rarely terminate employees

    Cons

    salary policy seems questionable, management is either inexperienced or too stubborn. low opportunity to develop your career. work overload in multiple teams. too many company policies with many restrictions

    Advice to Management

    there is much room to improve in order to become a real successive game publisher. instead of listening to some Managers with no idea of doing business in europe properly, you better spend more budget to recruit local professionals. nexon europe also sadly does not invest in education/training to develop their employees. this makes ambitious employees leave after 2 years and lose capable talented employees.


  6. Web Designer

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Website Designer in Long Beach, CA
    Current Employee - Website Designer in Long Beach, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at NEXON (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good variety of design work

    Cons

    None that I can think of


  7. Great co-workers, fun environment, and opportunity to learn!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at NEXON full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I have been at Nexon America for over 6 months and am very proud to work for this company. As soon as I started I felt like a part of the team and everyone that I work with is really helpful and fun to work with. The work/life balance is excellent and there are always events Nexon puts on throughout the year including monthly lunches, quarterly outings, and holiday parties just to name a few. Communication through monthly town halls keep the important updates of the company fairly transparent. I am very busy with day to day work here and never bored, my team encourages me to learn more which is often difficult to find in a company. The environment is relaxed yet professional, casual wear to work is awesome! Testing out new video games with your co-workers is so fun, even if you aren't a gamer. It is not unusual to receive an email from The President of the company telling you to test out our games and play. I feel like if you have a positive attitude, a creative mind, and love a busy work environment you will enjoy working at Nexon.

    Cons

    Things are constantly changing so if you are not someone that can adapt to change this would not be the place for you.

    Advice to Management

    Keep moving in a positive direction and keep the communication between upper management and employees strong.


  8. Good work-life balance but lacks passion

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    • Comp & Benefits
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at NEXON full-time

    Pros

    Reasonably good work-life balance (highly depends on department) and good perks

    Cons

    Not much room for growth, difficult to keep your passion up. Work experience is highly dependent on department lead


  9. Best Game Company In Korea

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Relatively free working environment Change to learn from cumulated online game service data Changes fast

    Cons

    Vastly different environment & culture between different game teams. It's a game company Changes fast

    Advice to Management

    Hire someone who has at least basic education for... MANAGEMENT. Not someone who thinks he knows about management because he have a lot of money.


  10. Helpful (4)

    Korean Standards in Western World

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Product Manager in Luxembourg (Luxembourg)
    Current Employee - Associate Product Manager in Luxembourg (Luxembourg)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at NEXON full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    When you are new to the industry and willing to take cuts in your private life and payment it's easy to start as soon they have a job offer. You get a title and responsibility so you can use it to advance in your career. The regular people working there are nice and you can become good friends. You learn about many different fields of the gaming industry.

    Cons

    You will not have much possible choices how to improve your career, at certain levels you can't advance unless you are Korean (or probably fit yourself in Korean culture and be fluent in Korean). Rarely any position in lower to medium management is filled in by non-Koreans, so if you want to advance in your career you will be required to switch the company sooner or later. There is the Luxembourgian working law the company has to follow (Nexon Europe), but in my work years the law has been broken several times. If you don't behave as they like you get nicely told "If you have a problem, you can go." The goals the company sets are unrealistic, it creates pressure on the employees, it increases the stress level and leads to mismanagement which leads to more stress. If you are with your full heart into a project it may be in personal conflict with you since if you understand something of proper management you will see that the work way can not succeed -> very demotivating. Also the outlook is not positive, I do not think that the top management and the CEO who are all Korean by the way understand much of games and western culture and this leads to many wrong decisions. Since the pressure is high and the game teams understaffed due budget cuts it's not possible to work in creative ways, find new possibilities and bring in yourself at your best. Even I work in actually a very lively industry where single persons and ideas matter, I feel like a robot at work.

    Advice to Management

    The company should become more western, and go with the time. They try to apply outdated and Korean standards to a community and their employees which will lead sooner or later to the point were even the strong main company in Japan will hold up the company anymore. What Nexon Europe should do is: Take Money, get a proper game, get proper WESTERN manager for their title and start to make a proper service for their loyal customers with proper goal-setting with a proper budget. This would help for a long term outlook as employee and also to have fun at work and be able to bring our self to the fulliest. Many of the people could be much more beneficial for the company if they wouldn't be handled as puppets.


  11. Friendly folks. Still defining their structure.

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Quality Assurance Tester in El Segundo, CA
    Former Employee - Quality Assurance Tester in El Segundo, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people there are friendly and the senior staff including CEO are approachable.

    Cons

    Structure is always changing so jobs are not clearly defined.

    Advice to Management

    Use more long term strategies for management structure. Let people get used to their roles and have them clearly defined.



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