NEXON
2.7 of 5 53 reviews
www.nexon.com Tokyo, Japan 1000 to 5000 Employees

NEXON Reviews

Updated May 17, 2014
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Seung Woo Choi


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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"
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    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGained global experience with renowned publisher over the world.
    Leaned how to work well in dynamic and multifaceted setting.

    ConsLow salary against huge revenue.
    No overtime work allowance.

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    The Biggest game company in South Korea

    Senior Software Developer (Current Employee)
    Seongnam (South Korea)

    ProsFlexible organization. Nice coworkers. I think pay is good in Korea.

    ConsWhich is publisher than developer. So, shipping schedule is more important than game quality.

    Advice to Senior ManagementWe need to develop a GAME not a cash generator.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Big things ahead

    Interaction Designer (Current Employee)
    El Segundo, CA

    ProsI've worked in the creative department at Nexon for 10 months and have seen a change in Sr. Management (Director level over creative, Marketing and Customer Service groups) and some restructure. Some people left, some people were asked to leave and some new faces came on board. Overall the place has improved a ton since the end of 2014.

    Pros: I genuinely like all of the people I work with and have laughed every single day since I started in July 2013.
    Management seems to be getting closer to a unified vision and seems to be making strides in driving the business in the right direction. I believe Nexon is positioned to be big in the industry in the next few years.

    I've had a lot of freedom and autonomy to drive the changes I believe are best. This works if you don't like to be micromanaged and can rise to the challenge of driving results yourself.

    I know some departments have a problem with long hours but I've only put in a handful of late nights here while big projects are getting ready to ship. I think the work/life balance is fair and competitive.

    1 paid off between christmas and new years is awesome.

    ConsThe departments need to learn to work better together (See a comment a few down that says "interference by less important departments" wtf? You think LGP is the only important department?)

    There are still a good amount of people who say "But that's not the way we've done it in the past." Gotta lose that, super frustrating.

    A lot of bad opinions of Nexon on the web (and rightly so, lots of bad policies in the past at the expense of gamers.)

    Advice to Senior ManagementInvest in more UX experts and continue on your path to be a user-centered company.

    Make sure all levels of the company have the resources they need to take the products into the future.

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

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    Sometimes I really enjoyed Nexon! Most times I sighed and dealt with it.

    Manager (Former Employee)
    El Segundo, CA

    ProsI haven't worked at Nexon in awhile, but while I was there:
    1. Backing of the well funded Asian arm ensured the company wasn't shutting down overnight. That counts as a blessing these days.
    2. Effort to be create a full fledged publishing operation created new units and focused on improving many aspects of current operations.
    3. Like-minded, passionate people who you bond with because you are going through a traumatic experience together and spending more time with than your significant other.

    Cons1. Pay was mediocre
    2. Work/life balance was not a consideration. If work to be done, it needs to be done.
    3. The import of employees from Korea plus hiring of locals caused a fissure in the org that really wasn't justified. Nexon is tough on everyone equally.
    4. Leadership lacked experience in running a company.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMany Korean companies have opened US offices and ended up shutting them down. You guys are winning the marathon. That's a rare accomplishment.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Definitely interesting, maybe in a bad way.

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    ProsIf you want to get your foot in the door, this is the place for you. They're desperate to take anybody. To their credit, they are one of the more prominent Korean publishers.

    ConsPolitics. They push people out, place incompetent people in management, and promote the unworthy. It's a farce. Incompetent developers coupled with incompetent top management means disaster. Oh yeah, they tend to pay Koreans less than non-Koreans, so watch out.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGood luck!

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

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    Well

    Senior Software Engineer (Former Employee)
    Seoul (South Korea)

    ProsThe company is getting lots of money. Financially stable.

    ConsEven it has a lot of money, you can not expect any incentive. The company has a history of firing many employees even it had grown up more than 30 percentage comparing to the previous year.

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

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    This place is an investment for your future career opportunities, not to grow financially

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThe wealth of responsibilities and workload gives employees the opportunity to get their hands on a lot of learning opportunities. Problem solving, collaboration, and overall accumulation of knowledge and information will make your next career hop a breeze.

    ConsUnderpaid, way too many managers/executives who hire their own friends, high turn-over rate, far too few workers, long hours, less company perks year over year

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    good company for youngsters.

    Project Manager (Current Employee)
    Seoul (South Korea)

    ProsNo.1 Game company in Korea
    opportunity of co-working top tiered companies in global.
    good company culture
    best venefit ever

    Consso many politics.
    only early stage member can survive.
    so many team drop

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

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    Place to see ideas but company needs to grow.

    Software Engineer (Former Employee)
    El Segundo, CA

    ProsSome ok to work with people, free food.

    ConsBig egos and very long hard hours to work

    Advice to Senior ManagementTo many management and keep changing focus, need to understand more.

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

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    Not as bad as the ratings say.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    El Segundo, CA

    ProsGreat people to work with. Executive team is trying to get the company on the right track.

    ConsSalary is way below market rates.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIncrease your salaries so they are fair market rate.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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