NEXON

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NEXON Reviews

Updated December 4, 2014
Updated December 4, 2014
63 Reviews
2.7
63 Reviews
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Seung Woo Choi
2 Ratings

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 6 reviews)

  • No room for growth in the company unless outstanding (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    Localization Project Manager

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at NEXON

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Low salary against huge revenue.
    No overtime work allowance.

  2.  

    The Biggest game company in South Korea

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer in Seongnam (South Korea)
    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer in Seongnam (South Korea)

    I have been working at NEXON full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    We need to develop a GAME not a cash generator.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3. 3 people found this helpful  

    Big things ahead

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Interaction Designer in El Segundo, CA
    Current Employee - Interaction Designer in El Segundo, CA

    I have been working at NEXON full-time

    Pros

    I'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.

    Cons

    The 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 ManagementAdvice

    Invest 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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

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

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager in El Segundo, CA
    Former Employee - Manager in El Segundo, CA

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

    Pros

    I 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.

    Cons

    1. 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 3 people found this helpful  

    Definitely interesting, maybe in a bad way.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    If 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.

    Cons

    Politics. 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 ManagementAdvice

    Good luck!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Well

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Seoul (South Korea)
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Seoul (South Korea)

    I worked at NEXON full-time

    Pros

    The company is getting lots of money. Financially stable.

    Cons

    Even 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

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

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at NEXON full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The 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.

    Cons

    Underpaid, 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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    good company for youngsters.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Seoul (South Korea)
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Seoul (South Korea)

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

    Pros

    No.1 Game company in Korea
    opportunity of co-working top tiered companies in global.
    good company culture
    best venefit ever

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    Place to see ideas but company needs to grow.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in El Segundo, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in El Segundo, CA

    I worked at NEXON as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Some ok to work with people, free food.

    Cons

    Big egos and very long hard hours to work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To many management and keep changing focus, need to understand more.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Not as bad as the ratings say.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in El Segundo, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in El Segundo, CA

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Salary is way below market rates.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase your salaries so they are fair market rate.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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Overview of Nexon Korea HQ
Lobby on 1st floor.
Lounge. There are every floors.

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