NEXON Reviews

Updated September 10, 2014
Updated September 10, 2014
60 Reviews
2.8
60 Reviews
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Seung Woo Choi
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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)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

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

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    Former Employee - Manager  in  El Segundo, CA
    Former Employee - Manager in El Segundo, CA

    I worked at NEXON full-time for 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
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Definitely interesting, maybe in a bad way.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at NEXON full-time for 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
  3.  

    Well

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    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
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  5.  

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

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at NEXON full-time for 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
  6.  

    good company for youngsters.

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    Current Employee - Project Manager  in  Seoul (South Korea)
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Seoul (South Korea)

    I have been working at NEXON full-time for 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
  7.  

    Place to see ideas but company needs to grow.

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer  in  El Segundo, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in El Segundo, CA

    I worked at NEXON as a contractor for more than a 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
  8.  

    Not as bad as the ratings say.

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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 NEXON full-time for 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
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Stay away

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at NEXON

    Pros

    Office 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.

    Cons

    Low 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 ManagementAdvice

    Hiring a bunch of executive level people won't help.

  10.  

    Great international environment, but quite "corporate".

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at NEXON full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Everybody is young. Being young is a good thing!

    Cons

    Because 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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