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 6 reviews)

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

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Where dreams come to die

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Not Applicable in El Segundo, CA
    Current Employee - Not Applicable in El Segundo, CA

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

    Pros

    We get Columbus Day off

    Cons

    Being 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 ManagementAdvice

    I 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Great!

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at NEXON

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

  3.  

    Comfortable place to work but pay is too little

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - QA Tester
    Current Employee - QA Tester

    I have been working at NEXON full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Fun environment and cool people

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    A place to grow

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

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus 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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Trying to force korean standards on the western market

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at NEXON full-time

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to new ideas and don'T stomp your korean ideals of europe and usa.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    Disfunctional

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at NEXON full-time

    Pros

    Nice people (at least some of them)

    Cons

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    OK place to work

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

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

    Pros

    Lots to learn.

    Good people.

    Cons

    Better-than-nothing benefits.

    Not competitive salary.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Road to Nowhere

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at NEXON full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    - Open Work Environment
    - A few passionate people still there (despite everything)

    Cons

    - No company benefits (used to have tons; all taken away)
    - Culture of apathy & fear
    - Protectionist Management

    A few years ago this was a great company to work for. There were free lunches twice a week, company parties 2-3x a year, annual pay raises and bonuses, etc. But for the past 2 years that's all been gone.

    No one has gotten a pay raise or a bonus despite the CEO's assurances they'll come "soon." If you're lucky to be salaried you get medical benefits, but work 12 hr days on average. There are contract employees who were promised to be made full-time after 6 months, but are still contract 2 years later.

    There's no incentive to work hard because there're no benefits period. This has led to a company culture of apathy. The management misguidedly tries to encourage productivity through worthless awards (The Golden Fork?!) while the employees keep asking again & again, "Where's my raise? Where're my benefits?"

    Everyone has their eye on the door. Everyone is looking at other companies to work. No one wants to work hard because they'll just be given more work with no reward for doing well.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give employees back the basic benefits people expected from any game publisher. Annual pay raises (even a little) shows that you value the employee & want to keep them. Bonuses lets people know they're doing a good job & should keep working hard.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 4 people found this helpful  

    Bad bpay, long hours, underappreciated staff

    • 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 5 years)

    Pros

    -The office environment is one of the best I've ever worked in: basketball court, free drinks/snacks, company mixers.
    -The overall atomosphere here is really relaxed, everyone gets along really well.

    Cons

    -Ideas ignored or even rejected by management.
    -Grossly overworked staff (frequently have to stay after hours in order to meet deadlines)
    -All about money: Many of Nexon's most popular games are in decline because the higher-ups want to maximize profits as much as possible rather than create a enjoyable experience for their players.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -Get your priorities straight, or else this company will go down the drain (or already has)
    -Focus more on the players rather than pure $$$.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    garbage

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Software Engineer

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

    Pros

    they have great benefits. The people are friendly too, but not very smart.
    they have fun events all the time
    the coffee is wonderful
    i can work stressfree
    not too consumed on deadlines

    Cons

    bad company
    people tend to work very slowly which results in angry customers
    need to get everything approved by headquarters so glitches or hacks tend not to be fixed immediatly. They also are money oriented. Even though things are programmed months in advanced, there still are many problems
    other people they hire have poor software skills which results in poor coding
    tend to make many mistakes
    poor time-keeping skills
    sometimes need to go at all hours of the days because of problems to servers
    server tends to get lots of glitches
    i feel that they have too many games and not enough people to services them
    low salary payments

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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Lobby on 1st floor.
Lounge. There are every floors.

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