NEXON Reviews

Updated November 21, 2014
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  1. Software Engineer

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Pangyo, Kyonggi (South Korea)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Pangyo, Kyonggi (South Korea)

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    It is still a good company if you care about making a big-scale PC game.
    If you are new to game industry or software engineering, spending a year or two might make sense as this place is serving many successful games.
    If you are comfortable with not changing much, this place can be good.

    Cons

    If you are eager to do something, avoid this place. Too much legacy.
    Most of smart and passionate people already left.

    Advice to Management

    Good compensation for passionate people.
    Accept more changes.

  2. Summer Internship

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    Former Intern - Software Engineer in Seoul (South Korea)
    Former Intern - Software Engineer in Seoul (South Korea)

    I worked at NEXON as an intern (less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good to working with good guys. Happy circumstance.
    There is average over-time work, but lesser than other game companies.

    Cons

    Don't have any bad experience.

  3. Helpful (1)

    Too much politics, but good benefits.

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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 (more than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    New office building. Great benefits.

    Cons

    Has some incompetent directors who don't know much about the game. Team members don't get a chance to evaluate their seniors, which makes it difficult for them to voice their opinions to executives.

    Advice to Management

    Need better evaluation system for team members to assess their leaders.

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  5. The Biggest game company in South Korea

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    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)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    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 Management

    We need to develop a GAME not a cash generator.

  6. 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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    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.

  7. good company for youngsters.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    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

  8. Great People and terrible Management

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Seoul (South Korea)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Seoul (South Korea)

    I worked at NEXON

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    -can enjoy making game and having fun

    Cons

    -bad salary
    -poor management
    - poor work environment
    - no life

    Advice to Management

    pay more money to the employee

  9. NEXON is an online game company with liberal culture but uncertain future.

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    Current Employee - Programmer in Seoul (South Korea)
    Current Employee - Programmer in Seoul (South Korea)

    I have been working at NEXON

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    NEXON has a very liberal culture. Compared to other companies in South Korea, it's very young and energetic. It innovated online game industry with a new business model of free game with paid items. In addition, it has very strong balance sheet. It produced several popular online games and attracted a great number of young gamers from domestic and overseas markets. Although the games are technically free to play, most of the players are buying a lot of additional paid items to improve their virtual characters. Some of them are literally pouring all of their money into the games. With the stacked money, it acquired another successful game company in South Korea, and I heard some rumors from local news that Walt Disney Company is interested in acquiring NEXON at around two billion dollar.

    Cons

    In recent few years, NEXON starts getting somewhat greedy. It seems to have forgotten what really matters in games is to serve its gamers at its best. Rather than putting much of its energy into making games more fun and interesting, it's concentrating on squeezing most money out of young gamers' pockets. Due to the change of its focus, it failed to produce successful games for the past two years in contrast to its early days. In recent few years, it's publishing games made from external game studios rather than making its own.

    Advice to Management

    None.

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

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