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Updated Jul 6, 2014

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2.2 6 reviews

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Shukuo Ishikawa

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17% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Good place to grow skills and gain experience in gaming industry

    Programmer (Former Employee) Bucuresti (Romania)

    ProsFairly good technical level - comparing to other companies in the gaming field
    Friendly environment, colleagues ready to help and teach

    ConsPoor usage of human resources (allocation per teams)
    Unbalanced report effort vs. benefits
    Lack of motivation for most employees (huge amount of time worked but not properly valued in terms of benefits, career advancement)

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    QA testing is an entry level job, don't forget it.

    QA Tester (Former Employee) Santa Clara, CA

    ProsIf you enjoy video games as much as most of the testers here you'll more than likely love the gig despite the low pay.

    ConsBrief contract lengths and low pay.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    In a rough economy....give it a shot.

    QA Tester (Former Employee) Santa Clara, CA

    ProsThe people you work with are cool, it's a well known company, so it's good to have on your resume. It is also near major companies like Intel, Yahoo!, Citrix, McAffee, etc. A good job to have if you don't have a degree.

    ConsDated computers with pentium 3 processors, ego-driven supervisors, poor training program for QA testers, supervisors are often condescending and always arrogant. Pay is very low and has no benefits.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIf you want Namco to still be in business in 2025, you ought to change your beauracratic tendencies and treat your employees better. Satisfied employees + good computers + strong communication + respect = formula for success in the gaming industry.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Employees are completely dispensable.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Santa Clara, CA

    ProsBeing in the entertainment industry, people like to have fun. They tend to be relatively laid back and casual. Always surrounded by art and creativity. Also, this industry is safe - the video game industry seems to be going strong in this weak economy.

    ConsI simply do not understand the hiring process here. They never like to pull people up, even those who have been dedicated and knowledgeable employees for years. Instead, they tend to hire new people from different industries who end up not working out. The complete lack of hope for promotion or recognition has resulted in a VERY HIGH turn-around. Ex-employees have mostly gone to competitor companies. Upper management is vicious and there is absolutely no feeling of trust or sharing of information. The pay here is notoriously low for this industry, so not much motivation there either.

    Advice to Senior ManagementEmployees should be a company's best asset - however, your treatment of the employees suggest the opposite. Listen to the employees and build them up.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Friendly workers but less structured

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Prosfriendly coworkers there and nice culture to develop games. Sometimes had nice opportunities to improve myself and a bit of free to choose what you want. Open to suggestions to improve workflow or better quality.
    The place to work was nice and clean when I was there and relaxed feeling in the office.

    Consthere was not much communication and open technologies between teams, and the structure of departments and management looks a bit strange. There seemed to be some senior people who worked much longer than others tend to have strong power to control.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good experience as a first job but no real experience gained after 3 years of work for the company.

    QA Tester (Former Employee) Bucharest (Romania)

    ProsGood work environment with a low age average, where work can be made fun regardless of circumstances. Good job for undergrads and decent pay for the ammount of work required per month.

    ConsBad communication between departments, especially when work was divided between different subsidiaries, from different countries. Almost no proof of loiality towards staff, regardless of experience inside the company, no pay raise or opportunities of promoting entry level staff.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIncresing the recognition shown for lower level staff could increase productivity for the entire company.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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