Namco Bandai

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Namco Bandai Reviews

Updated July 6, 2014
Updated July 6, 2014
6 Reviews
2.2
6 Reviews
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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good place to grow skills and gain experience in gaming industry

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Programmer in Bucuresti (Romania)
    Former Employee - Programmer in Bucuresti (Romania)

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Poor 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)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

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

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    Former Employee - QA Tester in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - QA Tester in Santa Clara, CA

    I worked at Namco Bandai as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Brief contract lengths and low pay.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

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

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - QA Tester in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - QA Tester in Santa Clara, CA

    I worked at Namco Bandai

    Pros

    The 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.

    Cons

    Dated 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 ManagementAdvice

    If 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 3 people found this helpful  

    Employees are completely dispensable.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA

    I have been working at Namco Bandai

    Pros

    Being 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.

    Cons

    I 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
  6.  

    Friendly workers but less structured

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

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

    Pros

    friendly 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.

    Cons

    there 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

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

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - QA Tester in Bucharest (Romania)
    Former Employee - QA Tester in Bucharest (Romania)

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

    Pros

    Good 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.

    Cons

    Bad 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 ManagementAdvice

    Incresing the recognition shown for lower level staff could increase productivity for the entire company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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