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Nintendo Reviews

Updated October 21, 2014
Updated October 21, 2014
20 Reviews
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20 Reviews
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  1.  

    Best Place EVER to work.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Nintendo full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Everyone is very friendly and outgoing.

    Cons

    A little under staffed in some departments.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    loved it!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Nintendo

    Pros

    good company loved the atmosphere and the people

    Cons

    no cons here just the pressure to be good is sometime a little too much!

  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    A fantastic company to work for.

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Nintendo full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The benefits as well as the pay. The reputation, and I love video games. They treat employees with respect and care.

    Cons

    It is a very demanding job. They have a good reputation that you must uphold. You're representing the biggest name in gaming history.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Always continue to treat your employee's with the respect they deserve.

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

    Would it kill them to have a view to the outside world?

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    Former Employee - Consumer Support Representative in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Consumer Support Representative in Redmond, WA

    I worked at Nintendo full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The pay was decent for the job. Training was thorough enough as a crash course to their consumer service position. You can wear your pajamas to work. Decent tea in the break room. I got off of work at a decent time, allowing me to get to a second job.

    Cons

    Sitting in the same spot all day. People listening in randomly to your phone calls, while I understand the point of this it brings with it a certain level of anxiety. Watching people getting axed around you. Like almost no access to the outside world. I heard they pay people a dollar less an hour for the same position I had a year previous. They had started everyone at $14 the year before and my brother started the next year with everyone getting $13. Did everyone suddenly become less worth your dollar?

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    A dream job while working

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    Former Employee - Associate Product Demonstrator in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Associate Product Demonstrator in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    Amazing pay, great work-life balance, trustworthy

    Cons

    Only contract option for employment at that moment in time.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great place to develope a good career path

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    Former Employee - Administrative in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Administrative in Redmond, WA

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

    Pros

    Nintendo offers a lot of career development courses. Beautiful campus with on-site cafe, gym, parking garage and company store.

    Cons

    Nintendo likes to have a lean workforce so be prepared for long days. Dissemination of information is slow impacts ability to develop solid plans.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    Not all fun and games at Nintendo of America

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    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Redmond, WA

    I have been working at Nintendo full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good cafe. Decent food and subsidized green arrow meals daily at $3.15
    Playful environment with athletics and soccer field.
    Used to make great video games.

    Cons

    Japanese company, all decisions made by NCL.
    No room for growth.
    Company slow to respond to ideas and trends. NOA can easily be compared to both Xeroz and Kodak.
    Management is good old boys network and have to kiss up to get promoted or know Japanese.
    Slow to accept new ideas or try new techniques.
    Pay is low and work encourages employees to try and do more with less resources. Soon I just do less with less resources.
    Not tech savvy company and they are behind curve in innovation. (project galaxy?? )
    Star system
    Associate employees are treated as Permatemps. (some associates have been w/company over 7+ years and not offered full time jobs)
    Stock/profit sharing only for management and above.
    Don't promote from within.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote more innovation within company. Hold managers and above accountable for initiatives and make place fun to work at.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Wonderful Company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    I love working at Nintendo. I feel so well taken care of here. The benefits are the best I have ever had and I truly feel that Nintendo values their employees. Its a fun, innovative company with lots of fun people. The new building in beautiful, with an ergonomics team on hand, desks that you can stand up with, a gym, fitness classes, soccer field and volleyball court.

    Work life balance all depends on your department and manager but from what I see it is very balanced thru out the company. On the rare occasion I am at work past 5:30 I don't see a lot of people staying very late.

    Cons

    There are not a ton of opportunities for growth. People don't leave much, so positions don't open up. Lot's for 15+ year employees so a little old school.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good compensation, but no work/life balance.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Nintendo

    Pros

    A fun team atmosphere and company culture.

    Cons

    For some projects you will be expected to give up your home life entirely due to bad management choices and lack of resources being committed to the project.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Not What You Think

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA

    I worked at Nintendo full-time

    Pros

    Competitive with pay, vacation, and benefits.

    Cons

    Backstabbing environment. Almost impossible to move up within the company. You will be pushed out if you make any waves.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a closer look at your managers. There is a reason why the majority of a department is no longer working there. Lack of support, lack of caring, and simply being in a position that is far past their capabilities.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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