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Square Enix Reviews

Updated July 27, 2014
Updated July 27, 2014
17 Reviews

3.3
17 Reviews
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  1.  

    Good job, okay pay

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Playing computer games for a living, great co-workers, amazing break room

    Cons

    Bosses have a strained relationship with testers, pay is not very high, hours can be long near the end of the contract

  2.  

    Fantastic gaming company!

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Everything is awesome at Square!

    Cons

    Only downside was the commute, which is more personal if anything.

  3.  

    Good co-workers, crazy Japanese management

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA

    Pros

    My co-workers really shared a passion for their work, and brought a great energy every day

    Cons

    Japan has unrealistic expectations and doesn't try to understand local conditions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Trust local management more

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

    Bad management, no training or career opportunities. Always told "you should be glad you have a job" mentality.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Interesting products. Some nice people to work with.

    Cons

    Abusive management. No respect for the workforce. Promises by senior managers never followed through. Awful work environment and extremely low morale. I expect the London office will close before end of 2014.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Act as you expect your workers to. Make an effort to leave your offices and talk to your staff.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Customer Service Representative - Emails and Tickets

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good way to get your feet wet

    Cons

    Low compensation and gets repetitive

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    rotten from the top

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Very japanese, nice people to work with. Better now that they've merged with eidos.

    Cons

    cronyism at the very top, nepotism at the very top, slow to move
    reactive rather than proactive, no idea about 'global'

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

    Great work environment, great people!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative  in  El Segundo, CA
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in El Segundo, CA

    Pros

    You work with people who enjoy video games and pop culture and the hours are swell

    Cons

    No possibility of moving up, no recognition for more effort in the contract positions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When you have someone that cares and works harder than the average temp, it might be a good idea to at least give them advice or suggestions to move up, even if its into other departments.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Amazing first step into the Gaming industry.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - QA Tester  in  El Segundo, CA
    Current Employee - QA Tester in El Segundo, CA

    Pros

    Awesome company culture
    Hire from within
    Good people
    Great learning opportunity

    Cons

    Some older employees come off as overly jaded and unmotivated
    Not much room to grow
    No onsite development

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Lots of fun and great people

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - QA Tester  in  El Segundo, CA
    Current Employee - QA Tester in El Segundo, CA

    Pros

    For trying to break into the video game industry, you couldn't find a better place to do QA Testing than Square Enix. The environment was well lit and kept cool (sometimes a little too cool) and you're constantly surrounded by SE merch. Getting to talk with your coworkers is easy and encouraged, and everyone there is very helpful and super friendly. Food was brought in and shared at LEAST once a week.

    Cons

    The turnaround is pretty fast. People come and go and moving up is (I hear) very hard. I've also heard that some pretty major changes happened to the QA dept after I moved on. I hope the environment is still as great as it was when I was there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please keep being so cool.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Not the same old Square Enix

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The company has changed quite a bit from what I have heard. Used to be only a publishing arm for Japan but now the group is creating and publishing their own products in the digital space. Huge growth in the past couple of months.

    Cons

    A ton of meetings. Sometimes it feels like very little is accomplished in the meetings as many are update meetings and not very action oriented.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow people to continue to grow creatively. Encourage learning. Continue the team building events, and continue to give employees input to the games you are creating. Empower employees to succeed.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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