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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. 2 people found this helpful  

    rotten from the top

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Square Enix

    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
  2.  

    Not the same old Square Enix

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Square Enix full-time for less than a year

    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
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    fun workplace but the company does not value your worth correctly

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    Current Employee - Staff Accountant
    Current Employee - Staff Accountant

    I have been working at Square Enix full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    PTO, lenient on the work clothes, open environment

    Cons

    low pay, overloaded work for one person, the hiring process for an open position fills up slow

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    increase pay

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Hard work, good times, and a rewarding experience, overall!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Square Enix

    Pros

    Excellent collegial atmosphere that encourages strong camaraderie and teamwork. Most everyone has passion for the products we sell, and its shown in the high level of professionalism and dedication to whatever role an employee has.

    Cons

    Nothing beyond what is typically found in the industry - long hours and lower-than-average pay compared to other industries, but this is a small price to pay to be doing something you love!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remember those that kept the ship upright during tougher times and try to reward and recognize their efforts while keeping a forward-looking mentality.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good Place to Work

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    Current Employee - Senior Artist  in  London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Artist in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Square Enix

    Pros

    Fun job working on great titles.

    Cons

    It's a games publisher. If you don't know what that means then you should probably look at getting a proper job.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7. 4 people found this helpful  

    Good products & dedicated employees but management needs more work...

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Square Enix

    Pros

    Squre Enix has many dedicated employees all working together to create good products. Salaries and benefits are competitive. The office is modern and nice.

    Cons

    Culture of Square Enix is still "old-Japanese". In my opinion, women are still not getting the same opportunities and recognition as men. Also the Japanese employees are treated differently than American employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Bunch of Bureaucracy

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    Current Employee - Artist
    Current Employee - Artist

    I have been working at Square Enix

    Pros

    Each employees are great to work with.
    They have special eyes on detail.

    Cons

    Sectarianism, Bureaucracy, etc... everything a zombie corporation has you can suffer.
    Their technical capabilities aren't the topnotch in these 360/PS3 generations, though each employee's level is relatively high. The problem is the organization itself.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Should make an open infrastructure.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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