Compare NCSOFT vs ArenaNet BETA

See how working at NCSOFT vs. ArenaNet compares on a variety of workplace factors. By comparing employers on employee ratings, salaries, reviews, pros/cons, job openings and more, you'll feel one step ahead of the rest. All salaries and reviews are posted by employees working at NCSOFT vs. ArenaNet. Learn more about each company and apply to jobs near you.
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NCSOFT

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ArenaNet

Employee Ratings

  • NCSOFT scored higher in 6 areas: Overall Rating, Career Opportunities, Compensation & Benefits, CEO Approval, % Recommend to a friend and Positive Business Outlook.
  • ArenaNet scored higher in 2 areas: Work-life balance and Culture & Values.
  • Both tied in 1 area: Senior Management.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.2
(based on 178 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.0
(based on 106 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.7
Career Opportunities
3.6
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
4.2
NCSOFT employees rated their Compensation & Benefits 0.7 higher than ArenaNet employees rated theirs.
Compensation & Benefits
3.5
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.7
Work-life balance
4.5
ArenaNet employees rated their Work-life balance 0.8 higher than NCSOFT employees rated theirs.
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.2
Senior Management
3.2
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
3.7
Culture & Values
4.1
ArenaNet employees rated their Culture & Values 0.4 higher than NCSOFT employees rated theirs.
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
NCSOFT Ceo Songyee Yoon
87%
87%Songyee Yoon
NCSOFT employees rated their CEO Approval 22% higher than ArenaNet employees rated theirs.
CEO Approval
ArenaNet Ceo Mike O'Brien
65%
65%Mike O'Brien
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
84%
NCSOFT employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 9% higher than ArenaNet employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
75%
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
77%
NCSOFT employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 19% higher than ArenaNet employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
57%

Salaries

NCSOFT has 38 more total submitted salaries than ArenaNet.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Producer12 Salaries
$88,987/yr
Software Engineer13 Salaries
$92,220/yr
Database Systems Analyst7 Salaries
$97,769/yr
Salaries for similar jobs
Game Designer15 Salaries
$59,520/yr
Software Engineer11 Salaries
$99,067/yr
Programmer8 Salaries
$115,237/yr

What Employees Say

  • ArenaNet had 22 more reviews than NCSOFT that mentioned "Work life balance" as a Pro.
  • "Korea" was the most mentioned Con at NCSOFT.
  • "Upper management" was the most mentioned Con at ArenaNet.
Pros
Pros
"Work life balance"(in 10 reviews)
"Gaming industry"(in 9 reviews)
Pros
"Work life balance"(in 32 reviews)
"Work environment"(in 12 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Korea"(in 22 reviews)
"Western"(in 16 reviews)
Cons
"Upper management"(in 17 reviews)
"Guild wars 2"(in 8 reviews)
Featured Review

Current Employee - 3D Artist

I have been working at NCSOFT full-time for more than 3 years

Pros

Fantastic culture. Great people. Genuine people. Good values. Welcoming environment.

Cons

Limited growth opportunities. Tight deadlines.

Current Employee - Senior Environment Artist

I have been working at ArenaNet full-time

Pros

Extremely good work/life balance. Very employee oriented.

Cons

Pay is on the low end for the industry, but not terrible.

Job Postings

NCSOFT has 8 more recently posted open jobs than ArenaNet.