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NCSOFT Overview

San Mateo, CA
501 to 1000 employees
Company - Public (036570)
Video Games
$10+ billion (USD) per year
NCSOFT, established in 1997 and headquartered in Seoul, South Korea, quickly became a key leader in online games with the successful launch of its flagship product, Lineage.

NCSOFT West is responsible for multiple game services across the Americas, Europe ... Read more

Mission: To bring fun to everyone.

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NCSOFT – Why Work For Us?


NCSOFT, established in 1997 and headquartered in Seoul, South Korea, quickly became a key leader in online games with the successful launch of its flagship product, Lineage. Today, NCSOFT’s reach has expanded to include offices worldwide including locations in Korea, Taiwan, China, Japan, the United Kingdom, and the United States. The company operates many of the most successful and influential massively multiplayer online games on the market, games that have been enjoyed by tens of millions  of players around the world. By leveraging its expertise, talent, and infrastructure, NCSOFT has become one of the leading online gaming publishers in the world.

NCSOFT West is the organization responsible for all of NCSOFT’s initiatives across the Americas, Europe, Australia and New Zealand. Comprised of incredible talent throughout the company including our world class Development Studios, best in class support infrastructure, and industry leading Publishing Organization, NCSOFT West is committed to bringing extraordinary games to passionate gamers in markets across the world.

In 2015, NCSOFT West is expanding its existing portfolio of Korean-developed games, which includes such critically-acclaimed games as Aion and Lineage II, by bringing the highly anticipated Blade & Soul to Western territories. Additionally, US-based titles such as WildStar and ArenaNet's Guild Wars 2 are being developed in the West for release world-wide. Finally, with the creation of a new studio in San Mateo, NCSOFT is expanding into the mobile arena. Combined with positive growth in company leadership driving these initiatives forward, NCSOFT West is poised to continue its growth, investment, and leadership in the West through 2015 and beyond.


At NCSOFT we are dedicated to enriching our players' lives, and the world itself, with engaging and fun gaming experiences. In Asia, NCSOFT is already known as one of the top gaming and online companies in the region – our goal, over these next few years, is to establish and deserve the same reputation here in the West.

Our focus will remain on our players and on creating high-quality, fun, persistent, online gaming experiences for them to enjoy across a variety of platforms and in a variety of ways.

We are also heavily focused on our teams and people, on creating an environment where everyone can be excited to work each day and where we can push boundaries and innovate.  

Looking ahead, I’m optimistic about the impact games will have outside of the virtual world. Today, games engage users and teach concepts in ways that no other medium can parallel. I believe this will accelerate as we continue to see improvements in technology and delivery methods across existing gaming platforms and new areas such as virtual reality and artificial intelligence, areas in which we as a company are pioneering research and dedicating study.

The future of the gaming industry, NCSOFT, and NCSOFT West looks very bright and I’m excited about the coming months and years, as we explore new technologies, platforms and ideas.

Songyee Yoon
NCSOFT West, Chief Executive Officer



At NCSOFT West, the key to our success is our employees. We foster that success by creating an environment that is creative, imaginative, and fun. We work together as a team to achieve goals, while focusing on personal and professional growth for each employee.

From family picnics, to outings at major sporting events and movie releases, to holiday parties, NCSOFT West creates fun not only for our players, but for our employees as well. We strive to create a laid-back and productive environment where employees can use their imagination and creativity to achieve incredible things. NCSOFT West is full of passionate people committed to delivering memorable gaming experiences while we strive to grow a world-class organization.

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NCSOFT CEO Songyee Yoon
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    "Potential is there"

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    The products have great potential, looking forward to getting them launched. The people, salary, benefits,HR/recruiting have all been stellar to work with. Office environment is great too. Location is central to North bay, South Bay and East bay.


    Company direction is unknown, but the potential to be one of the best places to work is there.

    Advice to Management

    Expose yourselves more. The Town Hall meeting was a good start.

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    I applied online. I interviewed at NCSOFT in September 2017.


    The first round will be a coding challenge where they will send you a test with 1 week limit. I spent significant time on the problems. I mailed them 3 times for the feedback. Finally they sent a rejection after 3-4 weeks briefly explaining the answers . Question was nice but you can find them easily in the internet..I answered all of them correctly but I think they don't care about your solution. It's just a selection round if your resume has weight you will be called for the next round.

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