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NEXON Overview

Tokyo (Japan)
201 to 500 employees
Company - Public (3659)
Video Games
$2 to $5 billion (USD) per year
Nexon is a world leader in online and Free-to-Play games with over 5,500 employees in locations across the planet. We thrive on international creativity, boasting a diverse global portfolio that includes titles like MapleStory, Dungeon Fighter Online, FIFA Online 3, Vindictus ... Read more

Mission: We believe that online games are the greatest art form of all and we strive to bring the best online experience to our gamers across the globe.

Company Updates

  • WELCOME TO #MAPLESTORY2! THE OFFICIAL LAUNCH IS NOW LIVE! Free to play for Maplers all around the world! #mmorpg

    MapleStory 2 formally launches this afternoon, lowers prices; here's the launch trailer

    MapleStory 2 officially rolls out of headstart and into formal launch today, although the servers are currently down until around 1 p.m. EDT for maintenance. We are expecting a launch-day update as well as preorder rewards, though patch notes haven't been released yet; we do know it'll raise the level cap, add the Runeblade class, and introduce the new Karkar Island zone.

  • Don't miss out on a free reward. Pre-register today for #MapleStory2 - officially launching on October 10. #EarlyBirdGetsTheWorm #gaming

    MapleStory 2 to Launch Oct. 10, Pre-registration Rewards Abound

    After a few closed betas, MapleStory 2 is ready for a full launch next month. New and returning Maplers have an opportunity to get some rewards for pre-registering for the game. Starting today, you can head over to the MapleStory 2 website and pre-register for rewards . Anytime between now and 10:00 a.m.

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NEXON – Why Work For Us?

Nexon is a world leader in online games with over 4,600 employees in over 20 studio and publishing locations around the planet. We thrive on global creativity and our diverse portfolio of games includes MapleStory, Dungeon Fighter Online, FIFA Online 3, Vindictus, Dominations and Dirty Bomb as well as working with Respawn Entertainment to develop Titanfall Online for Asia, to name just a few.

Our roots are originally in Asia, but now Nexon is expanding aggressively into the Western gaming market. We’re bringing together our extensive experience with online and free-to-play games with some of the best development talent in the industry. Our most recent announcements include LawBreakers, the first game from legendary game designer Cliff Bleszinski’s new studio, as well as a new publishing deal with Austin based QC Games, founded by a team of veteran online and Bioware members. In addition to our existing live games, there are several other development partnerships in place including Splash Damage, United Front Games and more.


Nexon America is headquartered in beautiful El Segundo, California a couple of miles from Manhattan Beach and minutes from LAX airport. We’re located in a newly built office with amenities including a gym, bars and a basketball court.

Our office is currently undergoing a complete renovation which will include a new gaming center, collaborative spaces, a coffee bar and much more. The renovation is scheduled to be completed by January 2016.


At Nexon, we truly believe that online games are the greatest artform of all. We are dedicated to sharing our passion by providing the best and most fun experiences to players across the globe.

We are gamers at heart and every member of our team, from our CEO down to the most junior staff member, got into this industry for the same reason, our love of games and gaming. Now as we expand into the West, we are supplementing our portfolio with AAA Western developed titles that we are confident gamers will love.

As we shape the future of the company, our guiding principle is creating fun and memorable experiences for players across formats and genres.

Nexies are passionate, creative, analytical, adaptable and, above all else, collaborative. We are always on the lookout for like-minded individuals to join our team. If you want to be part of building an exciting gaming company and are ready to free your world, let’s talk.



Welcome to MapleStory, the original side-scrolling MMORPG where epic adventure, action and good friends await you. With hundreds of hours of gameplay, this immersive role-playing experience will allow you to unleash your wild side as you create and train a mighty hero, conquer perilous dungeons, overcome terrifying bosses, socialize with your friends and much more. Your MapleStory begins today!




Enter a dark and sinister world where you must battle for surivival. With intense real-time combat, epic monsters and glorious visuals, you will need to master devastating combos and magical powers to unleash your fury on all who stand in your path. This isn’t just another MMO. This is Vindictus.




Welcome to Mabinogi, the world’s most expressive MMORPG, where you create a unique character and live your fantasy life. Thanks to the unique Rebirth System, your character can be reborn to live life all over again without losing progress. Your hero, your adventure, your fantasy life. Start living today!

Our competitive benefits package is designed to promote a happy healthy workforce, complementing the active lifestyle of a Nexie by offering a diverse selection of benefits to best fit their needs.


We offer:

  • Competitive Salaries

  • Subsidized HMO and PPO options for medical and dental

  • Subsidized vision Care Coverage

  • Paid Short-Term and Long Term Disability

  • Paid Basic Life and Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance

  • Supplemental voluntary Life and Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance

  • 401K with employer matching and 4 year vesting schedule


    Wait! There’s so much more!!!

  • Unlimited PTO 

  • 15 paid companywide holiday days

  • Paid Parental Leave

  • Paid Jury Duty Leave

  • 3.6.9 Year Service Awards

  • Employee Referral Bonus

  • Public Transportation Reimbursement

  • EAP Life Assistance Programs

  • Health and Wellness Resources

  • Paid flu shots

  • Corporate discount on Dell Products

  • Free weekly dry cleaning pickups and drop-offs

  • Onsite company subsidized language courses – Korean and English

  • Company subsidized vending machines

  • Subsidized gym membership

  • Free coffee, tea and soda fountain

  • Gaming and relaxation areas including big-screen TVs with Direct TV access and consoles (PS4, Xbox One, Wii U)

  • Library of video games, equipment, and books which employees can borrow

  • Onsite amenities include: Discount tickets to California theme parks and attractions through Recreation Connection, basketball court, outdoor dining area, Certified Notary Public Service, afterhours security, on site car wash service, fitness center and more!

We’re always on the lookout for great new talent to join us in our mission to create fun and memorable online games. Do you fit the bill?


  • Passionate about games

  • Creative

  • Analytical

  • Collaborative

  • Reliable

If you want to be part of building an exciting gaming company and are ready to free your world, let’s talk.

Here’s what we’re hiring for:

  • Associate Community Manager

  • Associate Production Coordinator

  • Associate Systems Engineer

  • Database Administrator (MS SQL)

  • Dev Ops Engineer

  • Front End Developer

  • Live Game Producer

  • Localization Coordinator

  • Brand Manager

  • QA Tester

  • Security Engineer

  • Sr. DBA/Developer

  • Sr. Game Analyst

  • Sr. Game Manager

  • Sr. Technical Operations Engineer

  • User Acquisition

  • Web Developer

NEXON Reviews

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    ""You'll learn to laugh instead of cry""

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in El Segundo, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in El Segundo, CA
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    I worked at NEXON full-time (More than a year)


    My time at Nexon was amazing! To be honest, I never understood the negative reviews and comments about this place. Everyone from the directors to administrative team was a pleasure to work with. Nexon has a lot of talented and bright people. I made lifelong friends that made it easy to come to work early or even stay late.
    I'm very thankful for my manager and team, they made work fun.
    Don't get me wrong... work was still stressful and challenging but my team was very supportive, helpful, and willing to teach. It was really hard to make a decision to move on from Nexon.
    It was more of a career move than anything.
    In the end, Nexon is family.
    - Free Snacks
    - Free monthly lunches
    - Happy Hour
    - New office all equipped with standing desk
    - Casual attire (e.g. shirt, shorts, and sandals)


    Nexon just needs that ONE game to put them at the top.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work, just please come out with a winning game that will turn Nexon around.

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NEXON Interviews



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    Web Developer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in El Segundo, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview


    I applied online. I interviewed at NEXON (El Segundo, CA) in June 2016.


    It was very structured, the HR person was very organized and friendly. A standard phone screening followed by an invitation to meet with a Manager and 3 Staff members. Overall it was very well planned and prepared.

    Interview Questions

    • General questions on work style, technical knowledge, and background. Nothing really stood out, it was all pretty standard.   Answer Question
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