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NEXON Overview

Tokyo (Japan)
201 to 500 employees
Company - Public (3659)
$10+ 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.

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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.



Choose a side in the next generation of Sci-Fi arena shooters from Cliff Bleszinski and the veteran team at Boss Key productions.

Dirty Bomb


Dirty Bomb takes first person shooters back to their purest roots in a fast-paced team game that will challenge even the most competent players. This game won’t hold your hand, in fact it is more likely to kick your teeth in. With no controller support or aim assist, all that lies between you and certain death is your skill and reactions.

Ghost in the Shell: Standalone Complex – First Assault Online


Stronger, faster and more lethal than the average human, you are a member of Section 9, an elite force of cybernetically enhanced operatives tasked with fighting terrorists on the neon drenched streets of futuristic Tokyo.

Crime has evolved and so must you. Become more than human as you upgrade and augment yourself into a walking weapon, capable of super human feats.  Dive into combat and utilize SkillSync to combine and unleash devastating cyber abilities with your team in this gripping team shooter inspired by Shirow Masamune’s “The Ghost in the Shell”.



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 (starting Jan ’16)

  • 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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    "Overall good company and fun experience"

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    I mostly enjoyed my time at Nexon. As a full-time employee (I can’t speak for temps), compensation and benefits were all adequate. Workload was reasonable, culture was relaxed and casual with people playing games, and the workspace and facilities are better than most places I’ve worked. For me, it was generally a pleasant environment for day-to-day work.


    There are a lot of issues with Nexon depending on who you ask, since things vary widely between departments. You’ll find some departments where people are mostly happy and friends with each other, and next to them you can find a department struggling with personal conflicts, or workload issues, or organizational problems, etc.

    I think prospective employees should talk to people in that department to find out what it’s really like. Don’t rely on HR or Managers to give you the whole story.

    Advice to Management

    For upper management and HR, I recommend them to keep doing what they started in 2017: getting lots of feedback from employees on how things are going. This idea started off well at the beginning of the year, but then noticeably lost steam.

    It’s important to reach out to individual employees and do a pulse-check to find out what’s making them happy or unhappy. Either you’ll initiate this conversation, or they will when they give their 2-week notice. I think you know which scenario happens more often right now.

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NEXON Interviews



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    I applied online. I interviewed at NEXON.


    Translation test and an interview session with a series of interviews with the team members (Managers and copy editors). They questioned the skills, personality, job perspective, and whether or not you were enthusiastic about the job. Afterward, the recruiters from the HR discussed the details regarding the perspective employment. (Start date, perks, expected salary, etc)

    Interview Questions

    • They asked a lot about the translation test and the reasoning behind my answers.   1 Answer
    • They asked me my weakness.   1 Answer
    • They asked me what I would do if they wiped all of my work and made a copy editor re-do them.   1 Answer
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