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NEXON Overview
Tokyo (Japan)
5001 to 10000 employees
Company - Public (3659)
$1 to $2 billion (USD) per year

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    The Ride of Your Life Awaits in Riders of Icarus' Open Beta, Beginning Today

    LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- After a series of closed beta tests designed to gather and implement feedback to prepare Riders of Icarus for its western expansion, Nexon America and WeMade Entertainment are proud to announce the Open Beta launch for free-to-play MMORPG.


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    Join the LawBreakers Alpha to experience an exhilarating role-based FPS where the laws of physics can be shattered, creating intense gravity-based combat in an ever-evolving bloody arena.

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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

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    The culture there is awesome! People are friendly and the office looks amazing. The management and CEO running the operations really know what they are doing and the direction of the company seems to be moving up!


    Pay is slightly lower than some of the big companies out there

    Advice to Management

    Things are great! Being in L.A though, everyone could use a little bit more money.

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NEXON Interviews

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    Publishing Department Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in El Segundo, CA
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    Average Interview


    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at NEXON (El Segundo, CA).


    The interview process (for me) was unprofessional and disorganized at best. The people I spoke with, and met, were all very nice and professional in-person. However; getting them to respond to general inquiries or even getting an answer about the job status is nearly impossible.

    I understand that the candidate they are most interested in will get the most amount of responses/attention, but that doesn't mean that the company should abandon professional protocol. This is especially true when the candidates travel to an on-site interview. It's common courtesy on both sides to send, at the least, a quick note detailing a job status update.

    Other than that negative outlook, the interview process was pretty standard. Phone screening first, then an on-site interview. The on-site interview determines whether or not you got the job. The questions were mostly of my background/resume, and less about "Tell us your greatest weakness." Though, this may change based on who is interviewing you.

    Hope this helps to the fellow Glassdoor readers.

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    • 1. Tell us about your video game background.
      2. What is the size of the company you are working in?
      3. What events are currently running on our titles?  
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