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Redmond, WA
501 to 1000 employees
1980
Subsidiary or Business Segment
Consumer Products Manufacturing
$500 million to $1 billion (USD) per year
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Nintendo of America encourages good hand-eye coordination for the young and old alike. The company, which is broadening its audience by attracting players ranging from preschoolers to grandparents, serves as the Western Hemisphere headquarters for Japan's ... Read more

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Redmond, WA
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    I worked at Nintendo of America full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    they are amazing people and keep

    Cons

    they are fun and amazing people

    Advice to Management

    Keet it up

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Nintendo of America Interviews

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    Corporate Services Lead Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Redmond, WA
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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5+ weeks. I interviewed at Nintendo of America (Redmond, WA) in April 2012.

    Interview

    I applied on Nintendo's website. Two weeks later they contacted me to set up a time for a phone interview. The phone interview went very well; it felt more like a conversation than an interview. The recruiter was nice and we got along pretty well. We talked for a little over 30 minutes then he said they'd let me know if they wanted me to do the online skills tests. About a week later I got a call saying I made it to the next step and they would be emailing me the details for the online assessments. They tested me in Word, Excel, spelling/punctuation/grammar, and a writing sample regarding customer service. There were a few problems with the testing website but I was eventually able to get through the tests. Another week went by before I received a call to come in for an interview.

    This is where it all went sour. The questions were all competency-based and focused on leadership and team development. I had no idea it would be so sharply focused on these skills (neither the job description nor the recruiter alluded to the importance of this) so I was unprepared. I knew I wasn't doing well when the interviewer mocked one of my answers. There was one question that I had absolutely no idea what she was getting at. She rephrased it and I still didn't get it. The other person interviewing me rephrased it and it still didn't click. Finally she said "Well let me just tell you what I was looking for and maybe that will help." Problem solving skills. Why she had to make it so convoluted, I'll never know.

    I left the interview absolutely drained and knowing I wasn't going to get the job. The manager told me she'd for sure let me know either way. Two weeks later I contacted the recruiter because I hadn't heard anything. About an hour after, he emailed me back with the rejection letter.

    Basically the interviewer (the manager of the department) challenged me on every single answer I gave and subtly made me feel inferior. I'm 34 years old and have years of experience leading people but the way I felt after this interview left me with a very negative impression about this woman and Nintendo in general.

    I should mention that it's now 3 weeks after they turned me down and the position is still listed as accepting applications, so I do feel a bit of vindication that it wasn't just me who wasn't "good enough".

    Interview Questions

    • Once you've delegated a task to a team member, how/when do you follow up? How do you know they need help?   1 Answer
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Nintendo of America Awards & Accolades

  • 50 Most Innovative Companies(#5), BusinessWeek, 2009
  • World's Best Companies, BusinessWeek, 2009
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