The Pokémon Company International Overview

  • www.pokemon.com
  • Bellevue, WA
  • 501 to 1000 Employees
  • 2001
  • Company - Private
  • Video Games
  • Unknown / Non-Applicable

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The Pokémon Company International, a subsidiary of The Pokémon Company in Japan, manages the property outside of Asia and is responsible for brand management, licensing, marketing, the Pokémon Trading Card Game, the animated TV series, home entertainment, and the official ...

The Pokémon Company International Reviews

3.6
59%
Recommend to a Friend
67%
Approve of CEO
Kenji Okubo
Kenji Okubo
19 Ratings
5.0
Current Employee, more than 10 years

"Loving it here!"

Oct 17, 2021 - Anonymous Employee in Bellevue, WA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

Feel taken care of and appreciated, and the product brings joy to our fans,

Cons

Cannot think of anything negative.
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Diversity & Inclusion at The Pokémon Company International

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The Pokémon Company International Interviews

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Positive45%
Negative32%
Neutral23%
Getting an Interview
Applied online61%
Recruiter20%
Employee Referral9%
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  1. Systems Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Bellevue, WA
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    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at The Pokémon Company International (Bellevue, WA) in Nov 2021

    Interview

    tl;dr: Complex and detailed interview process that I decided not the pursue, but the recruiter was nice.

    I put in an application for this role, which was simple and straight forward (pretty must just submitting a resume and contact info). A recruiter reached out within a few days and we spoke about the company, role, compensation, etc. She then preceded to scheduled a manager call the follow days after. I informed the recruiter I was on a timeline as I was expecting an offer from a different company. She worked with me to get the ball rolling as fast as she could.

    The manager interview was a zoom call in which they asked pretty basic questions about "times when X happened" and how I dealt with them. She seemed nice, but I personally don't really like the question answer interviews because they're less like a genuine conversation and more robotic. This kind of made me think the culture was leaning more towards processes, and less focused on people and their interactions. Some people thrive in those situations, but I don't think that kind of culture is for me.

    I moved onto the next round, and this is where I found the process somewhat tedious. There is a 4.5 hour interview loop which includes a part that they call an "audition". This audition entails the candidate putting together some form of presentation to a group of people on how they would work towards solving a particular scenario that they've come up with. My guess is it would've taken me about 4-8 hours to complete if I really wanted to do a good job. In my opinion, that's a lot of work to do for a potential job that I might not get (especially for the $ they were offering). The recruiter also got on the phone with me and walked me through what each particular interviewer was looking for (culture fit, relationship building, problem solving skills) and what kind of questions they would be asking. This is great for people who need to prepare and don't like being put on the spot during interviews. I unfortunately would prefer the latter to happen though.

    After hearing all of this, I decided it probably wasn't worth me going through with and ultimately, I decided not to go through with the interview loop and took the other job. The other company offered a much higher comp package, seemed more people centric and easier for me to relate/talk to.

    Overall, I like that Pokemon does their due diligence when interviewing. That being said, I don't think that the company would be a great match for me because I wasn't compelled to complete the interview process. The people overall were polite and nice, but I think the interview process promotes a certain culture within the organization that makes me believe I wouldn't be the best culture fit with them. I do think many people could thrive here that do like detailed and prepared processes though!
    Interview

    Can you explain a complex process to me? What was something complex you built in the system? Tell me about a time that you made a mistake. Why Pokemon?

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