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BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Reviews

Updated March 8, 2017
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Pros
  • Great people to work with, good benefits and good pay (in 2 reviews)

  • Great working hours (10 - 7 or 11 - 8) (in 2 reviews)

Cons
  • As far as workplace perks, this is no Silicon Valley tech startup (in 3 reviews)

  • Large company with multiple offices and business units (in 2 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "My Dream Job!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Community Specialist in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Community Specialist in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Bandai Namco Entertainment really cares about the individual. They listen to my feedback and provide everything that I need to succeed in my career path. It's an amazing experience to work for such a professional and caring company.

    Cons

    The location is not within walking distance to many eateries but Bandai Namco provides lunch every Wednesday and a food truck parks near the office every other day.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing. I love how much you care about my well being and success within the company.


  2. "Great experience so far..."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great people to work with, good benefits and good pay. New headquarters is outstanding!

    Cons

    Communication can be lacking at times...definitely a lot of pressure, but that is the industry.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work and listen to your employees.


  3. "Software Engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Fair work.
    Get to learn different stuff

    Cons

    Management changes suddenly and there is ambiguity

    Advice to Management

    none


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  5. "Highly dependent on your team. Join the console team, avoid the others."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    -The people here are amazing!
    -Office is nice
    -You get to work with a lot of well known brands
    -Healthy Benefits are top notch
    -Free swag at least a few times a year
    -You might get to go to an event (highly dependent on your management)
    -Really awesome people...just wanted to restate that
    -Upgraded plastic utensils?

    Cons

    TLDR: You'll need to learn how to manage your manager, Avoid Mobile and F2P like the plague.

    -Majority of the middle management
    -Working in some business units is a death trap
    -EXTREMELY slow growth opportunities (if it even exists)
    -Performance reviews are jokes, again middle management is really bad
    -Getting things done can be extremely slow, not the fault of this office in particular but we do need to coordinate with partners overseas
    -Almost every individual contributor agrees they are understaffed (even in successful business units)
    -Pay is well below industry standard (and almost everybody knows)
    -Lack of equity/profit sharing (this could be a deal breaker to any sort of talent in the Silicon Valley)
    -Some people in the wrong places have a big mouth (your personal info could be at risk)

    Advice to Management

    -Trash the middle management who aren't adding value.
    -Provide more growth opportunities to your individual contributors and don't let those middle managers eat up all your budget
    -Recognize top performers in all business units more frequently
    -Get on top of your management. There breach in confidential information about your emplouyees. I heard a lot personal information (illnesses, salaries, disorders, etc) that I really shouldn't of known. It wasn't often, but this is a huge liability to the company.


  6. "Marketing Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment full-time

    Pros

    Great, hard working, fun having team focused on the fans. Excellent building with lots of conference rooms and open spaces as well as places to work alone quietly. Terrific games that fans love. Generous benefits package.

    Cons

    The location from a commuter and lunch walk perspective is the biggest con.

    Advice to Management

    Keep hiring great people.


  7. "Director"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director
    Current Employee - Director
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great quality of people across the organization. Performance driven environment. Good support and experience from management on trying out new business models. Great new office location and layout makes collaboration much easier.

    Cons

    Large company with multiple offices and business units. Communication between various offices sometimes a challenge but is improving overall. No company stock offered.

    Advice to Management

    Great support for emerging divisions. Keep it up.


  8. "Long but good interview process."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Graphics Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Graphics Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    This is a big place with numerous teams, each with its own microculture within. As a whole, everyone is friendly and most I've met care deeply about their work.

    The interview process itself went on for several hours, but not a single interviewer failed to deliver solid questions that I felt did a good job to determine my qualifications. Likewise, the team was very open to discussion, leaving me far more impressed by the honest insights than other considerations at that time.

    Cons

    None yet that I can find personally concerning. The commute is long but I feel like that is not the company's fault.


  9. "Marketing Intern (US)"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    • fun company culture, cross functional team working

    Cons

    none that really stand out to me

    Advice to Management

    none


  10. "Nice Place"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment full-time

    Pros

    Good Culture and good fit for me

    Cons

    Some days can be a little hectic and long. Glad to not be working too much over 40 hours aweek.


  11. "Great people"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Executive Producer in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Executive Producer in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends

    I worked at BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good peeps, products selected were B grade

    Cons

    Micro managed from Japanese execs

    Advice to Management

    Have fun



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