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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Missed opportunities"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Events Coordinator in San Mateo, CA
    Former Employee - Events Coordinator in San Mateo, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Capcom USA full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Individuals within the company make working for the company enjoyable.

    Cons

    Intense disconnect between USA office and Japanese office. Lower than average salaries, minimal in house benefits. Lack of support from much of upper management.

    Advice to Management

    Pay your employees a decent wage!


  2. Helpful (4)

    "A Good Company Held Back by Poor Priorities"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Mateo, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Mateo, CA
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Opportunity to build skills and grow professionally, so long as you take the initiative.
    Exposure to the videogame industry and popular IPs.
    Passionate and energetic co-workers.
    Casual work environment and flexible schedule (depending on your manager).
    As a Japanese subsidiary, Capcom USA is on a tight leash, but it contributes greatly to the company's bottomline.

    Cons

    As with almost every publisher in the videogame space, pay is substandard.
    Employees, while young and energetic, also tend to be inexperienced.
    Inconsistent structure, with excess bureaucracy in some places and a complete lack of process in others.
    Very little knowledge sharing.
    Rudderless management.

    Advice to Management

    Make some effort to find and *keep* talent. Proactively invest in your employees by offering training and other opportunities to build skills. Stop using platitudes to motivate. Instead, be open, honest, and lead by example.


  3. Helpful (3)

    "American Subsidiary = Japan's Whipping Boy"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Mateo, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Mateo, CA
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Exposure to the video game industry
    Interesting, tight-knit group of coworkers
    Opportunity to see how a Japanese company operates in America

    Cons

    Very rigid corporate structure
    Japan-centric management style
    Lack of recognition for serious contributions

    Advice to Management

    Be aware that Capcom operates within a creative industry. Create incentives to hire and keep young, talented, and experienced individuals. Don't be obsessed with structure for structure's sake. Make sure it works, but more importantly, that it actually has a purpose.


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  5. Helpful (3)

    "I think I'm turning Japanese!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    High visibility role where you can learn from other groups and gain valuable experience. Ratio of extremely competent employees to incompetent employees are 1:1.

    Cons

    - Low compensation
    - No work/life balance
    - Japanese style management (micromanagement)
    - Poor benefits
    - Huge discrepancy in work hours in different departments

    Advice to Management

    - Compensate employees to at least industry standard.
    - Office politics can get in the way of making good decisions.
    - Focus on more import issues rather than wasting time and energy nitpicking on every dollar and cent
    - We are not in Japan


  6. "You be the judge"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Programmer
    Current Employee - Programmer
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Nice place to work, very casual, small teams and each person takes ownership of their project. Clear management style, no confusion on whats going on within the company.
    Good vacation + insurance plans.

    Cons

    It is a nice place to work but mainly deal with simpler 2D tile based cellphone games. It would be great if there are more 3D iphone based "cooler" games made. code base/infrastructure can also be improved a lot.
    Compensation is not good....

    Advice to Management

    It would be a much better place if there are more interesting + technically challenging games being made and ppls should be more fairly compensated.



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