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DeNA Reviews

Updated September 5, 2017
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Pros
  • Work life balance is just about okay, but that depends on what projects you are assigned to (in 7 reviews)

  • Great people, good benefits, one of the early pioneers of mobile gaming (in 12 reviews)

Cons
  • The executives from Japan and San Francisco do not have any clear idea how to conquer the west market (in 6 reviews)

  • Cultural clashes in communication, management style and decision making led to high turnover rate (in 5 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "A great ride"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at DeNA full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - People are very smart and friendly
    - No stress to work

    Cons

    - There are no nice products


  2. "Senior Software Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at DeNA full-time

    Pros

    Not a good company for me.

    Cons

    Working time is too long. Low efficiency.

  3. "Good riddance to bad rubbish..."

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    Former Employee - Senior Data Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Data Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at DeNA full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    On-site microbrews, casual work atmosphere, good location near SF Giants ballpark.

    Cons

    Management didn't have a coherent business strategy and was very clique-ish. Office essentially run by parent company from Japan. So Japanese overlords and local leadership were rarely playing from the same sheet of music.

    Advice to Management

    Much too late, but maybe next time take a more professional and nuanced approach to leadership.


  4. "Good"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at DeNA full-time

    Pros

    commitment, growth, longevity, fulfillment, complete

    Cons

    long hours, salary w/no overtime, need more technology


  5. "Good Run"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at DeNA full-time

    Pros

    Great people, good benefits, one of the early pioneers of mobile gaming.

    Cons

    Struggled to innovate and keep up with the market.


  6. "It was fun while it lasted"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Worked with amazingly talented people

    Cons

    The studio shut down... so there's that


  7. "Great"

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    Former Employee - Operations Associate in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Operations Associate in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at DeNA full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The people were very open-minded and approachable, everyone's voice was heard
    Flexibility in terms of work time and tasks

    Cons

    They closed down the office
    No high job security
    Occasional issues with communication

    Advice to Management

    Maybe it would have helped to have some more diversity in the executive positions

  8. "It was a great ride"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at DeNA full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good benefits, and a lot of great and talented people.

    Cons

    Too focused on whale-hunting for my liking. Also, closing.

    Advice to Management

    I don't really know what to say... Broaden your sights next time.


  9. "Studio Shut Down"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Great Talented People.
    - Fun Titles.
    - Free Breakfast and Lunch.

    Cons

    - Lack of R&D.
    - Lack of transparency.


  10. "Good time"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Smart people and good benefit

    Cons

    Too analytical and sometimes competitive environment


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