DeNA Reviews

Updated Apr 16, 2020

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3.5
55%
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35%
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DeNA CEO Shintaro Asako (no image)
Shintaro Asako
52 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great people, good benefits, one of the early pioneers of mobile gaming(in 12 reviews)

  • "Youthful energy to help celebrate both the successes and the failures of a company focused on creating the next big hit in mobile gaming(in 11 reviews)

Cons
  • "Little or no feedback on the decision making process, only results(in 6 reviews)

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

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "A great ride"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at DeNA full-time for more than a year

    Pros

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

    Cons

    - There are no nice products

    DeNA2017-04-26
  2. "marketing manager"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at DeNA full-time

    Pros

    people are nice and friendly

    Cons

    bureaucratic in decision making and stubborn

    DeNA2018-03-16
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Software Engineer"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.

    DeNA2017-02-12
  4. "Good riddance to bad rubbish..."

    2.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Data Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at DeNA full-time for 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.

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    DeNA2017-01-28
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Good"

    5.0
    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

    DeNA2016-12-29
  6. "Good Run"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.

    DeNA2016-12-29
  7. "It was fun while it lasted"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at DeNA

    Pros

    Worked with amazingly talented people

    Cons

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

    DeNA2016-12-13
  8. "Great"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Operations Associate in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at DeNA full-time for 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

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    DeNA2016-11-22
  9. "It was a great ride"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 for 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.

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    DeNA2016-10-24
  10. "Good time"

    4.0
     

    I worked at DeNA

    Pros

    Smart people and good benefit

    Cons

    Too analytical and sometimes competitive environment

    DeNA2016-10-20
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