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DeNA Reviews

Updated July 20, 2017
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Pros
  • Great people, good benefits, one of the early pioneers of mobile gaming (in 12 reviews)

  • You learn a lot, you are always busy (in 6 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Fun company with a diverse culture"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Established corporate company, but flat management culture make it feel like a start-up
    -Lots of autonomy, support, and financial backing from Global HQ
    -Industry leaders in the mobile gaming space
    -Transparency and acceptance of all opinions is part of company values and is encouraged
    -Fun work enviroment with good benefits
    -Very diverse culture with opportunities to work with global counterparts

    Cons

    -Branding: Company still has a bit to go to make a name for itself in the West
    -Benefits: Could be better, such as commuting reimbursement and/or 100% premium coverage for dependants medical/dental/vision
    -Getting crowded: Need a bigger office to keep up with growth

    Advice to Management

    Build stronger relationships with your team members


  2. "Pretty fun company, great people, awesome perks!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    They focused a lot on making sure everyone was really happy and enjoyed coming to work everyday. The people I worked with are extremely smart and never had any issues with them.

    Cons

    Communication could have been better, but they started to put in a lot of effort to make it better.

    Advice to Management

    Keep focusing on making great games, and stop milking the old titles. You'll get a major hit soon.

  3. "Better than I ever expected"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Product Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Management cares about my growth
    - I am encouraged to excel and do work outside of my job description
    - Hard work is noticed and rewarded
    - The people are all smart and fun
    - The perks are amazing!
    - There is a very casual, laid back atmosphere.

    Cons

    - When comparing salaries on glassdoor, it looks like compensation is slightly lower than the SF standards. However, I think the growth opportunities outweigh this.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "One of the most welcoming companies EVER!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    An extremely productive, yet relaxed, work environment. People who care about their job AND their colleagues. A company that cares about its' people. Not to mention yoga and awesome food!

    Cons

    The commute can be pricey. But that's more an issue with San Francisco as a whole.

    Advice to Management

    Keep moving in the current direction. The expanding focus on the US market is the right move.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Great People, Great Games, Great Company."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at DeNA full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Culture of technological experimentation and innovation.
    - 6 fully stocked beer kegs
    - 3 catered meals a day
    - Very laid back and fun working environment

    Cons

    - Right next to AT&T ballpark, so there is sometimes traffic during ball season
    - Too many mobile devices, so the WiFi in the office sucks


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Come For The Video Games, Stay For The People."

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    Current Employee - Artist in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Artist in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    DeNA always ensures that its employees are happy. They provide catered meals, have a fully stocked kitchen and tons of fun events. The people here are genuine, talented, and friendly. There isn't anyone who is more or less important than the person next to them. It's a wonderful way to work.

    Cons

    As with any company whose focus is mobile, many employees where many hats. The business pace can be very fast and require quick turnaround to stay on top of things.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Great people, great vision, great (upcoming) games."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people are awesome and the culture is awesome! There are people from all walks of life that have come from mobile, console and many other places to work here.

    If you want to get promoted, you will. Speak up and work hard and you'll be rewarded. Too many people are obsessed with immediate satisfaction and don't stay with the company long enough to really see the upside. Work hard, have fun and you'll have a job you will enjoy for years to come.

    Work/Life balance is awesome. I enjoy working within my own hours and not required hours that are set arbitrarily .

    The food is pretty amazing too...

    Cons

    The pay isn't the best. The office is a little meh...not your typical gaming company office space. No real hit titles yet, but they're coming! The desk pods are a bit annoying and not really conducive to communication. No real centralized area to play and engage with your coworkers (a MUST for a gaming company). Needs a proper centralized gaming area (not just tucked away in the corner of the office).

  8. "Excellent company to grow"

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    Current Employee - Game Designer in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Game Designer in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good company, excellent benefits.
    Excellent salaries
    Strong position in Japan allows the company to use strong ips for their titles.

    Cons

    It is hard to learn how the company works at the beginning.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the current strategy. It looks promising.


  9. "Great company with solid core values"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Commitment to building a quality product. Core company values. Creative culture of fun and innovation.

    Cons

    Sometimes the cold-brew coffee runs out.

    Advice to Management

    With DeNA's core values and vision, the company is poised to grow and succeed.


  10. "Positive"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great people and friendly culture

    Cons

    Lack of vision due to the company's performance


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