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"Fun company with a diverse culture"

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
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

Other Employee Reviews for DeNA

  1. Helpful (4)

    "Horrible for engineers"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The pros might be, getting an easy in to the game industry if you are a junior engineer. They also have plenty of snacks and catered breakfast, lunch and dinner. But so does just about every other company in the bay.

    You will learn a lot about javascript.

    Cons

    It's all javascript. I have never seen a company be so belligerent about using only 1 language for all of engineering (client, server, db, cache).

    Pay is low.
    No stock options.
    No bonuses.
    No chances for any career advancement.
    Hemorrhaging employees. People are leaving every week.
    You will have a manager but you will only see him every 6 months when he reviews your performance.

    Advice to Management

    Actually engage with employees. We have senior management but who are they? What do they do? This is the least managed company I have ever seen. It completely lacks any direction.


  2. Helpful (5)

    "Keep doing what you are doing?"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Obviously, HR, Marketing and PR have been hard at work crafting responses to some of the more recent (negative) reviews.

    My favorite line? "Getting crowded: Need a bigger office to keep up with growth"

    What growth? Recruiting can't keep up with turnover, and the same jobs have been posted for months.

    Outside of the free beer, snacks and catered meals, there is very little to gloat about.

    Cons

    Talent. The best developers are long gone, and when your CEO accepts a COO position with a competitor, that's not a good sign. If DeNA's upcoming releases don't fair well, I wouldn't be surprised if the San Francisco office is "long gone" as well. If you are seeking stability, this isn't the place for you.

    Advice to Management

    It's definitely not "keep doing what you are doing". Time to hit the "reset" button.


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