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"Great early experience"

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Former Contractor - QA Tester in Redwood City, CA
Former Contractor - QA Tester in Redwood City, CA
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

I worked at Konami as a contractor (More than a year)

Pros

This was my second experience in the gaming industry that basically cemented me wanting to continue on into the industry. I loved the people that I got to work with and am still connected with some of them today. Some of the people that I worked with were promoted through the company and got to become Producers and Product Managers.

Cons

The fun corporate culture that I've since experienced at other companies seemed almost non existent at Konami. Very little development work is done at this office so there's not much control over the products.

Other Employee Reviews for Konami

  1. Helpful (4)

    "Top publisher/bottom employer"

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    Current Employee - Executive in El Segundo, CA
    Current Employee - Executive in El Segundo, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Autonomy, good place to have worked.

    Cons

    Horrible back end systems, lack of employee apprciation.

    Advice to Management

    Improve your compensation, pay your bonuse, empwer and entrust your employees.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Fun people burdened by incomprehensible directives from overseas"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Konami (More than a year)

    Pros

    The people are friendly and creative
    DDR Machine and recently released titles to play in the lobby
    Work with people and groups across the US and overseas
    Great office location

    Cons

    Orders from the HQ in Japan come down and cannot be argued with, regardless of how much sense they make
    Upper management and execs in the US are often given little reign to react to their market
    Relies heavily on contractor labor with no benefits even for long term positions, but still ostracizes them

    Advice to Management

    I know your hands are largely tied. Maybe Japan will stop trying to suffocate you.

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