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"An ocean apart and no understanding of market differences"

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

Great ideas, IP's and possibilities. Wonderful global infrastructure.

Cons

Top level executive management in Korea does not understand western markets no cultural differences in employment expectations.

Advice to Management

Take a close look at how much budget you set forth for adapting your games to the western markets, you're currently under. Let those with an understanding of the western markets and employments lead those satellite divisions.

Other Employee Reviews for NCSOFT

  1. Helpful (4)

    "NCsoft: stay away"

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    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at NCSOFT full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Met some really great people there.

    Cons

    Korean culture shoved down your throat. NCsoft wasn't ready to go multinational as they fully expect to graft their Korean culture onto their U.S. workforce.

    Long hours; hectic schedule. Seems that the company couldn't plan more than 30 days in advance. Everything is a "fire"

    Lowball pay; management's goal is to pay as little as possible. Their justification is the "cool factor" of working for a game company offsets the lower pay.

    Advice to Management

    Seoul, hire a cultural consulting firm and heed their guidance. US, the people needed to run an MMO are worth more than you are paying them.


  2. "It is a great place to work with a lot of opportunities to learn about the MMO development industry."

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    Current Employee - Associate Producer in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Associate Producer in Mountain View, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours, great team great work environment.

    Cons

    The commute could be shorter!

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