NEXON - Nexon America, not bad, but not great either. | Glassdoor
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"Nexon America, not bad, but not great either."

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Doesn't Recommend

Pros

Casual work environment.
Allows for creativity in some departments.
Decent benefits.
Spacious office with nice open concept design.
One of the leading Free To Play Online Game Korean companies in the world.
The company has maintained a steady rate of growth over the years.

Cons

Many positions are paid below their industry standards.

Developers and Producers work long and erratic hours, with frequent intrusions into their personal lives.

Upper management provides some goals, but rarely a means to actually accomplish them.

Many employees seem to have "checked out".

Higher then average turnover rate, with many employees either leaving or looking for new jobs.

The company is divided between Koreans and Non-Koreans. Koreans generally maintain all positions of influence (with a few exceptions). Many of the Korean employees are originally from Korea and as a result have some difficulties with English. This results in cliques forming based on Korean speakers. The end result is an atmosphere where Korean employees and Non-Korean employees rarely interact, leading to misunderstandings and trust issues within the company.

The company is fairly robust and is certainly not going to go out of business, but I do not see it becoming a mainstream publisher on the same level as EA or Activision any time soon.

Game Developers are based in Korea, and there are issues convincing Development studios to localize to the US market properly.

Advice to Management

The company is currently top heavy. There are too many commanders and not enough troops. Additionally many employees are overworked and underpaid, and as a result the company is in danger of brain drain. Steps should be taken to correct these issues as soon as possible.

Other Employee Reviews for NEXON

  1. "A doorway opportunity to the Video Games industry."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    1) Great people to work with. Respectful and an enjoyment seeing at work.
    2) Free food and coffee.
    3) High energy and high paced environment.

    Cons

    1) Low paying job.
    2) Understaffed. This causes a lot of people in many departments to be overworked and stressed out.
    3) Overtime is frequent across all departments.

    Advice to Management

    Employees feeling the adverse effect of a rapidly growing company.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Shallow self-taught learning experience with barriers set by Korean language"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    Big hit AAA MMO gaming company well-known internationally

    Cons

    Barriers of the Korean language
    Koreans take care of Koreans - poor welfare/promotions prospects for foreigners
    People work too hard without any work-life balance

    Advice to Management

    Improve work-life balance
    Don't be so serious all the time
    Learn some English


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