SEGA of America - Generally good but needs revolution in quality | Glassdoor
  1. "Generally good but needs revolution in quality"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Producer in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends

    I have been working at SEGA of America

    Pros

    Co-workers are generally great folks at SEGA. It can be frustrating working for a Japanese company due to communication and culture issues, but the US office continues to show success in growing a Western-centric videogame development strategy.

    Cons

    No stock or profitsharing mean that there is really no hope of hitting a jackpot even if you make a hit game. There is no incentive to pitch original projects since SEGA will not give up any financial reward to an internal entrepreneur.

    Advice to Management

    Get off the zero-sum business plan and spread more bets so projects can live and die on quality. Amazing games will reap rewards in the market and restore the tarnished SEGA brand.

    SEGA of America2008-09-05

Other Employee Reviews

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Start Up With a Corporate Sugar Daddy"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Director of Ad Monetization in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at SEGA of America full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great benefits Medical/Dental/Commute Benefit 401K matching Relaxed atmosphere Helpful people Excellent hires Great downtown location near restaurants and bars Snacks always refilled Great brand and games Culture is enormously important from CEO down People stay with SEGA and come back regularly after sojourns to other companies

    Cons

    Wi-fi can sometimes be unstable which is frustrating There could be an additional bathroom Working from home is frowned upon It's strange people feel compelled to apologize to the entire group via email when they are running late (on the other hand I guess it's nice to know if certain people are just running late).

    Advice to Management

    Keep the focus on culture and product development.Fix the wifi.

    SEGA of America2017-08-19
  2. "It was in the 90s, and isn't relevant anymore"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Trainer in Redwood Shores, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at SEGA of America full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    I played video games for a living

    Cons

    It wasn't much of a living

    SEGA of America2019-02-16

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