SEGA of America - Good benefits and people, but poor management and consistently bad development track record. | Glassdoor
  1. "Good benefits and people, but poor management and consistently bad development track record."

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    Former Employee - Product Marketing Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at SEGA of America

    Pros

    Sega has great properties. The benefits are very good. Some great people on staff. Lots of young employees in their 20s and 30s.

    Cons

    Poor track record of developing quality games. Game quality is consistently subpar. Little oversight of bad employees. Dysfunctional relationships with other business units creates lots of friction in daily work and long-term planning. Leadership is not consistent in its decision making regarding personnel with good employees fired and promoted and bad employees promoted and fired. Lack of healthy questioning of process...

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    Advice to Management

    Listen to the people at the bottom. They have an honest and more truthful assessment of the situation than those on top. Don't be afraid of doing the right thing. Support your people. They need guidance.

    SEGA of America2008-09-24

Other Employee Reviews

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Start Up With a Corporate Sugar Daddy"

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    • 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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    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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