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"I wish someone had posted this before..."

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in El Segundo, CA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in El Segundo, CA
Doesn't Recommend

Pros

If you NEED a job in the game industry and have been refused from all others than Square Enix may be the place for you.

Cons

Politics to the 10th degree. You will be underpaid. You will be asked to work very long hours (sometimes meetings will be held in the middle of the night due to Japan staff. You will not see your significant other or children very much (except to put them to sleep). Your feedback is not welcome as Japan and EU do what they want. NA is a distribution arm and that's it. Simply put this is not a fun place to work at all. Staff has been seen crying at their desks, treated very poorly (yelled at), etc. Avoid....

Advice to Management

Take a hard look at yourselves and think about why the turn over rate is exceptionally high at Square Enix. Fair compensation would go a long way. Make Square Enix a fun place to work and simply fire the executives that are consumed with power and ext. political. They know who they are.

Other Employee Reviews for Square Enix

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Challenging work environment and juggling many items at once."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in El Segundo, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in El Segundo, CA
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits. Company is stable. You will learn a ton either by being taught but mostly by just doing it.

    Cons

    Very slow to promote. Low compensation and can be long hours (if you let it).

    Advice to Management

    Fair compensation that meets industry standards.


  2. "Exciting working environment"

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    Former Contractor - Project Manager in Tokyo (Japan)
    Former Contractor - Project Manager in Tokyo (Japan)
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Square Enix as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    You get to work on big projects involving most famous Japanese IP titles.

    Cons

    Too much overtime work required. The salary included certain amount of overtime pay so didn't really get paid for all the overtime work.

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