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

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     in El Segundo, CA
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Square Enix

    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....

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    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.

    Square Enix2012-03-21

Other Employee Reviews

  1. "Easy Money / Low Pay / Fun Environment"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - QA Tester (English) in El Segundo, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Square Enix for more than a year

    Pros

    Fun, low stress, happy people, great first job, great neighborhood, friendly environment, nice facility, basically watch "Grandma's Boy" if you want to know the culture. Really good place to work if you're not into big bucks.

    Cons

    Not going to move up the ranks anytime soon.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work :)

    Square Enix2019-02-13
  2. "Stable but unrewarding workplace"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in El Segundo, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Square Enix full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Health and Dental benefits Free video game merchandise

    Cons

    Favoritism in management and promotions Severe lack of communication between departments Management needs to get retrained on how to properly handle employees

    Advice to Management

    Have your senior management team get retrained on modern employee management techniques and subjugate them to performance reviews.

    Square Enix2019-09-19

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