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"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.

Other Employee Reviews for Square Enix UK

  1. "Good job, okay pay"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Playing computer games for a living, great co-workers, amazing break room

    Cons

    Bosses have a strained relationship with testers, pay is not very high, hours can be long near the end of the contract


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Starter Company right now, but slowly changing for the better."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Square Enix UK full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Small team feel gives you great visibility in an industry that is usually silo'ed. Ability to learn/observe multiple disciplines should you desire to.

    Opportunity to brush elbows and chat with some famous people in the video game industry.

    Brand name that will open doors, global operations, training opportunities are available.

    Benefits are good for full-time employees. Bonuses can be substantial depending on department/role.

    Great work/life balance and a fairly casual atmosphere. Free games and other misc perks pop up from time to time.

    Promotes from within.

    Cons

    While bonuses and benefits are good, the salaries at Square are well below industry standard in the LA Metro area. This can make a long term career at the company less viable as the cost of living constantly increases.

    Some bad apples exist in middle management, which is unfortunate; as it tends to create a stressful environment out of what would otherwise be a great workplace.

    Increasing emphasis on contract employment, slowly degrading the morale of employees/teams and the quality of work at the company.

    Advice to Management

    Give US teams more autonomy to operate in their respective market/division/community. Revisit compensation model. Continue with the new vision of the company set by Matsuda.

    The top brass at Square Enix is amazing, they know what needs to be done.

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