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  1. "project manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Konami Digital Entertainment full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    the people, the benefits, the pay, depending on the boss.

    Cons

    for a tech company, they are very behind on software implementation

    Advice to Management

    trust your employees


  2. "Defunct Kojima Productions LA Designer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great franchises, quality talent, location, quality life

    Cons

    American team treated as second rate

    Advice to Management

    Sell your franchises if you plan only pachinko machines only

  3. "It was good for me"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Benefits (401k matching, 100% covered pretty good PPO, 20 days PTOs, pet insurance discount, etc), raise, and flexibility. Fun work environment at studio. Most of coworkers were nice talented people and pleasant to work with. Career growths for those who are good at what they do.

    Cons

    Ship was sinking. Less transparency. Time card in 2015....

    Advice to Management

    Fire people who are toxic to company culture. Encourage better work/life balance.


  4. "Marketing"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great place to start if you want to get in the video game industry.

    Cons

    Lack of leadership, employee perks. Be competitive with other gaming companies to retain good talent


  5. "Marketing"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Konami Digital Entertainment full-time

    Pros

    The company provides great benefits. I've never had so much PTO and holidays. Depending on what team you are in and interact with, they can be super great. However of course, there are some baddies from time to time.

    Cons

    The pay is mediocre. The company is stuck in the 90s in terms of technology. IT rules are ridiculously strict. The Japanese HQ has a lot of power over the US operations.

    Advice to Management

    Have you heard about the cloud?


  6. "Animator"

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

    I worked at Konami Digital Entertainment full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    People I worked with in my team we're great and fun to be with

    Cons

    Our head of department did not really help us or take care of us


  7. "QA"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    I can't knowingly recommend this for any reason.

    Cons

    Lack of communication, altered work week to avoid double time pay, and just full-on lies at times. Generally a down, unhappy, and uncomfortable atmosphere. Avoid if you can. Not worth it. Too many other companies.

  8. "Konami review"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    There is a group of hardworking great people at the company.

    Cons

    The process can be challenging.


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    "Sinking Ship"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Konami Digital Entertainment (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Great benefits and you get every holiday off

    Cons

    - Management is stuck in the old times.
    - Not willing to step into the future
    - Tons of restrictions to working within the company.
    - no email on phones allowed
    - restrictions to almost every thing you look at (big brother is always watching)
    - people have tried to work efficiently only to be punished by Japan Corporate
    - HR is abysmal...only positive is that they have great benefits...but probably because it benefits them the most.

    Advice to Management

    - Just close shop...there are a few good people out there. For the most part though most people who have been there a long time are ruining the company and won't move on.


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    "Frustrating"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Konami Digital Entertainment (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    great history of intellectual property creation, forward thinking, striving to be the best. Well, that was like 25 years ago and does not really apply to them today. Read the cons.

    Cons

    They lost their way. A bunch of people in the corporate office saying one thing, doing another and giving zero power and authority to those 'in charge' and expecting 100% accountability in return.

    Do not bother

    Advice to Management

    I know you have heard it all before from many current and former employees. Just give up now and close the doors when Kojima left it was game over " ! "


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