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Seoul, South Korea Area (South Korea)

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  1. "Nexon"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Game Programmer in Pangyo, Kyonggi (South Korea)
    Current Employee - Game Programmer in Pangyo, Kyonggi (South Korea)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at NEXON full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good welfare relatively to other game developers, Many chance to be educated,
    Less overwork relatively to other game developers, Name value of the company

    Cons

    Less bonus salaries compared to general companies in Korea


  2. "Software Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Seoul (South Korea)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Seoul (South Korea)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    interested jobs. not stricted. you can enjoy playing games.

    Cons

    night overtime. girls don't like game developers.

    Advice to Management

    irregular working hours.

  3. "Nexon korea"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Game Designer in Pangyo, Kyonggi (South Korea)
    Current Employee - Associate Game Designer in Pangyo, Kyonggi (South Korea)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at NEXON full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Big and constant inc. Good welfare. Good social status.
    Kindergarden, foodcourt, gym, nursery, parkinglot, convenient store.

    Cons

    Lack of individual life. Low salary. No time to use welfare.


  4. "Good game comany"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Pangyo, Kyonggi (South Korea)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Pangyo, Kyonggi (South Korea)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at NEXON full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Bright atmosphere, developers with passions, and global top 10 game company

    Cons

    Lower pay, non-matured development system

    Advice to Management

    none


  5. "Good experience"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Staff in Seoul (South Korea)
    Former Employee - Staff in Seoul (South Korea)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at NEXON full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good experience to get into games

    Cons

    It's quite hard to create alphas that will generate sufficient profit.

    Advice to Management

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  6. "Software Engineer"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Pangyo, Kyonggi (South Korea)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Pangyo, Kyonggi (South Korea)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at NEXON full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    It is still a good company if you care about making a big-scale PC game.
    If you are new to game industry or software engineering, spending a year or two might make sense as this place is serving many successful games.
    If you are comfortable with not changing much, this place can be good.

    Cons

    If you are eager to do something, avoid this place. Too much legacy.
    Most of smart and passionate people already left.

    Advice to Management

    Good compensation for passionate people.
    Accept more changes.


  7. "Summer Internship"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Software Engineer in Seoul (South Korea)
    Former Intern - Software Engineer in Seoul (South Korea)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at NEXON as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good to working with good guys. Happy circumstance.
    There is average over-time work, but lesser than other game companies.

    Cons

    Don't have any bad experience.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Too much politics, but good benefits."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Seoul (South Korea)
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Seoul (South Korea)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at NEXON full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    New office building. Great benefits.

    Cons

    Has some incompetent directors who don't know much about the game. Team members don't get a chance to evaluate their seniors, which makes it difficult for them to voice their opinions to executives.

    Advice to Management

    Need better evaluation system for team members to assess their leaders.


  9. "The Biggest game company in South Korea"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer in Seongnam (South Korea)
    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer in Seongnam (South Korea)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at NEXON full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Flexible organization. Nice coworkers. I think pay is good in Korea.

    Cons

    Which is publisher than developer. So, shipping schedule is more important than game quality.

    Advice to Management

    We need to develop a GAME not a cash generator.


  10. "Well"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Seoul (South Korea)
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Seoul (South Korea)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at NEXON full-time

    Pros

    The company is getting lots of money. Financially stable.

    Cons

    Even it has a lot of money, you can not expect any incentive. The company has a history of firing many employees even it had grown up more than 30 percentage comparing to the previous year.


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