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Updated Feb 8, 2019

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Nintendo CEO Shuntaro Furukawa
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  1. "Good place to work"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Nintendo full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    A friendly place to work

    Cons

    Long hours to work to finish the project.

    Nintendo2019-02-07
  2. Helpful (2)

    "Settling in or looking for career growth?"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at Nintendo

      Pros

      The People, the brand and the products

      Cons

      Lacks pay growth and development

      Advice to Management

      It’s really time to start valuing modern leadership skills and support managers and leaders with proper development paths. The basics are barely being covered, modeled or supported and that is a product of the tenure culture. There are people in roles of leading who have a timeline to retire or just hangout and do the minimum.

      Nintendo2019-02-08
    • Helpful (5)

      "Administative Role"

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      Current Employee - Administrative in Redmond, WA
      Doesn't Recommend
      Positive Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I have been working at Nintendo full-time for more than 8 years

      Pros

      Excellent Benefits, Work Life Balance, bonuses

      Cons

      Lack of promoting from within, lack of transparency, discriminatory pay & bonuses, blatant favoritism, ageism, cronyism is rapant. You will never get full bonus or large increase in pay unless you are a top performer. They imply that you will - but trust me, you won't.

      Advice to Management

      Strong organizations move their people up and do not hire outsiders to grow their business. This just shows you don't value your employees or provide them with opportunities to grow. How do you show you value your current employees if you constantly hire outside the company at higher rates than you are willing to pay your current employees?

      Nintendo2018-06-10
    • "jesus"

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      Current Employee - Janitor in Raleigh, NC
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Nintendo full-time for more than 5 years

      Pros

      great games and gereat food

      Cons

      nothing nada zero zilch none

      Nintendo2018-05-01
    • Helpful (2)

      "Low risk taking environment and rigid."

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA
      Doesn't Recommend
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Nintendo full-time for more than 3 years

      Pros

      Brand recognition and generosity with giveaways and benefits. Great having a company store on site. See amazingly talented people work there.

      Cons

      Keep poor managers. Not safe to challenge the status quo. Too many processes. Inefficient and ineffective. Leadership doesn't care because too busy politicking.

      Nintendo2018-05-02
    • Helpful (3)

      "If you have no plans to advance."

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      Former Employee - Security Officer in Redmond, WA
      Doesn't Recommend
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at Nintendo full-time for more than 3 years

      Pros

      Good benefits, pay is great, CEO involved

      Cons

      Very little advancement in a lot of departments, management in my department was not available and played favorites.

      Advice to Management

      Take a look at who is best for opportunities. People fighting to learn and advance instead of playing favorites.

      Nintendo2017-12-09
    • Helpful (1)

      "Retail Merchandiser"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at Nintendo part-time

      Pros

      Getting all the new Nintendo hardware & software, yearly conferences in different locations, bi-annual bonuses, working individually

      Cons

      working demos on the weekend

      Nintendo2017-11-07
    • Helpful (1)

      "Ambassador"

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        Current Employee - Ambassador in New York, NY

        I have been working at Nintendo full-time for less than a year

        Pros

        This is a great team to work with sharing the same interests. Love being able to share the joys and excitement this company brings to those who have been with us since the beginning to those just being introduced.

        Cons

        Difficult to move up the ladder.

        Nintendo2017-10-23
      • Helpful (2)

        "Finance"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA
        Recommends
        Neutral Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I worked at Nintendo full-time for more than 5 years

        Pros

        Really good people to work with. Product is fun and industry is engaging.

        Cons

        Org works lean so the workload is heavy. Senior Mgt tends not to mix with most of the work force and a distinct lack of appreciation for efforts. No room for advancement.

        Advice to Management

        Break down the barriers and mix and seek input from all employees. Hire more women in Senior Management.

        Nintendo2017-06-27
      • Helpful (7)

        "Fun and Stable"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I worked at Nintendo full-time for more than 8 years

        Pros

        Everyone loves the product. There is true passion behind the company.

        Cons

        Career advancement is slow. Some processes are outdated and inefficient. People don't leave the company so new ways of thinking are rarely implemented.

        Advice to Management

        Recognize and reward talent. Get rid of dead weight on teams. Too many people get comfortable at Nintendo and stop trying.

        Nintendo2015-07-24
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