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Updated March 25, 2017
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  1. Helpful (5)

    "Fun and Stable"

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

    I worked at Nintendo full-time (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 Some processes are outdated and inefficient.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.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Could be great - held back by so much"

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

    Pros

    Working for one of the giants of the video game industry. Great way to get in the tech support field. Some really cool people to work with. Geek heaven.

    Cons

    Slow to innovate. Very political atmosphere. Many entrenched people that have been there forever and lack skills or real ability to anything much less manage.

    Advice to Management

    Take chances on trying new things in business and innovating, everything doesn't need to be fool proof before it's tried. Cut some of the deadwood at the top.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Great overall"

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

    I worked at Nintendo full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    close knit groups. Very good benefits. Good pay + bonus. Fun environment

    Cons

    Low turnover prevents some advancement.

    Advice to Management

    Start internship program


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Stable, traditional, lean"

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    Former Employee - Manager, Product Development in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Manager, Product Development in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Nintendo full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Unlike most game companies, noa doesn't shift things around very often. If you like a structured work style and like the brand, and do your job well, there is little fear of being laid off.

    Cons

    Tradional and conaervative values stiffle creativity. The company is also run much too lean. Not enough employees to do the work and have good life balance.

    Advice to Management

    Be more aware of the time and manpower it takes to get the work done and done well.


  5. Helpful (3)

    "A fantastic company to work for."

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The benefits as well as the pay. The reputation, and I love video games. They treat employees with respect and care.

    Cons

    It is a very demanding job. They have a good reputation that you must uphold. You're representing the biggest name in gaming history.

    Advice to Management

    Always continue to treat your employee's with the respect they deserve.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Would it kill them to have a view to the outside world?"

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    Former Employee - Consumer Support Representative in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Consumer Support Representative in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Nintendo full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The pay was decent for the job. Training was thorough enough as a crash course to their consumer service position. You can wear your pajamas to work. Decent tea in the break room. I got off of work at a decent time, allowing me to get to a second job.

    Cons

    Sitting in the same spot all day. People listening in randomly to your phone calls, while I understand the point of this it brings with it a certain level of anxiety. Watching people getting axed around you. Like almost no access to the outside world. I heard they pay people a dollar less an hour for the same position I had a year previous. They had started everyone at $14 the year before and my brother started the next year with everyone getting $13. Did everyone suddenly become less worth your dollar?


  7. Helpful (6)

    "Not all fun and games at Nintendo of America"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Redmond, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Nintendo full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good cafe. Decent food and subsidized green arrow meals daily at $3.15
    Playful environment with athletics and soccer field.
    Used to make great video games.

    Cons

    Japanese company, all decisions made by NCL.
    No room for growth.
    Company slow to respond to ideas and trends. NOA can easily be compared to both Xeroz and Kodak.
    Management is good old boys network and have to kiss up to get promoted or know Japanese.
    Slow to accept new ideas or try new techniques.
    Pay is low and work encourages employees to try and do more with less resources. Soon I just do less with less resources.
    Not tech savvy company and they are behind curve in innovation. (project galaxy?? )
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    Associate employees are treated as Permatemps. (some associates have been w/company over 7+ years and not offered full time jobs)
    Stock/profit sharing only for management and above.
    Don't promote from within.

    Advice to Management

    Promote more innovation within company. Hold managers and above accountable for initiatives and make place fun to work at.

  8. Helpful (4)

    "Not What You Think"

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

    I worked at Nintendo full-time

    Pros

    Competitive with pay, vacation, and benefits.

    Cons

    Backstabbing environment. Almost impossible to move up within the company. You will be pushed out if you make any waves.

    Advice to Management

    Take a closer look at your managers. There is a reason why the majority of a department is no longer working there. Lack of support, lack of caring, and simply being in a position that is far past their capabilities.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "It's been just ok..."

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    Current Employee - District Supervisor in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - District Supervisor in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Nintendo full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    -Product is fun
    -Immediate level co-workers
    -Innovative products

    Cons

    -Microscopic management
    -No autonomy
    -Lack of growth opportunity if your are not with the 'in crowd'
    -Major nepotism problem
    -Overeaching politics
    -Lack of fair standard policies
    -Constant rollback of ideas
    -Too much like a military dictatorship
    -very little incentives
    -Lack of work life balance

    Advice to Management

    Relax! people will do a good job for you if you allow them to.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Good benefits"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Nintendo full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    In the age of downsizing and group death insurance with high premiums, I can honestly say they have a good package of benefits that won't take a chunk out of your paycheck!

    Cons

    No free drinks but the Cafe rocks!


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