Nintendo of America Reviews in Redwood City, CA | Glassdoor

Nintendo of America Redwood City Reviews

Updated December 9, 2017
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Redwood City, CA

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Pros
  • Excellent benefits and work/life balance (in 13 reviews)

  • Very good benefits including a subsidized gym membership at the largest luxury gym in america (in 14 reviews)

Cons
  • It used to be a good work/life balance but with the recent hires, the culture is changing to "work is life" mentality (in 7 reviews)

  • Terrible schedule, little opportunity to move to a full time position, and very restricted as far as movement to other parts of the company (in 7 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (5)

    "Unbalanced"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Nintendo of America full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Benefits & Some of the people there are great to be around all day

    Cons

    There seems to be different sets of rules for everyone. They say there is no work from home policy yet managers continue to work from home and not allow subordinates to do so when in a bind.

    Upper management and HR can care less about issues employees have with their direct managers. They do nothing to help the employee and continue to reward those who are really the ones causing issues in departments. There is always a blind eye turned and subordinates continue to get stepped on.

    No possibility for advancement at all. Even when submitting interested in a new position within the company already working in HR does not forward resumes to hiring managers. Good people continue to leave or be let go because of this. They are told there is no possibility to advance yet when the individual leaves the company their old position magically changes and moves up a level and includes more challenging work that those who previously asked for were not given.

    Advice to Management

    Take a look at the "small" people who makes the day to day work matter. If it weren't for those people, their managers wouldn't be who they are.

    Consider promoting within and listen to those who are already employed by your company. Value them as they deserve it. Take into consideration all the issues with Senior Managers, Directors on up before blaming subordinates. Listen to their needs and issues first, things aren't always what they may seem.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Fun in theory"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Nintendo of America full-time

    Pros

    Fun products and good people to work with and good work life balance

    Cons

    No growth opportunity, can't figure out what to change to adapt to changing consumer, LOTS of process issues

    Advice to Management

    Need to up the morale and not just with rah-rah speeches

  3. "Great people not much room for growth"

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    Former Employee - Coordinator in Redwood City, CA
    Former Employee - Coordinator in Redwood City, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Nintendo of America full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I worked at a satellite office with approximately 80 people. Due to the smaller size of the office, you become more like a family than coworkers. The people are wonderful and the events are fun since you are all so close. There is good sick time and vacation time, you always get the week of Christmas off. There are a good amount of office parties and events in order to bond.

    Cons

    Since it was a small office, the room for growth was very limited. There are incredibly limited opening for promotion or horizontal growth. Even when a position became open, most managers prefer to higher externally.

    Advice to Management

    More opportunities for internal growth


  4. "Great environment and people!"

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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Redwood City, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Nintendo of America full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    A high energy environment and fun-loving people. Management is open and encourages advancement opportunities. A great product that we all enjoy.

    Cons

    Top-down communication can be lacking at times, as well as interdepartmental communication. Vacation time can be restrictive during the holidays due to seasonal sales periods.


  5. "Sr. Mangager, Creative Services"

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager, Creative Services in Redwood City, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Manager, Creative Services in Redwood City, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Nintendo of America full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Solid company. Great product, great culture, good people.

    Cons

    Very conservative, very corporate.

    Advice to Management

    Be open to wider concept of creativity.


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