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Nintendo of America Reviews

Updated June 28, 2017
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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
  • Work / life balance is not considered (in 6 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. "I'd do it again if I had to"

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Nintendo of America as a contractor

    Pros

    Great work environment , Friendly staff, Amazing location

    Cons

    Contract employees have little job security, but that is made clear to you.


  2. Helpful (4)

    "Not quite your childhood dream"

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    Former Employee - Associate Software Engineer in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Associate Software Engineer in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It's every 90's/00's kid's dream job. The campus is nice, and hard to find or limited run Nintendo products are easily found at the in-company store. The healthcare plan is decent, and parental leave is actually very good.

    Cons

    Nintendo knows you want to work there, and can easily get away with paying developers 20-25% below market rate. All of the big Nintendo games are made in Japan, and at NoA or NTD, you won't be working on games. Career advancement exists, but is very slow - this may have been because of the Wii U era's poor sales, and may change with the Switch's success.

  3. "french consumer technical representative"

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

    I worked at Nintendo of America full-time

    Pros

    paid training, gets to pick your schedule

    Cons

    few opportunity to move up and 48 weeks contarcts

    Advice to Management

    give a long term contarct


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Great company, great products, flat organization and limited growth opportunities"

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    Former Employee - Director in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Director in Redmond, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people and fun products.

    Cons

    Limited growth opportunity because of low turn over.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Good working environment if your manager is good"

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

    I worked at Nintendo of America full-time

    Pros

    Many advancement opportunities are given. You are rewarded for working hard.

    Cons

    If your manager or supervisor is a type of a person who is stuck in the past, you are stuck there as well.

    Advice to Management

    Please do not micro-manage your employees.


  6. Helpful (5)

    "Stable and Quality"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    You will get to work on some very high quality projects with a lot of great people.
    You will have a very stable job with very little risk of a layoff or downsizing.
    You can be proud of your job and the things you work on.

    Cons

    The company is extremely resistant to change or new ideas that don't originate from Long Term employees. You will need to be there for at least 5 years before you can make any real impact.

    Advice to Management

    Find a way to work with NCL to impact the company more, and create positive change in the industry. Otherwise you will continue to be behind the times compared to the rest of the industry.


  7. "Good Experience Overall"

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Nintendo of America as a contractor

    Pros

    The people are fun to work with. The food in the café is pretty good. Discounts in the Company Store are very good

    Cons

    It is a pretty small company, so it is kind of hard to move up in position.
    Contractors can't use the gym

    Advice to Management

    Convert contractors to full-time more frequently

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Nintendo"

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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 of America (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Fast paced environment provided ongoing opportunities to learn new skills. People were friendly and willing to give you a hand with issues when the were available.

    Cons

    Nintendo is a demanding company that requires you to push your boundaries of what is an acceptable balance between work and home life.

    Advice to Management

    Realizing that a profit is needing to be made, focus on getting the hiring enough staff to complete the projects that are requested instead of working good people to the breaking point.


  9. "People are nice but office is too dark for me."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Location, people, products, company mission, and so on. People are really passionate about job!

    Cons

    Office is a little dark but location and cafeteria is great.


  10. Helpful (4)

    "Great people, rewarding career"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Nintendo of America full-time

    Pros

    I encountered wonderful coworkers across the entire company. The culture is very respectful, collaborative, and supportive. The pay was competitive, and benefits were outstanding.

    Cons

    The company runs very lean, so it can be difficult to grow since your job duties take up your whole day (and then some). I often felt that I was doing the job of 2 or 3 people.

    Advice to Management

    Be more proactive in addressing performance issues. Create opportunities for innovation and growth by giving employees time and space to learn and grow.


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