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Updated April 19, 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 6 reviews)

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  1. "Better Place To Be"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great culture, entrepreneurial spirit, hardworking colleagues, and a fast-paced environment.

    Cons

    Can't really think of anything.


  2. "Great for Gamers, Not so great for driven professionals"

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

    I have been working at Nintendo of America full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Fun, relaxed place to work with great people who are passionate about the company
    Great work/life balance
    Work on exciting, interesting projects

    Cons

    Flat organization. Promotions are pretty rare. People stay in the same role for a LONG time.
    No clear development paths.
    Project Management is a mess across the organization.
    No clear authority on decisions and emphasis on consensus model makes decision-making slow and grueling. Too slow to stay competitive, especially for digital business

    Advice to Management

    Develop people. Value your rockstars and promote them!


  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


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  5. "Great job!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Nintendo of America part-time

    Pros

    Really fun, really busy certain times of year/day.

    Cons

    Not any that I can think of!

    Advice to Management

    keep it up!


  6. "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.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Director of Marketing"

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    Former Employee - Marketing Director in Scoresby (Australia)
    Former Employee - Marketing Director in Scoresby (Australia)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Invigorating products, Product Innovation, Fun, committed people, wonderful core consumers and practices set to challenge your normal thinking

    Cons

    Dealing with global complexities and sometimes the inability of global leaders to be able to plan autonomously for a different market behaviours and patterns

    Advice to Management

    Ability to act on what is best for the local market while still being able to be sensitive to global requirements


  8. "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.


  9. "Go no where fast"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Redmond, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people you work with are cool enough.

    Cons

    Promotions come with no raise? Bs.

    Advice to Management

    Learn how to use your own systems..


  10. "HR"

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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 of America full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits but the aren't as good as they used to be!

    Cons

    Nintendo is an "old school" and a very political, back stabbing culture! Avoid this company!

    Advice to Management

    Retire and/or fire all the "old timers" that have been there way too long!


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Nintendo"

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

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

    Pros

    Fun colleagues, fun IP, interesting to work in an international setting. Sushi Tuesdays is pretty great too.

    Cons

    Nintendo is slow to change course and adopt current industry practices, which can lead to a lot of wasted time.

    Advice to Management

    Be open to new ideas and be willing to advocate for them to NCL. Promote based on merit, not seniorty


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