Nordeus Reviews

Updated May 22, 2020

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4.3
86%
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Nordeus CEO Branko Milutinovic
Branko Milutinovic
27 Ratings
Pros
  • "team building events and trips, etc(in 9 reviews)

  • "People managers are experienced and focused on your growth, learning and adapting to the company culture(in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • "Bottom line it is connected to lack of experience(in 3 reviews)

  • "The company doesn't develop, hasn't released not a single game since the release of top eleven, and the management is kinda amateur level(in 3 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (14)

    "Great people and culture"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Nordeus full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great people and culture. The place is fun to work at and you are fully empowered to develop your career in the way it suits you best. At the same time you are working with some of the sharpest people in the industry, that have managed to build a game played by more than 100M people.

    Cons

    It's a one game company and some people might think the company's outlook is not that great and I expected the company to release more games. However, given the industry state, I feel like being patient is not necessarily a bad decision.

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    Nordeus Response

    October 7, 2015HR Manager

    Really great to hear your positive experience. Thanks for taking the time to comment!

  2. Helpful (3)

    "Serbian's finest micro managers!"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Nordeus full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great Benefits, state of the art office, good people to work around.

    Cons

    Stuck in their way of thinking, CEO puts on a good show but behind the scenes likes to remind you how "grateful" you should be working for Nordeus, never asked themselves why do expats excel everywhere else besides here?! They look after their own and micro manage everyone else. 1 successful game in 10 years tells it all.

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    Nordeus Response

    May 22, 2020Head of HR

    Hi! We really do welcome these open and honest conversations, and appreciate you taking the time to let us know your feedback. We welcome experience from all around the world and listen to experience, so we're sorry you feel that way. We wish you all the best! Sanja Head of HR

  3. "Great company to work for"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Head of Finance in Belgrade
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people, culture and benefits

    Cons

    Nothing in particular, great overall

    Nordeus Response

    May 22, 2020Head of HR

    Hi! We really do welcome these open and honest conversations, and appreciate you taking the time to let us know your feedback. We welcome experience from all around the world and listen to experience, so we're sorry you feel that way. We wish you all the best! Sanja, Head of HR

  4. Helpful (6)

    "Sleepy Hollow - a headless horseman"

    1.0
     

    I worked at Nordeus

    Pros

    Salary, benefits and offices are great. Generally nice people and Belgrade is an fun and interesting place to live for a bit.

    Cons

    Nordeus is really a tech company that just so happens to make games - or rather made a game...ten years ago. (The latest efforts and offerings are notably scant and flakey executed derivatives) Since then, despite its financial success and hiring top global talent it cannot help itself to stifle real change. It fails in its principle purpose - making games. The surrounding functions are pretty good - marketing, hr, catering, etc...but the creativity and game making is micro managed and in conflict with overall strategy. I fear the strategic conflict is the nail in the coffin for this moribund studio - coupled with the stubborn, sometimes arrogant, dismissive attitude to those with real experience they hire. It gets a bit embarrassing. Effort is diverted from making games to managing ego and relationships in a fearful environment. It’s a real shame - as it has/had everything to needed to succeed, save perhaps a lack of ego in the top leadership.

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    Nordeus Response

    November 6, 2019Nordeus

    Hey! Thanks for taking the time to write your review. We always strive for an open feedback culture so while I'm sorry to hear you feel this way, I'm grateful you've shared your thoughts. I wish you all the best in your next role, Courtney, Head of TA

  5. "Get ready for amazing experience"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - User Acquisition Manager in Belgrade
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great crew that will always help you develop. There is no negativity or lobbying, because their culture is proactive management and orientation to solutions. People managers are experienced and focused on your growth, learning and adapting to the company culture. Financial + non-financial benefits are above average for Serbia.

    Cons

    If you are not up for learning, developing and being passionate about your job, this is really not a company for you. There are no major cons that could be mentioned.

  6. "Inspiring and collaborative culture, great people, lots of room to grow!"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Belgrade
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - People are very open, honest and kind - culture is amazing! - There is a lot of room and opportunities to develop existing and grow new skills - Lots of freedom to initiate, plan and execute projects in People space - A very positive and super low-stress environment in spite of the tight deadlines

    Cons

    - So far all the problems (there were only a really minor few) I encountered, I resolved through the honest conversations with my manager and by giving feedback to people.

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  7. "Really happy to be here"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Nordeus full-time

    Pros

    What I love about Nordeus is the trust and autonomy given to every employee. The culture is amazing, they really live up to their values. Its a true pleasure working here.

    Cons

    None I see right now

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  8. Helpful (1)

    "There's good, there's bad"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Belgrade
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Nordeus full-time

    Pros

    - great culture and perks - great workspace - overall enthusiasm - the product is really good

    Cons

    - huge differences between teams, one team can really be doing great while the other is super slow and with no vision - no real idea for mid and senior career development - pretty big turnaround of the staff - after almost a decade there's only 1 game that's left the studio; the other one did so bad no one ever talks about it; current project was announced to be launched years ago which still didn't happen - one would wonder if the original success was just some good timing + luck and can't really be repeated since there sure were attempts - getting feedback is a matter of luck; some managers are really good at that while the others will be striving to be buddies with everyone and not pointing out mistakes until they pile up - this is a very, very serious issue

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    Nordeus Response

    May 22, 2018Nordeus

    Hi! Thanks for taking the time to share your feedback. I'm so happy to hear you enjoyed the culture at Nordeus! You’ve also raised some important issues. These are definitely areas where we will continue to focus. Honest, constructive feedback will only help us improve—thank you for that. Best of luck and don't be a stranger! Caralyn, CPO

  9. "A perfect place to spend 40 hours a week"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Belgrade
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Having fun most of the time. Sure, it's not always easy, because making great games is not easy (obviously :)), but at the end of the day you are surrounded by people who come every day to the office and do their best to achieve the amazing things together. And it's been fun, for years.

    Cons

    There are so many great people in the company and there is no enough time to meet them all well, which would be awesome

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  10. "Great people, great team"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - User Researcher in Belgrade
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nordeus is all about people - employees are chosen super carefully and wisely. Teams are full of smart and happy individuals - who together make great stuff. It's all about team work - so there is no ME here in Nordeus, it's only WE.

    Cons

    We play hard, but we also work hard. If you are not willing to stretch yourself and give your maximum, better not try to fit in :)

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