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Updated Aug 15, 2022

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Found 124 of over 181 reviews
3.5
54% Recommend to a Friend
Square Enix CEO Yosuke Matsuda
67% Approve of CEO

Found 121 of over 181 reviews

3.5
54%
Recommend to a Friend
67%
Approve of CEO
Square Enix CEO Yosuke Matsuda
Yosuke Matsuda
35 Ratings

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  1. 5.0
    Former Employee

    Square Enix Co.

    Aug 2, 2016 -  
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    It was a very good gaming company

    Cons

    pay is not so good overall

    4 people found this review helpful
  2. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 8 years

    Great Company

    May 25, 2022 - ECommerce Manager 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Square Enix has great benefits!

    Cons

    Square Enix works in silos.

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  3. 3.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Not family or female friendly

    Nov 2, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Get to work on some amazing franchise titles

    Cons

    They aren't family friendly or female friendly

    2 people found this review helpful
  4. 3.0
    Former Employee, less than 1 year

    Archaic synergies between departments

    Oct 18, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Pay is decent, training can vary

    Cons

    Horrible communication across silos leads to daily/weekly confusion

    5 people found this review helpful
  5. 1.0
    Former Employee, less than 1 year

    Employees never properly vetted

    Oct 25, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Not much other than nerd aspect

    Cons

    Poor hiring process. Tendency to hire sociopathic employees who do No Work, fake illness, harassment of coworkers, and sleep around with management while being married to keep their position.

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    5 people found this review helpful
  6. 1.0
    Current Employee

    Meh

    Sep 5, 2021 - Director in El Segundo, CA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Mediocre titles handled by mediocre staff

    Cons

    Toxic and good old boys work culture

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    4 people found this review helpful
  7. 2.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    Politics, Lackeys, and Toxic Environment

    Jul 27, 2021 - Anonymous Employee in El Segundo, CA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    - Lots of prestige in the brand - Ok work-life balance - Fun coworkers - Casual office environment - Cool swag and freebies - Good for entry-level positions, with a brand like 'Square Enix' on your CV you can move to another company with less micromanagement and office politics. - Not the absolute bottom tier gaming place you could work

    Cons

    - The politics are legendary. Good luck getting to the top unless you have a strong high-level person pushing for you. You can't get your foot in the door unless someone you know or are related to works there - Toxic. Team vs Team sabotage is normal. If Managers or Leaders don't like each other, they will leave out important cross-functional information to sabotage another team. - The Sexism. Good god. Nobody talks about it, but it's there. Both American and Japanese style sexism. - Fail Upwards: if you're good at taking credit for other people's hard work and throwing these hardworking people under the bus, this is the place for you - Favoritism: much like feudal Japan, everything here is about hierarchy and favoritism. It doesn't matter if you suck at your job or if you're good at your job, if you aren't the favorite of someone with power, you'll go nowhere! - Incredibly Outdated but with a super big fragile ego: Square Enix is about 10 years behind and riding high off the fumes of their old titles. Change is an unwelcome subject - Diversity? What diversity?! If you are not Asian, or White then good luck trying to move up. It is incredibly telling that there are almost no BIPOC at this company and even fewer of them in middle management or upper management. - Parking, just like meritocracy, is absolutely non-existent despite there being a parking garage.

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    5 people found this review helpful
  8. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Decent Job, Good People

    May 12, 2021 - Quality Assurance Tester in El Segundo, CA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Good work environment, friendly people, relative independence in execution of work tasks.

    Cons

    Contract work, bad commute, lack of communication, awkward hours

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  9. 3.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Stable but unrewarding workplace

    Sep 19, 2019 - Customer Service Representative in El Segundo, CA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Health and Dental benefits Free video game merchandise

    Cons

    Favoritism in management and promotions Severe lack of communication between departments Management needs to get retrained on how to properly handle employees

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    7 people found this review helpful
  10. 1.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    Toxic work environment

    Oct 10, 2019 - Customer Service Representative in El Segundo, CA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Free tea & coffee

    Cons

    Flood leaders are incompetent and scared of hard workers

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    6 people found this review helpful
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Square Enix has an overall rating of 3.5 out of 5, based on over 181 reviews left anonymously by employees. 54% of employees would recommend working at Square Enix to a friend and 36% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has decreased by -14% over the last 12 months.

According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, Square Enix employees rate their compensation and benefits as 3.5 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at Square Enix. This rating has decreased by -7% over the last 12 months.

54% of Square Enix employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Square Enix 4.0 out of 5 for work life balance, 3.6 for culture and values and 3.4 for career opportunities.

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