NEXON

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NEXON Reviews

Updated 4 December 2014
Updated 4 December 2014
63 Reviews
2.9
63 Reviews
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Seung Woo Choi
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • A basketball court at the office (in 6 reviews)

  • Great people with good energy and willingness to be the best (in 6 reviews)


Cons
  • Work/life balance was not a consideration (in 6 reviews)

  • No room for growth in the company unless outstanding (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    Friendly folks. Still defining their structure.

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    Former Employee - Quality Assurance Tester in El Segundo, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Quality Assurance Tester in El Segundo, CA (US)

    I worked at NEXON full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The people there are friendly and the senior staff including CEO are approachable.

    Cons

    Structure is always changing so jobs are not clearly defined.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Use more long term strategies for management structure. Let people get used to their roles and have them clearly defined.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Software Engineer

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Pangyo, Kyonggi (South Korea)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Pangyo, Kyonggi (South Korea)

    I worked at NEXON full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    It is still a good company if you care about making a big-scale PC game.
    If you are new to game industry or software engineering, spending a year or two might make sense as this place is serving many successful games.
    If you are comfortable with not changing much, this place can be good.

    Cons

    If you are eager to do something, avoid this place. Too much legacy.
    Most of smart and passionate people already left.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good compensation for passionate people.
    Accept more changes.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Summer Internship

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Seoul (South Korea)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Seoul (South Korea)

    I worked at NEXON as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good to working with good guys. Happy circumstance.
    There is average over-time work, but lesser than other game companies.

    Cons

    Don't have any bad experience.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great people, great games.

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    Former Employee - Producer in El Segundo, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Producer in El Segundo, CA (US)

    I worked at NEXON full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Leading free to play gaming company - you can learn a lot about running game as a service.
    Great experience learning more about other regions - especially Asia.

    Cons

    Work life balance... also, there was lack of leadership. It was hard to tell where we were heading to...

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Overall a "good" experience at Nexon America.

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    Former Employee - Production Coordinator in El Segundo, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Production Coordinator in El Segundo, CA (US)

    I worked at NEXON full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits and a casual atmosphere. Great gym in the building next door. Quite a few team outings that are fun and to cool places.

    Cons

    I found it difficult to climb the ladder at Nexon. It seemed as if you were at least making it seem like you were busy, staying late as much as possible (even though there may not be anything pressing to handle), etc., that was seen as productive and a way to look good in the eyes of upper management. I saw micro managers move right up and it seemed to be due to their overall apparent stress level, willingness to constantly work late (needed or not) that made them appear to be steering things in the right direction. Then there were other employees who quietly got things done in a much more efficient manner and didn't need to work late five days a week that got pushed aside.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The only complaint I ever have with Nexon is that there seems to be a great deal of emphasis on working long hours as if that is always the way to go. I've seen QA forced to stay late multiple times even though they were absolutely not a necessity. Paying overtime to employees has to be a huge cost to the company and it always seemed over the top. Producers constantly stay late and other team members feel they need to hang around too, if only to appear to be a team player when it may not be productive for the game team or the company as a whole to do so. This majorly disrupts the concept of work/life balance within game teams and the company as a whole. Suddenly just being present past normal working hours was an indicator of a good employee, which is not a good thing at all.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Too much politics, but good benefits.

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Seoul (South Korea)
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Seoul (South Korea)

    I have been working at NEXON full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    New office building. Great benefits.

    Cons

    Has some incompetent directors who don't know much about the game. Team members don't get a chance to evaluate their seniors, which makes it difficult for them to voice their opinions to executives.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need better evaluation system for team members to assess their leaders.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great Company bad pay for Customer support

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at NEXON

    Pros

    Fun enviorment and the people and supervisiors are great

    Cons

    No room for growth from customer support. low pay

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have career development options

  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Hard to work for

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in El Segundo, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in El Segundo, CA (US)

    I worked at NEXON full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    lunch breaks, benefits, the usual.

    They also have a nice break area. The view is great. If anything, this made working for the company tolerable.

    Cons

    The employees know nothing about their game, and purposefully neglect the playerbase. This is terrible practice, and I truly hope that they rectify it in the future. Most of the time, the employees run around in confusion. Especially during regular game maintenance. It is truly pathetic and I am glad to have escaped their clutches.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get good.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Avoid while you can. Waste of your time.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in El Segundo, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in El Segundo, CA (US)

    I worked at NEXON full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    * Free lunch twice a week.
    * Okay benefits.

    Cons

    * Poor Executive/Senior/Mid level management.
    * Poor work culture
    * Very low pay
    * Poor Work/Life Balance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Claiming yourself as an American company. Do not go back and forth between Korean/American company at your convenience. Go to your office and see how many people work late hours. That means you need to hire more people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Not so good, much difficulties

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Luxembourg (Luxembourg)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Luxembourg (Luxembourg)

    I have been working at NEXON full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    -Gett lunch tickets all months
    - Sleep at desk
    -sometimes play games
    -people are friends with me- nice peple

    Cons

    - People sleep at the desk when I need to talk them
    -No one knows what others do.
    -No HR Manager for first years, so there are many problems.
    -No parking.
    -expecting me to staying late
    -sometimes no work sometimes much work, always I need to stay long time
    -when people make small mistake, everyone send mail to CEO to looking good

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    So sad for new HR Manager; so much work to clean up
    Why you kep poeple who do no work or do bad work This is not good no.
    Too little money payment. It expansive here and family

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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Overview of Nexon Korea HQ
Lobby on 1st floor.
Lounge. There are every floors.

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