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Nintendo of America CEO Satoru Iwata
Satoru Iwata
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    A great place to work for in IT!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer  in  Redmond, WA (US)
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Redmond, WA (US)

    I have been working at Nintendo of America full-time for more than 8 years


    Great benefits!
    Great work/life balance(for most)
    Great coworkers and most management
    Lots of cool promotions going on all the time(it's a game company for crying out loud)!
    They own the Mariners so you always get a chance to watch a game for free!
    They're beginning to value training more and won't deny you training dollars
    For the amount of work you do or don't, you definitely get paid well compared to others. That's not to say some here work quite a bit which is a requirement based on the projects involved or because some people are workaholics(I'd say the latter is the case).


    Communication can always be a challenge - it's a need to know basis type of place. With so many secret projects going around, it can be hard to "plan" for things when someone decides to drop you some information that might have been helpful awhile ago.
    It's getting bigger which means the culture is changing. It used to be a family type company where you would know everyone and everyone's willing to go the extra mile for you. Now it's becoming bigger which means more processes and things taking a lot longer than need be.
    Management is what it is. Some are great and others aren't. It's really a roll of the dice.
    Advancement can be very hard since it's still "small" in relative size.

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    This is a hard one 'cause I understand the culture but I would communication and listening to employees some of the time might help with keeping talent and hiring new ones.

    Neutral Outlook
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Nintendo of America Interviews

Updated Jul 22, 2014
Updated Jul 22, 2014

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    Software Developer Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Redmond, WA (US)
    Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA (US)
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 5 days - interviewed at Nintendo of America in November 2013.

    Interview Details

    Contacted by HR through email. Had initial technical phone screen, then brought in for an interview with the developer lead. The developer was very friendly, but the HR person didn't seem to like me for some reason and seemed determined to not change from that position. Sat in a room with the two of them during the interview process.

    Interview Questions
    • The questions seemed very fair: stack manipulation and some knowledge-probing questions about XAML. There were no "puzzles" or "tricks" coding questions, they were all questions that might actually apply to a real situation.   Answer Question
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    Easy Interview

Nintendo of America Awards and Accolades

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50 Most Innovative Companies (#5), BusinessWeek, 2009
World's Best Companies, BusinessWeek, 2009
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Headquarters Redmond, WA
Size 500 to 999 Employees
Founded 1980
Type Subsidiary or Business Segment
Industry Manufacturing
Revenue £25 to £50 million (GBP) per year

Nintendo of America encourages good hand-eye coordination for the young and old alike. The company, which is broadening its audience by attracting players ranging from preschoolers to grandparents, serves as the Western Hemisphere headquarters for Japan's Nintendo. The game company makes the #1 handheld game console, the Nintendo DS, which boasts two screens and Wi-Fi capabilities, and the #1 home game console Wii, pronounced "we." It launched the no-glasses 3-D version of the DS, the 3DS, in 2011; and Wii-successor Wii U is planned for 2012. Nintendo of America also makes... More

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