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    Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA (US)
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    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Nintendo of America (Redmond, WA (US)) in April 2015.


    The interview was pretty simple. The pre-interview began with a 2-hour timed writing test that involved localizing some game dialogue (four sets of dialogue from the same game). This took me the full two hours as I made sure everything was as clean as possible and all the parameters were met. I didn't hear anything for a week or two after the writing test, so I sort of assumed the hiring managers had moved on. However, I received an email from the recruiter that they wanted to set up an in-person interview with two of the hiring managers. I spent 15 minutes with a different recruiter (super nice guy who showed me around the campus a little bit, then asked some basic questions). I then met with two of the hiring managers (half an hour each) and they asked me questions about my history, gaming likes, what types of things I think make for good game dialogue, and how I went about the writing test. Nothing too outstanding (and not a single question about my strengths or weaknesses - thank goodness! Who even likes those questions). It really seemed more like a fluid conversation between two adults getting to know one another. I can tell they are a tight-knit group and they were looking to see if I would fit into that group. I was also pleasantly surprised to see that they were about my age (late 30s/early 40s), unlike what I had heard that they were all young gamers. They were just people - and that was really pretty awesome. I felt very comfortable and they were all very pleasant, kind, and engaged. I knew by the end of the interview that I was not what they were looking for, but I'm glad I had the chance to interview. It was a very relaxed atmosphere and everyone was really great. The recruiter called me later the same day to say they managers were going to pursue other options, but he wanted to see if I would like him to forward my resume onto another recruiter for a full-time benefited position. Yes, please! :) It was a great experience.

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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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