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NEXON Reviews

Updated 12 Feb 2020

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2.9
45%
Recommend to a Friend
19%
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NEXON CEO Owen Mahoney (no image)
Owen Mahoney
42 Ratings
Pros
  • "You will work with a lot of great people(in 16 reviews)

  • "Casual and fun work environment, creative space, nice and interesting coworkers, caring managers, approachable and attentive Facilities & HR team(in 10 reviews)

Cons
  • "Difficult communication since they all speak Korean(in 16 reviews)

  • "Work-life balance was a challenge for my position (but that's not the case for everyone)(in 12 reviews)

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  1. "Good Work/Life Balance, but the prospect is gloomy."

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    Current Employee - Senior Programmer in Seongnam
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at NEXON full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Flextime, Free food, Free daycare,

    Cons

    It's no longer successful in the gaming industry.

    NEXON2020-01-03
  2. Helpful (2)

    "Titanic leadership, slowly running into that iceberg"

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    Former Employee - QA Tester in Marina del Rey, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at NEXON full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Coffee machine, decent parking and free food from time to time.

    Cons

    Management that doesn't care to listen or learn. Korean mindset that doesn't work as well in the west. Promote 1-2 westerners to make it seem like they are evolving, but keep replacing the same 7-8 korean robot manager clones again and again... so nothing changes.

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    NEXON2019-12-19
  3. "Not bad, but..."

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    Current Employee - Game Developer in Seongnam
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Salary is not that high, but also not that low. Moderate benefits

    Cons

    Bad decisions of executives Lack of developing skills Misuse of human resource Low increase rate of salary

    NEXON2019-11-13
  4. Helpful (2)

    "Stay away unless you are absolutely desperate."

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    Former Employee - Designer in Irvine, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at NEXON full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The money they pay can be spent on food and shelter.

    Cons

    Couldn't keep equipment running; company is extremely cheap and inflexible when it comes to necessary hardware and software. Was hired to be a part of a team that never came to be - I did not know it, but apparently no one wants to work for this company. Was hired to work on a project that changed direction massively, weeks after my first day (it went from an original idea, to a boring 'we can make that too' project which was aping existing successful titles). Toxic alt-right people in leadership positions. Company has no interest in developing employees; even if they moved you across the country to work for them, they are willing to throw thousands of dollars and months of time invested away if they think you are not putting out %150 every day. Non U.S.-born Koreans make up a significant part of the employees. Most do not speak English, and they are complete ciphers. No effort to integrate teams means no sense of being a part of a team.

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    NEXON2019-12-17
  5. "Good company if you want to develop your skills"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fun online games to deal with

    Cons

    Many changes on company structure

    NEXON2019-11-02
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Horrible executives and culture."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in El Segundo, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at NEXON full-time

    Pros

    Coworkers and managers are all great people.

    Cons

    Very top-down culture. People are expected to shut up and do what they're told Upper management/executives are clueless about what makes a game good and the Western market in general. Expected to compete against the best with little resources, manpower, and terrible leadership and lack of vision.

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    NEXON2019-10-27
  7. "No room for advancement"

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    Former Employee - Systems Engineer 
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at NEXON full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Gaming Environment and access to new releases of video games

    Cons

    No room for advancement and poor management

    NEXON2019-11-14
  8. Helpful (2)

    "Good luck if you're not Korean. Poor product decisions. Build for the sake of building and copying competition."

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    Former Employee - Designer in Irvine, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Costco snacks. Monthly free lunch.

    Cons

    Classic hierarchical culture. They don't care about proper processes or doing thing the right way. The few leaders only listen among themselves in an echo chamber. Product management doesn't exist and they actually refuse to hire product managers because they think they don't need it. Employees are moved laterally to fill positions they are not qualified for. I worked with someone who didn't know what they were doing, but no one cared because that person produced. As long as you produce something, even if it is poor quality, they will support it. Leaders will take your feedback and do nothing about it. Good luck trying to leave because the experience gained here is not valuable to future employers. They also like to fire and layoff employees on a whim without warning. PIPs don't exist. Hire and fire seems like a fun activity to them. If you don't believe any of this, I encourage anyone potential or current employees to talk to people who work there or message any former employee and ask about their experience.

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    NEXON2019-11-02
  9. "good company"

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    Former Employee - Data Analyst 

    I worked at NEXON full-time

    Pros

    communicate with other coworkers very quickly and easily, and my ideas were reflected well

    Cons

    The team was started five years ago, so it was still developing the organization. So sometimes getting data took time.

    NEXON2019-09-19

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