Konami Reviews

Updated 14 March 2014
Updated 14 March 2014
6 Reviews

3.4
6 Reviews
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Konami Chairman, President, and CEO Kagemasa Kozuki
Kagemasa Kozuki
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  1.  

    Fun people burdened by incomprehensible directives from overseas

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Konami for more than a year

    Pros

    The people are friendly and creative
    DDR Machine and recently released titles to play in the lobby
    Work with people and groups across the US and overseas
    Great office location

    Cons

    Orders from the HQ in Japan come down and cannot be argued with, regardless of how much sense they make
    Upper management and execs in the US are often given little reign to react to their market
    Relies heavily on contractor labor with no benefits even for long term positions, but still ostracizes them

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I know your hands are largely tied. Maybe Japan will stop trying to suffocate you.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  2.  

    Great starting job as a software tester

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

    I worked at Konami as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Friendly atmosphere that familiarizes you with the software development process while keeping a working environment that eases someone fresh out of college into the working world.

    Cons

    Chances of retaining extended employment as a QA Tester are not guaranteed. Check with your supervisor how long your contract will last so that you can have another job lined up if it does not look like they will extend your contract.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be upfront with QA contractors and let them know if their chances of acquiring an extended contract are low so that they can work lined up. Other than that it was a pleasure working with you all and I hope things are going well.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    It's a good place for start.

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    Current Employee - Programmer  in  Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
    Current Employee - Programmer in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)

    I have been working at Konami full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    There are good chances to make big games.

    Cons

    There are too much overtime work. It's hard to balance work with life.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't change too much.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great early experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - QA Tester  in  Redwood City, CA (US)
    Former Employee - QA Tester in Redwood City, CA (US)

    I worked at Konami as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    This was my second experience in the gaming industry that basically cemented me wanting to continue on into the industry. I loved the people that I got to work with and am still connected with some of them today. Some of the people that I worked with were promoted through the company and got to become Producers and Product Managers.

    Cons

    The fun corporate culture that I've since experienced at other companies seemed almost non existent at Konami. Very little development work is done at this office so there's not much control over the products.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Japanese company is out!

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    Former Employee - Programmer  in  Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
    Former Employee - Programmer in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)

    I worked at Konami

    Pros

    It's a big international company, made very good game title. The relationship between employer is very good.

    Cons

    The company didn't respect employer. The management is inefficiency. They only want to do some outsourcing work in China. They didn't know how to sell games in China.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They should follow the trend of game industry.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Top publisher/bottom employer

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    Current Employee - Executive  in  El Segundo, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Executive in El Segundo, CA (US)

    I have been working at Konami

    Pros

    Autonomy, good place to have worked.

    Cons

    Horrible back end systems, lack of employee apprciation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve your compensation, pay your bonuse, empwer and entrust your employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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