Nexon
2.7 of 5 29 reviews
www.nexon.co.kr Seoul, South Korea 1000 to 5000 Employees

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Updated Mar 08, 2014
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Senior Software Engineer (Former Employee)
Seoul (South Korea)

I worked at Nexon full-time

ProsThe company is getting lots of money. Financially stable.

ConsEven it has a lot of money, you can not expect any incentive. The company has a history of firing many employees even it had grown up more than 30 percentage comparing to the previous year.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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good company for youngsters.

Project Manager (Current Employee)
Seoul (South Korea)

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

ProsNo.1 Game company in Korea
opportunity of co-working top tiered companies in global.
good company culture
best venefit ever

Consso many politics.
only early stage member can survive.
so many team drop

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great international environment, but quite "corporate".

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

ProsInternational working environment, intelligent people, large exposure to top people in the industry, huge financing capital through IPO to sustain aggressive M&A

Conslow salary, few employee perks, rigid organization, working hours are not flexible

Advice to Senior ManagementSalary-level is not competitive compared to peers, vision can be expanded a bit more outside of core games industry

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Stay away

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Nexon

ProsOffice building looks nice, close to LAX, parking situation seems to be okay. Surrounding area has pretty fine restaurants if you're a drive-out-for-lunch kind.
Easy to get hired, if you don't mind low salary, temporary position.

ConsLow morale in general.
Benefits are less than industry average.
In office vending machine is really expensive.
A LOT of politics.
Lack of employee ownership.
People refusing to take responsibility unless they are execs.
Promotion, hiring not clear.

Advice to Senior ManagementHiring a bunch of executive level people won't help.

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Being young is good when the company is in a good condition, but..

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

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

ProsEverybody is young. Being young is a good thing!

ConsBecause people are young, when company's situation started getting worse financially, it becomes difficult for young team to come up with solution to fix it.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Trying to force korean standards on the western market

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Nexon full-time

ProsYou get half year bonuses additionally to your KPI performances (e.g. Amazon vouchers).

ConsNo direct vision for the products
No discussions, when you have a different opinion than your Korean colleagues.

Advice to Senior ManagementListen to new ideas and don'T stomp your korean ideals of europe and usa.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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This company and missed opportunities

Project Manager (Former Employee)
El Segundo, CA (US)

I worked at Nexon full-time for more than 3 years

ProsThe environment, when not facing strenuous deadlines concerning updates, patches, whatever, is very relaxed and the people you meet are wonderful.
Basketball court, lounge, and beautiful beach view.
Great place to make life-long friends and find people who are truly compassionate about their jobs and the games.

ConsLeadership is addled and confused. They have no clue how to manage these games and are hindered even further by Nexon Korea.
Meager pay.
Harsh deadlines and late nights.
No overtime.
Some of the policies are for certain individuals only.

Advice to Senior ManagementLearn to have some courage and don't needlessly follow everything that Nexon Korea tells you. You are your own company and you're missing out on gems and alienating your player base. Instead of doing the right things and pushing for certain games, you've allowed games which at one time were one of your leading moneymakers, to fall stagnate. Now you try and focus on other games, letting the true gems escape you. I understand some of the reason and verdicts come from Nexon Korea, but with a little push things could have been different. This adds stress to your workers also, as they are met with a community that dislikes them, especially when we aren't allowed to communicate with them. This has them believing things like bugs and errors are our fault, especially when we aren't giving time to look over the code and fix these things. I mean come on, you get a patch and want us to translate, code and import it in less than two weeks? This company only cares about money. The way the employees are treated tends to be fair, given the deadlines, but some of the management could do with not showing preferential treatment to some of the less talented and more loyal employees. The lack of communication between Nexon and Nexon Korea is also killer, with everything seemingly dropped last minute. With a better tie to our communities, better attempts at understanding the load put on your employees, and some infrastructure changes, the company could grow and expand, seeing an overall better product produced.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Looking to work here? Keep looking, you can do better.

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

I worked at Nexon full-time for more than 3 years

ProsBasketball court
Great, talented people, personal friendships and networking opportunities
Safe neighborhood

ConsPoor wages (do your homework when applying, there ARE companies that will pay you fair market value)
Fail executive staff (aimless vision, no transparency, don't know what to do with the talent)
Failing company (all the top talent has already escaped this sinking ship, while the remaining talent are avidly looking for new opportunities elsewhere).
I've got a hunch the Nexon America office will be closed by Big Daddy Korea/Japan so they can focus on the asian market.

Advice to Senior ManagementThere are great people here. Your customers are loyal and wonderful as well. But when your idea of driving revenue is to post big banners and popups for sales rather than crafting an excellent user experience, and the competition catches up with the Free 2 Play model, you're destined to fail once you've lost sight of the people.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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garbage

Software Engineer (Current Employee)

I have been working at Nexon part-time for more than 5 years

Prosthey have great benefits. The people are friendly too, but not very smart.
they have fun events all the time
the coffee is wonderful
i can work stressfree
not too consumed on deadlines

Consbad company
people tend to work very slowly which results in angry customers
need to get everything approved by headquarters so glitches or hacks tend not to be fixed immediatly. They also are money oriented. Even though things are programmed months in advanced, there still are many problems
other people they hire have poor software skills which results in poor coding
tend to make many mistakes
poor time-keeping skills
sometimes need to go at all hours of the days because of problems to servers
server tends to get lots of glitches
i feel that they have too many games and not enough people to services them
low salary payments

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Lost my faith in this industry

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
El Segundo, CA (US)

I have been working at Nexon full-time for more than a year

ProsCoworkers are very friendly
Good way to get industry experience

ConsUnbelievable workload
Understaffed
Poor Atmosphere
Bosses don't listen to our complaints
Anti-minority attitudes expressed by some bosses
The AC is broken
My seat doesn't lean all the way back anymore
No foosball table
DFO is Dead

Advice to Senior ManagementRealize that we as employees are human beings, not machines, and the ridiculous amount of stress being placed on a small number of us is NOT good policy. On top of this, direct more staff towards your flagging releases, hire more staff in general, release more content, provide a better level of customer communication and answer my flipping ticket please.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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