Konami Reviews

Updated 28 Aug 2020

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Konami Chairman, President, and CEO Kagemasa Kozuki
Kagemasa Kozuki
7 Ratings
  1. 4.0
    Former Employee, more than 5 years

    Good Company Overall

    28 Aug 2020 - Senior Software Engineer in Las Vegas, NV
    Recommend
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    Pros

    There was good pay and benefits, good work environment

    Cons

    The work environment was very quiet and not a lot of collaboration

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  2. 2.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    Management Needs to Get on the Same Page

    25 Feb 2020 - Customer Service Representative in Las Vegas, NV
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Work life balance, benefits and PTO

    Cons

    Disagreements between department heads

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  3. 5.0
    Former Contractor, less than 1 year

    Great starting job as a software tester

    30 Nov 2013 - QA Tester in El Segundo, CA
    Recommend
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    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.

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  4. 3.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Fun people burdened by incomprehensible directives from overseas

    14 Mar 2014 -  
    Recommend
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    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

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  5. 4.0
    Former Contractor, more than 1 year

    Great early experience

    5 Jan 2013 - QA Tester in Redwood City, CA
    Recommend
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    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.

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  6. 1.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    Terrible Work Environment

    1 Apr 2015 - Sales and Marketing in El Segundo, CA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Holidays and Vacation Time Insurance Benefits 401K

    Cons

    If you are not Japanese, you don't stand a chance of making it at this company. They truly discriminate against the "dumb" American. Management constantly speaks in Japanese during meetings, so the Americans never understand what is being said. Very unprofessional. Constantly being watched, worse than a big brother. They have serious trust issues. Makes it very hard to get your job done. A lot of people have been laid off, including myself, in the past 3 years, however pay increases are rare. The workload continues to double without, if not triple, without additional pay. If you travel, you are expected to pay out of pocket, then request reimbursement. Takes 2-3 weeks for reimbursement. Lengthy approvals processes. Huge turnover No direction from management whatsoever

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  7. 5.0
    Former Employee

    Konami's art designer

    24 Oct 2016 -  in Las Vegas, NV
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Interesting job for a person who works on this work, if you do something like that this offer match perfectly for you.

    Cons

    The job extension is only restricted to the area of Gambling & Casinos.

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  8. 3.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    A standard Japanese game development company.

    10 Mar 2015 - Engineer in Shanghai, Shanghai, Shanghai
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Pay on time. Bonus for overtime work.

    Cons

    Values working ages more than abilities of people. Hard to get a good idea get used.

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  9. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    It's a good place for start.

    22 Nov 2013 - Programmer in Shanghai, Shanghai, Shanghai
    Recommend
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    Pros

    There are good chances to make big games.

    Cons

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

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  10. 3.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    A place to get experience.

    23 Nov 2016 - Programmer in Shanghai, Shanghai, Shanghai
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    Pros

    Have opportunities to work on big projects.

    Cons

    Management and code are not so well organized.

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