Nintendo of America

Nintendo of America Reviews

81 Reviews
81 Reviews
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Nintendo of America CEO Satoru Iwata
Satoru Iwata
7 Ratings

    Not bad, not great.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Nintendo of America full-time (more than 3 years)


    Nintendo of America is a fun place to work. The benefits the company provides are pretty good. The people who work there are generally quite nice.


    There's not a lot of opportunity for advancement at Nintendo of America, so there is no reason to believe that accepting an entry-level position will eventually lead to something better--unless you are thinking very long term, like 20 or 30 years later. Also, the company asks a great deal for what it pays. The company will gladly provide you with a stepladder and then ask you to reach for something beyond the stars.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I know the company is quite enamored of its "blue ocean strategy," but in many respects it pays to be aware of what is going on elsewhere in the industry. Too often, Nintendo assumes that its way of doing things is the best or only way, but that's not always true.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

Nintendo of America Interviews

Updated 22 Jul, 2014
Updated 22 Jul, 2014

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Interview Experience


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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Nintendo of America.

    Interview Details

    Folks were nice enough, although a bit disorganized. Interview questions were reasonable, but on the easy side. Walked through some real world problems. One interviewer did ask puzzle questions which I thought were passé.

    Interview Questions
    • One question was how to test a particular system. Goal was to find all issues that had been found in the real world.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

Nintendo of America Awards and Accolades

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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 $50 to $100 million (CAD) 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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