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Nintendo of America CEO Satoru Iwata
Satoru Iwata
4 Ratings

    A great place to work for in IT!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer  in  Redmond, WA (US)
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Redmond, WA (US)

    I have been working at Nintendo of America full-time for more than 8 years


    Great benefits!
    Great work/life balance(for most)
    Great coworkers and most management
    Lots of cool promotions going on all the time(it's a game company for crying out loud)!
    They own the Mariners so you always get a chance to watch a game for free!
    They're beginning to value training more and won't deny you training dollars
    For the amount of work you do or don't, you definitely get paid well compared to others. That's not to say some here work quite a bit which is a requirement based on the projects involved or because some people are workaholics(I'd say the latter is the case).


    Communication can always be a challenge - it's a need to know basis type of place. With so many secret projects going around, it can be hard to "plan" for things when someone decides to drop you some information that might have been helpful awhile ago.
    It's getting bigger which means the culture is changing. It used to be a family type company where you would know everyone and everyone's willing to go the extra mile for you. Now it's becoming bigger which means more processes and things taking a lot longer than need be.
    Management is what it is. Some are great and others aren't. It's really a roll of the dice.
    Advancement can be very hard since it's still "small" in relative size.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    This is a hard one 'cause I understand the culture but I would communication and listening to employees some of the time might help with keeping talent and hiring new ones.

    Neutral Outlook
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Nintendo of America Interviews

Updated Jul 22, 2014
Updated Jul 22, 2014

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    Buyer (NES Merchandising NYC) Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY (US)
    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY (US)
    Application Details

    I applied online - interviewed at Nintendo of America in June 2014.

    Interview Details

    I applied via LinkedIn. An interview offer was extended via phone. I spoke with Jodi. The interview lasted roughly thirty minutes. The questions were very boilerplate but engaging. I ended the call asking when I should follow up. Jodi emphasized she would let me know whether or not I was hired, that she lets "everyone" know. I never heard from her again.

    Interview Questions
    • What company culture do you thrive in and how do you expect Nintendo's company culture to be?   View Answer
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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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