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

Pros

If you NEED a job in the game industry and have been refused from all others than Square Enix may be the place for you.

Cons

Politics to the 10th degree. You will be underpaid. You will be asked to work very long hours (sometimes meetings will be held in the middle of the night due to Japan staff. You will not see your significant other or children very much (except to put them to sleep). Your feedback is not welcome as Japan and EU do what they want. NA is a distribution arm and that's it. Simply put this is not a fun place to work at all. Staff has been seen crying at their desks, treated very poorly (yelled at), etc. Avoid....

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Take a hard look at yourselves and think about why the turn over rate is exceptionally high at Square Enix. Fair compensation would go a long way. Make Square Enix a fun place to work and simply fire the executives that are consumed with power and ext. political. They know who they are.

Doesn't Recommend

Other reviews for Square Enix

  1.  

    Good Place to Work

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    Current Employee - Senior Artist  in  London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Artist in London, England (UK)

    Pros

    Fun job working on great titles.

    Cons

    It's a games publisher. If you don't know what that means then you should probably look at getting a proper job.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Challenging work environment and juggling many items at once.

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

    Pros

    Good benefits. Company is stable. You will learn a ton either by being taught but mostly by just doing it.

    Cons

    Very slow to promote. Low compensation and can be long hours (if you let it).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fair compensation that meets industry standards.

    No opinion of CEO
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