NEXON Designer Reviews

Updated Dec 16, 2019

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Stay away unless you are absolutely desperate."

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    Former Employee - Designer in Irvine, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at NEXON full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The money they pay can be spent on food and shelter.

    Cons

    Couldn't keep equipment running; company is extremely cheap and inflexible when it comes to necessary hardware and software. Was hired to be a part of a team that never came to be - I did not know it, but apparently no one wants to work for this company. Was hired to work on a project that changed direction massively, weeks after my first day (it went from an original idea, to a boring 'we can make that too' project which was aping existing successful titles). Toxic alt-right people in leadership positions. Company has no interest in developing employees; even if they moved you across the country to work for them, they are willing to throw thousands of dollars and months of time invested away if they think you are not putting out %150 every day. Non U.S.-born Koreans make up a significant part of the employees. Most do not speak English, and they are complete ciphers. No effort to integrate teams means no sense of being a part of a team.

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    NEXON2019-12-17
  2. Helpful (2)

    "Good luck if you're not Korean. Poor product decisions. Build for the sake of building and copying competition."

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    Former Employee - Designer in Irvine, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Costco snacks. Monthly free lunch.

    Cons

    Classic hierarchical culture. They don't care about proper processes or doing thing the right way. The few leaders only listen among themselves in an echo chamber. Product management doesn't exist and they actually refuse to hire product managers because they think they don't need it. Employees are moved laterally to fill positions they are not qualified for. I worked with someone who didn't know what they were doing, but no one cared because that person produced. As long as you produce something, even if it is poor quality, they will support it. Leaders will take your feedback and do nothing about it. Good luck trying to leave because the experience gained here is not valuable to future employers. They also like to fire and layoff employees on a whim without warning. PIPs don't exist. Hire and fire seems like a fun activity to them. If you don't believe any of this, I encourage anyone potential or current employees to talk to people who work there or message any former employee and ask about their experience.

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    NEXON2019-11-02
  3. "Nexon korea"

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Associate Game Designer in Pangyo, Kyonggi
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Big and constant inc. Good welfare. Good social status. Kindergarden, foodcourt, gym, nursery, parkinglot, convenient store.

    Cons

    Lack of individual life. Low salary. No time to use welfare.

    NEXON2016-09-26
  4. "Web Designer"

    5.0
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    Website Designer in Long Beach, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at NEXON for less than a year

    Pros

    Good variety of design work

    Cons

    None that I can think of

    NEXON2015-08-04
  5. Helpful (4)

    "Big things ahead"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Interaction Designer in El Segundo, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at NEXON full-time

    Pros

    I've worked in the creative department at Nexon for 10 months and have seen a change in Sr. Management (Director level over creative, Marketing and Customer Service groups) and some restructure. Some people left, some people were asked to leave and some new faces came on board. Overall the place has improved a ton since the end of 2014. Pros: I genuinely like all of the people I work with and have laughed every single day since I started in July 2013. Management seems to be getting closer to a unified vision and seems to be making strides in driving the business in the right direction. I believe Nexon is positioned to be big in the industry in the next few years. I've had a lot of freedom and autonomy to drive the changes I believe are best. This works if you don't like to be micromanaged and can rise to the challenge of driving results yourself. I know some departments have a problem with long hours but I've only put in a handful of late nights here while big projects are getting ready to ship. I think the work/life balance is fair and competitive. 1 paid off between christmas and new years is awesome.

    Cons

    The departments need to learn to work better together (See a comment a few down that says "interference by less important departments" wtf? You think LGP is the only important department?) There are still a good amount of people who say "But that's not the way we've done it in the past." Gotta lose that, super frustrating. A lot of bad opinions of Nexon on the web (and rightly so, lots of bad policies in the past at the expense of gamers.)

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    NEXON2014-04-14

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