NEXON Reviews

Updated May 20, 2020

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3.1
50%
Recommend to a Friend
33%
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NEXON CEO Owen Mahoney (no image)
Owen Mahoney
43 Ratings
Pros
  • "You will work with a lot of great people(in 16 reviews)

  • "Casual and fun work environment, creative space, nice and interesting coworkers, caring managers, approachable and attentive Facilities & HR team(in 10 reviews)

Cons
  • "Difficult communication since they all speak Korean(in 16 reviews)

  • "Upper management/executives are clueless about what makes a game good and the Western market in general(in 12 reviews)

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  1. "Nexon is a really great company to work for."

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Programmer in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends

    I worked at NEXON

    Pros

    Great work environment. People are great. You get to meet many talented individuals. Profit sharing options which motivates you to increase your performance at work. Employees get to express their ideas freely without any fear of being ridiculed or rejected because every ideas are great even though some of them might not be suitable for the company. Every developer will get a chance to attend the developer conference every year which is great. Great health benefits. Management is cooperative and supportive. Work on a small productive team. The office is nice and comfortable. Free coffees and teas. Access to the gym.

    Cons

    The job compensation is well on average within the industry. Because the number of people is small, there are fewer chances to build your network or to meet new people. Sometimes during the crunch time or before delivery you will have to do some overtime work without any overtime pay. They do not offer any stock options because it is a private company. There are no retirement saving plans. There are no foods or snacks provided. There are no educational or self enhancement programs to support you in career advancement. The bonus and benefits given is below average within the industry.

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    NEXON2009-02-23
  2. "Good company if you want to develop your skills"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fun online games to deal with

    Cons

    Many changes on company structure

    NEXON2019-11-02
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Doesn't recommend"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at NEXON full-time

    Pros

    Good salary and benefit compared to other companies

    Cons

    Terrible life-work balance. You are just a slave.

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    NEXON2018-02-02
  4. "Good environment to work"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Petroleum Engineer in Calgary, AB
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at NEXON

    Pros

    Good place to work.People are nice and easy-going.You can get lots of training opportunities there.

    Cons

    Too much stress.There are too many meetings.And you must get up at 6 in case of being late for work if you don't live near the company.

    NEXON2016-03-30
  5. "Great place to work"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Concept Artist 

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

    Pros

    Great staff, and great team to work with remotely

    Cons

    Wish there were more hours

    NEXON2020-05-20
  6. "best company ever"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - 3D Digital Matte Painter in Seoul
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    daycare in the company and I can come down to see my kids during lunch time and go home together.

    Cons

    pay is less than other company, but benefit is pretty good.

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    NEXON2020-05-21
  7. "Not bad if you have no life"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Quality Assurance Lead in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Friendly people, catered lunches every now and again, stable work if you're committed for it. They'll let you grow as well... to a point.

    Cons

    VERY big on nepotism. If you're not part of "The Family" you're not going to get past associate producer. Nexon Korea controls everything, Nexon America just puts out the fires.

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    NEXON2020-05-04
  8. "Well cultivated international office (Nexon Europe)"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Product Coordinator in Berlin
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at NEXON full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - Worked with people from different countries - Friendly and nerdy colleagues - Team lunches

    Cons

    - Unclear goals and company direction - Lack of instruction or guidance to subordinates to help the company succeed - Sense of a "glass ceiling" for career growth - Language barriers

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    NEXON2020-05-01
  9. "nexon"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Seoul

    I worked at NEXON full-time

    Pros

    nice balance of work and life

    Cons

    beurocratic old people old games no bonus

    NEXON2020-03-31
  10. "Good Work/Life Balance, but the prospect is gloomy."

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Programmer in Seongnam
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at NEXON full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Flextime, Free food, Free daycare,

    Cons

    It's no longer successful in the gaming industry.

    NEXON2020-01-03
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