NCSOFT Reviews

Updated 25 Jun 2020

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3.0
43%
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NCSOFT CEO Songyee Yoon
Songyee Yoon
47 Ratings
  1. Helpful (1)

    "About what would expect"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at NCSOFT full-time

    Pros

    People who work in ga,omg usually know how to hav fun

    Cons

    Uncertainty of product success = uncertainty of job development

  2. "Good perks and good salary but out of date executives"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Programmer in Seoul
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at NCSOFT full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good environment and perks Competitive salary

    Cons

    Out of date executives and Top-down management and development style A genre of games that speak about diversity but not at all

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  3. Helpful (9)

    "Poor Executive Leadership"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Aliso Viejo, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    • Every team had a lot of ambition, promise, and talent. • Ability to work on known market brands and new IPs. • Large corporate resources available (when they chose to use them). • Health insurance was top notch, as confirmed by numerous doctor offices. • Pay was competitive for the area.

    Cons

    • Lack of capable executive leadership. The CEO has no accountability, along with her SVP teams. • Little executive planning, all lip-service with high level goals but no road-map or plan on how to get there other than, "Make lots of money!" • Beholden to the South Korea office for all major decisions, from corporate to game teams. No ability to make real change. • Problematic product pipeline -- no large, successful MMORPGs released since BnS (which was an older game from KR to begin with) and rocky mobile releases. • Work-Life balance is horrible, especially when nearing crunch times. Not helped by the Operations department always running too lean, whether in regards to System Admins or QA staff (scheduling emergency patches/investigations always has a huge human cost).

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  4. Helpful (5)

    "Long overdue change is happening"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at NCSOFT full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - Employee focused - Amazing benefits - Committed to the future

    Cons

    - Middle management is very junior - Organization is very spread out

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  5. "Lots of potential, with tons of opportunities to do better"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Aliso Viejo, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    • Iconic MMORPG products with global reach • Small company feel with long company history and financial stability • Tons of opportunity to learn new skills and shape your role in the company

    Cons

    • Currently has a limited live products, but has aggressive growth plan • With any large company, especially a global one, there are going to be miscommunications and internal politics, NCSOFT is no different • Has struggled to find its footing in a post-MMORPG crazed world

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  6. Helpful (5)

    "Really good at giving you a ton of rope to hang yourself with."

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Mateo, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at NCSOFT full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    * Little intervention from the HQ in South Korea meant we enjoyed a surprising amount of freedom and agency in making our game. * Pay was barely competitive with the rest of the SF market * Benefits were good * The specific studio I am/was at had an incredible office culture, and a really admirable adherence to keeping a healthy work/life balance. We're getting shut down, though, so I don't know what surviving studios are like.

    Cons

    * All that freedom I mentioned came at the cost of upper brass decision making feeling really distant and opaque culminating in our studio getting canned just when we thought we were about to launch with a (hopefully) successful game. This whole experience gave me the impression that HQ is pretty clueless about how to manage their western studios. * Rev share was promised (more like dangled at the end of a stick) and now is just moot because we (the studio that made the game) aren't going to be around when the game finally launches.

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  7. Helpful (1)

    "Not good"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Seoul

    I have been working at NCSOFT full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    not too bad compensation and welfare

    Cons

    Too bad experience working with most of leaders

  8. "cool place"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at NCSOFT full-time

    Pros

    mnc, great exposure. travel. good brand

    Cons

    mnc, beuro, rigid at times. lay offs

  9. Helpful (4)

    "Worst place I have ever worked"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous in San Mateo, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Free snack and beverages. Location is good.

    Cons

    Some managers are good, but majority of managers are just good as manipulator. CEO needs to show a better leadership and treat employees with RESPECT. Company’s turnover rate is pretty high. It is very disorganized company..

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  10. Helpful (2)

    "A company trying to look like a good company. But not much."

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at NCSOFT full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Well known company, Try to look like a good company.

    Cons

    A team leader who does not have love and understanding about the game. Low salary increase rate

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