PRODUCT TEST ASSOCIATE (Current Employee) – Redmond, WA – January 23, 2019
I enjoyed the time I spent working at NOA, however the management seems to not know what is going on, and not really care about the associates. Of the projects I worked on I only ever stayed on one until completion, almost one of the people who work on projects are credited, often excuses would be given about management has decided to go in a new direction with the testing, or management has decided you don't fit with the team. At one point I was told I was performing tests incorrectly but was never told which tests or how I had been performing them incorrectly.
Many of the lowlevel FTEs and contract workers are great to work with, The cafeteria has fairly good food for the prices, The store discount, free games and early access to games and other merchandise
Poor communication from management, Hardware shortages for testing, Extremely slow processes for requisitioning extra hardware or replacement hardware, Little to no room for advancement
Administrator (Current Employee) – Redmond, WA – August 2, 2018
Nintendo provides pay increases & bonuses similar to Microsoft's policy of getting rid of the lower 10%. If you are in upper management, you can expect to receive high compensation & bonuses. If you are work hard, are loyal and back the company, you can expect to receive token pay increases and lower bonuses because you are not viewed as being a top performer. Asking for additional work, taking on additional responsiblities does not provide you with promotions or pay increases. You have to play political games and be in with the right people to really succeed here, which is sad.
Advanced Corporate Services Representative (Former Employee) – Redmond, WA – July 23, 2018
Nintendo can be an exciting place to work mostly because everyone has heard of it so no need to explain the company. Certain departments are better than others....however, they do run a tight ship mostly because of the parent company is based in Kyoto, Japan and their culture is very rigid.
Outstanding benefits, Great company functions.
Low pay, poor management, unfair work environment.
Digital Publishing Coordinator (Current Employee) – Redmond, WA – July 22, 2018
If you are into the video game industry there is much to like about Nintendo.
At Nintendo there is a company store where you can purchase Nintendo products at a discount. Most everything at Nintendo is "themed" as such including the conference rooms and cafe. After work people often hang out to play video games with their fellow co-workers.
The newly rebuild campus is very pleasant. As you are working in an office environment they ensure you have desks with adjustable heights, low cubicle walls to allow for collaboration, and decent laptops for everyone who uses them for work. The exterior of the campus is well kept up with walking trails, a soccer field, and basketball/tennis courts.
If you love video games you will love working for Nintendo of America.
Nice campus, friendly people, and plenty of "gamer" perks.
Pay is a little lower than it is at neighboring Microsoft.
Game Tester (Former Employee) – Redmond, WA – July 17, 2018
Overall, I had a great experience at Nintendo of America from a temp agency. I enjoyed playing video games I've tested and to my surprise I enjoyed submitting bugs. At first, I thought that writing the report would dull and uninteresting. But as I become more engage with my work, the more I tend to enjoy writing up reports on what I found. It's like a game to me and I had to learn how to go by the rules of the game (employment) and it was a lot of fun.
Redmond - Quality Assurance Tester (Former Employee) – Redmond, WA – July 16, 2018
Working for Nintendo was good for me as a gamer... but not so much as an employee, most of the jobs offered are contract based, and if you're unlucky they can just call a meeting and tell you that your entire team is out of a job as the project you were working on has been canceled.
Customer Services Supervisor (Former Employee) – Redmond, WA – June 8, 2018
It's a very casual work environment where you can go with comfortable cloth without being judged, and this is evident though the fact that there's a lot of employees who love so much this company that decide to embrace the nintendo culture by coming to work dressed up as their favorite nintendo character.
Tier 2 Network Support Specialist (Former Employee) – Redmond, WA 98052 – June 5, 2018
Nintendo of America has a relaxing work environment. Most of the employees were very nice. The point system could use a lot of work, as I find it quite unfair for one to lose their job because their bus broke down.
Customer support (Former Employee) – Redmond, WA – May 6, 2018
I left because of college and I could not do my contract, but when I was there the work was great but dull, you are timed for everything you do so work, bathroom, lunch, so that part was not fun. Other than that all the co-workers were great and some management were helpful too but some were not.