We’ve grown accustomed to admiring the great companies in the technology world and realize that many people want to work in these places. But will everything be a bed of roses? A Nintendo employee recently resigned and said the company “Heaven for geniuses and hell for ordinary people“.
Will Nintendo be hell for "ordinary people"?
Nintendo is one of the oldest and most recognized brands when it comes to the video game market. It is responsible for creating the highly sought-after Switch handheld console and some of the most played games around the world, such as Super Mario, Zelda, Pokémon, and other hits.
No one doubts the popularity of this brand, but it is also expected that it will not please everyone... In this sense, one Nintendo employee resigned and said that the company “It is heaven for geniuses and hell for ordinary people".
The former employee at the heart of these statements is Koichi Miura, who has worked in the gaming industry since 1999 and at Nintendo since 2019. Miura worked on the graphics level, creating scenarios for The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom. His art has also been used in other titles, such as Ridge Racer 5, Ridge Racer: Racing Evolution, Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8, and Kingdom Hearts 3.
Although the creator has extensive experience in the company, he made the decision to do so to leave of Their roles at Nintendo, saying that the brand is only suitable for those who have a talent for developing games. Since Miura considers himself an ordinary person, he says that his work at Nintendo is inappropriate and has become hell.
In his statements, the former employee considered that the company is a paradise for geniuses and for everyone who has the potential for advancement. It is also stated that Nintendo offers a higher salary than other similar brands in the industry, among other positive aspects. Miura also says that between 1999 and 2015 he earned less than $40,000 per year at Bandai Namco and more than $46,000 per year at Square Enix. But when he moved to Nintendo in 2019, his annual salary exceeded $70,000.
Despite everything, the former employee says that he does not regret working for the company, as he considers it an achievement in his professional career.
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