For many, working for a gaming company is a childhood dream come true. Your parents, of course, might disagree wholeheartedly. Slogging days and nights building games is not as fun or lucrative as what you had imagined, so you’re told.

Well, time for your rebuttal because they’re wrong.

Japanese gaming giant Nintendo recently revealed the working conditions of some 2,000 employees on a company recruitment page detailing their average salaries, working hours, and benefits. A quick look tells you these guys are a lucky bunch.

The recruitment page, which certain sections have been translated and posted on Twitter, reveals that Nintendo had hired 2,271 employees in Japan last year, who enjoy an average yearly wage of ¥90.3 million (about US$80,600).

In addition to lucrative salaries, Nintendo also offers employees commuter benefits, bonuses twice a year, and annual pay raises. They probably play a lot of Mario and Zelda too.

Striking a work-life balance at Nintendo is surprisingly possible, considering that Japan is known for its brutally long working hours. The average workday at Nintendo Japan is 7 hours and 45 minutes, with an hour break for each shift. Nintendo’s headquarter is in Kyoto, but it also has an office in Tokyo.

Nintendo HQ in Kyoto. IMAGE: Nintendo Life

With great pay and benefits, it’s no wonder that people stay for an average duration of 13.5 years.

Nintendo is doing tremendously well financially. Operating profit rose a staggering 505% over the last financial year. Revenue experienced an impressive 116% percent spike as the company smashed its initial target to sell 10 million Switch with 15 million sets sold worldwide.

Cool. Where do I send in my resume?





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