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Blizzard Entertainment Reviews

Updated December 4, 2014
Updated December 4, 2014
211 Reviews
3.7
211 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work environment, benefits, flexibility with school schedules for college students (in 19 reviews)

  • Laid back company, profit sharing, free games, company gifts, good benefits (in 11 reviews)


Cons
  • Pay is lower for customer service unless you count bonuses which are not guaranteed (in 15 reviews)

  • Substandard Industry pay in a high cost of living area (in 6 reviews)

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  1.  

    Blizzard is full of amazingly talented people who genuinely love games, and their passion is infectious!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA

    I have been working at Blizzard Entertainment full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Blizzard is an extremely successful game developer and has a generous profit-sharing plan that really makes developers feel like they share in that success. There is also a real culture of continued learning and sharing.

    Cons

    Game teams can be siloed and isolated, and a small number of decision makers often create bottlenecks because they are spread too thin.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Delegate more creative decisions and strive to be more original. Leverage the vast talent you have at all levels in the company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    ATS

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    Current Employee - Account and Technical Services in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Account and Technical Services in Irvine, CA

    I have been working at Blizzard Entertainment full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Awesome perks, awesome environment, awesome people

    Cons

    micromanagement, hard to move up, hard to be noticed, big company with big policies in place, hard to get around them when trying to get smewhere

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your workers

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Loved the culture, hated the advancement

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    Former Employee - Account and Technical Services Tier II in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Account and Technical Services Tier II in Austin, TX

    I worked at Blizzard Entertainment full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good people, good benefits, amazingly creative environment, lax dress code, individuality is encouraged, WoW and new releases and collector's editions free, positive and interested managers

    Cons

    mediocre pay scale, slow and often confusing advancement, redundant job, novelty of the company wears off, most of the large bonuses have gone the way of the dinosaurs

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Offer additional training and advancement opportunities to employees, they are often your largest proponents already! Force internal tool software updates to be pushed after hours, not during the middle of the business day. Create more opportunities for extracurricular activities, as the one's already available have a lot of interest!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Best job I've ever had.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Blizzard Entertainment full-time

    Pros

    The culture and environment is outstanding. Thoroughly enjoy working here and have no desire to quit, even after more than 5 years.

    Cons

    Paycheck can be small. Benefits are excellent, but week to week can be a struggle.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Blizzard is the cream of the crop. Treat your employees as such.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    It was just a fun and amazing place to work!

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    Current Employee - Social Media Strategy MBA in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Social Media Strategy MBA in Irvine, CA

    I have been working at Blizzard Entertainment as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Obviously a very fun and entertaining company, but there are just some great people to work with.

    Cons

    If you are not into the gaming world too much, it may be difficult to fit into the conversations and culture.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great people, good benefits

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    Former Employee - Customer Support Representative Tier III in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Customer Support Representative Tier III in Austin, TX

    I worked at Blizzard Entertainment full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The people there enjoy mostly the same sort of things, so you can make many friends. The products are of course very fun and exciting.

    Cons

    Work was very metrics-driven, and management did not act on employee feedback nearly as well they pretended to.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 5 people found this helpful  

    Good but not great.

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    Current Employee - Quality Assurance in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Quality Assurance in Irvine, CA

    I have been working at Blizzard Entertainment full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great environment and amazing people.

    Cons

    You can feel taken advantage of if you have skill sets outside of your job. You are asked to fill roles until someone else is hired to do so. Opportunities not always awarded fairly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize the talent and desire to grow within and reward it.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Blizzard

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    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Irvine, CA

    I have been working at Blizzard Entertainment full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Lost of career opportunities if one works hard and looks for ways to be pro-active in their current position.

    Cons

    Compensation can seem a little bit lower than other companies but the overall lifestyle and benefits make up for it.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Expensive to live but worth it.

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Irvine, CA

    I worked at Blizzard Entertainment full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    You get to have fun. and it really is because you are developing the games people know and love.

    Cons

    Challenges are living up to the expectation of everyone who plays your games which is a lot.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look at newcomers as a genius in the making.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    Best job I had ever had... until they merged with Activision

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    Former Employee - In-Game Support Representative
    Former Employee - In-Game Support Representative

    I worked at Blizzard Entertainment full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Fun environment, free sodas, free coffee, the job was awesome.

    Cons

    After the merger with Activision, it all went downhill.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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