Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
3.2 of 5 11 reviews
www.wbie.com Burbank, CA

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Reviews

Updated Jun 3, 2014
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment – US – “Breakroom”

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3.2 11 reviews

                             

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Martin Tremblay

(8 ratings)

60% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Intelligent and hardworking staff working on high profile IP

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Pros- Very capable and intelligent staff, these people know what they are doing
    - Management understands games business and are well respected
    - Great IP, DC Entertainment, Lord Of the Rings/Hobbit, Harry Potter, and Lego properties to work with, just to name a few
    - Very stable for a game company: Fewer layoffs and restructuring compared to direct competitors such as Disney Interactive

    Cons- Due to the larger company size, upward mobility may take longer than smaller studios but in my personal situation, I was able to move quickly due to a vacancy
    - Sometimes too process driven and a lot of red tape, needs to be more agile in order to maintain competitive edge
    - Limited or lack of original IP from games, most games are based on existing IP, they need to start expanding their business and allow for internal creative development

    Advice to Senior Management- Continue growth for the business but also don't be afraid to think outside the box - let's get WBIE in the top 10 publishers list

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    ProsBenefits and work life balance is ok. Pay is average, fun product to work for

    ConsPersonal and professional growth is very slow. I have been in my role for 2.5 years and nothing has changed. There are people that are in positions higher than me, that got there based on time spent with the company than really meriting it. Very demotivating at times.

    Advice to Senior ManagementEncourage employee growth, promote professional movement, create more rewarding pay structure, and get rid of people who do not perform instead of promoting them for sticking to their position.

    – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great place to work

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    ProsFriendly atmosphere, access to the studio lot, fun projects, flexible hours

    ConsTakes awhile to get promoted

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Stable workplace but little incentive to strive for excellence.

    Manager (Current Employee)
    Burbank, CA

    ProsGreat brands, commitment to high quality games, very secure employment, generally reasonable hours and workload.

    ConsNo upside if you do a good job - bonuses are capped (small percent of salary), annual raises are lower than inflation, very slow to promote. Lots of politics, particularly among senior management, lead to dueling initiatives that should be combined across departments and unnecessary bitterness/conflict among rank and file.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDefine a strategy, get buy-in from everyone, follow-up on it and stick with it. Attract best-in-class employees and invest in identifying and retaining star performers.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Kirkland office is unstable

    Software Engineer (Current Employee)
    Kirkland, WA

    ProsThe work is fun and challenging. The people are great.

    ConsThe studio goes through annual layoffs. Sometimes it is more often than that. They layoff people whenever a title is ready to launch. The pay is lower than other nearby studios.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPlan ahead so you have something to do with all these people when a project ends. There is no need to go through massive hires and layoffs every year when a little planning will save you all that time, money, and reputation.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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