Blizzard Entertainment Interview Questions

Updated Jul 26, 2015
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    Java Developer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    The process took a weekinterviewed at Blizzard Entertainment.

    Interview

    After the initial phone interview I was given an example coding challenge. That's as far as I got in the process but I was told that, if successful, an on-site interview would have followed

    Interview Questions

    • Phone: what's the difference between a class and interface   Answer Question
    • challenge: write a java web server that can handle simple servlet requests using only the core java io libraries   Answer Question
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    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Blizzard Entertainment (Irvine, CA) in June 2015.

    Interview

    Contacted by a recruiter a couple weeks after applying, and set up a phone interview with an engineer. He asked me some basic questions about my resume, and we verbally went over a quick coding exercise. I was contacted a couple days later to do a Skype interview with some engineers. We set this up for about a week later. This interview was much harder than the first one. They sent over a pdf with three coding problems on them, and I went over the problems and solved them with the engineers by sharing a google doc. A couple days later I was told that they would like to bring me in for an on site interview. They flew me out all the way from the east coast and I spent the day interviewing/seeing the campus. The first interview was pretty challenging, but not as bad as the Skype one. It didn't involve writing any actual code, and was more about going over problems verbally. The second interview was just a lunch interview, and actually didn't really feel like an interview at all. The last one was with the team leader, who was the first person I spoke to. He asked me to do one relatively easy coding problem on a whiteboard, and then told me they would be making me an offer at the end. The overall experience was great. Their headquarters is amazing and it killed me a bit to decline the offer, but after weighing all of my options I think it was the right choice. I'm going to apply there again in the future when I feel more ready to make a career move like this one.

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    • Questions about data structures and algorithms... signed a non-disclosure agreement   Answer Question
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    Game Master Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 daysinterviewed at Blizzard Entertainment (Austin, TX).

    Interview

    Brief, but friendly and the questions were not hard, more directed toward gaming specifically and to gauge if you can handle the array of chatters. Most of the questionn were along the lines of "What would you do/have you done in this particular situation?"

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    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Blizzard Entertainment in June 2015.

    Interview

    It started off with a standard phone screen followed by a design assignment. Tl;dr the design assignment asks you fix existing problems current Blizzard products face. Blizzard took my design assignment and I never heard back from them again. Don't work here unless you want people to steal your work.

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    User Experience Researcher Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Blizzard Entertainment (Irvine, CA) in June 2015.

    Interview

    Applied online. Emailed a week or so later to schedule a phone interview with the hiring manager and one team member. Email correspondence was a little strange because multiple recruiters were in contact with me and would then say someone else would contact me to schedule things. Standard 30-40 minute phone interview, then an exercise, then 60 minute Skype interview, and then an onsite interview.

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    Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Blizzard Entertainment in May 2015.

    Interview

    I applied online and received an email from a recruiter about a month later. The first interview was scheduled for a couple of weeks later. It was a phone interview with two team members for the department I applied for. The questions were extremely targeted to the work I'd be performing, and while it wasn't overly challenging, they asked a very wide variety of questions covering basically every aspect of the job. The interview went extremely well. About a month passed with no contact after this. I sent through a couple follow-up requests to the recruiter (at no point does Blizzard allow you to have contact information for the people you interview with, not even to say "thank you."), and my second email was finally responded to, and we set up a second phone interview. The second interview was very similar, but was with someone from a related department. Again, lots of specific questions about what I'd look to do with the department and working style. This interview also seemed to go extremely well. Then, the recruiters stopped responding altogether. There were no additional follow-ups to either confirm that I did not get the position or provide updates on the status. Future emails were simply ignored. It's unfortunate that such a positive experience with the interviews was soured by the recruiting group.

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    Database Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at Blizzard Entertainment in April 2015.

    Interview

    10 minute phone interview that was a total sham. If they are not serious about a candidate, then why interview them? It is a classic lose-lose situation.I knew instantly they didn't want me when they said the hiring manager was too busy to attend the interview. Thank you Blizzard, I prepared few hours for a 10 minute interview which was a total waste of time for all of us.

    Interview Questions

    • Why did you put your GMAT score on your resume? (Because it was very decent) What Blizzard games have you played? Tell me how you have managed a database team.   Answer Question
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    Web Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Irvine, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Blizzard Entertainment (Irvine, CA) in April 2015.

    Interview

    The first phone interview is background scanning in general. For those who didn't over polish resume, nothing challenging here.The Second interview actually has less technical questions than I expected. They did ask the progress of development but not super specific coding questions.....There are fair amount of culture fit questions actually.. The waiting progress is really really long...........Joining the linkedin group might help to be notified somehow...

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    MBA Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 6 weeksinterviewed at Blizzard Entertainment in March 2015.

    Interview

    Applied online, contacted a month later by HR to fill up a questionnaire, followed by 2 rounds of phone interviews. No hard ball questions. If you are a gamer and truly passionate about their games, it will be a very pleasant interview process.

    Interview Questions

    • What's your favorite game? What game are you currently playing   Answer Question
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    VFX Artist Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 6 weeksinterviewed at Blizzard Entertainment (Irvine, CA) in March 2015.

    Interview

    application -> received the art test next day -> submitted the art test after 2 weeks -> scheduled phone interview next day -> phone interview next week -> they told me it takes minimum 48 hours to process and I'm still waiting for the answer. They changed the recruiter during the interview process

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