Very Easy Interview
I applied online and the process took 4 months - interviewed at Blizzard Entertainment.
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I applied online on the Blizzard website and I didn't get an email that asked me to go onsite for an interview until 4 months later.
The onsite interview was very informal and interesting. I met with three other engineers in a room and we chatted about my past technical experiences and what I like in general. Blizzard puts a heavy emphasis on company fit so that was probably the purpose of this interview.
About a week later, I received a second email for a technical phone interview. I was asked several pretty simple coding problems. A few days later I received an offer.
Interview Question – Write a function that finds an integer that has duplicates out of a list of integers. For example, with input [1, 2, 2, 3], the function should return 2. View Answer
I applied through other source and the process took 3 months - interviewed at Blizzard Entertainment in September 2013.
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It was an extremely long interview. I think I met practically every other artist I would be working with. It seems like they liked my work and just wanted to make sure I would be nice to work with. Concept art jobs are not especially technical and they already have a really good idea of your art capabilities before they hire you.
They love Blizzard fans and game fans, so make sure you've played the games and at least can speak intelligently about them.
As a concept artist, it's important to be well versed in popular culture from an art perspective.
Interview Question – Questions were not especially difficult. It's pretty easy to know what answers they want to hear. "What would you do if you were asked to make a concept of X?" Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Blizzard Entertainment in September 2013.
Interview Details – Applied directly through the Blizzard Career site online. Got an email response followed by an interview in person. Very straight forward.
Interview Question – I was asked about my former classmates from college that had been working their for a few years. I went in not knowing they were even employed at the time. Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 7+ weeks - interviewed at Blizzard Entertainment in June 2013.
Interview Details – I submitted my resume using their online application form. I was contacted several days later to set up a phone interview which occurred a week later. The questions covered what I liked about the game and what I would change, and general knowledge questions about Lua and C++. About a week later I was contacted for an in-person interview in Irvine, CA which occurred about a week after that. They provided the airfare and hotel, and the experience was overall a very enjoyable one. Very friendly people, and amazing work environment. Three weeks later I received my offer.
Interview Question – If I hired you today, what should I be afraid of? Answer Question
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 5 weeks - interviewed at Blizzard Entertainment in May 2013.
Interview Details – It took a while before they got around to contacting me regarding my resume. In fact, I got the auto-generated "thanks but no thanks" email first. A few days later I got another email asking to set up an interview. After the phone interview, which was about an hour or so, they called back almost immediately to ask me to come to the office to "chat" in person. It was more of a "meet the team" than anything. The next morning I had an email asking to fill out an application with my job requirement. Within minutes of submitting this paperwork, I received a response letting me know that they would be offering me the job within the next few days.
Interview Question – Most of the questions were pretty easy for me to answer... There wasn't anything that caught me off guard. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – It was very simple... I asked for what would be a realistic number for me to leave my current job, and they delivered. Some people may have been a little hesitant at first, because the "base" salary was lower than my "salary requirements"... however the added bonuses easily went beyond what I was asking for in terms of my yearly salary.
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Blizzard Entertainment in April 2013.
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The first interview was about knowledge of blizzard games and computers in general.
Since this is a localization position a knowledge in a second language is also needed and a written test will be required for a localization position.
The second interview will be a skype interview in which you'll get to answer questions by two members of their localization team.
Reason for Declining – Salary is too low
I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Blizzard Entertainment in April 2013.
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My interview process consisted of 2 parts.
The first: the phone interview with a developer in similar role. It took 30 minutes to pass through all the questions. The questions were not difficult but touched variety of programming topics.
The conversation went well and I proceed to the second part.
The second: home programming task. This surprised me a lot as from the first glance required ~16 hrs of development, but actually took overall 24-30. I spent all the weekend and started to regret that I event started this interviewing process. I suppose that this is sufficient to give several hours assignment to check the skills. Investing such enormous input of time also doing complex projects at work is just unacceptable.
I submitted my solution on time, and was informed to wait for a week... One week passed, another one... silence.
At last I wrote a note to check what's going on and finally got a reply from recruiter after several days, that unfortunately the visa cap is reached and they are not accepting international applicants. Not a word about the skill test result etc.
I believe that the internal atmosphere in the company is seen from communication with recruiters, and experience with recruiters in this company is one of the worst so far.
I would not recommend anybody to apply unless you have a lot of time to waste.
Interview Question – All questions were mostly moderate but from a variety of topics to check general comprehension. Like how jvm works, or what happens when url is submitted to a browser bar? Answer Question
Very Easy Interview
I applied online and interviewed at Blizzard Entertainment.
Interview Details – They will email you within a month of your resume being submitted and from there you can expect a scheduled phone interview within another month maybe less. Once they have conducted the phone interview you'll be notified via email/phone about an in person interview. The in person interview consists of a department manager and a supervisor. They usually are very relaxed as they interview you and just want to make sure that you can handle the stresses of customer service.
Interview Question – They will ask you game related questions (what is your favorite blizzard game/favorite class/favorite race/favorite games). Do not worry if you're not a gamer,it will not affect their decision. View Answer
Negotiation Details – There is no negotiation.
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 3 days - interviewed at Blizzard Entertainment in November 2012.
Interview Details – Typical phone screen followed by a couple hours of in person interviews. The on site interviews were a bit disorganized and felt unprepared. There were a total of about 8 people who made an appearance in this process.
Interview Question – "List 3 reasons why I should not hire you." Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Blizzard Entertainment in October 2012.
Interview Details – I applied and about a week or so went by when I got a e-mail stating that they are starting to schedule phone interviews and they were interested in talking to me. A week after that I spoke with the Hiring manager and the phone interview went fine. He stated that he had tons of these phone interviews to go through and let me know what the possible following scenarios could be. I waited about another 2 weeks and finally was asked to come for an inperson interview. The Blizzard campus is beautiful and very relaxed. When I arrived I checked in with the receptionist and waited for my recruiter. My recruiter meet with me and took me to the conference room where I would be interviewing. On the initial interview e-mail, it stated that I would be meeting with 3 people. When I arrived in the room there was a total of 5 engineers. They all fired off questions for about a hour and a half or so before the interview came to a end. I was walked out by the hiring manager and we had a good chat on the way back to the reception area. I waited another 4 weeks before I received the finial e-mail letting me know that I was not selected. The process was super long and the pannel interview was pretty intimidating. I had a great recruiter and good luck to you other system administrators.
Interview Question – Why shouldn't I hire you? View Answer
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