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- Comp & Benefits
- Work/Life Balance
- Senior Management
- Culture & Values
- Career Opportunities
I have been working at Wizards of the Coast full-time (more than 5 years)Pros
Wizards is great for young go getters. They come in, get to work on cool technology that’s mostly less than 10 years old, build up some nice resume bullet points. Then they leave since pay is better everywhere else in this area.
But what about the rest of us? The real people. I’ve been here a few years now. I checked out years ago. How’s Wizards for the majority of us?
It’s FANTASTIC. My manager checked out years ago too. Beyond that? No one cares!
You never meet your skip level manager. Never. You never meet your director, or VP, or anyone above your direct, every day manager. And there’s about 10 layers between me and the local CEO. I’m closer to Kevin Bacon than him!
What about the skip level manager - worried that he’ll catch my manager being checked out? There’s no worries there. Just recently had a group meeting with him. He has four reports, and manages four products. He messed up the name of one of his direct reports and one of his products! And when called on it he responded “Everyone calls him [incorrect pronunciation]”!! Is there any clearer way he can say “I don’t care about you or your product”? This is a 100% true example of every day life at Wizards.
There is no better place for the 15 minute a week workers. There’s so many of us I don’t worry about losing my job, even if the managers cared. But they so obviously don’t care that it’s one less thing to worry about.Cons
No upward mobility. But if you're basing your career at this company, you've got bigger problems.Advice to ManagementAdvice
Keep up the good work! Not being recognized by any manager will keep me collecting paychecks from you!Doesn't RecommendNeutral OutlookNo opinion of CEO
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
- Application Details
I applied online. The process took 2+ months – interviewed at Wizards of the Coast.Interview Details
Initial interview was with a recruiter. The questions were very 'get to know you' types of questions. Had follow-up interviews with two brand managers. This interview was more specific to the brand and current products. No difficult questions and each manager was very pleasant. We discussed the brand quite a bit and they asked pretty standard questions to get to my knowledge of the segments they play in.Interview Questions
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Wizards of the Coast has built a house of cards. The company, a unit of toy behemoth Hasbro, is best known for trading card game Magic: The Gathering, which is available in several languages. Wizards of the Coast's other offerings include the granddaddy of medieval role-playing games ("Dungeons & Dragons") and various traditional games, books, and magazines. Through the years, Wizards of the Coast's hobby games have earned a cult following, with children and teens still playing the firm's games with friends into their adulthood. Former CEO Peter Adkison, game designer...