Blizzard Entertainment Reviews

Updated August 30, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Monetization Manager

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Monetization Manager in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Monetization Manager in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Blizzard Entertainment full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Passionate, smart, and incredibly talented co-workers. Work is stable and lay offs are rare. Minimal ego, even among the senior leadership.

    Cons

    Compensation is a bit lackluster, as is career advancement. Overtime is definitely going to be an issue for some people, but this is largely expected for the games industry.

    Advice to Management

    Do not count on the culture alone to retain and attract talent. This is especially true for younger talent where compensation and recognition is very important. Better mentoring to integrate into Blizzard culture is also a must.


  2. Helpful (1)

    As Perfect as Perfect Gets

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Game Designer in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Game Designer in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Everyone that's here believes in the company culture. I'm surrounded by talented people that not only believe in what they do, but truly believe in the company and wants to make it the best place that it can possibly be. It amazes me that coming from a large tech company background, that I work for a company where the executives are so passionate about the products that are made. Again, coming from a large tech background, I'd expect the execs to only care about the $$$ and that's certainly not the case here at Blizzard. I walk past the orc statue every single day with pride knowing that the work that I'll be doing that day will help shape the way the world looks at gaming and entertainment experiences as a whole. If you don't believe me, I challenge you to come to Irvine and simply take a tour of the campus...I guarantee that you will leave wanting to be a part of this amazing company.

    Cons

    For me, it's the cost of living in Orange County. I am honestly not sure how 1/2 of the company can afford to live here.

    Advice to Management

    You are amazing and I am honored to work for you! You inspire the rest of the organization to be better people...not just employees.


  3. Fun environment, rough work-life balance

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Game Master in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Game Master in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people, great coaching/ability to move up in the company, nice office/location

    Cons

    Shift bid once a year, no exceptions

    Advice to Management

    N/A


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Not what it used to be

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Blizzard Entertainment full-time

    Pros

    -Good amount of pleasant and talented people with common interests -Lot of diverse training available

    Cons

    -Atrocious work\life balance -Low compensation in an exceptionally high cost of living area and ever rising demands

    Advice to Management

    Raise compensation or lower demands


  6. Associate Software Engineer

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Software Engineer in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Associate Software Engineer in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Blizzard Entertainment full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The dream job. I get to work on some of the best games in the world within an amazing culture. Everyone has incredible passion for both the company and their job. Keg in the office, kolaches and donuts throughout the week, tacos on Friday. All of upper management and the execs care dearly about their employees.

    Cons

    That most people in the world won't get to experience the glory of working here.

    Advice to Management

    Keep on being the best


  7. Turning into Office Space

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Quality Analyst in Belmont, CA
    Former Employee - Quality Analyst in Belmont, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Blizzard Entertainment full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great co-workers, fun company sponsored events. After-hours groups like board and table top game groups are available to anyone who shows up.

    Cons

    Management is becoming increasing detached and bloated due to growth. Without stretching too much, I could honestly say I had 7 bosses. I was also regularly hit with unnecessary overtime.

    Advice to Management

    Specifically for the upper-middle managers, make yourself available and known to the "resources" so that they feel comfortable talking to you, in lieu of their direct supervisor.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Blizzard

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Production Assistant in Corona, CA
    Current Employee - Production Assistant in Corona, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Blizzard Entertainment (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Take care of their employees. Great work environment.

    Cons

    Pay is lower than average for the industry.


  9. Helpful (2)

    Associate Producer

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Blizzard Entertainment (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    work loading is very small

    Cons

    too many politics in the team


  10. Great place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Cinematics Editor in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Cinematics Editor in Irvine, CA

    I worked at Blizzard Entertainment (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good people, good environment to work in.

    Cons

    None cons to speak of

    Advice to Management

    No advice at the moment


  11. Helpful (1)

    Not worth the hype

    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Blizzard Entertainment part-time

    Pros

    Discounted games are ok if your standards are low

    Cons

    Not worth the hype, Low pay.



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