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Fosters development of skills and supports innovative ideas and thinking

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Bellevue, WA

ProsArenanet University - Learn on the job from your co-workers!
Recognizes and acknowledges talent to peers
Provides opportunities to grow and to get into design/art from QA.

ConsQA - Limited in their ability to hire people on full-time
QA - Limited in their ability to reward excellence with wage increases
No path into other departments other than those listed in the pros.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Fun group of people, but extremely poor compensation.

    Game Designer (Former Employee) Bellevue, WA

    I worked at ArenaNet full-time for more than a year


    Pros: -Developers are generally a great group of people, fun to hang around and they actually care about making awesome games. -Generally very little (regular) overtime. -Benefits are… Cons: -Terrible compensation. Keeps employees as Temporary Full Time with extremely low starting salaries ($28k-$33k). No benefits or overtime pay for many employees for… Advice to Senior Management: -Figure out how to properly compensate employees. -Provide actual details on the profit sharing system. -Look internally for talent first before running to… More
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    A great place to start

    Artist (Current Employee) Bellevue, WA

    I have been working at ArenaNet full-time for more than 8 years


    Pros: ArenaNet is a good place to start and get your feet wet, with the company… Cons: With so much always going on, communication gets scrambled or… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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