ArenaNet
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www.arena.net Bellevue, WA 150 to 499 Employees

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Very satisfying

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

ProsI've been working at ArenaNet as a contract worker for less than a year

-Great culture

-Some of the friendliest people I've ever had the pleasure to work with

-Free snacks

-Great work/life balance

-I REALLY appreciate the fact that ArenaNet seem to close the gap between contract and FTE quite a bit compared to other places I've worked.

ConsThere are two main issues I have:

-Considering the workflow at ArenaNet, I'm not entirely sure why they still have contract QA positions. ArenaNet, with its releases every two weeks, always have work to be doing. Why send employees packing?

-A number of reviews mentioned that the wage is lower than the rest of the industry. With that in mind, having to pay to park on-site was a bit of a bummer.

-The new hire training is a little dodgy at the moment. While it sounds like it's improved A LOT from the way it was previously, it is still a quite a bit of sink-or-swim type of process. On top of that, the way documentation was done previously seemed to not be standardized and this led to a lot of information being passed around as tribal knowledge.

Advice to Senior Management-If the budget permits, I'd like to see less contract positions.

-Better documentation standardization

-More comprehensive training

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Only getting better

    Intern (Current Employee)
    Bellevue, WA

    I have been working at ArenaNet as an intern for less than a year


    Pros: Transparency throughout the entire company. Strong core values. Forward thinking flexible workplace. Interns… Cons: Some growing pains from growing so large and restructuring so… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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    It's not all fun and games...well actually, it is all fun and games.

    Manager (Current Employee)
    Bellevue, WA

    I have been working at ArenaNet full-time for less than a year


    Pros: Best place I've worked for. Smart people, inspiring leaders and a… Cons: Too many free snacks, cereal, candy, donuts, pizza and drinks...I've gained 5 lbs since I started and although we have a free healthclub on site… Advice to Senior Management: If your goal was to create a great place to… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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