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1 person found this helpful  

The happiest I've been at a company

Junior Artist (Current Employee) Bellevue, WA

Pros-Great People
-Fun environment
-Great Project
-Full benefits
-No Crunch
-Beautiful Building and area
-Stable

Cons-Weird politics over headcount (so some teams are understaffed)
-Not great documentation or task tracking but these issues are improving
-Paid parking
-unhealthy snacks

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    5 people found this helpful  

    Wonderful company, experience varies wildly depending on where you land.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Bellevue, WA

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


    Pros: Pay can be competitive depending on role Well stocked kitchen Fun game… Cons: ArenaNet does not train people. That's an actual quote from upper management. You're left to flounder as a new employee and you will receive no… Advice to Senior Management: You (management) exist for one sole purpose, and that is to enable your team. That's it- that's you're entire role in a nutshell. Anytime you're… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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    3 people found this helpful  

    Great work environment, but poor strategic alignment and focus.

    Game Designer (Former Employee) Bellevue, WA

    I worked at ArenaNet full-time for more than 3 years


    Pros: People are creative and desire collaboration, not a lot of needless red tape or… Cons: Very little hunger and need for excellence in some departments. Highly fragmented and craft… Advice to Senior Management: Senior management needs a leadership team to divide the enormous task of getting the right values in place and aligning… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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