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Helpful (2)

The happiest I've been at a company

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Junior Artist in Bellevue, WA
Current Employee - Junior Artist in Bellevue, WA
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

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

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  1. Helpful (3)

    Great people struggling together to make an amazing product

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Bellevue, WA
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Bellevue, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ArenaNet as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Amazing coworkers - Respectful environment, contractors treated like people - Great project - Decent mobility between departments - Gym available - Free snacks

    Cons

    - Mediocre compensation - Poor documentation and an over reliance on tribal knowledge - Heavy use of contractors and thus continuous losses of precious tribal knowledge - Constant state of priority shift that's disruptive to productivity - Too many nearly-complete projects get abandoned and never returned to - Hiring needs are not well planned, and many hires are made out of emergency necessity rather than for long term benefit - Talent drain, there's a steady trickle of great people being lured away to other companies that offer competitive compensation

    Advice to Management

    Plan your goals early enough to allow for quality hires / promotions, and then work to keep talent within the company. Allow teams to complete the goals you set for them before shifting them to something else.


  2. Helpful (1)

    My personal experience: great company

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

    I have been working at ArenaNet full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Great HR team--I have various medical issues and they're very accomodating - Wonderful people to work with - Reasonable scheduling and work/life balance

    Cons

    - Lots of tribal knowledge - Unfortunate "sink or swim" approach can overwhelm new folks - Too much short term contract work, at least in QA

    Advice to Management

    - Make a point of mentoring new hires - Written design standards/best practices might help with the tribal knowledge issue


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