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Helpful (1)

It is truly a learning experience

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX

I have been working at BioWare full-time

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook

Pros

You can learn a lot about the game industry.

Cons

The game industry is based on people's extra income and as that shrinks, so does the studio.

Advice to Management

In order to be a designer you need to play the games you design.

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Fun environment with interesting tech

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    Current Employee - Lead Engineer in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Lead Engineer in Austin, TX

    I have been working at BioWare full-time (more than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    * Lots of room for learning new teach and solving problems
    * Smart people
    * Crunch periods are not that long

    Cons

    * Management communication leaves lots to be desired
    * Lots of "Tech Managers". Basically strong tech people with crappy management skills
    * Downsized recently, more work spread to few individuals

    Advice to Management

    Learn to communicate with employees better. Secrecy is a killer

  2. Helpful (1)

    My first experience in the game industry, and I could not have asked for a better company to work for!

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    Former Contractor - Contract Worldbuilder in Austin, TX
    Former Contractor - Contract Worldbuilder in Austin, TX

    I worked at BioWare as a contractor (more than a year)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    -working on successful AAA titles
    -working along side talented people
    -quality of life and work balance

    Cons

    -big studio (if you like the more personal companies this isn't for you)
    -RPG focus if thats not your thing

    Advice to Management

    Learn how to say no! Hahaha.

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