BioWare

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1 person found this helpful  

Fun environment with interesting tech

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  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
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)

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 ManagementAdvice

Learn to communicate with employees better. Secrecy is a killer

Recommends
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Learn how to say no! Hahaha.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 6 people found this helpful  

    A complete waste of my time

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    Former Employee - QA Term Tester in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - QA Term Tester in Austin, TX

    I worked at BioWare as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    The tiny perks - free breakfast, ice cream, lax work environment. lower level staff is great.

    Cons

    Relocated cross country for job only to be laid off after a few weeks, company completely disolved the QA from this studio(Austin). Higher ups have extreme attitude problem. Contractors treated like complete dirt. If you can get on and stay your whole contract you basically have to be buddy buddy to get hired on full time, being good at your job has no meaning here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't have 60%+ of your workforce be contractors, don't fire them right after you hire them, and how about trimming the fat where it is needed and not where you can save your buddy buddy's job.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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