BioWare
3.5 of 5 50 reviews
www.bioware.com Redwood Shores, CA 500 to 999 Employees

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Fun environment with interesting tech

Lead Engineer (Current Employee)
Austin, TX

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 Senior ManagementLearn to communicate with employees better. Secrecy is a killer

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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

    Contract Worldbuilder (Former Employee)
    Austin, TX

    I worked at BioWare as a contractor for more than a year


    Pros: -working on successful AAA titles -working along side talented people -quality of… Cons: -big studio (if you like the more personal companies this… Advice to Senior Management: Learn how to say no! Hahaha. Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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    Led on by false promises of a full-time position

    QA Analyst (Former Employee)
    Austin, TX

    I worked at BioWare


    Pros: Free breakfast catering and ice cream stocked weekly. Generally lax work environment. Decent pay. Hours aren't… Cons: Employs a ridiculous amount of contractors with almost no capability for advancement into full-time positions as the company is too stingy to pay for benefits.… Advice to Senior Management: Stop cycling out contractors and leading them on, hire internally for full-time positions. Actually acknowledge… More
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