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Great people hampered by odd decisions

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Former Contractor - QA Analyst in Austin, TX
Former Contractor - QA Analyst in Austin, TX

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

Pros

Met some great, talented people. Many days were lots of fun.

Cons

QA is run in a way that discourages being a team player. Too much emphasis on contract and overseas QA. Much of QA, except those few who are 'embedded' with the developers, seem to be kept at arms length.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Stop the industry-wide use of contract workers. QA personnel are an important part of the development process, not a group to be thrown away.

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No opinion of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Company deludes employees into thinking it's an "amazing" company with bells and whistles.

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    Former Contractor - QA Analyst in Austin, TX
    Former Contractor - QA Analyst in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    Working with the QA department was a great experience.
    My direct boss was very easy going and explained things very well.
    Loved my team and my tasks.
    Was my first gaming company I worked for, so I was able to get my foot in the door that opened up lots of possibilities.

    Cons

    I was led on that I would be brought on to the company full-time as opposed to being a contractor. I did an amazing job and worked my way up the QA ladder, but still got the boot once my contract was up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Instead of spending ridiculous amounts of money on breakfast every morning, use that money towards bringing dedicated and hard-working contractors on full-time.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Unique experience on a cool product

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    Former Employee - Associate Technical Artist in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Associate Technical Artist in Austin, TX

    I worked at BioWare full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Work with people very passionate about what they do.
    Great perks, excellent benefits
    Challenging work environment

    Cons

    Unstable future, your job is one failure away from being removed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more open to flexibility and listen to your employees as they give feedback. Sometimes ideas are just bad.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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