BioWare

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Great company with great values.

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Former Employee - Environment Artist in Austin, TX
Former Employee - Environment Artist in Austin, TX

I worked at BioWare full-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

Great IPs to work with, lots of emphasis on personal input, management is open to listening to your ideas and is generally concerned with your work satisfaction. There was a really great emphasis on work/life balance as well.

Cons

I don't have too many cons to report. I had a great experience during my tenure at the studio.

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I really admire the company's core values. Keep adhering to them and you'll have a satisfied and enthusiastic team.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great people hampered by odd decisions

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

    I worked at BioWare as a contractor (more than an 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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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

    I worked at BioWare as a contractor (more than an 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
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