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Politics ruin what could be a great experience

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Former Employee - Igs in Austin, TX
Former Employee - Igs in Austin, TX

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

Pros

- You work in the game industry...an industry like no other.
- Free Blizzard games? O.o

Cons

- Ridiculously political! Have you ever seen "Office Space"? It's like that, but perhaps worse.
- Contractors are treated like peeons and nothing else. Being brought into full time is nearly impossible.
- Mixed messages. Back to the "Office Space" comment...Consistent management changes, having to stop projects regardless of previous approvals or plans.
- Promotional track is nearly non-existent.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Treat the Customer Support group like a video game support group and not a call center. The gaming industry is incredibly different from other industries, and should be viewed as such. The company has a great track record and shows so much promise. Make it work!

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Things were better way before the company went public

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    Former Employee - In-Game Support Representative in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - In-Game Support Representative in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    Great benefits
    Free Blizzard stuff if you are into that thing.

    Cons

    Terrible opportunities
    Working hours are typically at night
    The politics are terrible in the support building.
    Progression path constantly changes to prevent people from being promoted.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop looking down on your IGS staff and treat them like adults.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Blizzard Entertainment review from QA side

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - QA Analyst in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - QA Analyst in Irvine, CA

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

    Pros

    benefits and culture in the company

    Cons

    salary , not best possible planning for time and resources

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    to care about more about team

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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