Blizzard Entertainment

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Best company I've ever been a part of.

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Former Employee - Production in Irvine, CA
Former Employee - Production in Irvine, CA

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

Pros

Incredible company and family to be a part of.

Cons

No cons to really share.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

To keep the small family company-feeling going no matter how large you grow.

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    I would suggest working at Blizzard to anyone who has a passion for making good video games.

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    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 5 years)

    Pros

    - Lots of talent.
    - Established company with stable work environment.
    - Focus on iterative process to create high quality games.
    - A growing emphasis on culture and improvement.
    - Very supportive of employees.
    - Approachable group of designers, artists, and managers. (there will always be exceptions, but on a whole)
    - An involved, professional, and highly productive QA department. :)
    - Strong core values.
    - Company-wide events.
    - Large customer base with great impact.

    Cons

    - Average pay.
    - Still suffering growing pains from WoW success.
    - Not all departments are yet brought up to the employee quality of life level they should be, Customer Support in particular.
    - Needs more efficient and effective communication between dependent departments.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My biggest piece of advice: listen to your employees when they bring up issues, and ensure they are truly working the Blizzard Dream, so to speak. If they aren't, work on how to make it better. Don't fall back on the statement "That's how it's always been." Instead, move forward with attempting to address the issues brought forth, and improve our process and culture.

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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    Exceptional creative talent, poor personnel and process management

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA

    I worked at Blizzard Entertainment full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    1) Some of the top creative talent in the world in almost every category
    2) Great grassroots drive, energy, passion, and character
    3) Great, proven franchises

    Cons

    1) Extremely poor personnel and operational management in most divisions
    2) Company rapidly scaled resulting in political, bureaucratic, wasteful departments
    3) Lack of high level multi-year strategy resulting in most departments being out-of-sync on priorities
    4) Extremely poor horizontal and vertical communication
    5) Virtually no operational oversight into department process, procedure, and personnel development

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Refocus efforts into personnel and production management in order to leverage the exceptional talent the company has recruited over the years. Treat personnel management and production management as a product just as important as the product distributed on the store shelves. Invest heavily in operations oversight to ensure communication, culture, and product development quality, and department budgets are in-line with corporate strategy and values.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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