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Helpful (4)

Great place to work, but Blizzard needs to step it up, to keep up with the rest of the industry.

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA

I have been working at Blizzard Entertainment full-time (more than 8 years)

Recommends
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

Make high quality games.
Highly challenging for artists.
Good people.
Ok bonus plan.

Cons

Pay is under scale for rest of industry.
As of late, Blizzard name has been somewhat tarnished.
Management HEAVY. And I mean HEAVY
Almost zero career advancement opportunities.
Every voice matters mantra is far from the truth.

Advice to Management

There are so many layers of unnecessary management, throughout all departments. Blizzard has lost it's way on what made Blizzard Blizzard.

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  1. Helpful (2)

    Great culture but horrible supervisors and job opportunities

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    Former Employee - Account and Technical Services Tier II in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Account and Technical Services Tier II in Irvine, CA

    I worked at Blizzard Entertainment full-time (more than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Blizzard has a really relaxed work environment based around the culture of the games they produce. It's very relaxed and everyone there is proud to be a nerd/geek. They offer great health benefits and bonuses and profit sharing to full time employees

    Cons

    The attendance policies in the Customer Service department is based on a point system. Each time you call out it's three points, and it only takes nine points to get a write up, and twelve to be fired. They do not accept doctors notes to excuse absences, and if you are gone for more than three days in a row you have to apply for FMLA to cover the time you missed or else you risk getting written up or fired. There is also a lot of favoritism that goes on.

  2. Helpful (5)

    A company full of gamers and A type personalities

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    Former Employee - QA Analyst in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - QA Analyst in Irvine, CA

    I worked at Blizzard Entertainment full-time (more than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great CoWorkers, cool benefits if you're a gamer, Nice facilities, lots of fun and events

    Cons

    Long hours, cliquish culture, crunch times that last for months, your contributions can get lost in the sea of employees, lots of competition for promotions etc.

    Advice to Management

    Cut out the middle management as much as possible, it was beginning to feel a lot like office space with several supervisors and managers to report to.

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