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Fantastic Company

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Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer II in Irvine, CA
Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer II in Irvine, CA

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

Pros

The culture and people are amazing to work with. Many of them are "super" talented as artists and software engineers.

Cons

Still a small company feeling. Though the company is still growing it is a healthy natural thing for the "small company" feeling.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Management needs to trust in the people you hire to do the right thing. Treat all business units as equals. Each team as a huge variance in talent. The company has brought in top talent and lost it because they do not pay attention to how great that talent is doing. Game Teams, though are the driving force of blizzard, should respect all other aspects of the business units at blizzard. It is Blizzard Entertainment and not Blizzard Games for good reason.

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Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Not a good time for anybody.

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    Current Employee - Game Master in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Game Master in Austin, TX

    I have been working at Blizzard Entertainment full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    You could work in the video game industry! Work your own full-time schedule and get free playtime for your World of Warcraft addiction.

    Cons

    Except you'll be working graveyard and you're about as prestigious as a front desk supermarket employee. Be prepared to handle a lot of work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    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)

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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