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Cool company with a few fundamental issues

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Current Employee - Systems Administrator  in  Irvine, CA
Current Employee - Systems Administrator in Irvine, CA

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

Pros

Great work environment. Fun and casual.

Cons

Blizzard suffers from growing too quickly and as a result there are many people in powerful positions with no real enterprise experience.

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Neutral Outlook
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    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 for 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
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    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 for more than 8 years

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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