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Helpful (1)

Cool company with a few fundamental issues

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Systems Administrator in Irvine, CA
Current Employee - Systems Administrator in Irvine, CA
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Blizzard Entertainment full-time (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.

Other Employee Reviews for Blizzard Entertainment

  1. Helpful (1)

    Fantastic Company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer II in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer II in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


  2. Helpful (4)

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

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Blizzard Entertainment full-time (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 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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