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Amazing Contract Experience

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  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Database/BI Developer in Irvine, CA
Former Employee - Database/BI Developer in Irvine, CA

I worked at Blizzard Entertainment as a contractor (less than a year)

Pros

I can't give enough praise to the work environment that Blizzard has put together. Alot of companies like to portray the same image but Blizzard actually delivers. I've been in the industry for around 10 years and worked at over 25 client sites and this is the first place I can truly say that I loved coming to work every single day.

Cons

Deadlines and deliverables were never concrete.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

You're doing an amazing job. Keep it up!

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    Fantastic place to work, minor improvements to be had.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    -Many career opportunities. Whether it be new job postings, or new side projects/temp assignments to get additional experience and opportunities for advancement later down the road.
    -Very friendly, free, family-like, and comfortable environment
    -Many opportunities to learn new skills, or refine existing ones
    -Upper management has open ears at all times, very involved and interested in what everyone has to say - regardless of their current job or where they come from. Every voice matters.
    -It's a bunch of gamers, regardless of your job - you'll feel welcomed and have fun here on a daily basis.
    -Fantastic benefits, fantastic CEO and upper management
    -Fun perks if you're a gamer
    -Casual attire

    Cons

    -Too many communication silos everywhere
    -Not enough accountability
    -Too many inconsistencies across the customer service floor (due to poor communication and upholding accountability)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -Hold yourself, and your reports accountable for their work.
    -Be more vocal about various opportunities available within the company (Career/skills/additional training)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    To work at Blizzard, be prepared to make it your life.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Game Master in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Game Master in Austin, TX

    I worked at Blizzard Entertainment full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Company is very accepting of individuality - generally, you can wear what you like and be yourself without any negativity. As I worked my way up the ladder a bit, the work got somewhat interesting, but was very repetitive at first as a regular GM.

    Cons

    It's like high school. There are cliques all around, and if you aren't in the right ones, be prepared to not get very far up the chain. Everyone works, lives, and socializes together, and HUGE importance is put on the "Blizzard Family." You will be required to work odd hours, holidays, and countless overtime. Do NOT expect to have a life outside of your "Blizzard Family." If you try, you will be essentially excommunicated and out of a job soon. There is NO work-life balance when working for Blizzard, because Blizzard expects their employees to be devoted gamers who have no life other than Blizzard.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please understand the need for a work-life balance.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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