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It was a wonderful experience and they treat their employees very well

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Current Employee - Customer Support Representative Tier III in Austin, TX
Current Employee - Customer Support Representative Tier III in Austin, TX

I have been working at Blizzard Entertainment full-time (more than 5 years)

Pros

Great atmosphere, treat the employees well, pay well with wonderful benefits

Cons

Overtime could get excessive at times, constant change, possibly not feeling as if you are getting the proper coaching from managers for advancement

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fantastic place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Blizzard Entertainment full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Talented people and fun environment

    Cons

    Nothing really, it is a great place to work!

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    Absolutely fantastic.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Blizzard Entertainment as a contractor

    Pros

    - The atmosphere around the office is very chill and friendly. If you're a gamer you'll feel right at home, and you'll find it difficult to want to leave.
    - Everyone I worked with was very nice and extremely talented. There was no shortage of new things to learn from my coworkers.
    - The company does a lot to make their employees happy. Trips, parties, giveaways, classes, events, activities... It's just a ton of fun every day.

    Cons

    - Some company policies/values seem to get in the way of doing awesome things. Blizzard tries too hard to please everyone equally and often seems to sacrifice a lot of opportunities as a result.
    - Management appears to be extremely risk-averse, somewhat stifling innovation.
    - The company is extremely secretive, even internally. Sometimes employees know about as much as the public when it comes to what is in development.
    - Previous involvements with third-parties seems to have had a very negative effect on Blizzard, as they are very adamant about using internally developed tools, which can be a huge resource and time sink, preventing them from doing what they do best: designing fun games.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    As one of the designers at Blizzard once told me, "Anything is great in a vacuum". Follow that advice, because the more you cut yourself off from the world and outside influences, the worse off you will be in the long run. Everyone in the industry looks to you as a role model, so set a good example.

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