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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

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 5 people found this helpful  

    Manager

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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 (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The past. It used to be a great company...

    Cons

    The present...it's no longer a great company...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Some of you should come to work more often, some of you should stop playing politics

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    Big brother that has not left high school yet

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

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

    Pros

    - People and culture is fantastic
    - Bonus'es are un-heard of, this is a double edge sword. When they are high its good, when they are low you start to question your pay overall
    - Always something to do
    - The company cares about its core values
    - Company has a great talent pool
    - Company events are always good
    - Feels more like a family business even though the teams are pretty large
    - You get to make the best content in the industry

    Cons

    - Core values sometimes get in the way. At times people just need to do there job
    - IT department is the worst I have ever encountered
    - Computers don't get upgraded nearly as often as other companies (4+ year cycle where most companies have a 3 year cycle)
    - Still a small company mentality
    - Much of management is promoted from within, would be nice to have a good balance of experienced external management from bigger companies
    - Cross-polination of Game teams and other teams should be encouraged, but most teams tend to stay in a vacuum. Teams need to share idea's to help overall growth and foster new game idea's
    - Values get in the way of releasing games faster

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop trying to micro manage and focus more on getting the correct people in the company. Focus on getting people engaged. Hire people smarter than you so you can focus on managing your people and less on making sure they are doing there job. Good people will good values will always do a 110%+ everyday. Let people spread, advance, and foster growth. This is the difference between small company mentality and big company mentality. Let the people you hire do there job.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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