Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment

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Helpful (3)

Laid off after more than a decade

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Kirkland, WA
Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Kirkland, WA
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

I worked at Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment full-time (More than 10 years)

Pros

Employees receive free movie DVDs several times a year and occasional screenings of new movies. Warner Brothers owns a large number of interesting IPs.

Cons

Upper management is excessively risk-averse and short sighted leading to a creatively stagnant environment and frequent layoffs of loyal and talented employees.

Advice to Management

Driving talented and loyal developers away to make your quarterly budgets look good is a shortsighted solution at best.

Other Employee Reviews for Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment

  1. Helpful (2)

    Kirkland office is unstable

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Kirkland, WA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Kirkland, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The work is fun and challenging. The people are great.

    Cons

    The studio goes through annual layoffs. Sometimes it is more often than that. They layoff people whenever a title is ready to launch. The pay is lower than other nearby studios.

    Advice to Management

    Plan ahead so you have something to do with all these people when a project ends. There is no need to go through massive hires and layoffs every year when a little planning will save you all that time, money, and reputation.


  2. A positive learning experience

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - QA Analyst in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Former Employee - QA Analyst in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Facilities, flexible hours, the occasional competent middle manager.

    Cons

    Pay, nepotism, rampant incompetence, lack of innovation, the constant feeling that the upper management struggles to understand the video game industry.

    Advice to Management

    Warner Bros. Interactive is not a film studio so stop trying to manage it as if it were!


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