Wizards of the Coast

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Working at WotC, a job as fun as the games you make.

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  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Game Designer in Renton, WA
Current Employee - Game Designer in Renton, WA

I have been working at Wizards of the Coast

Pros

Awesome benefits, a collaborative work atmosphere, and ridiculously cool IPs (Magic: The Gathering and Dungeons & Dragons). You get to do creative work in an environment that values it highly. And from a game designer point of view it has the single highest concentration of them I've seen at any company, creating a work environment filled with fascinating discussions, deep knowledgebases to draw upon and the best tangential blathering you can imagine.

Cons

The company is part of Hasbro and has some of the inertia and bureaucracy of a large company.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Less focus on managerial buzzwords, more on getting actual product out the door. Yes process can help, but in general nimbleness wins.

Recommends
No opinion of CEO

54 Other Employee Reviews for Wizards of the Coast (View Most Recent)

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    Still a decent place to work.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Wizards of the Coast full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    The people who work in the trenches are the most fun and interesting you will meet anywhere.

    Cons

    Most of the management of the technology group has adopted a focus on outsourcing and excessive process.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value your long time employees. Theirs are the backs this company was built on.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    The best artwork I've ever made, thanks to creative team from WOTC

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Wizards of the Coast as a contractor

    Pros

    I love WOTC art directors. They love good art. They will help you do the best artwork you can throw.

    Cons

    it's not a fulltime :(

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    bigger MTG cards ( but I think they're already working on this)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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