Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Reviews

Updated March 30, 2015
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  1. Great learning experience.

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    Former Contractor - Consultant in Burbank, CA
    Former Contractor - Consultant in Burbank, CA

    I worked at Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    Although I was only a consultant, the benefits that were offered were great such as, being able to walk onto the studio lot and watch employee screenings.

    Cons

    Very competitive atmosphere, especially for women. Almost a 'do what ever it takes to get to the top' type of atmosphere.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire managers who know the business, especially in technology.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. Great first intern experience

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    Former Intern - Game Technology in Burbank, CA
    Former Intern - Game Technology in Burbank, CA

    I worked at Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great mentorship, friendly coworkers, great work environment

    Cons

    Not much team collaboration, lack of motivation

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    n/a

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3. QA Tester

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    Current Employee - QA Tester in Burbank, CA
    Current Employee - QA Tester in Burbank, CA

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours, not micromanaged, casual but professional atmosphere.

    Cons

    Like all game companies, nepotism and favortism run rampant. Watched more than one "love interest" get promoted with seemingly lower qualifications than other canidates.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Meh. No one listens to testers.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. Intelligent and hardworking staff working on high profile IP

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    - Very capable and intelligent staff, these people know what they are doing
    - Management understands games business and are well respected
    - Great IP, DC Entertainment, Lord Of the Rings/Hobbit, Harry Potter, and Lego properties to work with, just to name a few
    - Very stable for a game company: Fewer layoffs and restructuring compared to direct competitors such as Disney Interactive

    Cons

    - Due to the larger company size, upward mobility may take longer than smaller studios but in my personal situation, I was able to move quickly due to a vacancy
    - Sometimes too process driven and a lot of red tape, needs to be more agile in order to maintain competitive edge
    - Limited or lack of original IP from games, most games are based on existing IP, they need to start expanding their business and allow for internal creative development

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Continue growth for the business but also don't be afraid to think outside the box - let's get WBIE in the top 10 publishers list

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. Programmer Analyst

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    Former Contractor - Programmer Analyst in Burbank, CA
    Former Contractor - Programmer Analyst in Burbank, CA

    I worked at Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    Worked under contract - everyone was very knowledgeable and capable in their roles in the project. The company provided plenty of resources for the project and lessened the regular duties for those involved. This showed a real commitment to the project.

    Cons

    I don't have any cons to report about this company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Project was run smoothly. Stakeholders and managers made themselves available as needed for the project.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  7. Come here for the experience and fun, not for the pay

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Burbank, CA
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Burbank, CA

    I worked at Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    Opportunities to try new things and work with some very talented and experienced people. Great work/life balance; Great culture

    Cons

    Lower industry average pay; Politics involved to really move ahead; Lack of structure can be chaotic at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be open and share ideas and information rather than silo information only to those relevant to those that only need to know

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. Great place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment

    Pros

    Friendly atmosphere, access to the studio lot, fun projects, flexible hours

    Cons

    Takes awhile to get promoted

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful

    Stable workplace but little incentive to strive for excellence.

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    Current Employee - Manager in Burbank, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in Burbank, CA

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

    Pros

    Great brands, commitment to high quality games, very secure employment, generally reasonable hours and workload.

    Cons

    No upside if you do a good job - bonuses are capped (small percent of salary), annual raises are lower than inflation, very slow to promote. Lots of politics, particularly among senior management, lead to dueling initiatives that should be combined across departments and unnecessary bitterness/conflict among rank and file.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Define a strategy, get buy-in from everyone, follow-up on it and stick with it. Attract best-in-class employees and invest in identifying and retaining star performers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. Poorly managed game development.

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    Former Employee - Technical Artist in Needham, MA
    Former Employee - Technical Artist in Needham, MA

    I worked at Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Benefits and coverage of a corporate entity.

    Cons

    Poor and unqualified management. A complete lack of process and project management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit and seek political office.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful

    Laid off after more than a decade

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Kirkland, WA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Kirkland, WA

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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