-The people that work here love this place and are truly passionate about what they do. -Great work-life balance. -There have been a lot of new people hired over the last 2 years and they seem very... focused on making Blizzard inclusive and a great place to work again. -Good work benefits including medical, dental, vision, 401k matching, etc. -Recently relaunched BlizzU, a program that provides plenty of opportunities to learn and grow your career. -The Irvine campus is one of the coolest offices I've ever seen. -It seems like leadership tries to be as transparent as possible, even if it leads to mixed or negative results.
-Your annual bonus is more dependent on how the company is doing, not necessarily reflective of how well you've done your job. -No longer a full-time remote company for most, they are trying to get... everyone back in the office for a hybrid work schedule. -Not the most competitive in the industry in terms of base pay.
Some of the diversity, equity and inclusion work that EA did and progressed on while I was there was cool to see as I was there. It felt as though they really walked the talk. There is ample... opportunity for moving teams and projects across EA, and employees will often return after being away at other companies.
Sometimes the leadership at the highest level can follow trends that the rest of the tech industry is doing which can stymie some of what different projects are doing, or result in somewhat... unnecessary and recurrent layoff cycles. As mentioned in the pros, many employees are "boomerang" employees. They will often leave and come back and be able to demand a higher salary, whereas hanging around you may not see the same growth opportunities.