Compare Blizzard Entertainment vs NetherRealm BETA

See how NetherRealm vs. Blizzard Entertainment compare on employee ratings, job openings, CEO approval, business outlook and more.
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Blizzard Entertainment

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NetherRealm

Employee Ratings

Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.9
(based on 791 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.8
(based on 19 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.4
Career Opportunities
3.0
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
3.4
Compensation & Benefits
3.5
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.8
Work-life balance
3.9
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.3
Senior Management
3.2
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
4.2
Culture & Values
4.0
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Blizzard Entertainment Ceo J. Allen Brack
70%
70%J. Allen Brack
CEO Approval
NetherRealm Ceo Kevin Tsujihara
100%
100%Kevin Tsujihara
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
73%
% Recommend to a friend
73%
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
49%
Positive Business Outlook
62%

Salaries

Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Software Engineer56 Salaries
$94,175/yr
Game Master46 Salaries
$13/hr
In-Game Support Representative7 Salaries
$13/hr
Salaries for similar jobs
QA Analyst3 Salaries
$13/hr
Associate Artist2 Salaries
$18/hr
Illinois1 Salaries
$12/hr

What Employees Say

Pros
Pros
"Work environment"(in 43 reviews)
"Work life balance"(in 40 reviews)
There are no reviews matching this company.
Cons
Cons
"Irvine"(in 53 reviews)
"Cost of living"(in 29 reviews)
Featured Review

Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

Pros

Genuinely amazing workplace. I know there are a lot of folks out in social media and reddit who believe Blizzard is "losing its soul" but it can't be further from the truth. Yes, there were some... major decisions that happened earlier in the year and quite a few personal friends and colleagues were affected. It hurt, and it still kind of does but that doesn't mean Blizzard isn't still doing what we set out to do. This isn't the first time I've lived through an organizational leadership change and it won't be the last. I can share that for a fact, Blizzard handled this in a much more mature and transparent manner than most other companies I've worked at. The company still holds true the values that are embossed around the Orc statue in our main quad and leadership is very serious about making sure they don't disrupt the culture here at the company. With our main focus now being on games - they are definitely getting the most attention but that doesn't mean the rest of us are shafted in any regard. In fact, I honestly don't think much changed from the past 2-3 years in terms of my team's culture and activities. If you're scared of what you've heard on social (yes, we all have phones) don't worry too much about it. Blizzard is still an amazing place to work and I am still excited everyday coming in to see what the new challenges are and what we're planning.

Cons

- Strong focus on games teams means they get almost all the resources they ask for. Some people feel shafted but it doesn't really hinder most other teams as much as it's made out to be. -... Management transition - it's never an easy task and most of us are still waiting it out to see how the new team will lead us into the future. I'm optimistic and willing to wait patiently to see what happens. Feels weird but so far, so good. - Wish I got paid more.... but don't we all? - 401k match could definitely be better - Health insurance could really be cheaper - gets very expensive with 2 kids + spouse on the plan at the current rates.

Advice to Management

Maintain what makes Blizzard unique to the rest of the technology and gaming landscape. So far, you've done a great job and I personally still believe in what you're doing. Just don't let us and... your community down.

Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at NetherRealm full-time for more than 5 years

Pros

35 Hour weeks, great bonus package, slower paced than other studios, friendly, goal-focused co-workers. You can find drama if you're the kind of person that wants to find it but otherwise you can... just show up, do your work, and head home.

Cons

Their HR is afraid to fire low performers, so they are carrying a lot of dead weight. People who haven't worked anywhere else think they are doing "crunch" if they work 45 hours...

Advice to Management

Have the tough conversations, or get someone from WB to do it for you.

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