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Bellevue, WA
1 to 50 employees
2000
Subsidiary or Business Segment
IT Services
$5 to $10 million (USD) per year
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Since the 2000 inception, our growing team has developed quality product through Guild Wars and its world renown sequel Guild Wars 2. Constantly striving to challenge genre conventions in the MMO market, the Guild Wars franchise has continued to stay buy-to-play in a market ... Read more

ArenaNet Reviews

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    Former Employee - Senior Cinematic Artist in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Senior Cinematic Artist in Redmond, WA
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    I worked at ArenaNet full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Wonderful people & culture
    Life/work Balance
    Amazing talent
    Good compensation
    Fun events throught the year
    Great facility

     I had a lot of autonomy and ownership over my work. I also had great mentors which lead to a lot of growth. My team was wonderful and I will miss working with them.

    Cons

    While I'm aware of some complaints with upper management. In my personal experience, I don't have real cons to offer here. ArenaNet was the highlight of my career.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing.

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ArenaNet Photos

ArenaNet photo of: The ArenaNet team gathers to celebrate the first anniversary of Guild Wars 2!
ArenaNet photo of: ArenaNet's Flag Football team 2013
ArenaNet photo of: Guild Wars 2 has launched in China! Welcome to Tyria!
ArenaNet photo of: The 12th Man at ArenaNet–Go Hawks!
ArenaNet photo of: The 12th Man at ArenaNet–Go Hawks!
ArenaNet photo of: The ArenaNet team is a talented and busy bunch, keeping busy with various projects outside of #GuildWars2 development.
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ArenaNet Interviews

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    Lead Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Bellevue, WA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at ArenaNet (Bellevue, WA) in May 2013.

    Interview

    Two phone interviews. Fly out. Skills test. All day interviews with the entire team, CEO and COO.

    Interview Questions

    • How would you identify players likely to churn?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    Non-negotiable.

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ArenaNet Awards & Accolades

  • Best MMO of the Year, Game Informer, 2012
  • Best Role-Playing Game of the Year, GameSpot, 2012
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