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Updated May 24, 2021

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3.9
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ArenaNet President Songyee Yoon
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Pros
  • "Company provides great medical benefits and a great work life balance(in 32 reviews)

  • "Work environment (cool studio, kitchen with free snacks and drinks)(in 12 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "mediocre pay, egotistical upper management, conflicting messages on work/life balance(in 17 reviews)

  • "If you are a very experienced tester or just very familiar with Guild Wars 2 you may feel unchallenged by the work(in 8 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Excellent company

      Apr 14, 2021 - Senior Environment Artist in Bellevue, WA
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
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      Pros

      Extremely good work/life balance. Very employee oriented.

      Cons

      Pay is on the low end for the industry, but not terrible.

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    2. 3.0
      Current Employee

      Overall good place

      May 24, 2021 - FQA Tester 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      It's got great benefits and incentives

      Cons

      Too many meetings and meetings

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    3. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Quality Assurance

      Apr 29, 2021 - Quality Assurance 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Great co-workers, creative and passionate environment

      Cons

      Low pay, poor work/life balance unless you demand it

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    4. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      ArenaNet is one of the best places I've worked

      Jan 27, 2021 - Senior Help Desk Engineer in Bellevue, WA
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Best working environment and people to work with

      Cons

      I have no cons to share XD

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    5. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Great People, Quality Employment

      Apr 21, 2020 - Senior Software Engineer in Bellevue, WA
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Great benefits, great work-life balance, great supportive people across the board, both in terms of personality, and talent.

      Cons

      The compensation packages are not as competitive as they might be elsewhere. The studio has also struggled to release anything outside of Guild Wars 2 content (which they do a damn good job with) for a long time, so it can be very frustrating to be working on one of the studio's other initiatives.

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    6. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Incredible artist culture, poor direction

      Jan 8, 2021 - Environment Artist in Bellevue, WA
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Very good environment for an artist to stretch their wings and learn. Excellent snack room. Everyone is extremely friendly. Good amount of PTO. Respect for work life balance.

      Cons

      It has been some time since I was there so things could have changed significantly but at the time of my employment the studio leadership seemed very conflicted about what direction they wanted to head. This lead to many shifts and blows to team morale. Thought it seems may have changed so I’d take that with a grain of salt. Also definitely on the lower end of salary/compensation.

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    7. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 8 years

      Intense place to work

      Mar 14, 2021 - Narrative Designer 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Coworkers are fantastic, smart, and generally professional.

      Cons

      Management is ruthless, HR not on the worker's side, and there's little chance for advancement.

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    8. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Very relaxed environment

      Nov 27, 2020 - Senior Software Engineer in Austin, TX
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      I was able to complete my work on my own schedule and received support from colleagues whenever needed

      Cons

      I was uncomfortable with the excessive amount of diversity

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    9. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Earning review for past years

      Dec 10, 2020 - Account Manager in War Creek, Breathitt, KY, Optional[KY]
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Interesting job and cool team

      Cons

      Very hard to say, but sometimes you need to work afterhours

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    10. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 10 years

      Great benefits!!!

      Jun 3, 2020 - Environment Artist in Bellevue, WA
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Company provides great medical benefits and a great work life balance.

      Cons

      A challenging time for many as the company is growing and is finding a new solid direction.

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