Blizzard Entertainment Reviews

Updated May 14, 2021

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3.6
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Blizzard Entertainment President and CEO J. Allen Brack
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120 Ratings
Pros
  • "amazing, collaborative work environment(in 47 reviews)

  • "Great culture, great work/life balance(in 45 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Never kept up with cost of living increases, execs received massive salaries/bonuses while regular employees often struggled to make ends meet(in 35 reviews)

  • "Work life balance is non-existent; show up for your shift or don't show up at all(in 23 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Good times

      Apr 13, 2021 - Game Master in Austin, TX
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Fun place to work and play

      Cons

      Pretty low pay but it was a college job

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    2. 2.0
      Current Employee

      Culture is created by Employees not Executives.

      Apr 10, 2021 - Director in Los Angeles, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Competitive Pay. Process Driven. Supported During COVID.

      Cons

      High School Vibe. Forced Stack Rankings.

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      4 people found this review helpful
    3. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

      Culture foreward

      May 14, 2021 - IT/AV Technician in Irvine, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great coworkers, fun work environment, always someone to share in good times with. Great training opportunities

      Cons

      a few too many late nights, but they were spent working with some of the most talented amazing people one could ask to work with

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    4. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Phenomenal Time

      May 6, 2021 - Program Manager in Irvine, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Had a great time as an early career professional and found tons of opportunities to improve upon myself and own initiatives

      Cons

      Found more opportunities elsewhere - Living in Irvine is kind of a drag at 24 lmao

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    5. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

      Awesome place to work

      May 1, 2021 - Senior Software Engineer in Irvine, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Everybody has a voice and is given an opportunity to provide feedback and drive product direction. Highly collaborative environment with some of the best talent in the industry.

      Cons

      Pay isn't super competitive at lower levels.

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    6. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Great Benefits and Good People

      May 2, 2021 - Cloud Systems Engineer in Austin, TX
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great people, good pay for senior positions, great benefits.

      Cons

      Lots of project management overhead, expect to spend a lot of your time in meetings instead of working.

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    7. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 8 years

      None

      May 6, 2021 - Vice President in Irvine, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      People Pay Benefits Games Culture

      Cons

      Lack of autonomy Activision Santa Monica

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    8. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 10 years

      Politics and greed killed a dream company

      Mar 21, 2021 - Marketing Manager in Irvine, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great IPs, some last pockets of resistance that still value good products and care about the community.

      Cons

      Over the years, Activision started to infiltrate high-level executives into Blizzard until all the old guard was kicked-off. Then managed to layoff many employees around the world to consolidate publishing and other support groups into Activision. This corporate Game of Thrones might be generating great cost-savings, but at the same time, it killed everything that made Blizzard unique. Other than dev teams, everyone else reports to someone at Activision, making Blizzard's President a puppet figure in charge of delivering products with increasing obsession in microtransaction and predatory business models. And they aren't fixing Blizzard's previous issues, like low pay, almost impossible internal mobility, divisive 'woke' HR, people accumulating multiple functions with 80 hour weeks, and fundamental distrust in the high-level executives. You might see rosy reviews from newer employees, but those never had the chance to see how Blizzard was truly a special place. They are falling for the bs. If you grew up playing Blizzard games and dreamed of working there, sorry to be bearer of bad news: the Blizzard you love is dead.

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      10 people found this review helpful
    9. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      Great place to work

      May 4, 2021 - Senior Producer I in Irvine, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Exciting IPs to work with

      Cons

      Becoming a lot more corporate

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    10. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Great people, great culture, horrible work-life balance

      Apr 29, 2021 - Events Coordinator in Irvine, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Benefits, Brand, Games, Culture, People, Community

      Cons

      Politics, Work-Life Balance, Layoffs, Minimal Growth Opportunities

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