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Updated May 17, 2022

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3.6
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  • "Low pay across the board except for the rare few dozen who are either execs or particularly special/tenured devs.(in 74 reviews)
  • "People who are still considered new are given less trust and struggle moving the needle for their role, especially middle management on non(in 60 reviews)
  • "Low Salary (good only for geeks)(in 35 reviews)
  • "Low compensation in an exceptionally high cost of living area and ever rising demands(in 23 reviews)
  • "Most of your managers don't really understand growth within the company, or your path for promotion.(in 20 reviews)
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  1. 5.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    Solid Place

    Mar 10, 2022 - Game Master 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Nice entry level position to get your feet wet.

    Cons

    Tough hours sometimes working weekends and nights depending on your shift

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  2. 4.0
    Former Employee, less than 1 year

    loved my job

    May 17, 2022 - Junior Concept Artist 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    it was fun and rewarding

    Cons

    workplace was sexist and harrassing

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  3. 3.0
    Current Employee

    A great past now hobbled by publisher interference, but still worth a look

    Apr 10, 2022 - Customer Support Consultant 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Great teammates, jovial atmosphere, very geeky culture. In spite of the company's size, on the lower to mid levels it still feels like a big family. thanks to everyone's shared interest in gaming which is not only tolerated but supported by the company. In spite of all the controversies still a major player in the market with considerable job security and financial as well as non-monetary benefits.

    Cons

    Ever-growing influence of corporate bean-counters, predatory capitalists and former Trump appointees from the publishing arm especially over the last four years or so, to the detriment of creative control of the people who actually make the games. Cost-cutting measures made hundreds of employees redundant, increased the workload of everyone who remained, and affected product quality. Tone-deaf leadership that seems to prefer addressing controversies with colorful feelgood PR rather than actual change. Due to this, also bleeding a tremendous amount of talent.

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  4. 2.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Be careful - Cinematics

    May 5, 2022 - CG Artist 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Work and peers are a great group overall, if we didn't lose so much talent the past year and continue.

    Cons

    From working from home point of view, pay is way low compared to what poachers offer within a week of interviews, and management especially during town halls are echo chambers nearly gas lighting teams questions without self reflectance or humility with short sighted action items. And doesn't have understanding of why anonymity is important when asking questions for these meetings, thereby dismissing or indirectly causing retaliation for questions asked. Management can't own up to THE LARGEST TALENT DRAIN the company has ever had and CONTINUES DRAINING, return to office in June will be such a disaster for losing EVEN MORE talent. And instead of accepting that reality, will dodge any questions citing xyz or out right lie, you would think you're on a comedy set. Compensation is equivalent to our peers? Haha, yah I could run to any of the 10 blizzard run off studios or riot etc and make literally 50% more. And the company itself turns back on its words every month. I don't even need to cite the lawsuits and harassments here, other then NOTHING has improved from those in management positions but they pat themselves on back and say change is done, with endless rhetoric about continuing being amazing. Extremely inflexible, will eventually transition 2 day hybrid to full 5 day, as is evident of companies own trend walking back work flexibility. So why work here for less pay and no work flexibility, when can get a job for more money and full remote like Bungie. You can't learn from this team as once could because so much talent has hemorrhaged and continues. Quality will and has degraded. But I look forward to seeing my 10+ year peers at other companies. To put the talent drain in perspective, you saw 1-3 emails a year of long term employees leaving. Now it's every 2-3 weeks for 1-3 long terms leaving. It's extreme, retention here is ABYSMAL now and management continues to have a blind eye. But will keep begging employees to act as recruiting it's so bad. Obviously I'm leaving out so much from lack of recruiting team due to being poached for way more money to the awful scenario that is corporate corruption and lawsuits and harassments. I wish non management the best

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  5. 4.0
    Former Employee, more than 5 years

    Favorite employer so far

    Apr 30, 2022 - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Peer level coworkers were smart, passionate, and a pleasure to work with.

    Cons

    Lack of flexibility (pre-Covid) to accommodate remote work and part-time arrangements. Lots of leadership turnover could leave your career in stasis even if you were consistently receiving top performance review marks.

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  6. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 5 years

    One of the best companies in my career

    Apr 14, 2022 - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Rewarding for experienced professionals Very supportive during work from home Excellent pay and benefits Great products Exciting work

    Cons

    Negative company image due to lawsuits and negative media attention Higher employee attrition Team culture varies widely across the company

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  7. 5.0
    Current Employee

    New Hire at Blizzard

    May 2, 2022 - Software Engineer 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Very Friendly Work Remote Everyone gets to have input in the design

    Cons

    Onboarding is not well defined Pay isn't the best

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  8. 5.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    A Team that Cares

    Apr 14, 2022 - User Interface Designer in Seattle, WA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    My team has been a wonderful group of people who are very conscientious of people's growth and contributions to the team. They listen and want to ensure that employees are feeling fulfilled but not too overloaded with work.

    Cons

    Internal pod structure makes it hard to connect with other teams sometimes.

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  9. 3.0
    Current Employee

    Good Company

    May 15, 2022 - Live Operations Specialist in Austin, TX
    Recommend
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    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Very passionate employees, management makes an effort to support employees

    Cons

    Very limited growth within organization.

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  10. 5.0
    Current Employee

    great

    Apr 20, 2022 - Computer Programmer 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    There is a great pay

    Cons

    They force you to work overtime

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Blizzard Entertainment Reviews FAQs

Blizzard Entertainment has an overall rating of 3.6 out of 5, based on over 1,242 reviews left anonymously by employees. 65% of employees would recommend working at Blizzard Entertainment to a friend and 43% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has improved by 1% over the last 12 months.

According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, Blizzard Entertainment employees rate their compensation and benefits as 3.4 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at Blizzard Entertainment. This rating has improved by 5% over the last 12 months.

65% of Blizzard Entertainment employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Blizzard Entertainment 4.0 out of 5 for work life balance, 3.8 for culture and values and 3.3 for career opportunities.

According to reviews on Glassdoor, employees commonly mention the pros of working at Blizzard Entertainment to be benefits, culture, coworkers and the cons to be senior leadership, career development, management.

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