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"Best company ever since over 12 years in CG industry."

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Current Employee - Character Artist in Bellevue, WA
Current Employee - Character Artist in Bellevue, WA
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Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at ArenaNet full-time (Less than a year)

Pros

ArenaNet treats employee greatly, keeping balance work and life for us nicely.
ArenaNet University(inside of the company) provide various education actively for all employee who want to lean more or new.

Cons

All the events and environment for employee are well organized, people are so nice to help as needs.
Also, schedule wise, I've been scheduled fair amount of time to finish my tasks, which is my favorite part of it.

Other Employee Reviews for ArenaNet

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    "Very satisfying"

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    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ArenaNet as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I've been working at ArenaNet as a contract worker for less than a year

    -Great culture

    -Some of the friendliest people I've ever had the pleasure to work with

    -Free snacks

    -Great work/life balance

    -I REALLY appreciate the fact that ArenaNet seem to close the gap between contract and FTE quite a bit compared to other places I've worked.

    Cons

    There are two main issues I have:

    -Considering the workflow at ArenaNet, I'm not entirely sure why they still have contract QA positions. ArenaNet, with its releases every two weeks, always have work to be doing. Why send employees packing?

    -A number of reviews mentioned that the wage is lower than the rest of the industry. With that in mind, having to pay to park on-site was a bit of a bummer.

    -The new hire training is a little dodgy at the moment. While it sounds like it's improved A LOT from the way it was previously, it is still a quite a bit of sink-or-swim type of process. On top of that, the way documentation was done previously seemed to not be standardized and this led to a lot of information being passed around as tribal knowledge.

    Advice to Management

    -If the budget permits, I'd like to see less contract positions.

    -Better documentation standardization

    -More comprehensive training


  2. "A+"

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    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ArenaNet as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Work life balance is great. I've only ever worked OT by my own decision, and it was only a handful of times. It isn't the "crunch hell" that you would expect, even when we are pumping out 2 week releases.

    Contract employees are treated very well relative to other employers. Any special perks or presents of fun events are always very open to contract people.

    Cons

    There's quite a bit of tribal knowledge here, so being new is hard. Once you are past being "new" though, it is very rewarding.

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