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"It is truly a learning experience"

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook

I have been working at BioWare full-time

Pros

You can learn a lot about the game industry.

Cons

The game industry is based on people's extra income and as that shrinks, so does the studio.

Advice to Management

In order to be a designer you need to play the games you design.

Other Employee Reviews for BioWare

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Fun environment with interesting tech"

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    Current Employee - Lead Engineer in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Lead Engineer in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BioWare full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    * Lots of room for learning new teach and solving problems
    * Smart people
    * Crunch periods are not that long

    Cons

    * Management communication leaves lots to be desired
    * Lots of "Tech Managers". Basically strong tech people with crappy management skills
    * Downsized recently, more work spread to few individuals

    Advice to Management

    Learn to communicate with employees better. Secrecy is a killer


  2. Helpful (6)

    "A complete waste of my time"

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    Former Contractor - QA Term Tester in Austin, TX
    Former Contractor - QA Term Tester in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at BioWare as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The tiny perks - free breakfast, ice cream, lax work environment. lower level staff is great.

    Cons

    Relocated cross country for job only to be laid off after a few weeks, company completely disolved the QA from this studio(Austin). Higher ups have extreme attitude problem. Contractors treated like complete dirt. If you can get on and stay your whole contract you basically have to be buddy buddy to get hired on full time, being good at your job has no meaning here.

    Advice to Management

    Don't have 60%+ of your workforce be contractors, don't fire them right after you hire them, and how about trimming the fat where it is needed and not where you can save your buddy buddy's job.

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