1. Helpful (24)

    "Its too bad to find out the reality of Blizzard."

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Artist in Irvine, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Blizzard Entertainment full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - Some strong and successful IPs. - Company as a whole tries to value its employees. - Health benefit is not bad. (the monthly premiums are quite high) - Good 401k match. - Company perks and events. Great parties. - Free blizzard games and other discounts. - Quite a stable job environment. - Nice Gym. - Great internal tournaments. - Profit sharing. (Its a double edge sword though. It makes up for their below average wage, but can change at anytime) - Vacation days.

    Cons

    - Really bad management overall. - Poor communication within and across departments and teams. - Very political. Politics over logic, professionalism, and work ethics. Whether you can do a good job, finish your work on time, or have the knowledge to do the work is much less important than you getting along with people and being liked by your supervisor and key people in the company. - People there do not understand what professionalism is. From HR to most of management. Most of them are not on top of and do not resolve issues (production or management issues). They have tons of meetings to talk about it and only to come out of those meetings to do nothing. - Extremely inefficient. Waste a lot of time and effort to do very little. - Poor pipeline and workflow. Designed by people who do not have the knowledge or experience, but yet has a huge ego. - A lot of "old-timer" employees that has been with the company for a long time that do not do much work but yet, because of Blizzard's emphasize on seniority and loyalty, their jobs are very secure. They happen to be the most political as well. - Poor planning and executions. This is from art / art direction to actual product development and production. - Poor career path and growth opportunities. - Methods used to track and measure performance is a failure. Performance reviews are pretty useless and there are nothing like a 360 review. Overall, there is a huge lack of accountability throughout the company. - Overwork employees. (multiple all nighters during crunch time is not uncommon. Salary employees do not get overtime and it does not matter how many all nighters they do.) - Below industry standard salary.

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  1. "more than a decade so far!"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Designer in Irvine, CA

    I have been working at Blizzard Entertainment full-time

    Pros

    I love the company, the work, the location and all of the benefits.

    Cons

    No job is perfect, and Blizzard will always have room to grow.

  2. "Level up"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Human Resources in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Blizzard Entertainment full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The culture can feel like you are part of a big family. That can be good and sometimes tough.

    Cons

    Make sure you truly evaluate talent equitably.

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