Blizzard Entertainment - Amazing culture and Passion for hand-crafted, high quality gaming experiences | Glassdoor
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  • "Expensive cost of living in the surrounding area; the company does subsidize healthy food options in their cafe and vending machines in each building" (in 29 reviews)

  • "You have to work really hard to exceed expectations which can erode some of the exalted "work-life balance"" (in 19 reviews)

Employee Review

Employee Review

Helpful (20)

"Amazing culture and Passion for hand-crafted, high quality gaming experiences"

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

-Employees bleed passion. They embrace the 8 core values wholeheartedly and live and breath it.
-Opportunities for learning and growth. The company has grown quickly over the past few years and there are opportunities beyond just game development! eSports, Consumer Products, Story and Franchise Development and more.
-Limited hierarchy, everyone pitches in and has a voice, and focused on meritocracy
-You can be yourself. You don't have to be a gaming geek, there are foodies, pet lovers, table top gamers, tinkerers and so many other interests that you can share with others

Cons

-Company is more of a start up-feel and there's a greater need for more process and documentation, however, not to the point where we are taking away from the creativity and to get things done
-It takes time to learn the Blizzard way of doing things, but there's a positive in this as everyone understands this and gives new hires a chance to really absorb the culture and build relationships without being thrown into the fire

Advice to Management

-Never forget the roots of the organization, the creativity and focus on quality, but realize that we need to catch up in certain areas as well

Other Employee Reviews

Other Employee Reviews

  1. Helpful (6)

    "Typical big video game studio"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Blizzard Entertainment full-time

    Pros

    - Work on Blizzard titles
    - Cool people to work with

    Cons

    - Low pay, try to compensate with "Blizzard Bucks"
    - If not in dev, you are in a lower tier


  2. "Awesome"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Blizzard Entertainment part-time

    Pros

    It would be awesome to do the coding of WOW

    Cons

    Farther away from family that is really it

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