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Helpful (4)

"Blizzard's Relaxed Work Environment"

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Current Employee - Senior Unix Engineer in Irvine, CA
Current Employee - Senior Unix Engineer in Irvine, CA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Blizzard Entertainment full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

Blizzard offers a very relaxed casual work environment. Dress of course is Silicon Valley casual - jeans, shorts, sandals, etc.

Work is sometimes fast-paced - but definitely exciting and challenging

A good place to showcase your skill and increase your knowledge

Cons

Sometimes, groups work in silos

Advice to Management

Be more in touch with team members
work on actually building team cohesiveness

Other Employee Reviews for Blizzard Entertainment

  1. Helpful (5)

    "Great place to work, but Blizzard needs to step it up, to keep up with the rest of the industry."

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    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Blizzard Entertainment full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Make high quality games.
    Highly challenging for artists.
    Good people.
    Ok bonus plan.

    Cons

    Pay is under scale for rest of industry.
    As of late, Blizzard name has been somewhat tarnished.
    Management HEAVY. And I mean HEAVY
    Almost zero career advancement opportunities.
    Every voice matters mantra is far from the truth.

    Advice to Management

    There are so many layers of unnecessary management, throughout all departments. Blizzard has lost it's way on what made Blizzard Blizzard.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Fun, but dissapointing"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - QA Analyst in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - QA Analyst in Irvine, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Blizzard Entertainment full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    *Immense Job satisfaction
    *Prestige
    *Perks, such as on-campus dining, exercise facilities, volleyball, basketball, movie theater, library, arcade rooms, etc etc

    Cons

    *Lazy or Inept co-workers (speaking only of quality assurance)
    *Managers that manage people based on 2nd-hand assumptions about an individual instead of actual experience with an individual. (Once again referring to quality assurance)
    *Leads that abuse their position to cut corners, but then penalize individuals who don't cut corners because they 'take too long', even if they still finish within the assigned, allotted work-time. (quality assurance)
    *Mandatory overtime is illegal, but employees were told they should volunteer for OT 'if they value their job'. Was working ~80 hours a week when SC 2 GoldMaster disc was shipped.
    *One of the lowest paying studios in the industry

    Advice to Management

    Quality Assurance @ Blizzard is full of conspiracies. Members often conspire to alter the way a project's advance appears in order to 'stay under the radar', even if they find problems, they often don't report them because there is little to no job security and the nail that stands out gets hammered down. Additionally the new employee trainers are inept and not afraid to scapegoat the temp hires or report false claims against temp (probational) employees based on false assumptions.

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