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"Fun, but dissapointing"

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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.

Other Employee Reviews for Blizzard Entertainment

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Senior administrator"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Administrator in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Administrator in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good working environment
    enjoying great game
    flextime for working

    Cons

    Poor HR mgmt system
    nothing more to share cons atm.


  2. "Best company I've ever been a part of."

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    Former Employee - Production in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Production in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Blizzard Entertainment full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Incredible company and family to be a part of.

    Cons

    No cons to really share.

    Advice to Management

    To keep the small family company-feeling going no matter how large you grow.

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