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"A company full of gamers and A type personalities"

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Former Employee - QA Analyst in Irvine, CA
Former Employee - QA Analyst in Irvine, CA
Recommends
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO

I worked at Blizzard Entertainment full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

Great CoWorkers, cool benefits if you're a gamer, Nice facilities, lots of fun and events

Cons

Long hours, cliquish culture, crunch times that last for months, your contributions can get lost in the sea of employees, lots of competition for promotions etc.

Advice to Management

Cut out the middle management as much as possible, it was beginning to feel a lot like office space with several supervisors and managers to report to.

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  1. Helpful (4)

    "Blizzard's Relaxed Work Environment"

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    • Senior Management
    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


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Great culture but horrible supervisors and job opportunities"

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    Former Employee - Account and Technical Services Tier II in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Account and Technical Services Tier II in Irvine, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Blizzard Entertainment full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Blizzard has a really relaxed work environment based around the culture of the games they produce. It's very relaxed and everyone there is proud to be a nerd/geek. They offer great health benefits and bonuses and profit sharing to full time employees

    Cons

    The attendance policies in the Customer Service department is based on a point system. Each time you call out it's three points, and it only takes nine points to get a write up, and twelve to be fired. They do not accept doctors notes to excuse absences, and if you are gone for more than three days in a row you have to apply for FMLA to cover the time you missed or else you risk getting written up or fired. There is also a lot of favoritism that goes on.

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