Blizzard Entertainment - Cool company with a few fundamental issues | Glassdoor
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"Cool company with a few fundamental issues"

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Current Employee - Systems Administrator in Irvine, CA
Current Employee - Systems Administrator in Irvine, CA
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Great work environment. Fun and casual.

Cons

Blizzard suffers from growing too quickly and as a result there are many people in powerful positions with no real enterprise experience.

Other Employee Reviews for Blizzard Entertainment

  1. Helpful (6)

    "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.


  2. 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

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