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"Great place, although the desk job atmosphere could be stifling."

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Former Employee - Game Master in Austin, TX
Former Employee - Game Master in Austin, TX
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Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Great benefits: sick leave, insurance, paid time off, on-site gym and break rooms. Free subscription to games, lots of memorabilia, and comfortable/casual work environment. Relatively easy to get along with coworkers as team building exercises were pretty commonplace.

Cons

Increasing level of micromanagement: heavily monitored breaks from desk (even to go to the bathroom) and constantly changing expectations as far as productivity, customer satisfaction, and other criteria. Possibility of being placed on deep overnight shift, although if that's your thing, it works out.

Other Employee Reviews for Blizzard Entertainment

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Awesome company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    always feel excited while working at Blizzard

    Cons

    Senior leaderships don't listen suggestions from lower levels


  2. Helpful (10)

    "To work at Blizzard, be prepared to make it your life."

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    Former Employee - Game Master in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Game Master in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company is very accepting of individuality - generally, you can wear what you like and be yourself without any negativity. As I worked my way up the ladder a bit, the work got somewhat interesting, but was very repetitive at first as a regular GM.

    Cons

    It's like high school. There are cliques all around, and if you aren't in the right ones, be prepared to not get very far up the chain. Everyone works, lives, and socializes together, and HUGE importance is put on the "Blizzard Family." You will be required to work odd hours, holidays, and countless overtime. Do NOT expect to have a life outside of your "Blizzard Family." If you try, you will be essentially excommunicated and out of a job soon. There is NO work-life balance when working for Blizzard, because Blizzard expects their employees to be devoted gamers who have no life other than Blizzard.

    Advice to Management

    Please understand the need for a work-life balance.


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