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"Good benefits, profit sharing, friendly environment"

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

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

Pros

On-site gym, cafe, volleyball court, basketball court. Pay isn't that bad with profit sharing. No other place in Irvine that I'd want to work. Although WoW is declining, I see a lot of potential with the new games that are being released.

Cons

Too much middle management that protects themselves. Losing the start-up, "agile" culture that made Blizzard great. A lot of beaucracy in decision making. Egos in different departments that want to have complete control over different parts of the environment compound that problem.

Other Employee Reviews for Blizzard Entertainment

  1. Helpful (11)

    "Do not work in Quality Assurance"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    1. Ability to move to other departments outside of Quality Assurance.
    2. You will not be fired at the end of a project.
    3. The culture of Blizzard Entertainment is fantastic.
    4. All other departments outside of Quality Assurance and Customer Service are fantastic places to work.

    Cons

    1. Management does not have technical knowledge.
    2. Political battles between managers catch employees in the crossfire.
    3. Career progression is attained arbitrarily based on the personal feelings of each manager.
    4. Career progression is not well defined due to this.
    5. Work ethic counts for little in the face of perception even if the perceptions are proven to be false.
    6. Overtime can last for a year straight or more.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Amazing place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Administrative in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Administrative in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people and culture is what you're going to love about Blizzard. They love raising morale and have plenty of learning opportunities. Good group to work for.

    Cons

    Some would say the wages are not competitive. Sometimes swag is not what you are looking for instead of a good salary. Some office politics but that happens just about anywhere.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up.

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