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Helpful (2)

"Great place to be"

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Software Engineer in Irvine, CA
Current Employee - Software Engineer in Irvine, CA
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Blizzard Entertainment full-time (More than 8 years)

Pros

Really great coworkers, fun place to work and excellent potential to advance.

Cons

The company has been building out middle management which has been stagnating progress on projects. Also, the company takes too long to develop games and at times thinks it knows what customers want when they don't.

Advice to Management

Decrease development time for projects. It should not take a decade to make a game.

Other Employee Reviews for Blizzard Entertainment

  1. Helpful (3)

    "I've learned a lot in my time at Blizzard, and I'm still happy after several years!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Team Manager In Customer Support in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Team Manager In Customer Support in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Supportive environment, with tons of opportunity if you're willing to work for it.

    Cons

    Because so many people have worked here together for so long, the cliques and "clubs" can be exclusionary and uninviting to newer employees.

    Advice to Management

    Get more consistent from one group manager to the next - at times it can seem there is no calibration, even though there is.


  2. Helpful (9)

    "Company is great, but Platform Services has much to improve."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Quality Assurance Analyst 1 in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Quality Assurance Analyst 1 in Irvine, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Tons of different departments to see and explore career paths.
    Company offers a lot of different learning and development courses throughout the year.
    Company has a health/wellness program to get gamers moving.

    Cons

    Work/life balance takes a hit depending upon the team.
    Platform Services department is mostly based on who you know to get advanced. Whereas hard work, contributing when asked, is not recognized.
    Compensation is a yearly question that appears in surveys, but never gets resolved. Throughout the year employer delivers taxable goods (i.e. - free games, books) that employee doesn't have a say whether or not they want it. This is considered a part of the employee's salary/benefits.

    Advice to Management

    Assess and restructure the personal management positions (supervisor, asst manager, manager). Those positions do not understand what each of their reports' team does, and rarely take the time to understand it. Thus reviews are based off of information that the report's team members give, not through their own personal oversight.


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