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Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Reviews

Updated April 16, 2017
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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Kirkland office is unstable"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Kirkland, WA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Kirkland, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The work is fun and challenging. The people are great.

    Cons

    The studio goes through annual layoffs. Sometimes it is more often than that. They layoff people whenever a title is ready to launch. The pay is lower than other nearby studios.

    Advice to Management

    Plan ahead so you have something to do with all these people when a project ends. There is no need to go through massive hires and layoffs every year when a little planning will save you all that time, money, and reputation.


  2. "Great benefits and stable, but slow moving and unprogressive"

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    Current Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in Burbank, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in Burbank, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Stable, good benefits, decent perks, working on some of the biggest brands, and a fair amount of autonomy. It's the most exciting group at WB

    Cons

    Political, slow moving and not progressive, not a lot of growth opportunities, people are undervalued, and uninspiring leadership. Not a division that's prioritized.

    Advice to Management

    Leadership could be a lot more inspiring and look to find ways to be more in touch with the rest of the division.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Finance Manager"

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    Current Employee - Finance Manager
    Current Employee - Finance Manager
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Benefits and work life balance is ok. Pay is average, fun product to work for

    Cons

    Personal and professional growth is very slow. I have been in my role for 2.5 years and nothing has changed. There are people that are in positions higher than me, that got there based on time spent with the company than really meriting it. Very demotivating at times.

    Advice to Management

    Encourage employee growth, promote professional movement, create more rewarding pay structure, and get rid of people who do not perform instead of promoting them for sticking to their position.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Stable workplace but little incentive to strive for excellence."

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    Current Employee - Manager in Burbank, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in Burbank, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great brands, commitment to high quality games, very secure employment, generally reasonable hours and workload.

    Cons

    No upside if you do a good job - bonuses are capped (small percent of salary), annual raises are lower than inflation, very slow to promote. Lots of politics, particularly among senior management, lead to dueling initiatives that should be combined across departments and unnecessary bitterness/conflict among rank and file.

    Advice to Management

    Define a strategy, get buy-in from everyone, follow-up on it and stick with it. Attract best-in-class employees and invest in identifying and retaining star performers.


  5. "Intelligent and hardworking staff working on high profile IP"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Very capable and intelligent staff, these people know what they are doing
    - Management understands games business and are well respected
    - Great IP, DC Entertainment, Lord Of the Rings/Hobbit, Harry Potter, and Lego properties to work with, just to name a few
    - Very stable for a game company: Fewer layoffs and restructuring compared to direct competitors such as Disney Interactive

    Cons

    - Due to the larger company size, upward mobility may take longer than smaller studios but in my personal situation, I was able to move quickly due to a vacancy
    - Sometimes too process driven and a lot of red tape, needs to be more agile in order to maintain competitive edge
    - Limited or lack of original IP from games, most games are based on existing IP, they need to start expanding their business and allow for internal creative development

    Advice to Management

    - Continue growth for the business but also don't be afraid to think outside the box - let's get WBIE in the top 10 publishers list


  6. Helpful (5)

    "QA Tester"

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    Current Employee - QA Tester in Burbank, CA
    Current Employee - QA Tester in Burbank, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible hours, not micromanaged, casual but professional atmosphere.

    Cons

    Like all game companies, nepotism and favortism run rampant. Watched more than one "love interest" get promoted with seemingly lower qualifications than other canidates.

    Advice to Management

    Meh. No one listens to testers.


  7. "Solid"

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    Current Freelancer - Anonymous Freelancer
    Current Freelancer - Anonymous Freelancer
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Meeting new people, and being on the Warner Brothers lot

    Cons

    Not a lot of work to go around


  8. "Good, but could be great!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment full-time

    Pros

    Great work/life balance. Friendly and approachable executives. Friendly and inclusive co-workers. Good benefits.

    Cons

    Can be a bit of a bureaucracy and the company can be slow moving when it comes to change/improvements.

    Advice to Management

    Relax. We're not curing cancer! :)


  9. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    It's a really great place to work, friendly environment where the people like to share their experiences and knowledges. Have really Nice happy hour too !

    Cons

    Sometime we don't understand all their decisions.
    Sometimes we don't understand why it's so long to take a decision but overall their is a good transparency.


  10. "Finance Intern"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great and fun people
    Awesome perks like free games and movies.

    Cons

    No official graduate programme afterwards


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