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Reviews voor Blizzard Entertainment

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  1. "It's all in the game"

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    Voormalige werknemer - Anonieme werknemer in Irvine, CA (Verenigde Staten)
    Voormalige werknemer - Anonieme werknemer in Irvine, CA (Verenigde Staten)

    Ik heb een voltijdbaan gehad bij Blizzard Entertainment (Langer dan een jaar)

    Pluspunten

    Als je van video games houdt ben je hier aan het juiste adres

    Minpunten

    Hele hoge werkdruk, veel communicatie met US


  2. "Graphic Designer"

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    Ik heb een voltijdbaan gehad bij Blizzard Entertainment

    Pluspunten

    Company culture is awesome and just an awesome place to be at.

    Minpunten

    Definitely got to speak up for growth.

  3. "Great People Poor Compensation"

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    Voormalige werknemer - Senior Test Analyst in Irvine, CA (Verenigde Staten)
    Voormalige werknemer - Senior Test Analyst in Irvine, CA (Verenigde Staten)
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    Ik heb een voltijdbaan gehad bij Blizzard Entertainment (Langer dan 8 jaar)

    Pluspunten

    You get to work with some of the best people in the industry.

    Minpunten

    Compensation is extremely low .


  4. "Room For Improvement"

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    Voormalige werknemer - Anonieme werknemer in Austin, TX (Verenigde Staten)
    Voormalige werknemer - Anonieme werknemer in Austin, TX (Verenigde Staten)

    Ik heb een voltijdbaan gehad bij Blizzard Entertainment (Langer dan 10 jaar)

    Pluspunten

    As many other reviews have stated - the culture. The culture and the people at Blizzard are fantastic, and it shows with their customer interactions.

    Having an on-site gym is a plus.

    You can definitely 'embrace your inner geek' - the dress code is casual and you are encouraged to be passionate about games and e-sports.

    Minpunten

    Compensation is not competitive for the type and amount of work done, especially in the upper tiers of CS.

    Promotions out of CS are difficult at best, especially if you want to stay in the Austin area. Otherwise you need to move to Irvine, which is prohibitively expensive. The competition is fierce regardless.

    Call center scheduling is not going to be optimal for everyone. Unless you can directly swap with someone, you will be locked in to your schedule for a year, until it comes time to shake things up again.

    Advies aan management

    Continue growing, supporting and rewarding talent.


  5. "Supervisor Customer Support"

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    Huidige werknemer - Customer Service Supervisor in Cork (Ierland)
    Huidige werknemer - Customer Service Supervisor in Cork (Ierland)
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    Ik heb een voltijdbaan bij Blizzard Entertainment (Langer dan 8 jaar)

    Pluspunten

    Great teams and vision, passionate people, good compensations and if you are a gamer, the best company to work with

    Minpunten

    No much career opportunities in certain offices (Cork, Austin)


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    "Esports Manager"

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    Ik heb een voltijdbaan bij Blizzard Entertainment

    Pluspunten

    . Exciting environment
    . Ownership of budget and products

    Minpunten

    Lack of Vision / Direction
    Small support from other departments


  7. Nuttig (7)

    "Avoid the QA Department"

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    Voormalige werknemer - Anonieme werknemer in Irvine, CA (Verenigde Staten)
    Voormalige werknemer - Anonieme werknemer in Irvine, CA (Verenigde Staten)
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    Ik heb een voltijdbaan gehad bij Blizzard Entertainment (Langer dan 3 jaar)

    Pluspunten

    - Passionate group of people
    - Decent Pay (Above the EA's and Activisions, but not competitive with other companies in the Greater LA area for similar/equivalent roles)
    - Decent Benefits (Commuting program, gifts, company events, Blizzcon, Blizzbucks, free copies of Blizzard and Activision Games)

    You'd be hard pressed to find a group of people who are more passionate about the games they make than the ones who work at Blizzard.

    Minpunten

    - *Very* Cliquey.
    - QA is a literal garbage fire and treats anyone without a manager/director title like they are plebs.
    Some examples of how QA are treated badly:

    1) I was brought in as highly experienced hire to build a new department. The only other hire in QA was a QA Manager. The QA onboarding staff made a specific point that it is not acceptable to come into work smelly/dirty, and if you did, there are showers on campus, so there's no reason not to.

    Not only is this insulting to present in any onboarding, but it also reinforces the stereotype that QA employees are just garbage pulled in off the street. Not a great first impression.

    2) Be prepared for the Directors/managers to disagree, and the employees reporting to them to get caught in the middle.

    3) QA has *no* real say in how the games are developed. You are expected to write up bugs, then defer to the dev and production teams. They'll make all the decisions from there. "Quality Assurance" in name only.

    4) During my time there, Blizzard finally realized that embedding QA with the dev teams was a great idea! But only after they were forced to do so because the QA building almost collapsed and they had to relocate the staff.

    5) Some managers and directors have no respect for LGBTQ employees. Some management in my department, after 2 years, still spoke about a transgender employee using the wrong pronouns. When confronted about it, they blamed it on you, instead of taking responsibility.

    6) Blizzard makes all employees work over the Blizzcon weekend, supporting the show. This isn't so bad, except that literally everyone else in the company is given the opportunity to choose where they want to support the event except QA! I was told every time we were to sign up that the spots for QA had already been decided, so there was no need to sign up. We were told we had to man the demo floor because "we know the games best", even though half the time they would put you on a demo floor area for a game you'd never even seen/played before.

    7) The company is *very* apprehensive to work together across teams. It's a fight sometimes to even get QA personnel across teams to share information so they can learn from one another's mistakes and improve as a whole.

    Advies aan management

    Take a long hard look at the people who run your QA department. This department is 10 years behind the rest of the industry, easily. You could learn a lot, both from across teams, but also from your partner companies such as King and Activision. You don't need to adopt their practices, but they are an amazing resource where you can cannibalize information and learnings and then make it your own.

    The QA Ops group is an especially flammable garbage fire that has got to change, starting from the top.

  8. "Exciting Company to Work For"

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    Huidige werknemer - Game Master in Austin, TX (Verenigde Staten)
    Huidige werknemer - Game Master in Austin, TX (Verenigde Staten)
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    Ik heb een voltijdbaan bij Blizzard Entertainment (Langer dan een jaar)

    Pluspunten

    Amazing benefits and enjoyed going to work every day to help out players, fans, and colleagues.

    Minpunten

    There's a lot of sitting, so take your breaks and walk around


  9. "Team Manager Customer Service"

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    Ik heb een voltijdbaan gehad bij Blizzard Entertainment

    Pluspunten

    Great Benefits
    Amazing Company values
    Strong ethics towards customers

    Minpunten

    Internal Politics
    Lack of opportunity to move out of CS into other departments due to reduced growth in the past years
    Change of direction of the Company for the long term


  10. "Security"

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    Ik heb een voltijdbaan bij Blizzard Entertainment (Langer dan 5 jaar)

    Pluspunten

    They live up to their core values.

    Minpunten

    I don’t have any cons