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Updated 26 April 2015
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  1. Better than most game QA gigs

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - QA Analyst in Bothell, WA (US)
    Former Contractor - QA Analyst in Bothell, WA (US)

    I worked at Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment as a contractor (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good, casual work environment. Breaks when needed. Free snacks. Fair compensation for the work you do. Low stress.

    Cons

    Leads try to do right by contract employees, but management has the final say when contracts are over. You may be cut with 0 notice.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more of your good contractors as full-time employees!

  2. Great learning experience.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Consultant in Burbank, CA (US)
    Former Contractor - Consultant in Burbank, CA (US)

    I worked at Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Although I was only a consultant, the benefits that were offered were great such as, being able to walk onto the studio lot and watch employee screenings.

    Cons

    Very competitive atmosphere, especially for women. Almost a 'do what ever it takes to get to the top' type of atmosphere.

    Advice to Management

    Hire managers who know the business, especially in technology.

  3. Great first intern experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Game Technology in Burbank, CA (US)
    Former Intern - Game Technology in Burbank, CA (US)

    I worked at Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great mentorship, friendly coworkers, great work environment

    Cons

    Not much team collaboration, lack of motivation

    Advice to Management

    n/a

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  5. QA Tester

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - QA Tester in Burbank, CA (US)
    Current Employee - QA Tester in Burbank, CA (US)

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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.

  6. Nice offices to be in

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Montreal, QC (Canada)

    I worked at Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    The ambiance is very sweet. Even if there are more employees it still feels like a big family. Employees are respected by the direction. The office is GREAT.

    Cons

    It's a video game studio, expect some crunches. But they are not so bad in this one, really.

  7. Intelligent and hardworking staff working on high profile IP

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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

  8. Finance Manager

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Finance Manager
    Current Employee - Finance Manager

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

    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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.

  9. Programmer Analyst

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Programmer Analyst in Burbank, CA (US)
    Former Contractor - Programmer Analyst in Burbank, CA (US)

    I worked at Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Worked under contract - everyone was very knowledgeable and capable in their roles in the project. The company provided plenty of resources for the project and lessened the regular duties for those involved. This showed a real commitment to the project.

    Cons

    I don't have any cons to report about this company

    Advice to Management

    Project was run smoothly. Stakeholders and managers made themselves available as needed for the project.

  10. Come here for the experience and fun, not for the pay

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Burbank, CA (US)
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Burbank, CA (US)

    I worked at Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment as a contractor (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Opportunities to try new things and work with some very talented and experienced people. Great work/life balance; Great culture

    Cons

    Lower industry average pay; Politics involved to really move ahead; Lack of structure can be chaotic at times.

    Advice to Management

    Be open and share ideas and information rather than silo information only to those relevant to those that only need to know

  11. Great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Friendly atmosphere, access to the studio lot, fun projects, flexible hours

    Cons

    Takes awhile to get promoted

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