BioWare Reviews

Updated Jul 15, 2021

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3.7
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Pros
  • "Great people to work with, good focus on work life balance(in 14 reviews)

  • "Positive helpful work environment(in 13 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Occasional crunch (Though much improved)(in 10 reviews)

  • "The gaming industry, owned by EA(in 8 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Awesome Workplace

      Jul 15, 2021 - Devops Engineer in Edmonton, AB
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Excellent workplace with great management

      Cons

      Nothing much for me at least.

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    2. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Good place to work

      Jun 13, 2021 - 3D Animator in Edmonton, AB
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great salary and work/life balance (don't believe everything from Kotaku. Crunch was isolated and nothing compared to LA/SF levels). Amazing team!

      Cons

      A bit hard to move up in the company, and too many chefs in the kitchen cause many issues in development.

      2 people found this review helpful
    3. 3.0
      Current Employee

      Good Company

      Mar 28, 2021 - QA Analyst in Montreal, QC
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Fun and interesting projects to work on

      Cons

      Office may be closed soon

      1 person found this review helpful
    4. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

      Interesting challenges with a variety of opportunities to explore

      Sep 24, 2020 - Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) in Edmonton, AB
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - QA Team is solid and typically seen as peers by the rest of the development team - Management tends to be understanding towards mental health (especially with Covid challenges) - QA has given me a variety of places/projects to apply my skill - Compensation and benefits are good

      Cons

      - Workplace can be isolated - curious to explore other locations would almost definitely need a relocation (esp if you want AAA) - Can always be better

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    5. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Going through change.

      Jan 12, 2020 - Senior 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Amazing IP's. Financially stable. Might have an amazing future if they can get the next project out.

      Cons

      Bitter employees creating a toxic environment for positive newcomers. A lot of staff that love to advertise how badly they were worked on previous projects and just sit in meetings all day.

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      4 people found this review helpful
    6. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Not great, not awful

      Dec 20, 2019 - QA Tester in Edmonton, AB
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Free food, low expectations, had a really great immediate manager (Dan is amazing!)

      Cons

      Put us into a dark room with no lights or windows called 'the pit' for 8 to 12 hours a day, a few (not all) of the FT staff clearly demonstrated little respect for contract/QA testers and got away with it

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      1 person found this review helpful
    7. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      A great studio and fair employer

      Oct 13, 2019 - Games Specialist in Galway
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Bright comfy office with loads of options to chill Some of the most inspiring producers and artists of the industry who are willing to support new employees Fair salary and bonus scheme Some fascinating projects currently in pre-production

      Cons

      Weather tends to be on the cold and rainy side Occasional crunch (Though much improved)

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    8. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Good place to work

      Apr 28, 2019 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great people. Amazingly interesting and fun projects to work on.

      Cons

      Edmonton is somewhat cold an inhospitable.

      1 person found this review helpful
    9. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 8 years

      Lord of the Flies Management Style.

      Apr 23, 2019 - Artist in Austin, TX
      Recommend
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      Pros

      The pay and benefits were good.

      Cons

      Most disorganized art department I've ever worked for. Incredibly stressful and cut-throat work environment.

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      2 people found this review helpful
    10. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Can be a good place

      Mar 17, 2019 - Senior Software Engineer in Austin, TX
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good Pay, Good Benefits, Nice People

      Cons

      Doesn't get the recognition the studio deserves compared to the main (Edmonton) studio.

      2 people found this review helpful
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