Blizzard Entertainment Reviews

Updated 26 Feb 2021

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3.5
57%
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Blizzard Entertainment President and CEO J. Allen Brack
J. Allen Brack
84 Ratings
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  • "Never kept up with cost of living increases, execs received massive salaries/bonuses while regular employees often struggled to make ends meet(in 35 reviews)

  • "Work life balance is non-existent; show up for your shift or don't show up at all(in 23 reviews)

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    "Strong mission and dedication"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Group Manager in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Blizzard Entertainment full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Blizzard in 2020 is on an upswing. They went through struggles with their values in 2019. This can be reflected in the reviews in Glassdoor during that time. As a fairly new member of Blizzard, I've observed that leadership has acknowledged the past struggles and is reenforcing the positive values. A great example recently is how Blizzard quickly moved to support employees to work from home; proving care package pickups and sharing constant communication and updates. I've also been impressed at the extended leadership and senior leadership's ability to help communicate and drive towards the mission of connecting amazing experiences across the world. The teams are very talented and passionate about doing things right and with quality. Developers are able to focus on their tasks with help from their leads and GMs.

    Cons

    Relationship building is critical to move on large decisions, this can lead to slowdowns in being agile.

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  2. Helpful (1)

    "Gudreview"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Madurai
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Blizzard Entertainment full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Active participant Less work time space

    Cons

    Too repeated No trans no holiday

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  3. "Not bad"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Blizzard Entertainment full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    I am a blizzard fan

    Cons

    I do not like some of the designers

  4. "Good company"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Sales Manager 

    I worked at Blizzard Entertainment full-time

    Pros

    The company makes good videogames

    Cons

    Sometimes their video games are bad

  5. "Great culture, believes in QA"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Senior Test Analyst - QA in Irvine, CA

    I have been working at Blizzard Entertainment full-time

    Pros

    QA is valued here, the work is exciting and engaging

    Cons

    pay rate is low compared to cost of living / other similar companies in the area

  6. "Passionate People"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Engineer 
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Blizzard Entertainment full-time

    Pros

    Friendly people and environment, many room to grow

    Cons

    Slow pace, executives involve heavily in decision making without expertise

  7. "Good place to work"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Manager 

    I have been working at Blizzard Entertainment full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great people, good benefits and fun products

    Cons

    Don't have anything to share here

  8. "Solid company with incredible talent"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lead Game Designer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Blizzard Entertainment full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Still has some of, if not the best, talent in the industry.

    Cons

    That talent is being bled pretty quickly.

  9. "Amazing culture, no crunch"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer II in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Blizzard Entertainment full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Amazing culture, no crunch, wonderful coworkers, technically oriented

    Cons

    Too much process, communication difficulties between offices, multiple re-orgs

  10. "Nice entry point"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Champion in Paris
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Blizzard Entertainment full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    World-known brand names and recognition

    Cons

    Full corporate politics and culture

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