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Blizzard Entertainment Reviews

Updated 16 August 2018
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Pros
  • "Blizzard actually wants to give employees a Work-Life balance" (in 35 reviews)

  • "If you are looking for a work environment to fully 'embrace your inner geek" you don't need to look any further" (in 36 reviews)

Cons
  • "Expensive cost of living in the surrounding area; the company does subsidize healthy food options in their cafe and vending machines in each building" (in 29 reviews)

  • "You have to work really hard to exceed expectations which can erode some of the exalted "work-life balance"" (in 19 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Gudreview"

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

    I have been working at Blizzard Entertainment full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Active participant Less work time space

    Cons

    Too repeated No trans no holiday

    Advice to Management

    More redundant


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great place yo enjoy your work and work on own development!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Game Master in Cork (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Game Master in Cork (Ireland)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Blizzard Entertainment full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    * Work related to computers games. What could be better?
    * Surrounded by likeminded gamers even or manager level. You are even encouraged to play games.
    * Great Core Values,
    * Transparency in most processes,
    * Listen to their employee opinion. You can really make a difference.
    * Lots of investments in your development. Great place to learn and upskill yourself.

    Cons

    * Location. While office itself meets the standards of Blizzard, the quality of life in the town getting worst with each year. If you choose this office, be sure that you hate sunny weather otherwise you might become be very unhappy.
    * Cost of life/salary. While they do their best, prices rise in Ireland even faster, and at some point, you might just not have any money left, especially if you are a family person.
    * Lack of opportunities in the local office. To be clear - there are lots of opportunities if you are open for relocation to other offices, but otherwise, there are very few opportunities with very tough competition.

    Advice to Management

    * I would really suggest looking into if you would like to keep staying in Cork. It might cost a lot of extra to maintain competitive salaries in the local market.
    * Would suggest extending variation of different opportunities within in you Irish office to keep talented people in Blizzard.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Overall a great place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Blizzard Entertainment full-time

    Pros

    The best thing about Blizzard is the people—people are passionate, driven, smart and kind. While it's difficult to make such a blanket statement, for the most part it's been true. If you want a place where people are more than coworkers and you get to do what you're passionate about alongside people who are passionate about their areas too.

    Cons

    It is definitely a place that's very dependent on who you know. While that's easy for some, for others it is not. It is not necessarily a con depending on how you see it, but opportunities are dependent on this—where is it not?

    Merit is taken into consideration too but not without your network.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Not your usual call center (yet)"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service in Cork (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Customer Service in Cork (Ireland)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Blizzard Entertainment full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Best company culture in the world. Easy to connect with people. Geek ambient. You can be yourself and bleed your passion in your interactions with your customers.

    Cons

    Extremely controlled in your shift. You sometimes need to ask even to go for the toilet just in case the customers won't be attended.
    For non majoritary languages (not English or German) the shift, holidays and career advancements are pretty limited.
    New employees have to compensate for the long-tenured low-performing colleagues.

    Advice to Management

    Words don't reflect policies when you say that Customer Support is very valued in the company. It's not. Wages are not competitive and micromanagement is over the roof. Every single Customer Support employee who leaves and keeps working in the Customer Service industry confirms that they get better wages or better work/life balance.
    Get rid of the toxic employees and start investing in those who give you real value. Treat your employees well, and this will reflect in how customers are valued.


  5. "Promotions are political"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Irvine, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Irvine, CA (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Blizzard Entertainment full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Free games
    Two company events per year

    Cons

    Promotions depend almost purely on your social network at the company
    Internal mobility is too limited

    Advice to Management

    Make promotion requirements more clear and constant across all groups within the company.


  6. "Senior manager"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Blizzard Entertainment full-time

    Pros

    Come if you're Director
    Only Director - a Not good benefit to others.

    Cons

    If you're not Director, do not apply for it.

    Advice to Management

    Do not increase benefit only for Director


  7. "Good Place to Work"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate PR Manager in Irvine, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Associate PR Manager in Irvine, CA (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Blizzard Entertainment full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great place to work. Very satisfied.

    Cons

    Promotion opportunities seem to be limited.

  8. Helpful (11)

    "Loyalty means nothing"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Irvine, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Irvine, CA (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Blizzard Entertainment full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Pays well.
    Work in game industry

    Cons

    Not enough head count for what they want done. Won't hire more people. I did the work of 4 engineers. I temporary left and they said I could come back. In 2 weeks they didn't want me back when I gave them 8 years of my life.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more engineers.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Pretty good place to work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cork (Ireland)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cork (Ireland)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Blizzard Entertainment full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    great atmosphere, fantastic colleagues, easy to connect to people and share ones own interest, very open people

    Cons

    Shifts are not great for CS people, too much focus on time optimization and little regards to the downsides for the employee. Almost any other departments are pretty solid and flexible on worktimes


  10. "Senior Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Blizzard Entertainment full-time

    Pros

    Neat and cozy to work with

    Cons

    Not so transparent to handle issues


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