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Blizzard Entertainment Overview

Irvine, CA (US)
1001 to 5000 employees
1994
Subsidiary or Business Segment
Video Games
$1 to $2 billion (USD) per year
Riot Games, Electronic Arts, Sony PlayStation
Blizzard Entertainment develops and publishes software titles such as the record-breaking World of Warcraft, StarCraft, Diablo, Heroes of the Storm, Hearthstone, and Overwatch. Blizzard offers its online gaming service that enables millions of players around the world to ... Read more

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Blizzard Entertainment Reviews

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Blizzard Entertainment President and CEO Mike Morhaime
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    Pros

    Really passionate staff, who are all friendly and easy to talk with. Some of the products are the best in the business and they care about the fans.

    Cons

    Seems like a small company pretending to be big (even though they are big). Really poor HR policies (were there any?). Quite shambolic when it came to managing international operations, seems to be every territory for itself which leads to some unhealthy fiefdoms. Depends on the management for your territory and can I only say I had the worst boss in my entire career there and didn't appear to be any recourse for his actions.

    Advice to Management

    Look at your leaders performance and behave more like a professional company. Look beyond the game teams with regards to culture, it's a big organisation and not everyone is a developer. It takes massive support to launch and maintain the games but it seems only the game teams (maybe HQ staff) are looked after.

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Blizzard Entertainment Photos

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Blizzard Entertainment Interviews

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    Senior Software Engineer II Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA (US)
    Accepted Offer
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    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Blizzard Entertainment (Irvine, CA (US)).

    Interview

    I was initially approached through an employee reference. That was followed by an initial phone screening. A take home programming test was given. That test I expect is a test that changes based on what position you are applying for. Once the test was handed in, I was brought in for an on-site interview.

    The On-Site interview was a full day interview process. It was mostly made up of 1 hour sessions with 2 or more people in which they ask you about your qualifications and any questions that are relevant for them. These sessions included technical interview portions as well as "fit" portions to ensure that you fit the mold of the Blizzard culture.

    There was about a 1 week delay for each phase of the interview, after the initial phone screening.

    Interview Questions

    • When was there a time in which you had to "defend" the approach you wanted to take in order to implement a feature?   Answer Question
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Blizzard Entertainment Awards & Accolades

  • Fortune 500, Fortune Magazine, 2018
  • 100 Best Companies to Work For, Fortune, 2018
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