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Blizzard Entertainment Reviews

Updated 23 Jun 2019

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80%
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93%
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Blizzard Entertainment CEO Mike Morhaime
Mike Morhaime
588 Ratings
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  • "If I had to come up with something it would be that the pay versus cost of living (especially in Irvine) could use some work(in 51 reviews)

  • "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)

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  1. "Great culture and amazing people"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Blizzard Entertainment full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    - great team environment and amazing co-workers

    Cons

    none that i can think of atm

    Blizzard Entertainment2019-03-28
  2. "Amazing company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Incredible legacy of delivering epic entertainment Can feel like an extended family

    Cons

    As with all companies, growth has been challenging to manage.

    Advice to Management

    Keep focusing on the people. Including those in remote regions.

    Blizzard Entertainment2018-11-26
  3. Helpful (5)

    "Poor management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Blizzard Entertainment

    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...

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    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.

    Blizzard Entertainment2017-06-02
  4. "good company"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Blizzard Entertainment full-time

      Pros

      high talented people, excellent workplace

      Cons

      projects and processes may be slow sometimes

      Blizzard Entertainment2019-06-13
    • Helpful (2)

      "Best years of my career happened here and more are still to come"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

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

      Pros

      Genuinely amazing workplace. I know there are a lot of folks out in social media and reddit who believe Blizzard is "losing its soul" but it can't be further from the truth. Yes, there were some major decisions that happened earlier in the year and quite a few personal friends and colleagues were affected. It hurt, and it still kind of does but that doesn't mean Blizzard isn't still doing what we set out to do. ...

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      Cons

      - Strong focus on games teams means they get almost all the resources they ask for. Some people feel shafted but it doesn't really hinder most other teams as much as it's made out to be. - Management transition - it's never an easy task and most of us are still waiting it out to see how the new team will lead us into the future. I'm optimistic and willing to wait patiently to see what happens. Feels weird but so...

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      Advice to Management

      Maintain what makes Blizzard unique to the rest of the technology and gaming landscape. So far, you've done a great job and I personally still believe in what you're doing. Just don't let us and your community down.

      Blizzard Entertainment2019-06-03
    • "Pretty Nice back in time."

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cork
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Blizzard Entertainment full-time for more than 3 years

      Pros

      Great place to work used to be Amazing team to work with Incredible culture

      Cons

      It has changed a lot since started. Few career opportunity

      Blizzard Entertainment2019-06-23
    • "Game Master"

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      Former Employee - Game Master in Cork
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Blizzard Entertainment full-time for more than 8 years

      Pros

      Great work environment, nice colleagues and a lot of geeky swag to take home

      Cons

      Almost only customer support related jobs. Hardly any chance of lateral or lineal movement

      Blizzard Entertainment2019-06-23
    • "Used to be great"

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        Current Employee - Manager 

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

        Pros

        #Passion. Everyone there is amazing and Passionate

        Cons

        Large round of layoffs and mass exodus of senior leadership including the CEO and Founder.

        Blizzard Entertainment2019-06-14
      • "Great colleagues"

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        Current Employee - Associate Manager in Taipei
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        Approves of CEO

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

        Pros

        Working with smart people in the company

        Cons

        Work-life balance is important, you have to adjust it by yourself

        Blizzard Entertainment2019-06-14
      • Helpful (5)

        "A company that cares more about the bottom line than it does about players or employees"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
        Doesn't Recommend
        Negative Outlook
        Disapproves of CEO

        I worked at Blizzard Entertainment full-time for more than 5 years

        Pros

        Fun, geek-friendly culture with great people.

        Cons

        Low compensation, little career-pathing, impossible personalities. If you're not on a game team you get treated very unfairly and are considered a second-class employee. Working conditions are very tough for employees and a lot of emphasis is placed on making the game teams happy. A lot of the supporting teams have very little career-trajectories, managers just don't seem to bother investing. Everyone also takes...

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        Advice to Management

        Train your managers to invest in people. Make sure managers are always talking about next steps. Also have less people reporting to these people so they can focus on their direct reports. Stop overworking associate employees.

        Blizzard Entertainment2019-06-04
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