Blizzard Entertainment Reviews

Updated 23 Jan 2021

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3.6
61%
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Blizzard Entertainment President and CEO J. Allen Brack
J. Allen Brack
72 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 34 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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  1. Featured Review
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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. "Great culture and amazing people"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  3. "Amazing company"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    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.

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  4. Helpful (7)

    "Poor management"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     
    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 actions.

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  5. "still great place to work"

    5.0
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    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Team Manager in Cork
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Blizzard Entertainment full-time

    Pros

    Good culture, good pay, good people

    Cons

    Activision is slowly taking over

  6. "more than a decade so far!"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Designer in Irvine, CA

    I have been working at Blizzard Entertainment full-time

    Pros

    I love the company, the work, the location and all of the benefits.

    Cons

    No job is perfect, and Blizzard will always have room to grow.

  7. "Awesome"

    5.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very fun and exciting company to work at.

    Cons

    Salary is a bit low for Orange County cost of living.

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  8. "Hard working, focus on doing tasks, ambitious, dedicated at work, in time progress....."

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - 3D Artist in India, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I have been playing WOW science I was young. I love the game and want to be part of Blizzard Entertainment. like to learn all new tools etc.

    Cons

    I think there are no cons to blizzard entertainment. ups and downs common in any company.

  9. "Pretty solid position"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Desktop Support Specialist in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Yearly battle.net creds Autonomous work Smart co-workers Travel (based on position)

    Cons

    No ESPP or RSU for such a large company? 401K matching could certainly be better

  10. "Used to be good"

    2.0
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Versailles
    Doesn't Recommend
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Blizzard Entertainment full-time

    Pros

    Great environment and culture. Colleagues generally have similar interests.

    Cons

    Upper management have a hard time accepting that they are not perfect. Everything is celebrated as a success.

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