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"Living the BlizzLife!"

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Business Operations in Irvine, CA (US)
Current Employee - Business Operations in Irvine, CA (US)
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

For the better part of a decade I've been working at Blizzard HQ in Irvine. In all that time I've never met a fellow employee who wasn't interesting, upbeat, and utterly driven by what they do for a living. The work can be challenging no doubt, but that's part of the attraction to me - building things that we can't build on our own, and being a part of something that entertains and enriches so many. The culture is organic and evolves, and the pride of craftsmanship is evident everywhere on campus. Great perks, fantastic benefits, and they work hard to keep their talent!

Cons

I've worked in several different industries before gaming, and I've never seen the amount of collaboration that I do here - if you're not into knowledge-sharing and working with a lot of stakeholders, the culture might not be to your liking or work style.

Advice to Management

Thank you for entrusting employees with shaping the company culture. Continue to represent our core values from the top down. I would also like to see a more robust internal mobility program that helps us level up and potentially find easier ways to our passion roles, teams, and projects.

Other Employee Reviews

Other Employee Reviews

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Best Work Environment"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources Representative in Irvine, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Human Resources Representative in Irvine, CA (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The environment is casual and Team oriented. I think executives do the right thing to benefit as many people as possible. There are 4 medical insurance options and 2 dental care options for Full-Time permanent employees, as well as 401K offering and a tuition reimbursement progam. A Work/ Life balance is encouraged. They offer paid compassion leave and parental leave. Services such as Flu shots, wellness exams, chiropractors, car washes and more come to work so you don't have to go to them. There is a cafeteria on site offering farm to fork, Gluten Free and Vegan options as main dishes everyday.

    Cons

    Cons depend on the position and team. You must be quick and learn fast and be able to adapt. If a project or artwork you're working on gets scrapped or is subject to harsh feedback, you have to bounce back. Also, Must Play Games; if you don't play video games and don't care to, you may feel out of touch with the rest of the culture.

    Advice to Management

    Don't fall out of touch with the average employee. They want to be treated like your best customers.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Good company"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Localisation QA Tester in Paris (France)
    Current Employee - Localisation QA Tester in Paris (France)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Blizzard Entertainment (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Company spirit and values; benefits

    Cons

    Mid-management don't know their job

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