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  • "Low pay across the board except for the rare few dozen who are either execs or particularly special/tenured devs.(in 82 reviews)
  • "Poor Management bullying people into burnouts constantly(in 67 reviews)
  • "Low Salary (good only for geeks)(in 42 reviews)
  • "Low compensation in an exceptionally high cost of living area and ever rising demands(in 27 reviews)
  • "Most of the have zero management training, no college education, and no leadership qualities whatsoever.(in 25 reviews)
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    1. 5.0
      21 Mar 2023
      Talent Acquistion Specialist
      Current Employee, more than 1 year
      CEO Approval
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      -The people that work here love this place and are truly passionate about what they do. -Great work-life balance. -There have been a lot of new people hired over the last 2 years and they seem very focused on making Blizzard inclusive and a great place to work again. -Good work benefits including medical, dental, vision, 401k matching, etc. -Recently relaunched BlizzU, a program that provides plenty of opportunities to learn and grow your career. -The Irvine campus is one of the coolest offices I've ever seen. -It seems like leadership tries to be as transparent as possible, even if it leads to mixed or negative results.


      -Your annual bonus is more dependent on how the company is doing, not necessarily reflective of how well you've done your job. -No longer a full-time remote company for most, they are trying to get everyone back in the office for a hybrid work schedule. -Not the most competitive in the industry in terms of base pay.

      1. 2.0
        29 Aug 2023
        Former Employee, more than 5 years
        Irvine, CA
        CEO Approval
        Business Outlook


        - overall had great co-workers and work I enjoyed - if paired with a rare great manager that will advocate for you, compensation is fair


        -projects completion trumps team health -most managers are too busy advocating for their own placement on the stacked rank review process , they don’t have the time/energy advocate for you -harassment and gender discrimination is more prevalent than people choose to admit. ( I had a harassment complaint handled so poorly by management, ER and HR that I received a settlement payout, my harasser still works for the company.) -lack of training for people conducting interviews. Witnessed senior management asking for protected information from interview candidates and then rejecting candidates based on this information ( marital status, parental status, etc.) - a strong bias against those who “ have not worked a AAA games before”, not a lot of thought given to what candidates from other industries can bring to the game and company -most promotions are given years after employee has proved themselves, frankly the best way to move up at the company is to leave for a couple of years and return.

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