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  1. „Gute Unternehmenskultur”

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    Ehem. Mitarbeiter - Anonymer Mitarbeiter in Hamburg
    Ehem. Mitarbeiter - Anonymer Mitarbeiter in Hamburg
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    Positive Prognose
    Befürwortet Geschäftsführer

    Ich habe in Vollzeit bei Blizzard Entertainment gearbeitet (Weniger als ein Jahr)

    Pros

    Blizzard ist ein großartiges Unternehmen und sucht innerhalb der Branche seines Gleichen. Das Gehalt ist mehr als angemessen für die verlangt Arbeitsleistung.

    Kontras

    Eintönige Arbeit, kaum Möglichkeiten sich innerhalb der Firma weiterzuentwickeln, steter Wandel ohne das sich tatsächlich etwas ändert

    Rat an das Management

    Die Core Values mehr schätzen und diese nicht zu Lippenbekenntnissen verkommen lassen.


  2. Hilfreich (2)

    „Customer Support”

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    Ehem. Mitarbeiter - Anonymer Mitarbeiter in Cork (Irland)
    Ehem. Mitarbeiter - Anonymer Mitarbeiter in Cork (Irland)
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    Positive Prognose
    Befürwortet Geschäftsführer

    Ich habe in Vollzeit bei Blizzard Entertainment gearbeitet (Über 3 Jahre)

    Pros

    - Top Kollegen
    - wenig Stress
    - gutes Gehalt und Zusatzleistungen (irische Steuern machens möglich)
    - Anforderungen sind gering
    - sehr starker Kollegen Zusammenahlt besonders innerhalb der Teams
    - Blizzard im Lebenslauf öffnet einem viele Türen in der Games Branche
    - Chancen sich innerhalb der Firma weiterzuentwickeln sind vorhanden allerdings schwieriger zu erreichen als damals

    Kontras

    - Management scheint unerfahren
    - Aufsteigen innerhalb der eigenen Position wurde stark erschwert durch neues System
    - so gut wie kein "Blizzard Feeling" im Standort Irland
    - kein Vergleich zu den Bildern und Erfahrungsberichten die man aus Irvine kennt. Es sind im Grunde 2 verschiedene Welten
    - Customer Support ist auch in dieser Firma nur eine notwendige Abteilung. Man hört selten bis kaum Lob vom HQ

  3. „Working for a few hours at gamescom”

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    Ehem. Mitarbeiter - Anonymer Mitarbeiter
    Ehem. Mitarbeiter - Anonymer Mitarbeiter
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    Keine Meinung zu Geschäftsführer

    Pros

    Great atmosphere
    Lots of free merchandise

    Kontras

    Very tight schedule
    You are basically locked for the entire time which means you'll eat at Blizz catering and you shall not leave the Blizz area


  4. „Customer Service Representative”

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    Ehem. Mitarbeiter - Student in Ingolstadt
    Ehem. Mitarbeiter - Student in Ingolstadt
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    Positive Prognose
    Befürwortet Geschäftsführer

    Ich habe in Vollzeit bei Blizzard Entertainment gearbeitet (Über 3 Jahre)

    Pros

    Site: Europe, Ireland: Great Team Spirit, Proud Employees, Good Process Management, Good Pay, Modern Office Equipment, Play Games during your Break, Great Core Values, Good Benefits (free language courses, virtual training), Great Teambuilding Events, Everyone is approachable

    Kontras

    Site: Europe, Ireland: Working in rotating Shifts (Nightshift, Eveningshift, working saturdays/sundays), climbing the career ladder can take quite some time (fixed timeframes in which you can not climb up another step), no home office, sometimes stressful

    Rat an das Management

    Site: Europe, Ireland: Keep up those core values! Strengthen your baseline employees and listen to them, give people even better career opportunities!


  5. „Epic Company”

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    Ehem. Mitarbeiter - Technical Writer in Austin, TX (Vereinigte Staaten von Amerika)
    Ehem. Mitarbeiter - Technical Writer in Austin, TX (Vereinigte Staaten von Amerika)
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    Positive Prognose
    Befürwortet Geschäftsführer

    Ich habe in Vollzeit bei Blizzard Entertainment gearbeitet (Über 10 Jahre)

    Pros

    Managment is top notch. People are nice and work as a team. Very transparent and really do stick to the Core Values.

    Kontras

    Pay is a little light.


  6. Hilfreich (5)

    „Struggling.”

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    Ehem. Mitarbeiter - Engineer in Irvine, CA (Vereinigte Staaten von Amerika)
    Ehem. Mitarbeiter - Engineer in Irvine, CA (Vereinigte Staaten von Amerika)
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    Negative Prognose

    Ich habe in Vollzeit bei Blizzard Entertainment gearbeitet (Über 3 Jahre)

    Pros

    Commitment to diversity, tight knit community, good benefits.

    Kontras

    Support teams still looked down on/seen as cost centers. No CTO currently. New President is still getting up to speed. Budgets are tight and getting worse. Unwillingness to fire people who aren’t actually a fit for the position they’re hired for. Deeply toxic internal politics between departments (particularly, Battle.Net vs. the rest of the company, Battle.Net vs itself).

    Rat an das Management

    Stop promoting technical people with a lack of soft-skills to positions where they’ll manage dozens or hundreds of people. Read up on the Peter Principle. Listen to the cries of individual contributors when they say a lack of leadership is killing previously effective teams. Learn how to hire people from the outside who will adhere to the Core Values. Hiring hostile, inexperienced candidates for leadership/management positions and then making excuses for them when turnover on a team skyrockets isn’t doing anyone any favors.

    #1 advice: have exit interviews for Internal Mobility moves. People aren’t leaving Battle.Net for game teams because they want to, they’re leaving it because it’s a hostile work environment.


  7. „A company full of terrific people that doesn't actually care about them.”

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    Ehem. Mitarbeiter - Senior Test Analyst in Irvine, CA (Vereinigte Staaten von Amerika)
    Ehem. Mitarbeiter - Senior Test Analyst in Irvine, CA (Vereinigte Staaten von Amerika)
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    Negative Prognose
    Befürwortet Geschäftsführer

    Ich habe in Vollzeit bei Blizzard Entertainment gearbeitet (Über 8 Jahre)

    Pros

    - Amazing people and culture
    - Ability and encouragement to be yourself (within reason)
    - Incredible fan base
    - Lots of fun perks and swag

    Kontras

    - Underpaid
    - Overworked
    - Overly Political
    - Shifting business priorities

    Rat an das Management

    Let me start by saying that a lot of people work at Blizzard because they want to be there. They are super passionate about the company and what they're working on. The company says a lot of good things and makes great games. They provide pretty good benefits and additional perks to sweeten the deal. But they also significantly underpay and overwork the vast majority of their employees. Most people there will gladly accept this because, hey, they work at Blizzard! But I don't think those two things should be mutually exclusive. Blizzard needs to take better care of their people financially.

    There are a lot of really amazing people at Blizzard and they do genuinely care for each other, but it's never great to continually say that you're struggling to make ends meet, that you feel as if you're underpaid, and have management say they know and are working on it with no change ever taking place. It's even worse when they do implement changes that don't actually do anything but cause the new hires to make more than the tenured people training them. When leadership sends messages like "get a second job" or "you're not rockstars, don't expect to be paid like rockstars" it really hurts morale. When people are encouraged to grow themselves and their careers but then blackballed and listed as a "flight risk" for their department and denied promotions, it can make people sour.

    Additionally, being at Blizzard used to feel like being at a family company. As the business has grown it has become more corporate and driven by the bottom line. Their tag line has been "Creating the most epic entertainment experiences ever" but right now it feels like it is much closer to Activision's motto of "We make games that sell". The last few years have been exceptionally hard, especially on more tenured people.

    I still think Blizzard is full of incredibly talented and devoted people. I think they make really good games. I believe that they care deeply about their community and fans. But until they stop exploiting that passion for profit, I wouldn't recommend Blizzard as a good place to work.

  8. „Good company”

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    Ehem. Mitarbeiter - Anonymer Mitarbeiter
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    Ich habe in Vollzeit bei Blizzard Entertainment gearbeitet (mehr als ein Jahr)

    Pros

    salary, benefits, location, company, food

    Kontras

    Actually I was satisfied everything


  9. Hilfreich (11)

    „Used to be fun and a family, not the same anymore”

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    Akt. Mitarbeiter - Senior Software Engineer in Irvine, CA (Vereinigte Staaten von Amerika)
    Akt. Mitarbeiter - Senior Software Engineer in Irvine, CA (Vereinigte Staaten von Amerika)
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    Negative Prognose
    Negativ Geschäftsführer

    Ich arbeite in Vollzeit bei Blizzard Entertainment (Über 3 Jahre)

    Pros

    There really aren't many pros anymore. Blizzard used to have a real family feel, people would hang out after work together, play boardgames, have a few drinks, work late nights and not even care. It felt like we all had each other's backs, and management was trusted. Now people come to work, do the required hours and leave. The passion has been fading slowly. Now it's just a job.

    Right now, the only pro is saying "I work at Blizzard." Or maybe, "we have statues in the office. "

    The pro is most definitely not the pay, because it's terrible compared to any comparable tech company. Basically, if you move to Amazon, Google, FB, Netflix etc, you have a good chance of more than doubling your money.

    You may get the chance (if you're on the right team) to work with good and passionate people. However, recently, the best people have been leaving engineering positions like rats leaving a sinking ship.

    Kontras

    So many cons.

    There is a "good old boy" form of leadership who have risen up to senior levels across the company because they're friends with other old school Blizzard guys. These people think that because they were involved with WoW or Starcraft back in the day, it means they're geniuses and everything they say or do now must be the right thing. However, they don't realize that the games industry and tech in general has changed, and they have not adapted to the changing times.

    These guys might be good in individual contributor roles, but they are terrible at senior management. This is the "Peter Principle" in action as you watch in astonishment. Levels of incompetency that are so ridiculous it looks like something you might see in "Silicon Valley" or some other comedy show.

    These guys enjoy their senior positions while making terrible strategic decisions, not realizing that huge amounts of talent is leaving the company and huge amounts of money have been wasted due to poor decision making and investments.

    The pay is terrible. If you compare salaries for any form of enterprise engineering, whether it's for data engineering, backend, front-end, infrastructure, network, SRE, etc, you will earn 50% less or worse, when compared to other tech companies. There is poor transparency over salaries and salary bands. Any discussion of invididual salaries is deterred, probably because there are people earning 100k here who could be earning 200k+ at Google. The engineers earning 180k at Blizzard, could be earning 300-400k total comp in San Francisco. This isn't hyperbole. This is the "Blizzard tax." It used to be that people were willing to pay this Blizzard tax to work at a fun and family friendly company, the company of your dreams. Well, Blizzard isn't like that anymore, and so if you're no longer going to work at a place of your dreams, why keep earning significantly less?

    Depending on your team, you could work in a toxic environment. Some teams are better than others in this regard. Other teams have a terrible reputation across the company... *cough* Battle.net *cough cough*

    Rat an das Management

    The tech orgs need to be restructured, Battle.net is a dysfunctional and a massively inefficient mess.


  10. „Graphic Designer”

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    Ehem. Mitarbeiter - Anonymer Mitarbeiter
    Ehem. Mitarbeiter - Anonymer Mitarbeiter
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    Positive Prognose
    Befürwortet Geschäftsführer

    Ich habe in Vollzeit bei Blizzard Entertainment gearbeitet

    Pros

    Company culture is awesome and just an awesome place to be at.

    Kontras

    Definitely got to speak up for growth.