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Found 111 of over 130 reviews
3.7
71% Recommend to a Friend
83% Approve of CEO

Found 110 of over 130 reviews

3.7
71%
Recommend to a Friend
83%
Approve of CEO
BioWare CEO Andrew Wilson (no image)
Andrew Wilson
24 Ratings
Pros
  • "Everyone was really great with onboarding and teaching new material over remote work(in 6 reviews)

  • "Free breakfast, lots of swags and nice perks(in 7 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "long hours(in 6 reviews)

  • "Doesn't get the recognition the studio deserves compared to the main (Edmonton)(in 23 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Best Company I've ever worked for

      Jan. 15, 2022 - 3D Animator in Richmond, BC
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      -Flexible hours -interesting projects -strong independent spirit without loosing colaberation

      Cons

      -remote work -have to work on edmonton time

      2 people found this review helpful
    2. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      It's alright

      Jul. 19, 2022 - Artist in Edmonton, AB
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      -EA offers good benefits -Interesting projects -Team was nice

      Cons

      -No progression -Different departments are siloed / lack of communication between departments -''we've always done things this way''

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    4. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Too much toxicity in upper management

      Jun. 8, 2022 - Technical Designer in Edmonton, AB
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Close-knit community, awesome perks, world-renowned for making awesome narrative games.

      Cons

      There are some incredibly toxic people in leadership who seem immune to punishment or firing no matter what they do. Nepotism runs rampant and the old boy's club is still going strong. Sexism and harassment are sadly still common, and many of the good people who made the company what it is today have left. Pay is quite poor, especially for lower-level positions. Crunch remains a huge problem.

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      3 people found this review helpful
    5. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Good company

      Apr. 10, 2022 - Senior Game Designer in Edmonton, AB
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Good people to work with

      Cons

      Too big at times needs more focus

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    6. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Everyone paddling in different directions on a leaky boat

      Nov. 13, 2021 - Team Lead in Edmonton, AB
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      There are a lot of amazing talented people there and EA offers great support to help in wfh and work / life balance.

      Cons

      It really felt like a sinking ship as more and more experienced developers were departing to other studios. A lot of pressure then falls on remaining staff many of them inexperienced, uninterested, or immature. Bioware seems like it is one final misstep away from closure and that everyone that can leave is leaving. There is not enough individual accountability with many developers who are simply not good enough for a studio of this legacy seeming to spend all their day creating distractions.

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      6 people found this review helpful
    7. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Awesome Workplace

      Jul. 15, 2021 - Devops Engineer in Edmonton, AB
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Excellent workplace with great management

      Cons

      Nothing much for me at least.

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    8. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Good place to work

      Jun. 13, 2021 - 3D Animator in Edmonton, AB
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Great salary and work/life balance (don't believe everything from Kotaku. Crunch was isolated and nothing compared to LA/SF levels). Amazing team!

      Cons

      A bit hard to move up in the company, and too many chefs in the kitchen cause many issues in development.

      2 people found this review helpful
    9. 3.0
      Current Employee

      Good Company

      Mar. 28, 2021 - QA Analyst in Montreal, QC
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Fun and interesting projects to work on

      Cons

      Office may be closed soon

      1 person found this review helpful
    10. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

      Interesting challenges with a variety of opportunities to explore

      Sep. 24, 2020 - Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) in Edmonton, AB
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      - QA Team is solid and typically seen as peers by the rest of the development team - Management tends to be understanding towards mental health (especially with Covid challenges) - QA has given me a variety of places/projects to apply my skill - Compensation and benefits are good

      Cons

      - Workplace can be isolated - curious to explore other locations would almost definitely need a relocation (esp if you want AAA) - Can always be better

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      2 people found this review helpful
    11. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Going through change.

      Jan. 12, 2020 - Senior 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Amazing IP's. Financially stable. Might have an amazing future if they can get the next project out.

      Cons

      Bitter employees creating a toxic environment for positive newcomers. A lot of staff that love to advertise how badly they were worked on previous projects and just sit in meetings all day.

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      4 people found this review helpful
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