Blizzard Entertainment Reviews

Updated Aug 8, 2020

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Blizzard Entertainment President and CEO J. Allen Brack
J. Allen Brack
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  • "If you complain that the cost of living is too high, then maybe you've outgrown Blizzard(in 31 reviews)

  • "Work life balance is non-existent; show up for your shift or don't show up at all(in 22 reviews)

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  1. "QA Analyst"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Blizzard Entertainment full-time

    Pros

    Very good work environment and work life balance.

    Cons

    Compensation is lower than average.

  2. "A dream come true"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Operations 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice colleagues, very knowledgeable, always wanting to share knowledge and to help. Fantastic ambiance. Good mood of people. Trainning provided. Great managers. Fair pay. Confidence in employees

    Cons

    Salaries are not too high

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  3. "ugh why just why"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Relations Specialist in Santa Cruz, CA

    I worked at Blizzard Entertainment full-time

    Pros

    nice office with flexible hours office perks fun managers

    Cons

    angry customers constantly no support from higher ups low pay

  4. "Good Studio"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Senior Character Artist I in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Blizzard Entertainment full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Stable company with great games

    Cons

    Salaries are too low! A lot of politics!!!

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  5. "A good company to work for to start your gaming industry career"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Associate Community Manager in Versailles
    Recommends

    I worked at Blizzard Entertainment full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - working with passionate and talented people - good perks and bonuses

    Cons

    - higher management is cutting man-power, while not reducing the workload

  6. "Love my team, okay pay"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Senior Artist I in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Blizzard Entertainment full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    amazing people making amazing games

    Cons

    base pay is just okay. other benefits are great

  7. Helpful (2)

    "Great company to work for with some of the best benefits in the industry."

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Test Analyst in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Blizzard Entertainment full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    - Great benefits. - Lots of culture. - Leadership actually knows what they're doing. - Profit share bonus. (Not a guarantee, but they try and give it to us every year) - Free gifts. (For Christmas and random free stuff every now and then)

    Cons

    - Many employees complain about low pay. Although the company has recently started taking big steps to address this. - Promotions are not given out when the employee is ready. Instead they're given out twice a year and only to a handful of employees on each team. This results in some people having to wait years for their promotion despite having been ready for it. - Based in Irvine, which is a very expensive city to live in.

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  8. "Great people good job"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Game Advisor in Cork
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Blizzard Entertainment full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    You never get bored and work with interesting people

    Cons

    Considering the amount of work and the wide range of different csm request you have to answer the salary could improve.

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  9. "A Shell of it's Former Self"

    2.0
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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Irvine, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Blizzard Entertainment full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Culture is great and inclusive. Creative people abound. Pets!

    Cons

    It's not a secret: Blizzard pays very poorly, even for the game industry. This has been a fight for the better part of a decade, and it's a problem the company refuses to acknowledge. Promotions are just not a thing, depending on your team. Some teams see pretty consistent promotions, but several will wait 3 - 5 years before seeing a title change. The promotion system is awful. Perhaps more importantly, the very fabric of what made Blizzard special is at severe risk. The mantra of the Blizzard of old was to make awesome games, and the business will take care of itself. The mantra of modern Blizzard is to outsource games to China because it's cheap. Making the game awesome is only a priority if it can be made cheaply. Finally, retention is a disaster. Whole teams turn over in under 2 years with startling frequency. Riot is basically poaching whomever they want by offering anywhere from 50% more, to double what current employees are getting paid. Blizzard used to be a destination employer for many, but the brand is being squandered badly and it hurts to see. JAB has done little to fix this and while I think he's the best choice as a replacement for Mike, it's clear he is uninterested in rebuilding the environment that attracted me here in the first place.

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  10. Helpful (1)

    "Captivating culture, but poor compensation"

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Blizzard Entertainment full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    - Inclusive, welcoming work culture - Free health insurance if you're willing to have an extremely high deductible - Free games

    Cons

    - Your passion for the company is exploited for low pay - The company will preach over and over that studies were completed to provide fair compensation, yet compensation is lopsided and unfair across the department which I am included (CS)

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