Blizzard Entertainment Employee Reviews about "work environment"
65% would recommend to a friend
(83 total reviews)
51% approve of CEO
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7 months ago
Hey! I am looking for a referrals to Activision Blizzard in their workplace integrity investigations area. And, actually more importantly, if there's anybody there who can just chat with me about life there and how recent lawsuits have affected things as far as the culture and environment there I'd love to chat as well. Blizzard Entertainment Activision
10 months ago
I was recently contacted by a recruiter in Kings for a Data Engineer position. The next step is a technical interview with live coding in SQL & Python. The recruiter said the questions should be basic (but I guess he was clueless). Any idea on what I should expect? Anyone who wants to share suggestions what/how to study? (Never had a live coding interview) Activision Blizzard Entertainment
a year ago
Hi, I recently received a job offer from Blizzard Entertainment Activision where I was told it was fully remote through the entire interview process. It took forever to receive my official offer letter because the recruiter told me that unbeknownst to him, they’ve decide to make this a hybrid position with the company returning to office July. I live on the east coast and the office is in California. Anyone have advice on how I can navigate this to see if they can meet in the middle?
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- "great people you work with at the lower levels but diminishes as you go up the ranks" (in 161 reviews)
- "Culture is great and inclusive." (in 116 reviews)
- "+ Benefits are great" (in 111 reviews)
- "Core values are actually carried through the workday." (in 32 reviews)
- "Good work life balance; they actively try to make sure people aren't worked too hard." (in 29 reviews)
- "Low pay across the board except for the rare few dozen who are either execs or particularly special/tenured devs." (in 88 reviews)
- "People who are still considered new are given less trust and struggle moving the needle for their role, especially middle management on non" (in 64 reviews)
- "Low Salary (good only for geeks)" (in 40 reviews)
- "Most of the have zero management training, no college education, and no leadership qualities whatsoever." (in 27 reviews)
- "Low compensation in an exceptionally high cost of living area and ever rising demands" (in 27 reviews)
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Updated Nov 29, 2023
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- 4.0Jan 10, 2017Anonymous EmployeeFormer Employee, more than 1 yearIrvine, CA
Incredibly creative environment where you get to work alongside top artists in the industry. Management are very caring as well.
There aren't any cons I have experienced in my time there. Other than the cost of living for Irvine being really unforgiving.3
- 5.0Apr 20, 2019Game MasterFormer Contractor, less than 1 yearIrvine, CA
Wonderful work environment and people
Can’t think of one. I was a temp and wish I could have stayed longer
- 4.0Oct 13, 2012Account and Technical Services Tier IIFormer Employee, more than 5 yearsIrvine, CA
Blizzard has a really relaxed work environment based around the culture of the games they produce. It's very relaxed and everyone there is proud to be a nerd/geek. They offer great health benefits and bonuses and profit sharing to full time employees
The attendance policies in the Customer Service department is based on a point system. Each time you call out it's three points, and it only takes nine points to get a write up, and twelve to be fired. They do not accept doctors notes to excuse absences, and if you are gone for more than three days in a row you have to apply for FMLA to cover the time you missed or else you risk getting written up or fired. There is also a lot of favoritism that goes on.4
- 4.0May 3, 2018Specialist Game MasterFormer Employee, more than 3 yearsAustin, TX
-Work environment was friendly and relaxed -Discounted company products -Yearly game related rewards
-Hourly pay is low compared to other companies hiring in the same position2
- 1.0Mar 8, 2019Customer Service RepresentativeFormer Employee, more than 5 yearsAustin, TX
Free Blizzard games and discounted Activision games. If you just graduated HS or a freshman in college perfect place to work.
Pays employees below industry standards. Bullied and hostile work environment. Lack of advancement and no transparency. Drug use. Supervisors with no management experience. Unfair wage practices.6
- 5.0May 10, 2020Customer Service RepresentativeFormer Employee, more than 10 yearsParis
- Good work environment - awesome people - working with geeks for geeks
A lot changed during the years and while it became more and more professional it also lost a lot of it's spirit and moved toward a normal customer support job instead of being something special.
- 5.0Feb 23, 2015Anonymous EmployeeCurrent Employee, more than 1 year
I just celebrated my two year anniversary with Blizzard and I can honestly say it has been the quickest, most fun, challenging, and awesome experience. I get to work in a relaxed environment with great people who 'care' and have high goals and expectations. People are here because they want to be here and be part of something big.
Advancement and segmentation of teams.3
- 4.0Feb 1, 2023Senior 2D ArtistFormer Employee, more than 8 yearsIrvine, CA
Decent benefits, great people who are passionate about what they do. A work environment that is trending better and better as they work to improve. Fun projects. Decent pay. Not the best, but not the worst. A place to dig in and stay if you are able to. Educational opportunities to learn and grow. Blizzard has an energy that makes you want to make cool stuff and it feels like working with friends rather than coworkers. Lots of fun swag like shirts, games, Christmas gifts, etc.
Promotions are hard to get. Raises are small but usually happen each year. Review structure is imposed by Activision and is a disgrace. Blizzard can be penny wise and pound foolish and often let talent go rather than keeping them well paid and happy. Talent attrition is likely one of the biggest issues. A mountain of bureaucracy exists making it difficult to change the direction of the ship. That goes from the top to the bottom.4
- 5.0Sept 25, 2018Transmission EngineerCurrent Employee, less than 1 yearIrvine, CA
So many helpful, passionate, and genuine people all working to deliver the best products and customer experiences. It is truly a joy to work in such a great environment.
Not enough time in the day to learn, see, or experience everything that is going on around the Blizzard campus.
- 5.0Sept 27, 2012Senior Unix EngineerCurrent Employee, more than 5 yearsIrvine, CA
Blizzard offers a very relaxed casual work environment. Dress of course is Silicon Valley casual - jeans, shorts, sandals, etc. Work is sometimes fast-paced - but definitely exciting and challenging A good place to showcase your skill and increase your knowledge
Sometimes, groups work in silos3