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Bellevue, WA (US)
1 to 50 employees
2000
Subsidiary or Business Segment
IT Services
€5 to €10 million (EUR) per year
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Since the 2000 inception, our growing team has developed quality product through Guild Wars and its world renown sequel Guild Wars 2. Constantly striving to challenge genre conventions in the MMO market, the Guild Wars franchise has continued to stay buy-to-play in a market ... Read more

ArenaNet Reviews

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    "Cliqueish promotion system"

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    Former Employee - QA Tester in Bellevue, WA (US)
    Former Employee - QA Tester in Bellevue, WA (US)
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    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at ArenaNet full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Inclusive, liberal workplace. Everyone is accepted and friendly.

    Cons

    Promotion is based on who you're friends with or who you're married to/dating rather then management being able to identify skills within personnel.

    Advice to Management

    Consider people that actually qualify instead of your buddies to promote.

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ArenaNet Photos

ArenaNet photo of: The ArenaNet team gathers to celebrate the first anniversary of Guild Wars 2!
ArenaNet photo of: ArenaNet's Flag Football team 2013
ArenaNet photo of: Guild Wars 2 has launched in China! Welcome to Tyria!
ArenaNet photo of: The 12th Man at ArenaNet–Go Hawks!
ArenaNet photo of: The 12th Man at ArenaNet–Go Hawks!
ArenaNet photo of: The ArenaNet team is a talented and busy bunch, keeping busy with various projects outside of #GuildWars2 development.
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ArenaNet Interviews

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    Anonymous Employee in Bellevue, WA (US)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
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    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at ArenaNet (Bellevue, WA (US)) in May 2013.

    Interview

    Two phone interviews. Fly out. Skills test. All day interviews with the entire team, CEO and COO.

    Interview Questions

    • How would you identify players likely to churn?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    Non-negotiable.

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ArenaNet Awards & Accolades

  • Best MMO of the Year, Game Informer, 2012
  • Best Role-Playing Game of the Year, GameSpot, 2012
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