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Blizzard Entertainment Reviews

Updated 16 Jan 2020

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3.9
72%
Recommend to a Friend
78%
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Blizzard Entertainment President and CEO J. Allen Brack
J. Allen Brack
19 Ratings
Pros
  • "Very good work environment and work life balance(in 42 reviews)

  • "Surrounded by likeminded gamers even or manager level(in 39 reviews)

Cons
  • "Rent in Irvine can be high and options for a social scene can be limited compared to Los Angeles(in 53 reviews)

  • "Cost of living in the area is outrageous(in 29 reviews)

More Pros and Cons
  1. "Great gaming company to work for and learn from"

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    Former Employee - Customer Support Supervisor in Cork
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great team, good atmosphere and culture! Great products if you are a gamer! Work/Life balance is solid too, and easy to manage. Compensation and benefits are generous.

    Cons

    Little career opportunities outside Customer Support for Cork office Little to say otherwise, good company

    Blizzard Entertainment2019-02-26
  2. "Best place to work"

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    Former Employee - Supervisor in Cork
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Blizzard Entertainment full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    - Good salary and developing program in time. - Amazing gaming and Blizzard atmosphere on all levels. - Good and friendly people, amazing initial training before the go. - Benefits like pension plans, med insurance, and bonuses. - Free Gym and discounted food in the canteen. - A lot of Blizzard/gaming styled recognitions.

    Cons

    - Activision (head company) has too big impact on the operations in Blizzard, as a result, there are too many changes in the structure and organization. - A lot of soft redundancy for the past two years, not really feel safe on the position you are working on.

    Blizzard Entertainment2019-12-15
  3. "Used to be Great"

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    Former Employee - Game Master in Cork
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits, good people to work with especially if you enjoy the games.

    Cons

    Becoming more and more corporate, more interested in profits than the customers.

    Blizzard Entertainment2019-12-09
  4. "Solid but not flawless"

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    Former Employee - Learning Specialist in Cork
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great culture and spirit within teams. Enjoyable environment. The video industry is a great place to be!

    Cons

    Poor middle and lower management, often without experience or proper support. Lots of silos and hirarchical levels. People in entry level jobs are treated with less respect and have a much worse work live balance.

    Blizzard Entertainment2019-11-30
  5. "Pretty Nice back in time."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cork
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to work used to be Amazing team to work with Incredible culture

    Cons

    It has changed a lot since started. Few career opportunity

    Blizzard Entertainment2019-06-23
  6. "Game Master"

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    Former Employee - Game Master in Cork
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work environment, nice colleagues and a lot of geeky swag to take home

    Cons

    Almost only customer support related jobs. Hardly any chance of lateral or lineal movement

    Blizzard Entertainment2019-06-23
  7. "Customer support representative"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Blizzard Entertainment full-time

    Pros

    Great work environment, lots of support from the colleagues

    Cons

    it was too short (temporary job)

    Blizzard Entertainment2019-04-02
  8. "Customer Service"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Blizzard Entertainment full-time

    Pros

    Very good culture if you like the gaming industry

    Cons

    No career opportunities in Cork

    Blizzard Entertainment2019-03-11
  9. "Embrace Your Inner Geek - It's possible in Blizzard"

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    Former Employee - Customer Support Representative in Cork
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - great culture - the best people you can work with - great salary compared to other gaming companies - additional benefits provided - trainings (Learn & Grow) - plenty of career advancements available.

    Cons

    - management decisions are not always transparent

    Advice to Management

    Be more transparent and communicate with employees where company is heading and why we're doing so.

    Blizzard Entertainment2019-02-18
  10. Helpful (2)

    "Terrible management, good culture"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cork
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Blizzard Entertainment full-time

    Pros

    Great culture, decent salary, possibility to travel.

    Cons

    Managers that do not know how to appreciate the work, and give negative feedback when there is no need for that.

    Blizzard Entertainment2019-03-02
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