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Blizzard Entertainment is a premier developer and publisher of entertainment software. Its office is located in California. Its mission is to make games more and more fun for its viewers. Its core values are quality, leadership, growth, and learning. It provides a broad array of benefits including medical, dental, and vision insurance, life insurance, disability insurance, paid time off, flexible spending accounts, wellness programs, and a 401k retirement plan. It is offering employment opportunities for associate writer, animator, product leader, submission technician, production coordinator, associate copywriter, game balance specialist, narrative designer, and other positions.

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$1B to 2B
Large
Multiple locations
Computer Systems Design Companies, Design Firms
1991
Mike Morhaime
What departments Blizzard Entertainment employees work at?
DepartmentsRatio
other occupation32.8%
Software Developers and Programmers18.3%
Computer / IT - Other13%
Artists12.3%
Management - Other8.9%
Entertainment & Sports6.3%
Designers5.5%
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Professional experience

How many years of experience do Blizzard Entertainment employees have before joining?
Years of experience at Blizzard Entertainment: Newcomers: 24%, Experiencers: 17%, Experts: 25%, Veterans: 34%. Blizzard Entertainment employees have 8+ years experience on average before joining.
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Where did Blizzard Entertainment employees work before joining?
Where they've worked before Blizzard Entertainment: Activision, Amazon, Carbine Studios. Typical Blizzard Entertainment employees have worked at Activision.
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Amazon
Carbine Studios
What industries did Blizzard Entertainment employees work in previously?
Industry Background: The most typical industries of Blizzard Entertainment: Computer Systems Design Companies, Niche Manufacturers, Hobby / Games Retailers, Niche Amusement & Recreation Companies, Colleges / Universities. Blizzard Entertainment emplo
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Where did Blizzard Entertainment employees work before joining?
Past employers' size at Blizzard Entertainment: Small: 45%, Medium: 18%, Large: 37%. Most Blizzard Entertainment employees have previously worked at small companies.
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Educational background

What did employees at Blizzard Entertainment study?
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Where did employees at Blizzard Entertainment study?
Academy of Art University
California State University-Fullerton
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Employee data

How long do people stay in a role at Blizzard Entertainment?
Time employed at Blizzard Entertainment: <1: 12%, 1-3: 40%, 4-8: 30%, 9-13: 15%, 14-20: 3%, 20+: 0%. Most Blizzard Entertainment employees stay with the company for 1-3 years which is the same as the industry average.
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How does Blizzard Entertainment rank for age & gender diversity?
Gender ratio at Blizzard Entertainment: 80.0% Male and 20.0% Female. Age ratio at Blizzard Entertainment: 16-20: 0%, 21-30: 40%, 31-40: 49%, 41-50: 9%, 51-60: 2%, 60+: 0%. Blizzard Entertainment rates - 10.0% less female than the industry average. Mo
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What are the top roles at Blizzard Entertainment?
Top roles of Blizzard Entertainment: Software Engineer, Program Manager, Producer, Test Analyst, QA Analyst. The top role at Blizzard Entertainment is Software Engineer.
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Program Manager
Producer
Test Analyst
QA Analyst

Career advancement

How does Blizzard Entertainment rank for career advancement?
Career advancement at Blizzard Entertainment: high. Blizzard Entertainment ranks high for career advancement which is above the industry average.
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What companies do Blizzard Entertainment employees go on to work at?
Future employers of Blizzard Entertainment: Amazon, Apple, Electronic Arts, Facebook, Google. People who work at Blizzard Entertainment most typically go on to work for the Amazon.
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Apple
Electronic Arts
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Google

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Senior Cinematic concept artist 2
Irvine, CA - March 18, 2024
Was the best, now just like the rest.
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I started with Blizzard back during Silicon and Synapse. Was a fun on wonderful time in my life getting to work on some of the top IPs in the industry as a concept artist, animator and touch up artist. Back then Generalists like me were in high demand as the industry was just blossoming and we made games for gamers. Great games are rarely produced by big studios. Small developers like me can create something that changes the meta of a good game for the entire industry these days. Big studios like Blizzard, must now chase algorithms and trends in order to stay relevant instead of setting those trends and standards as they once had. I love all my time with Blizzard through the good and bad but DEI, selling to Activision and moving towards monetization through gambling mechanics, store mounts, etc. showed me a lot about what happens when companies grow and change for better or worse. I will always miss the good ole days the experience I had there and the people I worked with.

Pros and Cons
Great on resume, experience of big company, comraderay, and talented people.
Low growth potential, corporate, low pay for amount and quality of work expectations and standards.
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Game Master II Account Investigations and Restorations
Austin, TX - January 27, 2024
It was fun until it wasn't
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I really thought I did this part already but I guess I will do it again. LOL Well when I got this dream job offer I was in heaven. I was also serving as the Senior Game Master and Lead World Developer for another game which I was not being paid for as it was entirely voluntary. I was advised that I needed to stop that job if I wanted to stay at Blizz so I did. There was the time that I was starting to have troubles with the schooling I was trying to undertake and was volunteering for helping out for any project they needed help on, I was trying to get to know EVERY single section of Blizz so that I can get to know it all like a well greased machine. Then one Senior Mike Srithapin actually screamed at me in a room when he had a chat w/me and that was when I was having trouble with my thoughts and how to say things. With my MS it is under control now, but he was flat out vicious about it.I was so humiliated and embarassed, glad the room was sound proof. At least I hope it was.

Pros and Cons
free awesome birthday cake every month, equally awesome presents at Christmas, 401k, much more
a dude might come to work soaked in cologne it gives you a headache and BUT you cannot say anything
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Specialist Game Master
Austin, TX - January 6, 2024
Banging Head on Brick Wall
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I worked there for a little over 7 and a half years busting my ass for those guys and trying to reach a Senior Game Master leavel then Team Leader. But they were too closet minded. It wasnt until too late that I realized that things were 'rigged' If I had known that there was a lawsuit pending at the time I had quit (on good terms mind you now) I would have joined the lawsuit. They continually lied to me no matter what they would say about my ambition. I left because of my health. I was told that I would be WELCOMED back anytime that I just had to apply like anyone else. Which I did. Several times. I even have been improving myself by taking some online courses to make them not regret the choice to take me back. But still they lied. They have their favorites and they never did everything by the book like they claim they did and always do. The benefits are awesome though, I will say that. If only it wasnt too late for that lawsuit....

Pros and Cons
good swag and gifts always available, pretty fun, gym in the building, lots of friends
too much buddy/buddy and favorite picking rather than getting into the job you want by who you know
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When was Blizzard Entertainment founded?
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Isabella Holmes3 years ago
1991.
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What industry is Blizzard Entertainment in?
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Benjamin Gardner3 years ago
Arts/Entertainment/Publishing.
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Where’s Blizzard Entertainment’s HQ located?
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Liam Brown3 years ago
The HQ is at Irvine, CA.
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gender breakdown at Blizzard Entertainment?
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Liam Brown3 years ago
gender ratio is 20.0% female, 80.0% male.
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What’s Blizzard Entertainment’s yearly revenue?
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Sophie Hayes3 years ago
$1b to 2b
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Who is the CEO of Blizzard Entertainment?
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Benjamin Gardner3 years ago
Mike Morhaime.
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12 weeks ago
Mike Morhaime was the CEO for a time but then he and his wife Amy (they have a gorgeous daughter Olivia) went on to start Dreamhaven, a new gaming company and I just know they will make it better than they did Blizzard. But if I'm not mistaken, once Mike left, it was J. Allen Brack that became CEO/President.
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What’s the average length of tenure at Blizzard Entertainment?
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Isabella Holmes3 years ago
Typically 1-3 year(s).
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what kind of companies did Blizzard Entertainment employees work for?
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Sophie Hayes3 years ago
Small companies before Blizzard Entertainment.
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what are the chances of career advancement at Blizzard Entertainment?
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Liam Brown3 years ago
high.
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12 weeks ago
Only high if you know whose butt to kiss. I had a disability and THAT didnt help me at ALL!
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Top future employers of Blizzard Entertainment employees?
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Sophie Hayes3 years ago
Amazon, Apple, Electronic Arts, Facebook, Google, Riot Games, Self Employed, Twitch.
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Who are the top previous employers of Blizzard Entertainment employees?
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Benjamin Gardner3 years ago
Activision, Amazon, Carbine Studios, Electronic Arts, Microsoft Corporation, PlayStation, Red 5 Studios, Riot Games.
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12 weeks ago
EA and Activision are basically the same as Blizzard. They are under the same umbrella.
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How old are Blizzard Entertainment’s employees in general?
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Isabella Holmes3 years ago
Around 31-40
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Where did most of Blizzard Entertainment employees go to school?
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Isabella Holmes3 years ago
Academy of Art University, California State University-Fullerton, California State University-Long Beach, University of California-Irvine, University of Southern California.
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how did you get an interview at Blizzard Entertainment?
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12 weeks ago
I started there through a job agency and proved myself and was offered the job as a full time Employee.
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What are the average working hours at Blizzard Entertainment?
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12 weeks ago
I was able to get a 7 am to 4 pm spot I believe seeing as I had a young child in school and because I was told I could not drive at dark with my vision but I cannot remember the term that they gave it. then they had the 4pm to12 am, and then the 12 midnight/am to 7 am.
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I wonder how much you can get paid for an entry level position at Blizzard Entertainment?
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12 weeks ago
when I started through the job company I cannot remember how much I was getting because the company who got me the job there was getting $2.00 from them for every person they sent their way, and then when they hired me on full time I think it was $10.00 per hour I was getting.
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Minimum age of hiring at Blizzard Entertainment?
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12 weeks ago
I believe 18
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they accept people without college degrees at Blizzard Entertainment?
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12 weeks ago
Yes they do. They even have a program that providing you have been there long enough that you would qualify for help with getting assistance to pay for paying for continuing your education. I was actually in process of going after my associates degree in Business specializing in Programming so that I could learn to start coding and programming for them and become more of an asset to them. Once you finish one quarter, take it to your team leader and show it to them and they would see it, sign it and then send a copy of it to your school, then leave it with the team leader there at the office.
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How many vacation days?
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11 weeks ago
Depends how much time you have off accrued off and if you are able to talk the Team Manager into letting you take the time off during the time you want to. The reason is because if there is a big release about to come out, forget it. They will need all hands on the floor to help with the players who like to harass the other players and play their multi-toons and put the ban hammer down on them. P.S. They do not (the higher ups) like it much whenever you refer to it as 'bring down the BANHAMMER on 'Fluffkins' for multi farming or things like that. I always thought it was funny as hell but they don't! Always ask before and after any upcoming or after a new release and then you are more than likely to get your wish granted.
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what was the reason you left your job at Blizzard Entertainment?
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12 weeks ago
I never wanted to go, but I had to leave Blizzard because it was at the advisement of my neurologist who has since retired. I have MS and apparently those in charge did not know how to deal with nor did they seem to want to either. The head of HR at the time, Michelle Secrest, was awesome about it though as we have daughters that are almost the same age. She told me that I could always come back at anytime and that I would just have to reapply like anyone else and be patient. She said it would be as if I never left. That my time accrual, benefits and everything else would kick back in. I kept my end of the bargain on things. But they aren't.
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do you feel fulfilled in your position at Blizzard Entertainment?
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12 weeks ago
I did when I was there but now I wish I would get them to keep their word and let me back in! I've been taking online classes and want to stretch my wings!
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Has Blizzard Entertainment ever promoted you during your career there?
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12 weeks ago
If you count going from plain jane Game Master then up to Game Master II and then Game Master III then yes. After that I was made an Account Administration where someone would look into the accounts that may have been reported as hacked and needed to be investigated and possibly restored. They also handled things such as proof of notification when someone was to verify that they were the actual owner of the account. The technical stuff, basically.
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are you eligible for benefits straight away after being hired?
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12 weeks ago
If I were to be rehired by Blizzard again, I should be eligible for benefits straight away.
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What is the mission of Blizzard Entertainment?
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Benjamin Gardner3 years ago
"Dedicated to creating the most epic entertainment experiences...ever.".
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12 weeks ago
#1 Play Nice, Play Fair, #2 Commit to Quality, #3 Play Nice, Play Fair, #4 Embrace Your Inner Geek, #5 Every Voice Matters, #6 Think Globally, #7 Lead Responsibly, #8 Learn and Grow I wish they really did stick to these values, :(
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