EA vs Blizzard

IGT w8ZpL4
Apr 29 24 Comments

If I had similar offer from both companies, which company do you think is better to work for? Who has better work culture for SWEs?

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  • Microsoft plistbuddy
    Is there an option of neither
    Apr 294
    • IGT w8ZpL4
      OP
      I'm hoping to work within the gaming industry because it's something I'm passionate about!
      Apr 29
    • Bioware / EngMkKz27
      you poor soul.
      Apr 29
    • Microsoft plistbuddy
      What would you like to do in games? Working at EA or Activision may not be exactly what you think it is about. Maybe Epic or Unity would be better if you engine side?
      Apr 29
    • Niantic / Enggiratina
      Niantic is pretty nice
      Apr 29
  • Blizzard is sadly a dying brand
    Apr 290
  • Microsoft / EngEndgame22
    My fiancé worked for Activision and hated it. I’ve heard EA is decent. Would push away from Blizzard due to its parent company Activision. The WLB isn’t great, especially near releases.
    Apr 290
  • Amazon Fprs52
    What about valve?
    Apr 292
  • EA OSAh26
    I’ve worked at both and would say EA is way better. If you care about what gamers think, Blizzards the better choice. If you care about comp, perks, work life balance, and actually being able to get resources to support your work, then EA is the easy choice.
    Apr 291
  • This has been discussed before. Depends on your location, where you want to move and the games you'd like to work on.
    Apr 291
  • Activision Blizzard VEjO58
    Blizzard has lower pay. They do not offer stock or great profit sharing. I just took an offer from a studio at EA and the offer was way better than my current comp.

    Current job tc: $97,000
    New job tc: $178,000
    Apr 292
    • Microsoft / EngStack🖕flo
      Dont studios just fire everyone after the major release?
      Apr 30
    • Activision Blizzard VEjO58
      Not really, no. Blizzard doesn’t at least. Will see if EA studios do. ;)
      Apr 30
  • EA / MktgDkVq08
    I can’t speak for Blizzard, but at EA Redwood Shores in Marketing, I’ve had a blast and have been able to accomplish great work. Agree with what OSA says above: comp, perks, work life balance, and resources are all great. My teammates are amazing too, and we all love working together.
    Apr 292
    • EA dwAI03
      found the marketing guy
      Apr 30
    • EA / MktgDkVq08
      A+++ would recommend
      Apr 30
  • Scientific Games / EngHmLh12
    A poll would have been nice here.
    I would pick Blizzard hands down, EA is the same as Activision, in terms of being a shitty publisher.
    But Blizzard has better pay and perks, and cooler games imo.
    Apr 292
    • Activision Blizzard wAwN85
      Blizzard absolutely does not have better pay.
      Apr 29
    • Microsoft / EngEndgame22
      Activision paid my fiancé crap
      Apr 29
  • Activision Blizzard / Engbugehalls
    The “blizzard is dying” and “activision makes blizzard do (x)” crap is far overstated but things are changing here for sure, really your question should be which publisher has the best studio or which studios under a publisher are the best.

    For activision i think blizzard is still the best place to be, for EA I’m not really sure but I’d imagine maybe DICE or respawn or something.

    Stuff will vary between studios and sweeping statements about publishers doesn’t make much sense.
    Apr 290

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