Moving from EA to Blizzard?

EA 3GmgDI
Jun 8 23 Comments

Would there be benefits to doing this? What are your thoughts on making this switch?

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  • Activision Blizzard / Eng choose
    Go to blizzard if you just want to be a lifer somewhere and have decent WLB and fairly low stress

    Theres a saying i made up, orange county is where young people go to die

    Sounds dark but what it means is, this is the place many people move to, raise kids, keep a job until retirement (or at least stay in the same area)

    Theres a lot of older people at blizzard who have been around for ages and never intend to go anywhere else because its fairly chill, although recent stuff has made it a little rougher, its still a pretty relaxing place to be compared to other studios
    Jun 10 1
    • United Wholesale Mortgage / Eng
      zpyM13

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      One day...
      Jun 10
  • Activision Blizzard 82736371
    If you need stability stay away for a bit. If you're willing to take a chance come on over. The next couple years are huge for us.
    Jun 10 3
    • Twitch / Acctg Yamazaki21
      Wait... Why? Word is that there's like nothing in the pipeline
      Jun 10
    • Activision Blizzard HumbleHarr
      One game cancellation != an empty pipeline. We must be hiring more devs for a reason 😉
      Jun 10
    • Twitch / Acctg Yamazaki21
      To my understanding... They canceled 3 Inc ones.
      Jun 11
  • Activision Blizzard 86753on
    Irvine is the Safest City in America multiple years in a row. You can imagine what that actually means.

    Also Blizzard is only good if you can get on a game team. QA is garbage, Whatever the fuck today’s name for Battle.net is is garbage, the pay is garbage (unless you own a van and want to eat cup noodle forever)
    Jun 10 3
    • Activision Blizzard 86753on
      It hurts to tell people to stay away from Blizzard. It was my dream company.
      Jun 10
    • Riot Games jadukn
      Plan on getting randomly stopped a lot by police in Irvine if non white
      Jun 12
    • Activision Blizzard 86753on
      I think Irvine is like 75% Asian. So non-white / non-light-skinned-Asian will attract police attention.
      Jun 12
  • Riot Games .::.
    You can always come to Riot if you are not happy at EA and Blizzard doesn’t seem appealing enough. :)
    Good WLB (no crunch), better comp than most game studios and nice perks.
    Jun 10 2
    • United Wholesale Mortgage / Eng
      zpyM13

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      Yeah but look at all the bad press
      Jun 11
    • Riot Games .::.
      I think it was good that the first article came out as that triggered investigations and some cleanup of stuff that happened in the past. Things are better these days things are much better though and what you see in the press is just them milking the story for all they can.
      Jun 11
  • Apple kfdvnyx
    They both suck
    Jun 8 2
    • United Wholesale Mortgage / Eng
      zpyM13

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      Besides lower TC for game dev SWE’s, what’s bad about working for a company like Blizzard?
      Jun 8
    • EA / Eng dietPepsi
      It’s really not that bad.
      Jul 11
  • Activision Blizzard / Eng uGoTMoBiLe
    Can confirm it’s a shit show at Blizzard. Stick with EA
    Jun 10 0
  • Twitch / Acctg Yamazaki21
    Would advise staying far away from blizzard. Shit show
    Jun 10 0
  • Activision Blizzard XNzi48
    I've never worked at EA but from hearing about it from people who have, you would probably have less stress at Blizzard. TC is a ongoing struggle at Blizzard though, but there are other perks like stability and culture.
    Jun 8 3
    • Databricks / Data
      data4u

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      Stability? Not any more at least since 2016
      Jun 8
    • Activision Blizzard XNzi48
      Still feels pretty stable TBH. Sure it's not flying on rails with zero issues but compared to how I'm sure it is at some other places, it doesn't feel that bad.
      Jun 8
    • EA / Eng dietPepsi
      It’s not that stressful. Most of the people on my team have been here like 8+ years too.
      Jul 11
  • United Wholesale Mortgage / Eng
    zpyM13

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    @Blizzard, would you say most swe’s are working on currently releases game content, or new IP?
    Jun 8 0

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