Tech scene in Irvine CA

Microsoft lauraShy
Nov 24, 2018 23 Comments

Are there any companies there?
I'm moving back for family.

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  • Blizzard others
    Sup
    Nov 24, 2018 6
    • Blizzard others
      So I’ll be honest I’m dealing my own problems internally on my org which is causing me to leave and as well as the pay.

      I have seen first hand the discussions around MTX and the designers and team are very concerned but ultimately they can’t stop it , it’s more about implementing it in a way that doesn’t look bad or getting ahead of the bad press if they do it.

      Personally I could care less if it works, if it makes money hand over fist then they should do it. Blizzard for a long time just hasn’t been the games I played, mainly single player narrative driven games.

      But yes they are happening and honestly the shittiest part is while the company pushes for those initiatives and makes bank the employees still get below market pay(Riot pays a lot more).
      Nov 24, 2018
    • Microsoft pmsquared
      That’s wild man.
      I LOVE the company.
      Blizzcon regular - die hard HOTS player, even played Pro for a bit.
      However, I almost went in a year ago and talked to someone again recently. Glad I didn’t currently with how things seem to be shaking out. So sad to see because I truly love the company at least the old company.
      Nov 24, 2018
    • Microsoft pmsquared
      Also, one more.
      How do you feel about Diablo Immortal? I felt so bad at Blizzcon for the devs man. Brutal. But also, really felt like an announcement planned for Gamescom or something in China that they forced into Blizzcon as a huge bust.
      Nov 24, 2018
    • Blizzard others
      So I have no perview into why they did it honestly. The one thing I can say is everybody admits timing was bad and it probably should not have been the last thing we announced.

      That Kotaku article was pretty spot on about the Past,present and future of Diablo. Like that article said it is a light year.

      Personally I think This whole situation is Blizzard faults for having a yearly convention and taking there sweet fucking time with shit. I like that Activision is adding more of a rigor towards there dev lifecycle. Blizzard is big rich as fuck company there release cadence is not sustainable for a company there size.
      Nov 24, 2018
    • Microsoft pmsquared
      solid honest feedback man.
      Any insight into how to go about joining Blizzard if I decided to way down the road if things stabilize? Seems like a referral is required there.
      Nov 24, 2018
  • Blizzard others
    Housing is not cheaper
    Nov 25, 2018 1
    • Microsoft lauraShy
      OP
      Housing is on par with Seattle. Not as expensive as San Francisco.
      Nov 26, 2018
  • Amazon / Eng IAmJob
    Amazon, Google.
    A few start ups/small companies like cloudstrike, acorns, sendgrid.
    LA has more.
    Nov 24, 2018 1
    • Microsoft lauraShy
      OP
      Cool! Thanks!
      Nov 26, 2018
  • Edwards Lifesciences / Product
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    Healthcare tech in SoCal is significantly on rise.
    May 29 0
  • Amazon gaandu
    Amazon has a decent presence there
    Nov 24, 2018 0
  • Microsoft 4655434b
    Microsoft 😊
    Nov 24, 2018 3
    • Blizzard others
      Azure team correct?
      Nov 24, 2018
    • Microsoft lauraShy
      OP
      Really? What do we do in Irvine
      Nov 24, 2018
    • Microsoft pmsquared
      Game Studios nearby also Azure and sales teams.
      Nov 24, 2018
  • Uber Sentinel
    Pay is much lower in general. Specially, compared to seattle and Bay Area. Expenses are not that different though.
    Nov 25, 2018 2
    • The Trade Desk adsadsads
      Housing cheaper than Bay Area. Schools better. Weather better.
      Nov 25, 2018
    • Microsoft lauraShy
      OP
      How do people survive in Irvine??
      Nov 26, 2018
  • The Trade Desk adsadsads
    The Trade Desk has an office.
    Nov 24, 2018 1
    • Microsoft lauraShy
      OP
      What's in it? I thought trade desk was only Ventura?
      Nov 26, 2018
  • Microsoft lauraShy
    OP
    Any design focused companies or UX needs in Irvine ?
    Nov 26, 2018 0