EA vs Blizzard: which is the better company to work for?

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Mar 29, 2019 36 Comments

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  • If you have phone, work for Blizzard
    Mar 29, 2019 1
    • Goldman Sachs l33tcode
      Hahahaha....I see what u did there...😏
      Mar 29, 2019
  • Microsoft lMQO62
    Don’t you guys have phones ???
    Mar 29, 2019 0
  • Microsoft yyyAaa
    I hear Riot is nice. Beware of layoffs in the game industry. Working on games in a large company may not be what you imagine.
    Mar 29, 2019 2
    • Riot Games GLHF 🤪
      Can confirm that Riot is nice. One downside is that the office is in the Santa Monica area so cost of living is high or you spend a lot of time commuting.
      Mar 29, 2019
    • Riot Games Rioter
      Riot is nice but don’t be fooled by the culture. Same corporate BS you’d see anywhere else.

      Lots of politics and it’s definitely an old boy’s club; hard to go too high up not as an original 100 employee.

      Plus bonus structure is not tied very closely to personal performance so little incentive to exceed (cash bonus with very small upside compared to RSUs)
      Mar 30, 2019
  • VeoD26, what's the deal with the "bro"? Have you met a lot of EA employees using that term or what? Been at EA for +8 years, have never hear it.. heard "dude", "man", never "bro"
    Mar 29, 2019 1
    • Epic Games / Eng
      uSko17

      Epic Games Eng

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      uSko17more
      One of your co-workers said "Make gaming great again" on here..
      Mar 30, 2019
  • Unity VEoD26
    Are you a bro? If you can bro-down like Bro Montana, EA is the place for you... bro.
    Mar 29, 2019 0
  • EA Oook
    EA only laid off 350 people. Blizzard laid off more. Plus, EA has Rootbeer rapper in the lobby so is obviously superior. Make Gaming Great Again #teamEA
    Mar 29, 2019 2
    • Unity VEoD26
      Nice, bro!
      Mar 29, 2019
    • EA / Eng Flipbitz
      I do enjoy EA, but to be straight on facts, we also laid off a large batch at fire monkies studio this year on top of the 350 Tuesday.
      Mar 29, 2019
  • Epic Games IAnm45
    Epic
    Mar 29, 2019 1
    • Epic Games / Eng
      uSko17

      Epic Games Eng

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      Unity Technologies
      uSko17more
      Can confirm, Epic
      Mar 29, 2019
  • Activision Blizzard
    pandawanda

    Activision Blizzard

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    Google
    pandawandamore
    The internet only recently started hating us. They've always hated EA. If you're down with SoCal then Blizzard is where it's at. Although with all the news lately the morale is kinda on the low side. But we'll bounce back.
    Mar 29, 2019 6
    • Epic Games / Eng
      uSko17

      Epic Games Eng

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      Unity Technologies
      uSko17more
      Would love to see tech wide unionization
      Mar 30, 2019
    • Activision Blizzard / Project VEjO58
      Pretty sure blizzard is not the greatest place to work anymore. The internet is hating on Blizzard for good reasons. It was poor decisions that created our 2018 and early 2019. I don’t think with our new leadership we’re in a better position to be successful for the remainder of 2019. Next few years are going to be rough.
      Apr 30, 2019
  • Unity VEoD26
    In all seriousness, I agree with yyaaa, you should really love games if you're going into the games industry. It's awesome to get the free games, go to industry events, etc. but it can be volatile.
    Mar 29, 2019 4
    • EA / Ops
      dexw85

      EA Ops

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      dexw85more
      I would actually be interested to know what gaming company doesn’t give their games to their employees for free... That’s pretty much an industry standard perk.
      Mar 29, 2019
    • Microsoft yyyAaa
      You get a free copy of the game you work on but after working on it for years, you kinda don’t want to play it anymore. Especially sports games. You working st EA, I highly doubt you get free copies of Anthem or Battlefield. You still have to pay (albeit cheap) for them.
      Mar 29, 2019
  • Bioware / Eng
    cxHJ62

    Bioware Eng

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    Activision Blizzard, Electronic Arts(EA)
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    Software Engineer
    cxHJ62more
    If you are super passionate about blizzard games specifically, then Blizzard. EA is bigger and has more opportunities, more studios and locations. Culture at both is generally good.
    Apr 25, 2019 0