Orange County Register Top Workplaces 2012
- Employees in region:
- HQ location:
- Irvine, CA
’09, ’10, ’11, ’12
Blizzard Entertainment is a premiere developer and publisher of entertainment software renowned for creating some of the industry's most critically acclaimed games, including blockbuster hits such as World of Warcraft and the Warcraft, StarCraft, and Diablo franchises. Blizzard Entertainment's track record includes thirteen #1-selling games and multiple Game of the Year awards. The company's online gaming service, Battle.net, is one of the largest in the world, with millions of active players. StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty was released last year and became the fastest-selling strategy game of all time, with over 1.5 million copies sold in its first 48 hours.
World of Warcraft is the most popular game of its type in the world, and its latest expansion, Cataclysm, sold more than 3.3 million copies sold in its first 24 hours, making it the fastest-selling PC game of all time, breaking a record set by the previous World of Warcraft expansion, Wrath of the Lich King. In addition to expansions to World of Warcraft and StarCraft II, Blizzard is currently developing the hotly anticipated Diablo III, as well as multiple unannounced projects.
“Because it is challenging, and I feel that Blizzard values its employees and their contribution.”
“Blizzard has a great atmosphere and great people. The perks are amazing!”
“Blizzard is the best in the game industry and we have the necessary resources (tools, learning material, qualified people) to develop quality games.”
“The culture and atmosphere is great. It is very inviting and open, even though it's such a big studio.”
“The people, benefits, and workplace environment is unparalleled in my experience with other organizations. ”
“Working with other people that are passionate.”
“Value-rich individuals who listen to all options and give logical reasons for the course of action they take. ”
“Blizzard has an unwavering commitment to quality that is hard to find in other places, and it shows in absolutely everything that we do.”