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  1. Helpful (4)

    "Cliqueish promotion system"

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    Former Employee - QA Tester in Bellevue, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at ArenaNet full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Inclusive, liberal workplace. Everyone is accepted and friendly.

    Cons

    Promotion is based on who you're friends with or who you're married to/dating rather then management being able to identify skills within personnel.

    Advice to Management

    Consider people that actually qualify instead of your buddies to promote.

    ArenaNet2019-06-07
  1. "Come work with U"

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    Current Employee - Art in Bellevue, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ArenaNet full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Positive experience with Management Great gaming Culture Pay is very competitive Best job I’ve had in the Industry

    Cons

    Minor mistakes can turn into bigger issues, but all in all everything is great.

    ArenaNet2020-01-06
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    "Great Individual Contributors, Shaky Management"

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    Former Employee - Gameplay Programmer in Bellevue, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at ArenaNet full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Smart, creative, and driven individual contributors. Awesome company culture, emphasis on growth and diversity. History of great products that are customer driven.

    Cons

    Too much project thrashing. Key management do not seem to know what their goals are. Very little accountability, especially at the higher end of the totem poles.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure you understand what the goals of the company are and what can be done *now* to help reach those goals. A lot of time is spent on the future, when it's not even clear those roads will bear fruit. Always remember that the individual contributors are the heart of the company, so you should take time to get to know them and their skill-sets. Projects will have low velocity if the management does not understand their team. It felt like some of the management did not understand nor wanted to invest in knowing their teams.

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    ArenaNet2019-05-03

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