8 Game Masters from Blizzard Entertainment submitted salaries.
Current CEO: Allen Adham
Blizzard Entertainment develops and publishes entertainment software and computer games. The company is best known for producing the massively-multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) Warcraft. Blizzard Entertainment was founded in 1994 and is headquartered in Irvine, California. The company employs programmers, game developers, audio designers and game testers. All employees work out of the company''s California headquarters.
Programmers form the core of Blizzard Entertainment''s workforce. Individuals in these roles are responsible for developing and designing the games that the company sells. They work in a wide variety of programming areas. Individuals with experience in 3D and graphics can leverage their talents while working at Blizzard Entertainment. They are responsible for designing the characters and environments that are central to gaming. Some individuals with 3D experience may work in mapping and level design.
The Blizzard culture values creativity and collaboration. As such, programmers work closely with game developers in order to produce innovative new entertainment products. Game developers are responsible for the overall design of games and game environments. They work closely with game testers and users in order to better understand and serve consumer needs. Both programmers and game developers generally have four year degrees or advanced training in computer programming. While employees generally work on one project at a time, they may be called upon to assist with other projects as necessary.
Audio designers also play an integral role in the development of games. Individuals with background in composition, recording and audio design enjoy stable Blizzard Entertainment careers. They work with game developers to create soundtracks and sound effects that fit games and entertainment software. Audio designers generally have extensive experience in audio recording and digital sound manipulation. They are allowed the freedom to contribute creatively to the projects on which they work.
Blizzard Entertainment also employs game testers. These individuals are generally hired on a part-time basis and must work out of the company''s corporate office. They are responsible for playing new games and games in development. They provide feedback to programmers and software designers regarding gameplay and the overall game experience.
Blizzard also employs administrative staff in its headquarters. These individuals work closely with company executives. They support the day-to-day operations of the business and provide administrative assistance to programmers, developers and audio designers. The company offers competitive compensation and good growth opportunities to all employees. Eligible full-time employees also receive a comprehensive Blizzard Entertainment benefits package that includes health insurance and a retirement savings plan.
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