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Bioware employees rate Bioware off the record.

BardusBardus Cornet, ALPosts: 460Member

This is a fun little read for you nosy people.

See what Bioware employees say about the company when they can go off the record.


http://www.glassdoor.com/Reviews/BioWare-Reviews-E22998.htm

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  • dronfwardronfwar Shitty, DEPosts: 316Member

    cantine and sanitary issues

    that's all i need to know. 

  • dead2soondead2soon phoenix, AZPosts: 149Member

    TLDR; Free food is awesome, EA is the devil, Managment doesnt know it's ass from a hole in the ground.

  • stragen001stragen001 ReadingPosts: 1,720Member

    I see a lot of complaints about pressure from EA on here, and stupid things like Marketing making major decisions about the future of the company.....I bet Bioware were a great company to work for before EA took over...

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  • KanethKaneth Posts: 1,919Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by dead2soon

    TLDR; Free food is awesome, EA is the devil, Managment doesnt know it's ass from a hole in the ground.

    Similar to when I worked for Nestle. The work perks were nice, especially purchasing items from the company store at significantly reduced price. Management was full of themselves though....which is a lot of places I have worked unfortunately.

  • jedensuscgjedensuscg Kodiak, AKPosts: 209Member

    The common theme seemed to be that no matter how much fun they had working there before EA, or even during, most of the employees still said "they think the company will do worse".

    Prophetic

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  • AmanaAmana New York, NYPosts: 2,530Moderator Uncommon

    Please don't make general BioWare/EA topics in the SWTOR forum, which is for specific SWTOR discussion. Moving thread.

    To give feedback on moderation, contact community@mmorpg.com

  • VelocinoxVelocinox Old Folks Home, CAPosts: 809Member Uncommon

    So they are saying there's a lot of nepotism in the games industry??

    Who woulda thought?

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  • Many of the reviews mention massive employee turnover rates. Is this common in the industry, because in other businesses I'm familiar with it's usually a bad sign.

  • k-damagek-damage ParisPosts: 738Member

    Hahaha, this is priceless : 2 days ago the page worked, I read it all like all of you.

    Now check it out again. As a matter of fact, even if there were reviews dating from 2009, the company has suddenly became "on pending autorisation to be on our pages".

    Pathetic EA. 

    PATHETIC.

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  • CastillleCastillle KhobarPosts: 2,703Member Uncommon

    Anyone notice the one review where they said that EA is destroying the bioware culture? O.O

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  • k-damagek-damage ParisPosts: 738Member
    Originally posted by Castillle

    Anyone notice the one review where they said that EA is destroying the bioware culture? O.O

    Absolutely.

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  • WarmakerWarmaker San Diego, CAPosts: 2,231Member
    Originally posted by stragen001

    I see a lot of complaints about pressure from EA on here, and stupid things like Marketing making major decisions about the future of the company.....I bet Bioware were a great company to work for before EA took over...

    Not sure when BioWare got bought out by EA, but long ago, I'd say without hesitation BioWare was the best damn RPG dev house anywhere.  But that's not the case anymore and hasn't been so for years.

    "I have only two out of my company and 20 out of some other company. We need support, but it is almost suicide to try to get it here as we are swept by machine gun fire and a constant barrage is on us. I have no one on my left and only a few on my right. I will hold." (First Lieutenant Clifton B. Cates, US Marine Corps, Soissons, 19 July 1918)

  • Tutu2Tutu2 MelbournePosts: 564Member Uncommon

    What a shame. Pretty much confirms what all of Bioware's fans have been feeling about them lately. EA is just suffocating Bioware. 

  • kb4blukb4blu Fuquay Varina, NCPosts: 683Member Uncommon

    It is not just EA & Bioware.

    I have worked for major companies in the past.  A company is a great place to work then either they start buying out other companies or are bought by others and the place goes to hell.

    Work load goes up, people get layed off, managers get MBAs and turn into tyrants.  I have seen this happen again and again.

    This is nothing new.

    Sadly it will continue.

     

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