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  1. « Avis Bioware »

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    Ancien employé - Employé anonyme 

    J'ai travaillé chez BioWare à temps plein

    Avantages

    Ambiance, dons de produits Bioware, multinationalité

    Inconvénients

    Rythme impossible, esprit un peu trop corporate

    Conseils à la direction

    Plus petites équipes, accompagnement plus personnel

    BioWare2018-11-14
  2. Utile (1)

    « Good place to work »

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    Ancien employé - Employé anonyme 
    Recommande

    J'ai travaillé chez BioWare à temps plein

    Avantages

    Great people. Amazingly interesting and fun projects to work on.

    Inconvénients

    Edmonton is somewhat cold an inhospitable.

    BioWare2019-04-29
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    « Unfortunately a shell of what it once was »

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    Ancien employé - Employé anonyme à Edmonton, AB
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    J'ai travaillé chez BioWare à temps plein plus de 10 ans

    Avantages

    - Fun perks, game deals - 'Community' events for coworkers - Being able to work on top quality titles

    Inconvénients

    - It's now become just another EA studio clone. The dollar is the ultimate bottom line now, as opposed to the quality (of both the product and the workplace) which used to be the priority. - Long hours of expected crunch with poor food options during finaling stages is still a problem here - Excess bloat of middle-management 'producer' positions which are full of people with little to no experience in the... departments they are working with causes ignorant scheduling and inappropriate tasking - Contradiction in cross-department training/moving. The company likes to say that they support people wanting to transfer to another department and will help someone get time to be trained/mentored into the role they are interested in, but from what I witnessed it's extremely rare that this happens. Once you know how to do something, you will be doing that one thing for years to come. - No upper management left that is still fighting for unique BioWare culture and perks (which is why it's entirely gone) - Workspaces are now very large open rooms that are loud and distracting - not even cubicle dividers were used in a room full of ~50 employees. For more introverted people that require quiet spaces to focus and concentrate, this can create anxiety and stress because there's no other option. People will literally be hollering from once side of the room to the other on some days. - Blatant contradiction in policy regarding remote work - there are various employees working from remote locations yet when management is asked about opportunities for remote work, the answer is 'we have a company policy that states we do not allow staff to work from remote locations', which is repeated when the existing cases are pointed out.

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    Conseils à la direction

    - Remove a large portion of the middle management 'producer' roles that are currently filled with unqualified people, hire some project management people that have experience in the areas they are managing. Probably the biggest thing right now. - Create a work environment that is supportive of not only extroverted people, but introverted people that need quiet space to concentrate/focus. - Create something like a... 'training day' program that will allow people the opportunity to learn more directly about another role they are interested in, and support any potential move. - Open up the doors for remote work. Most if not all meetings are done through video chat anyway as they usually need to span various studio locations. Invest in creating a plan that would allow people to work from the location that suits them best while still being as easily contactable during core work hours. - Get back to supporting local talent more than trying to rip people away from competing studios

    Dérouler
    BioWare2018-09-24
  4. « A great place to work in the game industry »

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    Ancien employé - Software Developer à Edmonton, AB
    Ne recommande pas
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    J'ai travaillé chez BioWare à temps plein plus de 8 ans

    Avantages

    - Work with passionate people who care about the product - Compensated time off at end of projects - Dinners provided for overtime - Exciting and fast paced.

    Inconvénients

    - Regular overtime is necessary to meet project commitments - Projects usually overrun their deadlines - Poor decision making processes and a tendency to revisit every decision

    Conseils à la direction

    - Listen to the project managers to keep projects on schedule - Stop revisiting project decisions

    BioWare2018-10-03
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    « Good family atmosphere »

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    Ancien employé - Manager à Edmonton, AB
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    J'ai travaillé chez BioWare à temps plein plus de 5 ans

    Avantages

    Smart, creative and passionate people inspire you to be at your best

    Inconvénients

    Edmonton can be challenging, especially if you’re an expat

    Conseils à la direction

    Stay true to your DNA

    BioWare2018-08-31
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    « Experienced Studio Gambling On It's Future »

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    Ancien employé - Employé anonyme à Edmonton, AB
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    J'ai travaillé chez BioWare à temps plein plus de 3 ans

    Avantages

    -Many talented individuals with a knack for delivering top quality work -Opportunities to work on interesting and ground-breaking technology -Ability to step outside comfort zone and explore new territory makes for interesting and changing work

    Inconvénients

    -Not always necessary buy-in or support from middle management. Certain initiatives or projects aren't setup for success due to lack of people power and resources, however requirements and priorities are not adjusted to reflex this. -Commitments and goals pushed down by middle management do not always align with the needs of the project. Occasionally they are driven by internal agendas or box checking. -Gambling... future on success of Anthem -Limited career growth opportunities due to steep management hierarchy

    Dérouler

    Conseils à la direction

    -Ensure work being done is measurably tied to success of projects and the studio -Ensure initiatives have the necessary people power and resources to be successful -Hopefully Anthem can be the success it needs to be

    BioWare2018-07-18
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    « Stable and effective but needs leadership to be more active. »

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    Employé actuel - Artist à Edmonton, AB
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    Je travaille chez BioWare à temps plein depuis plus de 5 ans

    Avantages

    Stable, mature studio Focus on work-life balance Senior, experienced teams World class games

    Inconvénients

    A lot of dead weight in middle-management. Producers punch down trying to be the next executive running the game. Online backlash/drama is constant.

    Conseils à la direction

    Management needs to do a better job of making face with actual content creators and programmers. Everything is filtered through ineffective middle managers.

    BioWare2018-05-14
  8. « Artist »

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    Ancien employé - Employé anonyme 

    J'ai travaillé chez BioWare à temps plein

    Avantages

    Good environment . Good people.

    Inconvénients

    Location is not good. Too cold.

    BioWare2018-03-16
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    « great place to work. »

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    Employé actuel - Employé anonyme à Edmonton, AB
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    Je travaille chez BioWare à temps plein depuis plus de 5 ans

    Avantages

    - People are in general kind, friendly, and helpful. Many of these people are the best in the world in their individual roles and they care enormously about the games and their team. - Upcoming projects are exciting and look great. - Company is family-oriented and leads constantly stress that you should keep healthy work-life boundaries (a nice change from past years). - Studio is moving soon to a new, very nice... office space. - Perks are great and pay is pretty good. - Looks great on paper. - Edmonton isn't as bad as people assume. - Lots of people REALLY love the games.

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    Inconvénients

    - Siloing has always been a huge issue at BioWare. - Some leads are really insecure which can manifest itself as either avoidance behaviour or abusive behaviour. - A small but passionate section of BioWare fans have historically and will probably always be mean to our company and our games. - EA is a double-edged sword.

    Conseils à la direction

    -Please give people an opportunity to grow beyond "just" senior without forcing them to be people managers. Top talent should be rewarded but there's nothing worse than a manger who is there for the wrong reasons. - We could be doing more to attract great people. I don't blame the city. I blame our processes. We should modernize our recruitment processes and then become pickier on who we hire. - Encourage... employees to build bridges between teams so reduce siloing.

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    BioWare2018-02-11
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    « Feels like home »

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    Software Engineer 
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    J'ai travaillé chez BioWare à plus de 5 ans

    Avantages

    - Great people, great live work balance. Literally a big family. - Lots of exciting challenges - Lots of love from gaming communities and cosplayers - Free breakfast, lots of swags and nice perks

    Inconvénients

    - Products and solutions can be repetitive. - Hierarchy is strong, very hard to challenge senior technical people. - Very difficult to find the 'meat' of the game . - Put itself in tight deadlines as it promises impossible things over and over. - Edmonton is tough if you like a urban/hipster life.

    Conseils à la direction

    Focus on less content but high quality content. Look forward and not sideways, try thinking ahead. What is it that players want to play 3 years from now?

    BioWare2017-09-30
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