Ik heb gewerkt bij ArenaNet (Langer dan 3 jaar)
People are exceedingly friendly and are willing to help you grow your skill set and careers.
Very focused on their disciplines
Good work life balance
Everyone works hard and is very hungry
Moves fast, breaks things, but does not necessarily go back to fix them. This leads to a lot of hard to decipher legacy products, code and design.
Lack of communication between teams
Their production style creates knowledge and specialty silos which does not promote cross discipline work. Like, artists not knowing what designers are doing, or server programmers not know what other client programmers are doing.
Leadership does not always adopt new technology, and there is a lot of proprietary technology that requires maintenance, which can distract from overall creative goals.
Usually low salary, even for games.