What does it take to get a job with Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment? What is it like working at Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment? ACR takes a look:
About Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment (WBIE) is a division of Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group. Founded in 1993 as “Warner Bros. Consumer Products,” WBIE is a leading publisher, developer, and licensor of entertainment content. The company develops entertainment content for both current and future platforms including PC-based, console, and handheld gaming. According to the WBIE website, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment “is a significant worldwide publisher for both internal and third party game titles.”
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment has dozens of titles but some of the most popular are Lord of the Rings (online), Mortal Kombat, Spy Hunter, Justice League Heroes, Terminator Salvation, Game Party: In Motion, Batman: Arkham Asylum Videogame, Touchmaster: Connect, and Lego Batman: The Videogame. Platforms include but are not limited to Gameboy Advance, Nintendo DS, Playstation 2 and 3, PSP System, Wii, Xbox, and Xbox 360.
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment has studios across the country from Washington State to Chicago to Massachusetts. The company is home to hundreds of employees from art managers to software engineers. WB Games is the production unit of Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment.
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Jobs
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, like many gaming companies, is always looking for fresh talent. As of September 2011, the company has more than 50 job openings across the U.S. and abroad. Just a few open positions included:
Senior Software Engineer (Gameplay)
- Art Manager
- Software Engineer (Gameplay)
- Creative Director
- Senior Artist, FX
- Technical Artist
- Senior Concept Artist
To apply for open positions, visit the WBIE website at wbie.com and click “Careers” at the bottom of the home page. Once you find a position that you’re interested in, you can apply online by uploading your resume and any other requested materials.
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Salaries
Like other companies, salaries for Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment employees vary depending job responsibilities, skills, and education. The company does not list salaries on its website. However, several websites such as Glassdoor.com offer salary information as reported (anonymously) by employees. As of August 2011, Glassdoor.com reported average salaries for senior software engineers ($94,000-$102,000), directors ($132,000), and developers ($85,000-$107,000).
To get an idea of what gaming professionals average these days,Game Developer Magazine conducts an industry-wide salary survey each year. The latest survey lists average salaries for programmers, artists and animators, game designers, production specialists, and sound designers working in the gaming industry. See how Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment compares:
- Art & Animation: $71,354
- Business and Legal: $106,452
- Game Design: $70,223
- Production: $88,544
- Programmers: $85,733
- Sound Designer: $68,088
Game Developer Magazine is a San Francisco-based print publication serving more than 30,000 professional game developers.