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Bioware/EA applications, offices, work and accommodation

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  • Registered Users Posts: 23,714 ✭✭✭✭ Mrs OBumble


    I've been watching, 'cos I know that where-ever they locate, there will be lots of people looking on the inter-webz to find out how to get there by public transport ;) Haven't seen any announcements yet though.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,644 ✭✭✭ Asmodean


    I checked their site and the address was mervue business park.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,260 ✭✭✭ Irish_Elect_Eng


    I may be mistaken, but I think that they are temporarily located in the Galway Technology Centre beside the bank.

    There is a shared reception desk on the ground floor. You could try making contact with them there, I would not advise going to their unit directly.


  • Registered Users Posts: 19 ✭✭✭ Captain Plan It


    hi, iv got an interview with BioWare in Galway next week for one of their customer service representative positions. Just wondering if anyone knows what they are like to work for? they are hiring at the minute so if anyone has interviewed with them or even heard anything about what the company is like, id greatly appreciate any info!


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,443 InchicoreDude


    They are a very new company in Galway so not sure if you will get much feedback here.... I met them at a career fair in NUIG a few months back; they were trying to convey a hip fun place to work and were eager to talk to people who liked gaming & technology. I got the impression that their wages might not be the best but I could be wrong there...


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  • Registered Users Posts: 28,793 ScumLord


    Never heard of them, the name sounds more suited to a biological weapons manufacturer.


  • Site Banned Posts: 5,677 jayteecork


    If you're not well into video games I'd say forget it.

    It's the first thing those kind of companies (ie: Blizzard) ask you.

    They've done a lot of RPG classics like Baldur's Gate, Knights of the Old Republic, Mass Effect and the upcoming Star Wars MMORPG The Old Republic.

    If you're not versed in these I'd imagine it'd hard to get in there.


  • Registered Users Posts: 23,714 ✭✭✭✭ Mrs OBumble


    Don't know anything about the company - am curious to know where their office is though?


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,444 ✭✭✭ sgthighway


    JustMary wrote: »
    Don't know anything about the company - am curious to know where their office is though?

    Unit 7, Galway Technology Centre, Mervue, Galway


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,463 Krieg


    Hard to say. Bioware are owned by EA, who were once notorious for mistreatment of employees regarding overtime and such. That was a few years ago and im not sure if Bioware would have adopted the same practices as EA.

    They are very popular games developer if that means anything. I think the support work involved in the Galway facility will be for "Star Wars: The Old Republic", which is due to be released later this year. You could likely be "playing" the games as an admin to help players or you will be taking phone calls. jayteecork is right, you would want to know your games if going for this job.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 15,067 ✭✭✭✭ Malice


    Just because you're into gaming doesn't mean you're going to enjoy doing customer support though. They are two very different things. I know a couple of people who worked for Blizzard in Cork and hated it despite being big fans of all things related to Warcraft and Starcraft.

    Of course everyone is different but it's just something worth bearing in mind I reckon.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,443 InchicoreDude


    sgthighway wrote: »
    Unit 7, Galway Technology Centre, Mervue, Galway

    At the career fair I mentioned earlier, they did say to me that they will be moving from there. Cant remember where to though...


  • Registered Users Posts: 91 ✭✭✭ Greylor


    Does anyone know where in the city the Bioware offices are?

    Need to know so that I can do some homework on what accommodation is in the area.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,463 Krieg


    according to online sources
    Unit 7, Galway Technology Centre, Mervue, Galway

    But ive been told by multiple people that they are setting up here
    They are doing serious renovating on that building right now and putting windows into it so its quite possible.

    Anyone know for sure?


  • Registered Users Posts: 15,067 ✭✭✭✭ Malice


    They don't make the information easy to find do they? When I saw the thread I thought of the Mervue Business Park as well but I can't say 100%.


  • Registered Users Posts: 107 ✭✭ kqcregg


    Definitely in Parkmore when its finished. Mervue was always a temp location while they set up their main office. I think October is their deadlne but not 100% sure.


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,681 Lockstep


    It's out in the GTC. Head towards the Eye Cinema along the lake and head straight on, past the Community College. Keep going up Wellpark Road and it's in the industry park on the left.


  • Registered Users Posts: 91 ✭✭✭ Greylor


    Ok, thanks guys. Muchly appreciated.


  • Registered Users Posts: 23,714 ✭✭✭✭ Mrs OBumble


    kqcregg wrote: »
    Definitely in Parkmore when its finished. Mervue was always a temp location while they set up their main office. I think October is their deadlne but not 100% sure.

    Are they definitely going in to the building that Kreig pointed to?


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,841 ✭✭✭ irishgeo


    bioware are advertising in the mayo advertiser for jobs in galway?

    Anyone know whereabout's the are going to be based in galway?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,627 ✭✭✭ jenno86


    irishgeo wrote: »
    bioware are advertising in the mayo advertiser for jobs in galway?

    Anyone know whereabout's the are going to be based in galway?

    Parkmore, afaik.


  • Registered Users Posts: 15,067 ✭✭✭✭ Malice


    The same question has been asked and answered here.


  • Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators, Regional North Mods, Regional West Moderators Posts: 81,470 Mod ✭✭✭✭ biko


    Merge


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 342 ✭✭ JaneHudson


    Do they look for a lot of experience? Like office customer service.


  • Registered Users Posts: 879 ✭✭✭ witnessrenegade


    Are the jobs available here only during the week or are their weekend jobs? Student myself and free to work Thursday to Sunday and thought I might pop them my CV :D


  • Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators, Regional North Mods, Regional West Moderators Posts: 81,470 Mod ✭✭✭✭ biko




  • Registered Users Posts: 82 ✭✭ silvara


    JaneHudson wrote: »
    Do they look for a lot of experience? Like office customer service.

    They definately look for good customer service skills - I got asked a lot of questions about my experiences in that when I had my interviews. They also asked if I was a gamer since I think they also look for someone who is experienced/passionate about games as well...


  • Registered Users Posts: 83 ✭✭✭ Surfacezebra


    silvara wrote: »
    They definately look for good customer service skills - I got asked a lot of questions about my experiences in that when I had my interviews. They also asked if I was a gamer since I think they also look for someone who is experienced/passionate about games as well...
    How did you get on?Doing the online interview tmro!Are there many more stages after that?Thanks


  • Registered Users Posts: 82 ✭✭ silvara


    How did you get on?Doing the online interview tmro!Are there many more stages after that?Thanks

    Yes I got the job and am starting on the 1st November!! I interviewed via webcam since I am currently in London, so it might be a little different in person. But I had one written test and then two online interviews....

    Good luck tomorrow - you will have to let me know how you get on :-)


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  • Registered Users Posts: 83 ✭✭✭ Surfacezebra


    silvara wrote: »
    Yes I got the job and am starting on the 1st November!! I interviewed via webcam since I am currently in London, so it might be a little different in person. But I had one written test and then two online interviews....

    Good luck tomorrow - you will have to let me know how you get on :-)
    Good stuff man,will update you when I get word,This is just the first online interview so a bit to go.Thanks


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