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Santa Monica, CA (US)
1001 to 5000 employees
1979
Subsidiary or Business Segment
Video Games
$500 million to $1 billion (USD) per year
Electronic Arts, Sony, Take-Two
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    I will always remember my time at Activision fondly. From my very first day there I knew I would fit right in. There is always a great atmosphere in the office and there's a really satisfying team spirit.

    Cons

    The work can be challenging at times, and repetitive at others.

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Activision Interviews

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    Outreach Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Employee in El Segundo, CA (US)
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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Activision (El Segundo, CA (US)) in February 2015.

    Interview

    My interview was held at their El Segundo location on the 7th in their Pitfall conference room. I was interviewed by 3 managers all at once.They asked fairly normal questions and I did not feel intimidated they made sure you were comfortable. The only thing was during the course of the interview and even listed in the job description they did not state you would not be hired directly through the company, instead it's through a temp agency call Volt Information Sciences. It takes forever to get hired within the company. The wait time to receive the offer was about 3 weeks. I was laid off after 7 months due to "budgets cuts" all they did was change the job title from Outreach Specialist to Customer Service Representative. All in all it was fun while it was lasted but their management is terrible and they are a bit unorganized most of the time.

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Activision Awards & Accolades

  • 100 Fastest Growing Companies, Fortune, 2009

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