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Infinity Ward Overview

Woodland Hills, CA (US)
201 to 500 employees
Activision
2002
Company - Private
Video Games
Unknown / Non-Applicable
Unknown
Founded in 2002, Infinity Ward is the original studio behind the Call of Duty franchise. The titles developed by Infinity Ward have won over 200 "Game of the Year" awards and 100 "Editor's ... Read more

Mission: Infinity Ward strives to continue creating, improving, and advancing the possibilities of the first-person shooter genre. Join us!

Infinity Ward Reviews

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    Former Employee - Designer in Encino, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Designer in Encino, CA (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Infinity Ward full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Fair pay, very competent co-workers, good company perks

    Cons

    Stress, Crunch, Incompetent studio leadership, Poor project planning, Sociopath studio leadership, no actual studio identity as studio heads constantly rotate through Activision executives and high senior level turnover.

    Advice to Management

    Remove studio heads from the company unless they receive training for how to make a game without forcing employees to crunch for two years.

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Infinity Ward Interviews

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    Animator Interview

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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 6 weeks. I interviewed at Infinity Ward.

    Interview

    The entire process took around 1.5 months and felt like a huge drag. I was given an emailed test to do. I completed it in about 4 days, and after that, waited 2+ more weeks, went through another round of interview, then complete silence for 3 weeks. I sent them a polite follow up email every week, and were completely ignored. As an applicant that took out the time to do a test for them and was weeks into the interview process, one would appreciate some kind of response, even something as simple as, "We'll have the result in 3 weeks". But there was nothing. It was like an eternal wait.
    It was eventually after 3 weeks that I received a short email that the position has been filled. Despite the fact that it was a rejection to the job of my dreams, that short email was actually a huge relief that there will be no more waiting.

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Infinity Ward Awards & Accolades

  • 100 Best Companies to Work For, Fortune, 2015
  • 100 Best Companies to Work For, Fortune, 2016
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