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Activision Blizzard Reviews

Updated 8 February 2018
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  • There was no work/life balance - During extremely busy periods the only time spent out of work was commuting and sleeping (in 6 reviews)

  • full time employees quits after a few weeks despite being difficult to be converted to activision (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Software developer"

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    Current Employee - Salesforce Developer in Fort Kochi
    Current Employee - Salesforce Developer in Fort Kochi
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Activision Blizzard (More than a year)

    Pros

    fun company to work for

    Cons

    Nothing that i can think of now


  2. "Activision Blizzard"

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    Current Employee - Business Planning Manager in Santa Monica, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Business Planning Manager in Santa Monica, CA (US)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Activision Blizzard full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Fun place to work if you enjoy playing video games. Decent perks but depends on the group. Lots of work but you learn a lot in the process. Sink or swim attitude.

    Cons

    Lots of politics, pleasing egos on a constant basis. Not great work like balance, again depends on the group. Either you deliver or you dont from day one.

  3. "Talent Management Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Monica, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Monica, CA (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Activision Blizzard full-time

    Pros

    Great culture, growing rapidly, diverse talent, quick hiring process, sr management is warm and approachable, innovative start up environment in a well established successful company.... highly recommend joining this team!

    Cons

    No big cons worth mentioning.


  4. "Great environment, low pay"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Activision Blizzard full-time

    Pros

    Great perks, friendly social work environment

    Cons

    Low pay, corporate red tape


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work, but still room for improvement."

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    Current Employee - Specialist
    Current Employee - Specialist
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Activision Blizzard full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    ATVI is an awesome place to work. With the casual atmosphere (jeans!), fun events, and other random perks like summer popsicles and therapy dogs, it's a blast. I will say though, that without these things, ATVI would still be great because of the people. My colleagues are my favorite part of the day, and even when work gets rough (as it does, often), they keep me in high spirits. The knowledge and experience I've gained over my years here is incomparable to anywhere else I have worked. Learning from the best truly makes me proud to say I'm an employee at Activision Blizzard. There is a lot of room for growth, and Activision Blizzard has been building up support for workers and their business steadily. A lot has changed since I first started.

    Cons

    Management has good intentions, but that's not always communicated to the masses. More transparency, more discussions with ELT, and better messaged overall vision and strategy would let employees feel less like a cog in the wheel and more like they're a part of something larger.

    Advice to Management

    Get out there! Have more town halls, more casual conversations. And please, more diversity in the upper management.


  6. "Motion Capture Clean up Artist"

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    Former Employee - Motion Capture Clean Up Artist in Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Motion Capture Clean Up Artist in Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great enviroment, resources, oppurtunities, and people.

    Cons

    Getting small things done can be difficult when having to go through multiple people.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work! Dream Job!"

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    Current Employee - Senior Technical Recruiter in San Bernardino, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Recruiter in San Bernardino, CA (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Activision Blizzard full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    This place makes dreams come true. They invest in their employees and over the past few years have really improved in their "buerocratic" processes. I feel that the future is very bright here.

    Cons

    The on-boarding process took a little longer that I would have hoped, It took me 2 months from my first interview to my final offer/start date.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great place"

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    Current Employee - Senior Specialist in Santa Monica, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Specialist in Santa Monica, CA (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Activision Blizzard full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Fun culture and collaboration across some of the brightest minds in the interactive entertainment industry. Activision Blizzard's workplace environment inspires creativity and big ideas.

    Cons

    Difficult to say... employees work hard, but are happy and having fun along the way (hardly a con?).


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Overall a fun place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Activision Blizzard full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Lots of fun - opportunity to play the games, team nights out and offsites etc.
    Good focus on employee development - if you have a career goal then managers will support you in getting the experience you need to persue this.
    If you have a good idea you will get the opportunity to present it and get full exposure with manager support.
    There is a bonus scheme for all employees - not just sales.
    Flexibility in working from home etc. especially if you have evening calls.
    Good atmosphere internally.

    Cons

    Can be short term thinking - stuffing stock into retailers to hit high targets without considering long term challenges such as cost of clearing, relationship and impact to digital business.
    Handles redundancies poorly - there have been a few recently as the company restructures.
    American-centric - can be difficult to get focus for international business.

    Advice to Management

    Review 'stack it high then clear it out' approach which feels counter productive.
    Better communcation around redundancies - months of rumours followed by a sudden, swift cull and minimal communication was not ideal. One day lots of people just were not there.


  10. "Fun!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Activision Blizzard full-time

    Pros

    Fun industry, great perks, good work/life balance

    Cons

    Poor HR, curious management decisions


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