Activision Blizzard Interview Questions & Reviews in Los Angeles, CA
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Producer Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through an employee referral and the process took a day - interviewed at Activision Blizzard in January 2012.
Interview Details – Was called by the talent manager, then interviewed from the VP of the branch to senior level colleagues. I was asked several questions on my experience, how I would act in several circumstances, what my past experience was.
Interview Question – No tricky questions, just a lengthy review of my qualifications and what I could contribute to the team and the company. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – The salary was lower than I asked, but they offered a sign-in bonus and performance based bonuses, that usually you never get, as much of your work depends on factors beyond your control. After the interview I waited for almost two months before I was contacted again for an offer.
Senior Finance Manager, Commercial Interview (Neutral Experience; Difficult Interview)
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Activision Blizzard in February 2010.
Interview Details – I spoke with a total of 6 people over a month. The first was a phone interview with HR. Pretty standard. My first in-person meeting was with three directors, one of which was the person for which I would have been working. Two of the meetings spent most of the time covering my background, work experience, why I wanted to work for the company, etc. The third was a case question. Though it was challenging, the interviewer had an agenda for the question and would not accept an alternative method to reach an answer. Frustrating, but apparently I did well enough to move on. In the following weeks, I meet with two Sr. VPs. Both were friendly and went well. Despite phone calls and e-mails, I didn't hear anything for another month before hearing the news the job went to someone else. I found out the company had another round of layoffs which may explain the silence.
Interview Question – Estimate the revenue of one of the major television networks. Answer Question
Senior Software Engineer Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at Activision Blizzard in February 2010.
Interview Details – Brief HR phone interview on your experience and what the role was offering. one on one interview was mostly non-technical and details of the past experience.
Interview Question – Experience with tv production technology which i clearly didnt have in my profile Answer Question
Brand Manager Intern Interview (Positive Experience; Difficult Interview)
I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at Activision Blizzard in January 2010.
Interview Details – Activision was recruiting for a Brand Manager MBA Summer Intern at my business school. The interview was 1:1, each lasting 30 minutes. The first interviewer focused on behavioral/fit questions while the second focused mostly on marketing case questions. The interviewers were very friendly and conversational. I had met both of them the night before at a recruiting that was being held for the interviewees.
Interview Question – Management has asked you to launch 2 games from the same franchise in one year. One game is for the XBOX/PS3, the other is for the Wii. Management wants to know your launch strategy. How do you proceed? Answer Question
Campaign Manager Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Activision Blizzard in April 2008.
Interview Details – It was a series of interviews one after another from people from different teams.
Interview Question – Basic Interview Questions. Strengths, Weaknesses.. I came from a different field so they wanted to know how that translated to this job. View Answer
Negotiation Details – I asked for a salary and they didn't negotiate.