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Activision Publishing CEO Eric Hirshberg
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    Former Employee - Audio Director in Santa Monica, CA
    Former Employee - Audio Director in Santa Monica, CA

    I worked at Activision Publishing full-time

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    Pros

    Good people to work alongside, and great franchises of which to contribute. But, not enough of a willingness to invest in smaller studios.

    Cons

    Work-life balance is generally heavy. And, there's a real sense of dread whenever the publisher visits a studio.

    Advice to Management

    Invest more of the cash winnings from successful properties into smaller studios. There's low risk in funding small team experimentation.

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Santa Monica, CA
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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Activision Publishing (Santa Monica, CA) in March 2014.

    Interview

    Brief phone interview followed by in person interview with 2 people on production team the following week. Tone of interview was laid back. Not a ton of information on Activision's internal production structure in the job description, so lots of new information in the interview itself.

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100 Fastest Growing Companies, Fortune, 2009

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Website www.activision.com
Headquarters Santa Monica, CA
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Operated By Activision Blizzard
Founded 1979
Type Subsidiary or Business Segment
Industry Media
Revenue $100 to $500 million (USD) per year
Competitors Electronic Arts, Sony, Take-Two

Video game maker Activision Blizzard is a firm believer that action speaks louder than words. The video game publisher is best known for title franchises such as World of Warcraft, Guitar Hero, "Tony Hawk," and "Call of Duty". It also makes games based on licensed properties from Marvel (Spider-Man and X-Men) and DreamWorks Animation (Shrek). Its titles are produced for console game systems and handheld devices from Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo, as well as games for Apple's iPhone. Vivendi acquired a majority stake in the company in a deal valued at $9.8 billion; it then... More

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