Activision Publishing Reviews

Updated July 26, 2015
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  1. Fun place to work!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Activision Publishing

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The vibrant and fun work environment helps to balance out the fast paced nature of the job.

    Cons

    It is easy to be overwhelmed with the amount of different projects you get assigned.


  2. Amazing company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Activision Publishing

    Pros

    Compensation, opportunities for advancement, awesome products

    Cons

    Slow to make decisions


  3. Good company to work for when I started, then took a turn for the worse

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service Call Center Manager in Santa Monica, CA
    Former Employee - Customer Service Call Center Manager in Santa Monica, CA

    I worked at Activision Publishing full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    good benefits, fun place to work, many great co-workers

    Cons

    low salary compared to equal positions in the gaming industry, communication problems between departments

    Advice to Management

    re-evaluate who is in charge, upper management, especially in customer support which should be a primary focus of the company


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  5. QA

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - QA/TRG in Santa Monica, CA
    Former Employee - QA/TRG in Santa Monica, CA

    I worked at Activision Publishing full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great environment, friendly people. Lots of interesting and exciting titles coming through at all times with no shortage of room to move up the chain.

    Cons

    Not many to speak of! Some job security concerns when projects come to a close.

    Advice to Management

    Keep an eye on the little guys testing. There are many hidden gems among them.


  6. Tons of room for growth if you just reach for it!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director
    Current Employee - Director

    I have been working at Activision Publishing full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    So many opportunities to explore many different parts of the company. I have been exposed to many aspects of this business and truly appreciate the opportunities.

    Cons

    There is a lot of work to do and sometimes resources are stretched. It can take longer to complete business projects than anticipated.

    Advice to Management

    Keep working your butt off for this amazing company. No lie - I'm grateful you all push so hard for Activision.


  7. Helpful (2)

    Great place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Monica, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Monica, CA

    I have been working at Activision Publishing full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    T-Shirt and Jeans is okay for work. Plenty of training opportunities. Benefits are alright as well.

    Cons

    There's too much work at times. Promotions are not likely for people with niche fields of work.


  8. Great company with history of promoting strong performers.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate Brand Manager in Santa Monica, CA
    Former Employee - Associate Brand Manager in Santa Monica, CA

    I worked at Activision Publishing full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Opportunities, compensation, values, strong management.

    Cons

    Work life balance, constant treadmill approach


  9. Smart employees, top heavy management.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Production in Santa Monica, CA
    Former Employee - Production in Santa Monica, CA

    I worked at Activision Publishing full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Activision routinely hires some of the best and brightest around. Very accomplished people to work with. Company leadership is excellent at creating revenue.

    Cons

    Top heavy management. No openings for headcount at mid to junior level, however there will be a new SVP hired regularly. Prepare to do the job of two people.

    Advice to Management

    More indians, less chiefs.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Great environment to work in, but no loyalty or real opportunities to move up.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Activision Publishing

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Very fun and relaxed working environment. Everyone who works here is very nice and usually willing to help you out.

    Cons

    Very poor communication and budget planning. Management has no loyalty to you as their employee, they will just lay you off when they are done with you and hire someone to do it cheaper after you have set up a system.

    Advice to Management

    Consider less contractors and more permanent employees. I think you will get better quality of work all around and many of the lower guys will be much happier and therefore more productive. You need to value the employees you have more.


  11. Meh

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Monica, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Monica, CA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great pay, free games, fun parties.

    Cons

    No room for growth, micro managers, poor talent, monotonous.



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