Activision Publishing
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www.activision.com Santa Monica, CA 5000+ Employees

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Small fish, big pond - good experience but good luck.

Quality Assurance Tester (Former Employee)
Santa Monica, CA

ProsOpportunity to work on major licenses and titles, witness development process, opportunity to improve game product, good processes, dedicated management

ConsToo many temporary employees that can lack passion putting strain on other team members, recognition of professionalism and dedication is not given soon enough causing some stagnation, separation and disregard from "full time qa" toward their "temp" brethren who can be working hard to separate themselves from the rest, strange attitudes and strictness regarding breaks/lunch with little regard towards real-life emergencies and issues

Advice to Senior ManagementAllow opportunity for lower rank staff to provided feedback to their managers in an unbiased and anonymous fashion, some of the "senior qa" have unprofessional attitudes and seem to think they are "Safe" with their position and can therefore be sarcastic and offer uncalled for, negative and unconstructive feedback

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Not an awful place to work, but could be easily improved.

    Artist (Current Employee)
    Santa Monica, CA

    I have been working at Activision Publishing


    Pros: Activision is a stable powerhouse built on a very conservative approach to making games. This means greater job security in tough economic times.… Cons: As Activision grows its becoming increasingly corporate in many ways. This may be a positive for some people, but most creative types I work… Advice to Senior Management: There are many creative and talented people working at this company, but for some reason the approach of management is to be fearful and and… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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    Too many cooks in the kitchen.

    Artist (Current Employee)
    Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Activision Publishing


    Pros: Activision has some very well-known titles, which can be good or bad. Sequel-itis guarantees you know there's a job waiting for you next year. I… Cons: The schedules are aggressive. Putting out a game every year has turned into closer to a seven-month development cycle, but in the right studio you… Advice to Senior Management: Senior Management should focus on developing product vision sooner, then communicating it better. They also need to stay on course. There are too many sharp… More
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