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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at Activision Publishing full-time (more than an year)

Pros

Depends on the management, usually older managers who have been there a while are very "Employee-centric" they will have your back. Many will work with your schedule. You have to be in the "right place, right time" for promotions. It isn't always based solely on your skill, but "who you know" really plays a big part. You can work on many different teams, and learn many different skills.

Cons

New managers are usually very "something to prove" and go above and beyond, even throwing people under the bus to show how "serious" they are about their position. A manager/supervisor etc. should not be someone who wants the position to earn more money, it should be someone who loves the department they are in and want nothing more than for everyone in the team to succeed. While there is a lot of favoritism, it is easy to get into the circle. Sometimes you get pulled into the "favorites" circle, without wanting to actually be a part of it. If you happen to get pulled in, you need to play ball. Be social, go out with the right people when they invite you out, etc. If you don't, some will see that that as being snubbed, and this can cost you your job. This can be very demanding of introverts who just want to go in, do their job and anything else they are tasked with, but don't really like going out for lunch or drinks.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

While new people do come in with amazing ideas, don't forget to keep doing what has already made you a great manager. I know it can be difficult, but the people who love you, do so because of the experience you bring.

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    Only for those who specialize in brown nosing.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Activision Publishing

    Pros

    Great people to work with

    Cons

    Contract thru Volt services. Not so great people to work for.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to manage.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Recruitment Intern

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    Current Employee - Recruitment Intern in Santa Monica, CA
    Current Employee - Recruitment Intern in Santa Monica, CA

    I have been working at Activision Publishing as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Fun and casual work environment, very friendly co-workers, work hard play hard corporate culture.

    Cons

    None that I can think of. It's a busy environment; people work extremely hard.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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