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Great company where you earn your keep.

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  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Senior Analyst - Supply Chain in Santa Monica, CA
Former Employee - Senior Analyst - Supply Chain in Santa Monica, CA
Recommends
Approves of CEO

I worked at Activision Publishing full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

You'll likely be around top tier professionals. If you're not then you're in the wrong group. The culture is smart, hard working and filled with high performers.

Cons

You have to do your own work. Might sound silly, but this is not a place you can come on and survive on reputation and position alone

Advice to Management

Be aware of a "favorites" type culture. There are so many high quality people there, that it's actually easy to take for granted that quality. I've seen "glue guys" and girls overlooked simply because there isn't the need to appreciate them.

Other Employee Reviews for Activision Publishing

  1. Helpful (1)

    As a QA test, a good summer-time job for a high schooler and nothing more.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - QA Tester in El Segundo, CA
    Former Employee - QA Tester in El Segundo, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Activision Publishing full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good people, as you will be working alongside other gamers. You have opportunities to take leadership roles and feel that your contributions to the project are making an effect.

    Cons

    Low pay and almost zero upward mobility. The QA department is literally and figuratively separated from the rest of the company. You will not be able to interact or shadow technical, art, or production seniors and learn how to contribute more to the company. The test style is also antiquated, so staying with the company may prevent you from being marketable elsewhere. Expect large amounts of overtime and a seasonal hiring environment.

    Advice to Management

    Integrate fewer testers into a larger development team. Though this would require a rethinking of the entire development process, where testers are also engineers that develop tools alongside the programmers.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Fun company - no work/life balance

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Recruiter in Santa Monica, CA
    Current Employee - Recruiter in Santa Monica, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    hip culture, lots of freebies, fast paced

    Cons

    No work life balance, long hours, no career development, no long term vision

    Advice to Management

    don't overload people with so much work that they get burnt out and quit


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