Compare Activision Blizzard vs Valence BETA

See how working at Activision Blizzard vs. Valence compares on a variety of workplace factors. By comparing employers on employee ratings, salaries, reviews, pros/cons, job openings and more, you'll feel one step ahead of the rest. All salaries and reviews are posted by employees working at Activision Blizzard vs. Valence. Learn more about each company and apply to jobs near you.
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Activision Blizzard

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Valence

Employee Ratings

  • Valence scored higher in 8 areas: Overall Rating, Career Opportunities, Compensation & Benefits, Work-life balance, Senior Management, Culture & Values, % Recommend to a friend and Positive Business Outlook.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.5
(based on 167 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.6
(based on 6 reviews)
Valence employees rated their Overall Rating 1.1 higher than Activision Blizzard employees rated theirs.
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.4
Career Opportunities
4.4
Valence employees rated their Career Opportunities 1.0 higher than Activision Blizzard employees rated theirs.
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
3.2
Compensation & Benefits
4.8
Valence employees rated their Compensation & Benefits 1.6 higher than Activision Blizzard employees rated theirs.
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.2
Work-life balance
4.8
Valence employees rated their Work-life balance 1.6 higher than Activision Blizzard employees rated theirs.
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.0
Senior Management
4.8
Valence employees rated their Senior Management 1.8 higher than Activision Blizzard employees rated theirs.
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
3.5
Culture & Values
4.4
Valence employees rated their Culture & Values 0.9 higher than Activision Blizzard employees rated theirs.
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Activision Blizzard Ceo Robert A. Kotick
50%
50%Robert A. Kotick
CEO Approval
Valence Ceo Jim Darrin
N/AJim Darrin
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
65%
% Recommend to a friend
100%
Valence employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 35% higher than Activision Blizzard employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
57%
Positive Business Outlook
100%
Valence employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 42% higher than Activision Blizzard employees rated theirs.

Salaries

Activision Blizzard has 346 more total submitted salaries than Valence.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
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$119,193/yr
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$78,496/yr
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$68,956/yr
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What Employees Say

  • "Great people" was the most mentioned Pro at Activision Blizzard.
  • "Work life balance" was the most mentioned Con at Activision Blizzard.
Pros
Pros
"Great people"(in 14 reviews)
"Video games"(in 13 reviews)
There aren't enough reviews matching this company to generate pros and cons.
Cons
Cons
"Work life balance"(in 11 reviews)
"Long hours"(in 9 reviews)
Featured Review

Current Contractor - Functional Game Tester

I have been working at Activision Blizzard for less than a year

Pros

- 40 hrs of sick pay off the bat. - Paid training. - Very PC. - Community involvement. - Moral Compass - Understanding

Cons

- Long hours - Lots of Multi tasking - You have to learn to use a lot of uncommon software that may take time to learn how to use and can be frustrating.

Advice to Management

Check on your testers more frequently. Especially your overnight employees. Especially the ones who started off eager to learn and please but have fizzled out. This job is very exhausting to those... with mental health issues.

Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Valence full-time

Pros

The team is very focused on driving some amazing and innovative solutions for customers via the latest emerging tech, so it is very refreshing to actually deliver digital transformation and be part... of our customers' change. We often hold discovery sessions and host companies whom are just wanting to understand how the latest tech is being used today to determine how they also might create competitive advantages or avoid falling behind - this is a great way to see how customers are thinking. Lots of opportunities to learn and grow. Open doors to the management team whom are always open for discussions. The employee and customer referral program is amazing. Stocked kitchen is a plus!

Cons

As with many tech companies, it is a fast-paced environment where we are often on the cutting-edge of solving problems. It is important that employees can self-direct work and delivery and not be... afraid to take chances.

Advice to Management

Continue to celebrate and share our wins. Often times our team members don't get to see the great work that others are doing!

Job Postings

Activision Blizzard has 534 more recently posted open jobs than Valence.