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Activision Overview

Santa Monica, CA
1001 to 5000 employees
1979
Subsidiary or Business Segment
Video Games
$500 million to $1 billion (USD) per year

Working at Activision

Video game maker Activision Blizzard is a firm believer that action speaks louder than words. The video game publisher is best known for title franchises such as World of Warcraft, Guitar Hero, "Tony Hawk," and "Call of ... Read more

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    Call of Duty: WWII Sets Records

    Call of Duty has some of the most passionate fans on the planet, and they have responded to the boots on the ground gameplay that reunited the franchise with its original setting in World War II. Fans have been responding to the cinematic campaign that takes them across the European theater of the w...

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    Get Ready to Deploy - Call of Duty: WWII Is Now Available!

    Eyes front, soldier! The wait is finally over, and Call of Duty: WWII is now available worldwide! This game marks a return to boots on the ground in the setting where the franchise first began.Call of Duty: WWII takes players to the front lines of the greatest military conflict ever known, through a...

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Activision – Why Work For Us?


We are lucky to work in a business where imagination, creativity, and play aren't only encouraged, they're required.

Operating at the intersection of technology, entertainment, and consumer products, Activision is more than just the leading developer and publisher of video games. Activision is the bedrock of video game publishing, and we’ve written many of the most significant chapters in the industry’s history. For over 30 years, we have introduced the world to some of the biggest, most ground-breaking titles in the industry – from Call of Duty® to Skylanders®, to Tony Hawk™ and Guitar Hero™. But our story doesn’t end there. Activision and Bungie have joined forces to release the next advancement in interactive entertainment in 2014 with Destiny™.

Creativity is at the heart of everything we do here.

 

At Activision, we set the bar high and always find ways to jump even higher. If there's one common thread to the people who succeed here, it's the ability and the desire to not just deliver, but to over-deliver. That's how we make history.

Passionate People, Creative Environment

 Ask anyone who works at Activision what their favorite thing about our company is, and they'll tell you: It's the People.

We have world-class brands, infrastructure and resources, but we are nothing without the brilliance of our people. We strive to form a perfect balance between creative excellence and business excellence, and we work diligently to create an environment that allows our best ideas prevail no matter where they come from.

Creating a video game is no easy feat: You have to have an ear for storytelling, an eye for visual drama, a head for math, science and technology, a passion for innovative marketing and sales, and the support of the world’s most talented functional teams.

Our success comes from people producing greatness. If you want to be continually pushed to take your game to another level, Activision is the place for you.


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It’s the People

Activision is known for its world-class brands and constant drive to innovate. The brilliance and passion of the people that work here are what brings our ideas and innovations to life. We deeply value the distinctive skills and experience military veterans bring to the Activision team. At the same time, veterans are likely to recognize and embrace our core values. They are passionate professionals, results-oriented, eager to take responsibility and know whole-heartedly what it means to be All In. Our commitment to veterans is both broad and deep. In 2009 we founded the Call of Duty Endowment, a non-profit dedicated to finding, funding and growing the most efficient and effective job placement services for veterans. To date, it has funded the placement of over 14,000 veterans into high-quality careers at less than 1/3 the cost of federal government efforts. In 2013 we founded ActiVets, an affinity group of Activision veterans who strengthen their own bonds, help each other succeed at the firm and assist Activision in making more meaningful contributions to the Veteran community. Finally, in 2014 Activision initiated its annual Veterans Day of Service. Hundreds of Activision employees loaded up on buses and traveled to work sites around the Greater Los Angeles and Minneapolis areas to support local Veteran organizations. From painting to landscaping, to upgrading a gym or replacing a large ceiling, our projects are based on the outstanding needs of those local organizations. The day of service is our way of directly showing support for our veterans.

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    greatest game creators ever love call of duty

    Cons

    can't really say no downsides really

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Activision Interviews

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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Activision (Santa Monica, CA) in August 2017.

    Interview

    Had a Quick phone interview.
    Then set up an in person interview. They did not inform me that I would be interviewing with multiple people. They where all surprised I was not told of this.None the less the interview itself was very easy going and fun. Everyone seemed like great people to work with.
    I was then informed that if I was pushed onto the next round that I would be called back on a later date for a quick assessment test.
    I was called back a week later.
    I then was taken into a cubical for the test. They seemed a bit dis-shuffled for this and did not have my computer ready. When I began the test which was fairly easy! I noticed none of the short cut keys where set which was a total hassle. I had to right click everything. The prompt informed me to use old covers on the web as help. The Internet explorer would not start up due to updates. Then the computer began to restart and do more updates for other programs including their security log in program, which obviously did not help. I would finish a portion and had to restart due to updates and restarts. This test was on a Windows NOT a Mac so be familiar with both. I was told they do not expect me to finish the entire list on the prompt but to touch a bit of all. With all the obstacles I was going through I was surprised I got as far as I did in the 30 min.
    I was then told they would be in contact with me. Later told the position was given to the other candidate.
    All in all it was an easy process and would have love to work with such a great team. I was probably just dealt a bad hand with the assessment.

    Interview Questions

    • What games do I play and on what console?   1 Answer
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Activision Awards & Accolades

  • 100 Fastest Growing Companies, Fortune, 2009

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