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Santa Monica, CA
1001 to 5000 employees
1979
Subsidiary or Business Segment
Media
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
Electronic Arts, Sony, Take-Two
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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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Activision full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Passionate people working on great games
    Well funded projects
    Biggest publisher in the game industry
    Lots of great perks including games, industry swag, and going to trade events

    Cons

    Long hours including many weekends - poor work life balance
    Frequent layoffs within many parts of the company
    Some challenging personalities within the organization
    Limited career advancement opportunities

    Advice to Management

    You have many great people working for your company. It is important that you keep these people happy and ensure that they feel appreciated and supported.

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Activision Interviews

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    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bothell, WA
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Activision (Bothell, WA).

    Interview

    * Someone I spoke with on the phone discussed details of another applicant by name (extremely unprofessional).

    * An interviewer seemed lost during the interview process, and kept asking me for my questions.

    * After interviewing, it was implied to me that I could receive an offer but would have to accept it before hearing any details about it (even the title and compensation).

    Interview Questions

    • As a thought experiment (not as a literal Q&A), how did I think C++'s vTables were implemented in order to achieve multiple-inheritance and polymorphism across DLLs.   1 Answer
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Activision Awards & Accolades

  • 100 Fastest Growing Companies, Fortune, 2009

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