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Activision Overview

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

Company Updates

  • “I have no problem leaping out of bed every morning and coming to work. This is the longest I’ve ever worked anywhere and I don’t feel restless because the commitment from the company is real, and the people I work with are fantastic. I can’t even think of a time when someone said, 'sorry I don’t have enough time or I’m not interested.' Activision Blizzard employees are deeply respectful of and engaged with the cause. There is not a function I can think of in the company—legal, marketing, PR, the developers in the studios, IT, HR, artists, sales—who have not found ways to add real value. It’s people coming in and solving specific problems with a super high level of engagement." - Dan Goldenberg, Executive Director/ Call of Duty Endowment

    The Power Of Purpose: How Activision's 'Call Of Duty' Has Helped Put 50,000 Veterans Back To Work

    One of the best examples of 'gaming for good' is Activision Blizzard's Call of Duty Endowment which recently reached a new milestone - it's now helped 50,000 veterans find employment since 2009 (and which has set an ambitious goal of getting 100,000 veterans back to work by 2024.)

  • Sharing some scenes from our #Spyro Reignited Trilogy Launch Party at HQ today. Thank you to all our teams who worked so hard to do our beloved purple dragon proud. #GoTeamPurple #ATVILife #ItsTheGames #ItsTheTeams #ItsThePeople #WeHeartDragons

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Activision – Why Work With 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.


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.

Activision Reviews

  • "loving it so far"

    Current Employee - Account Coordinator in Santa Monica, CA
    Current Employee - Account Coordinator in Santa Monica, CA

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


    you work with great people


    I haven't run into anything yet

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Activision Interviews



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    There was an HR screen first, then an on-campus interview, then a final phone call tech screen. It wasn't too hard, and it was nice to talk to everybody along the way.

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Activision Awards & Accolades

  • 100 Fastest Growing Companies, Fortune, 2009

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