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Activision Publishing Overview

Headquarters Santa Monica, CA
Size 1001 to 5000 Employees
Operated By Activision Blizzard
Founded 1979
Type Subsidiary or Business Segment
Industry Media
Revenue $100 to $500 million (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 Duty& ... More

Activision Publishing – 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.


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 is 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 busses and travelled 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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    Had a really great work environment with many very talented people. Was treated just like a normal employee, and I was given great amenities.


    Some of the employees lacked direction which made it seem like they were just there to make a paycheck, and not really going above what was required. The senior management didn't seem to take note of it.

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    I applied online. I interviewed at Activision Publishing (Santa Monica, CA).


    Initial phone screen with recruiter, phone interview with senior management, in-person interviews with four people over the course of four hours. The recruiter is friendly, helpful, and approachable but the interviewers tend to be awkward and unfriendly. Nobody will contact you if you do not get an offer, so you'll have to ask.

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