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Treyarch Overview

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Santa Monica, CA
201 to 500 employees
Activision
1996
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Treyarch is an award-winning video game studio, driven by the desire to create epic gameplay experiences that are enjoyed by as many video game fans as possible. It is an approach that has helped to make the studio behind the Call of Duty®: Black Ops series ... Read more

Mission: We are a work hard/play hard team, and foster a collaborative, fun and creative environment, where we enable our developers to do the best work of their careers. We invest and support in the growth and development of our people as a core value, and structure our teams so that ... Read more

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    "Pretty cool place"

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    Former Employee - Senior 3D Artist in Santa Monica, CA
    Former Employee - Senior 3D Artist in Santa Monica, CA
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    I worked at Treyarch full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I created some of the best artwork of my career at Treyarch, and part of the reason for that was all the talented people I was surrounded by. Working at Treyarch was a career highlight for me for sure. Also, studio head Mark Lamia is one of the coolest and most inspiring "higher ups" I've ever met in my career.

    Cons

    I wouldn't say this is a "con" - but one does need to realize that COD is a multi billion dollar global franchise. And with that comes a certain level of corporate infrastructure, protocol, and priorities that can be potentially frustrating if not viewed from the right "bigger picture" perspective. But if you understand and can appreciate this sort of dynamic - both the challenges and the rewards - then working at Treyarch can be pretty damn amazing. My time there flew by.

    Advice to Management

    If I had advice for management, I probably wouldn't be posting it here. That seems kind of tacky and pointless.

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Treyarch Interviews

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    Game Design Interview

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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Treyarch.

    Interview

    First step was a video questionnaire about your design methodology, who I was and what not. Step 2 was a moderately lengthy (finished was about 7 pages) design test involving many level/balance/systems design questions. I assume step 3 was a phone interview then on site interview.

    Interview Questions

    • One question was to draw a rectangular level layout with certain dimensions given.   Answer Question
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Company Updates

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    Activision: Black Ops 3 Sales #1, More Than Any Title in North America Since 2013

    Call of Duty Black Ops 3 Sales Shortly after the November 2015 NPD report came out and revealed Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 as the #1 selling game, Activision announced that it saw the biggest release of any retail title in North America since 2013.

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Treyarch Awards & Accolades

  • 100 Best Companies to Work For, Fortune, 2017

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