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Activision Blizzard CEO Robert A. Kotick
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  • "No benefits, low pay, no perks, but you get the pleasure of watching ignorant trolls live a happy life while you slave away(in 4 reviews)

  • "Activision is going full time corporate/marketing game publisher and the old "boutiuque" mentatility is gone(in 3 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "A great start"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at Activision Blizzard full-time

      Pros

      Opportunity to grow skills Lots of training Great teammates and culture Extremely casual office Not your typical call center

      Cons

      Startup feel, lots of shifting gears and hats to wear.

    • "It's an ok place to work."

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      Former Employee - Customer Service Specialist in Austin, TX
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Activision Blizzard full-time for more than 9 years

      Pros

      Not abusive, comfortable office, heating and air conditioner.

      Cons

      little space for career grow.

    • Helpful (2)

      "Some Great things, some not so much"

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      Former Employee - Effects Artist in Los Angeles, CA
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at Activision Blizzard full-time for more than 9 years

      Pros

      Working on the Biggest properties in the world, Was once very large bonuses, Great People to work with (some bad apples), Awards were won.

      Cons

      Long hours, lots of politics. Not the greatest work life balance, though much of that is self imposed, and not management mandated.

      Advice to Management

      Weed out Bad Apples.

    • "Employee Comms Intern"

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      Former Employee - Intern in Santa Monica, CA
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Activision Blizzard for more than a year

      Pros

      Best group of people to work with

      Cons

      Can be a lot of menial work

      Advice to Management

      Expose interns to more difficult work that makes them think

    • Helpful (4)

      "Command and control and no trust"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Neutral Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I have been working at Activision Blizzard full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Benefits are good; location is good

      Cons

      Siloed mentality; not strategic; fear based culture

      Advice to Management

      Where are you?

    • Helpful (3)

      "Good people, bad management."

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      Former Employee - Texture Artist in Los Angeles, CA
      Neutral Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at Activision Blizzard full-time for more than 4 years

      Pros

      Great oppurtunities to work with passionate people. Good food.

      Cons

      Severe problems in management which also caused problems for the developers.

      Advice to Management

      Do better.

    • Helpful (2)

      "Activision Blizzard"

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      Current Employee - Business Planning Manager in Santa Monica, CA
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I have been working at Activision Blizzard full-time for more than 6 years

      Pros

      Fun place to work if you enjoy playing video games. Decent perks but depends on the group. Lots of work but you learn a lot in the process. Sink or swim attitude.

      Cons

      Lots of politics, pleasing egos on a constant basis. Not great work like balance, again depends on the group. Either you deliver or you dont from day one.

    • "Talent Management Manager"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Monica, CA
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook

      I have been working at Activision Blizzard full-time

      Pros

      Great culture, growing rapidly, diverse talent, quick hiring process, sr management is warm and approachable, innovative start up environment in a well established successful company.... highly recommend joining this team!

      Cons

      No big cons worth mentioning.

    • "Great environment, low pay"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Activision Blizzard full-time

      Pros

      Great perks, friendly social work environment

      Cons

      Low pay, corporate red tape

    • Helpful (2)

      "Great place to work, but still room for improvement."

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      Current Employee - Specialist 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Activision Blizzard full-time for more than 4 years

      Pros

      ATVI is an awesome place to work. With the casual atmosphere (jeans!), fun events, and other random perks like summer popsicles and therapy dogs, it's a blast. I will say though, that without these things, ATVI would still be great because of the people. My colleagues are my favorite part of the day, and even when work gets rough (as it does, often), they keep me in high spirits. The knowledge and experience I've gained...

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      Cons

      Management has good intentions, but that's not always communicated to the masses. More transparency, more discussions with ELT, and better messaged overall vision and strategy would let employees feel less like a cog in the wheel and more like they're a part of something larger.

      Advice to Management

      Get out there! Have more town halls, more casual conversations. And please, more diversity in the upper management.

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