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Activision Blizzard Employee Reviews about "fast paced"

Updated Jul 22, 2019

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3.5
61%
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45%
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Activision Blizzard CEO Robert A. Kotick
Robert A. Kotick
59 Ratings
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(in 11 reviews)

  • "Dynamic, fast paced, opportunities galore, results are rewarded, smart colleagues(in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • "Not the greatest work life balance, though much of that is self imposed, and not management mandated(in 8 reviews)

  • "3: No benefits at all as a temporary tester(in 5 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Not for the faint hearted but the strong can thrive"

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    Current Employee - Director 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Dynamic, fast paced, opportunities galore, results are rewarded, smart colleagues

    Cons

    Successful jerks rampant, lacks diversity, pay could be better

    Activision Blizzard2019-07-23
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bloomington, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Activision Blizzard full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Fun and fast paced environment

    Cons

    Tight deadlines overly stresses personnel

    Activision Blizzard2017-07-25
  3. Helpful (2)

    "Great Place To Work for those with high energy"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Activision Blizzard full-time

    Pros

    -Very open -Fast paced -Always learning It's an interesting company to work for.

    Cons

    Stress can be high close to release times

    Activision Blizzard2017-05-04
  4. Helpful (3)

    "Sr. Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Activision Blizzard full-time

    Pros

    Financially stable company. Very fast paced environment. A lot of fun to work for a video game company. Always new projects to work on.

    Cons

    Work life balance can be very poor at times. Very unfair rewards and recognition system which is mostly based on popularity within the company. There's very little in terms of career development opportunities for most. I recommend this company only to those seeking their first professional job. Once you have a year or two of experience, move on.

    Advice to Management

    A complete overhaul of the rewards and recognition system is needed. Rewards and recognition need to be based on tenure, accomplishments, and hours worked. Currently, the system is based on popularity which results in just a handful of people rising in the ranks quickly.

    Activision Blizzard2016-03-31
  5. "Great people, inconsistent management"

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    Former Contractor - QA Tester in El Segundo, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Activision Blizzard for less than a year

    Pros

    Great people, learn good testing skills, fast paced, plenty of possible over time, variety of consoles to test, company does a great job teaching testing methods, many opportunities for special assignments within a project, you're getting payed to play video games

    Cons

    Almost no chance of getting promoted, management is inconsistent, daily tasks frequently unclear,

    Activision Blizzard2015-02-13
  6. "Solid Company"

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    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Activision Blizzard

    Pros

    AB is a company that treats it's employees well and, all things considered, is a good place to work. The people are very accomplished and get the job done. Fast paced with lots of work.

    Cons

    Very corporate culture for a video game company. On-boarding consists of being "thrown into the deep end" right off the bat (could be a pro if you are the type of person who likes to figure thing out for yourself).

    Activision Blizzard2014-04-16
  7. "Working at Fox Interactive Media"

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    Software Engineer in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Activision Blizzard

    Pros

    1. Great benefits 2. Very dynamic fast paced environment 3. Opportunity to work on some of the most visited web properties in the world

    Cons

    1. Senior managements lack of vision in creating a sustainable business model 2. Bureaucracy that hiders the company's ability to innovate

    Advice to Management

    1. Focus on engineering and innovation 2. Create a seamless experience for users 3. Need to increase user awareness and engaement

    Activision Blizzard2009-06-28
  8. Helpful (1)

    "Brand Management review"

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    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Activision Blizzard

    Pros

    Fun product Fast paced Industry Lead Big budgets Peers and colleagues great

    Cons

    Resource light - expect to do everything A real us and them between upper management and the works Yearly purge of staff perpetuates low morale

    Advice to Management

    Think about your key winning staff and reward them with more than words - show them the money

    Activision Blizzard2017-03-23
  9. "Ad Solutions and Marketing"

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    Ad Solutions 
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Activision Blizzard

    Pros

    Fast paced environment that was always challenging! Great people to work with!

    Cons

    Management breakdown in communication, corporate and size made it hard to make an impact.

    Advice to Management

    Management and leadership while optimistic at times, there were more finger pointing on the negative and very little focus on the positive!

    Activision Blizzard2009-11-29
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