Activision Blizzard Employee Reviews about "great people"

Updated Jul 11, 2020

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Activision Blizzard Director, President & Ceo Robert A. Kotick
Robert A. Kotick
74 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great people who are always willing to help(in 13 reviews)

  • "Getting to work on cool upcoming video games(in 10 reviews)

Cons
  • "Industry-typical work-life balance that is strained during crunch periods(in 11 reviews)

  • "The long hours mean you have absolutely no life at all(in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Love it"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Activision Blizzard full-time

    Pros

    Great people, friendly environment, casual style. Like the direction of the company, the businesses it's in and the great culture.

    Cons

    Can feel a little bureaucratic as we get mired in process. How do you maintain an entrepreneurial spirit while still running a large company?

  2. "It is what you make of it."

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - QA Functional Tester 

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with and a fun environment. Plenty of moments to learn and grow and increase in trust/responsibility from others.

    Cons

    Comes with a lot of QA jobs but expect some long nights and lots of OT to handle requests and build submission deadlines.


  3. "Good job but long hours and ok pay"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - QA Tester in Eden Prairie, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people who are always willing to help. Fun job depending on the project you are assigned.

    Cons

    Long hours. Overtime is a must. Pay can be better.

  4. Helpful (6)

    "Dysfunctional leadership"

    2.0
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    Former Employee - Director in Santa Monica, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Activision Blizzard full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great vision and strategy - if they can pull it off with a divisive CEO and 0 collaboration across the companies in the group Mostly great people - nice friendly, smart, trying to do the right thing around the dysfunctionality They make some amazing games!

    Cons

    The Santa Monica office is a dump Be prepared to be overworked if you work in finance or any of the support teams - attrition is really high as people burn out and realize there are much better prospects out there The leadership team is political in the extreme - all competing to save their own skins and avoid getting cut by a genuinely dysfunctional CEO. The smart ones get out e.g. CFO

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    "Some Great things, some not so much"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Effects Artist in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Activision Blizzard full-time for more than 8 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.

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  6. Helpful (2)

    "Lead Technical Artist"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Lead Technical Artist in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Activision Blizzard full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great perks, great pay, great people.

    Cons

    Lots of pressure, way too much overtime.

  7. Helpful (2)

    "Customer Support for Blizzard Entertainment"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Account Services Representative in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Activision Blizzard full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great environment, great people and free video games/swag! Great on-site gym, cool decorations, team events at Main Event (free bowling and pizza, etc).

    Cons

    Low pay for customer service, unreliable tools and major layoffs (at time of employment)... Taking calls all day is mentally, emotionally and physically draining and the metrics are always being tightened which means "more, more, more". No real room to move out of CS roles in the Austin location. You would have to travel to CA as TX is purely CS. It can wear down on the psyche extremely quickly and make one dread arriving to work.

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  8. "Great people, inconsistent management"

    3.0
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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,

  9. Helpful (1)

    "Artist"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - 3D Artist in Foster City, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Activision Blizzard full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great people, great projects, and the company takes care of its employees. You are def rewarded with long hours that you put in... Which in this industry is awesome!

    Cons

    I'm not sure if this is exactly a con, considering if you love your job.... But there can be very long hours at times. Especially during "crunch" time. Then again like I mentioned above you are rewarded for it.

  10. Helpful (3)

    "Fun environment and good people, but bad work-life balance and low compensation"

    2.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Activision Blizzard for less than a year

    Pros

    - Fun atmosphere (especially if you're a gamer) - Casual dress - Free soda and coffee...and other snacks depending on the day as mentioned by others - Many great people who are willing to answer questions and help where possible - You can play games at your desk - Office is closed between Christmas and New Years

    Cons

    - Long hours needed to move projects along because of lack of resources - they are understaffed! - Start-up feel in terms of lack of defined processes (which can be a positive, but not something I expected to this extent in a company as old as this one) - Communication needs to improve both between and within departments - leads to confusion and misinformation - Political environment is very challenging to navigate for project decisions and career growth - Compensation is not great for contractors compared to other companies

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