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Updated Jun 30, 2022

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3.4
53%
Recommend to a Friend
57%
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Top Review Highlights by Sentiment

Pros
  • "Great people pushing themselves to do their best work and inspire others.(in 46 reviews)
  • "Good Benefits(in 18 reviews)
  • "The work environment is fun and not very corporate at all.(in 9 reviews)
  • "Create amazing games that fans love; great perks like bagels, fruits, chips and donuts; free games; amazing holiday party; meet some amazing coworkers that become friends.(in 7 reviews)
  • "Great culture and benefits for employees.(in 7 reviews)
Cons
  • "Low pay and not permanent contracts(in 30 reviews)
  • "Long hours including many weekends(in 21 reviews)
  • "Activision can easily afford to allow their testers a better quality of life, but don’t understand basic management.(in 14 reviews)
  • "Low salary and high amount of weekly hours in busy projects (working Saturdays and Sundays)(in 11 reviews)
  • "My manager is always talking about politics and vaccines and pushing his agenda on our team.(in 8 reviews)
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  1. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Dream Job

    Jun 20, 2022 - Strategy Analyst 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Great team, great work assignments

    Cons

    Disjointed groups within the company

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  2. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    decent pay

    Jun 24, 2022 - Manual QA Tester in Eden Prairie, MN
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    full time benefits and great communication with flexible scheduling

    Cons

    hard to move up the chain

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  3. 3.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Great Resume Builder

    Jun 30, 2022 - Quality Assurance in Eden Prairie, MN
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Able to see and gain insight into the gaming industry and the people that work in it, view production processes, and watch AAA titles being debugged and shipped to market in real time on a quarterly cycle.

    Cons

    QA Testers are underpaid, overworked and unrewarded in this industry. This job does provide good experience, however the turnover is very high and there is little opportunity for advancement, if any from this level of contract work for the average worker.

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  4. 3.0
    Former Employee

    Fun, but overworked.

    May 18, 2022 - Functional Tester 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Met some pretty incredible people. Can actually see your effects on the game.

    Cons

    Too many hours. Disorganized. Corprate doesn't care about those under them.

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  5. 1.0
    Former Employee, less than 1 year

    Terrible Managers

    Apr 11, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Will say the position is wfh but then when you are hired will change their minds.

    Cons

    They send you free stuff sometimes.

    1 person found this review helpful
  6. 3.0
    Current Employee, more than 8 years

    Great People - Weak Pay

    Mar 3, 2022 - Specialist in Santa Monica, CA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Awesome time to be in gaming. Working on big titles is fun and carries some prestige. Really great people to work with and a lot of fun.

    Cons

    Bad news headlines and lack of clear upward mobility is frustrating. Pay is not competitive.

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    2 people found this review helpful
  7. 2.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Poor Culture

    Feb 3, 2022 - Marketing Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Gaming benefits if that's your thing

    Cons

    Lack of any company culture

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  8. 3.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    Flawed values, good people, good IP

    Jan 26, 2022 - Director in Eden Prairie, MN
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Great IP, passionate people, Bagel Mondays and Donut Fridays.

    Cons

    Political has had some HR issues, slow-moving, risk-averse, some folks were contractors for over 7 years.

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  9. 3.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    Activision designer intern

    Dec 13, 2021 - Game Designer in Chicago, IL
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    good coworkers, and nice group events

    Cons

    average pay, no good promotion chances within

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  10. 1.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    One of the worst companies to work for

    Oct 27, 2021 - Software QA Tester in Silver Spring, MD
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    You get free games snack and all the coffee you can drink. Sometimes they order pizza for the office. Woohoo -_-

    Cons

    Low pay Long hours Crappy benefits Insulting developers Infuriating co-workers Activision does a mass hiring every year for testers. 90% of the people hired will have a terrible work ethic, poor social skills, and poor communication skills. 5% will have all that plus poor hygiene, and the remaining 5% will be rockstar employees who take the job seriously. Everyone is paid the same, so the worst tester makes as much as the best tester. Good testers are rewarded with more work and responsibility for no extra pay. This creates resentment, and bitterness which results in good employees leaving who will then be replaced by more bad employees. At times it feels like working in a job that is one part office and one part kindergarten as just trying to get the majority of your fellow employees to behave like adults can be a futile struggle. All the profits go to the higher ups and they only raise tester pay if they absolute have to. This is the job where dreams go to die. Unless you're a kid looking for a summer job, avoid at all costs.

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    8 people found this review helpful
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Activision Reviews FAQs

Activision has an overall rating of 3.4 out of 5, based on over 351 reviews left anonymously by employees. 53% of employees would recommend working at Activision to a friend and 36% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has decreased by -3% over the last 12 months.

According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, Activision employees rate their compensation and benefits as 3.0 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at Activision. This rating has decreased by -3% over the last 12 months.

53% of Activision employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Activision 2.8 out of 5 for work life balance, 3.4 for culture and values and 2.8 for career opportunities.

According to reviews on Glassdoor, employees commonly mention the pros of working at Activision to be workplace, benefits, coworkers and the cons to be management, career development, culture.

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