Activision Reviews

Updated Jun 30, 2020

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3.0
46%
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Rob Kostich
13 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great way of starting your career in the video games field(in 18 reviews)

  • "It's not the best work environment for women and some minority groups(in 15 reviews)

Cons
  • "Activision frequently required long hours with little notice(in 29 reviews)

  • "Abuse of workers, no respect for work/life balance(in 20 reviews)

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  1. "loving it so far"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Account Coordinator in Santa Monica, CA

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

    Pros

    you work with great people

    Cons

    I haven't run into anything yet

  2. Helpful (1)

    "Company not worth working for"

    1.0
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    Current Employee - Product Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Activision full-time

    Pros

    name recognition, some lasting IPs

    Cons

    Horrible HR process, employee freedom and unprofessionalism

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  3. Helpful (1)

    "Horrible company to work for."

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Director in Santa Monica, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Activision full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Living in Santa Monica is the only positive side of working at AB.

    Cons

    Management is horrible. Chief Communication Officer is awful, even worse than the previous one. The CEO is a joke. This should be a great and fun company to work, in reality it is quite the opposite. The CCO has no clue of what she is doing, she hired a bunch of minions and beleives that by retweeting stuff online, her job is done. Compensation is pretty bad. I'm glad I got a better offer and was able to escape this hell hole.

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  4. "Tough but Rewarding"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Quality Assurance Tester in Bloomington, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Activision full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    great "nerd culture", ability to make a meaningful impact on games both pre- and post-release, optional night shift

    Cons

    lots of overtime with virtually no advance warning, very hard to organize people to complete tasks as a group, low pay

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    "Waste of Life"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in El Segundo, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Free seasonal t-shirts - Fancy christmas parties (but contractors not allowed)

    Cons

    - No opportunities, no mobility - Pigeonholing of most skilled and capable, in service of nepotism - Low pay, even in senior/management positions - Abuse of workers, no respect for work/life balance

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  6. "Contractor for too long"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Marketing Coordinator in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Okay pay, good office atmosphere, friendly people, free games and food often

    Cons

    Being a contractor for so long and finally being converted took forever. They should give people benefits not withhold them from people who've been working here for years.

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  7. "Started off good"

    1.0
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    my team was great. or started off great.

    Cons

    with the change of management, everyone wanted to quit. there was clearly favoritism

  8. "Great talent"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    People Are so passionate about what they do here

    Cons

    ABK direction causes confusion and churn

  9. "Relaxed but engaging environment"

    5.0
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    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Activision

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, work from home some days, all the snacks you need

    Cons

    No meals provided like some tech companies

  10. "Yeah, no."

    2.0
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    Former Employee - QA Tester in Eden Prairie, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Activision full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Play video games all day.

    Cons

    You WILL learn to hate playing video games. Most management are mentally abusive.

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