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Updated May 9, 2020

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56%
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Pros
  • "Great people, minimum of politics considering size(in 18 reviews)

  • "Great way of starting your career in the video games field(in 18 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Activision frequently required long hours with little notice(in 30 reviews)

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

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Marketing Manager

      Dec 28, 2015 - Manager in Los Angeles, CA
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Highly talented people at Activision

      Cons

      Long hours. Difficult to maintain work life balance.

      1 person found this review helpful
    2. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Waste of Life

      May 9, 2020 - Anonymous Employee in El Segundo, CA
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      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 people found this review helpful
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    4. 1.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Poor Working Environment

      Jun 19, 2019 - Senior Producer in Santa Monica, CA
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Passionate employees about the work content. Strong emphasis on delivery.

      Cons

      Surprising level of immaturity and pessimism within executive and senior leadership. Heavy politics and associated negativity. Non-existent work/life balance.

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      4 people found this review helpful
    5. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Great compensation & benefits but poor and uninspired leadership

      Mar 1, 2018 - Anonymous Employee in Santa Monica, CA
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      great compensation, benefits, bonuses, and good travel policies.

      Cons

      Poor work life balance, uninspiring upper and mid management, no clear roadmap for the next 3 years, needs to reinvent itself.

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      2 people found this review helpful
    6. 3.0
      Former Employee

      Video Games!

      Sep 5, 2017 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      The People. The Video Game industry is just fantastic in relation to the people you meet and work with. Some fun Company activities. I was lucky enough to have good management during most of my tenure

      Cons

      Poor work/life balance but this should be expected during crunch time. Low wages for QA. Very few opportunities for upward mobility

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    7. 3.0
      Former Employee

      QA Tester

      May 11, 2017 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Like-minded Co-workers Free Activision Merchandise Testing games is fun some of the time

      Cons

      Zero Work/Life Balance during crunch Stressful environment during crunch Some co-workers were not really taking the job seriously

      1 person found this review helpful
    8. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Current Employee Assessment of Activision

      Nov 4, 2016 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Passionate people working on great games Well funded projects Biggest publisher in the game industry Lots of great perks including games, industry swag, and going to trade events

      Cons

      Long hours including many weekends - poor work life balance Frequent layoffs within many parts of the company Some challenging personalities within the organization Limited career advancement opportunities

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      5 people found this review helpful
    9. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Recruiter

      Sep 16, 2016 - Senior Recruiter in Santa Monica, CA
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Great benefits, excellent pay, cool perks for employees (snacks, games, happy hours, etc.)

      Cons

      Extremely high demands for new employees coming in without effective training in place. HR doesn't have a work / life balance, high burn-out rate, at least in that dept. No processes in place.

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      1 person found this review helpful
    10. 2.0
      Former Contractor, less than 1 year

      Just a number

      Mar 28, 2016 - QA Tester in El Segundo, CA
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Fellow Co-workers, incl. seniors and leads (not incl HR or management).

      Cons

      No benefits. No career opportunities. Lousy pay. No work/life balance.

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    11. 3.0
      Current Employee

      Great company if you are young

      Feb 5, 2016 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Work among top talent; leader in video game industry

      Cons

      Poor work life balance; benefits are just ok

      1 person found this review helpful
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