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"Great for the people, not for the money."

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Former Employee - Quality Assurance Tester in Santa Monica, CA
Former Employee - Quality Assurance Tester in Santa Monica, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at Activision full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

Lots of great people to work with. I have met some very great friends.

Cons

No real way to get ahead unless you want to be the cool guy and impress your seniors somehow. "Good ol' boys" attitude.

Advice to Management

Treat people with ambition fairly. They are the ones that will keep your ship afloat.

Other Employee Reviews for Activision

  1. Helpful (4)

    "Studio Finance"

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    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Santa Monica, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Santa Monica, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Activision full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great chance to learn. Fun, young work environment. Good people to work with.

    Cons

    Not much career growth, unless you're in programming. For studio finance, it's one of those jobs that you'll have for a long time.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Driven by Internal Politics and Business"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Monica, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Monica, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Activision full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Respectable pay. Ability to work on industry-leading games. Attempting to manufacture a palatable work culture.

    Cons

    Insular, political culture. Lack of clear decision-making authority. Bland, dated and depressing office space.

    Advice to Management

    Clarify project ownership, empower staff appropriately, update office space, stomp out the political culture and reward the true performers.

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