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"Worked as a Functional QA tester for a summer"

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Former Employee - QA Tester in Minneapolis, MN
Former Employee - QA Tester in Minneapolis, MN
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Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Great summer job
decent hourly wages
fun environment
fun job
benefits including cheap video games

Cons

Some shifts are overnight shifts (round the clock testing)
Long shifts at different points in development (12+) and 6 days a week (normally 8 hour days, 5 days a week)
mandatory 1 hour unpaid lunch/dinner break

Advice to Management

Bring in food for long shifts

Other Employee Reviews for Activision

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Learn all you can..."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Depends on the management, usually older managers who have been there a while are very "Employee-centric" they will have your back. Many will work with your schedule. You have to be in the "right place, right time" for promotions. It isn't always based solely on your skill, but "who you know" really plays a big part. You can work on many different teams, and learn many different skills.

    Cons

    New managers are usually very "something to prove" and go above and beyond, even throwing people under the bus to show how "serious" they are about their position. A manager/supervisor etc. should not be someone who wants the position to earn more money, it should be someone who loves the department they are in and want nothing more than for everyone in the team to succeed. While there is a lot of favoritism, it is easy to get into the circle. Sometimes you get pulled into the "favorites" circle, without wanting to actually be a part of it. If you happen to get pulled in, you need to play ball. Be social, go out with the right people when they invite you out, etc. If you don't, some will see that that as being snubbed, and this can cost you your job. This can be very demanding of introverts who just want to go in, do their job and anything else they are tasked with, but don't really like going out for lunch or drinks.

    Advice to Management

    While new people do come in with amazing ideas, don't forget to keep doing what has already made you a great manager. I know it can be difficult, but the people who love you, do so because of the experience you bring.


  2. "Only for those who specialize in brown nosing."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people to work with

    Cons

    Contract thru Volt services. Not so great people to work for.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to manage.


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