Activision - As a QA test, a good summer-time job for a high schooler and nothing more. | Glassdoor
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"As a QA test, a good summer-time job for a high schooler and nothing more."

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

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

Pros

Good people, as you will be working alongside other gamers. You have opportunities to take leadership roles and feel that your contributions to the project are making an effect.

Cons

Low pay and almost zero upward mobility. The QA department is literally and figuratively separated from the rest of the company. You will not be able to interact or shadow technical, art, or production seniors and learn how to contribute more to the company. The test style is also antiquated, so staying with the company may prevent you from being marketable elsewhere. Expect large amounts of overtime and a seasonal hiring environment.

Advice to Management

Integrate fewer testers into a larger development team. Though this would require a rethinking of the entire development process, where testers are also engineers that develop tools alongside the programmers.

Other Employee Reviews for Activision

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Fun company - no work/life balance"

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    Current Employee - Recruiter in Santa Monica, CA
    Current Employee - Recruiter in Santa Monica, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Activision full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    hip culture, lots of freebies, fast paced

    Cons

    No work life balance, long hours, no career development, no long term vision

    Advice to Management

    don't overload people with so much work that they get burnt out and quit


  2. "Great place to work and learn the ropes of the gaming industry."

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    Current Contractor - Quality Assurance Tester in El Segundo, CA
    Current Contractor - Quality Assurance Tester in El Segundo, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Activision as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great work atmosphere including management that is down to earth and friendly. There is passion for gaming all the way from top with Glenn Vistante and Jeff Roper down to the new QA testers. Awesome place to learn the ropes as a tester in this well established company.

    Cons

    Very little opportunity to grow with the company as a QA tester which is normal in the gaming industry.

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