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Updated Jun 21, 2022

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3.8
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Pros
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  • "micro manage, bad management(mostly), politics, a lot of overtime(in 12 reviews)
  • "Long hours (sometimes), although it wasn't too bad.(in 6 reviews)
  • "You will most likely be a contractor thru Volt or temp with no benefits and low pay.(in 6 reviews)
  • "Nepotism runs deep in upper management, favored employees are allowed to have outbursts about the culture while others who more professionally share the same sentiment coming forward to actionate upon improving the studio are met with discrimination and hostility.(in 5 reviews)
  • "Some long hours but honestly that is everywhere you go.(in 5 reviews)
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  1. 5.0
    Former Employee, less than 1 year

    QA testing place

    Jun 21, 2022 - QA - Game Tester in Santa Monica, CA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    game testing, doesn't feel like you are a part of the core crew.

    Cons

    low pay, dark rooms, perks only for higher ups.

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  2. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Incredible place to work in the industry at a Triple-A level

    May 18, 2022 - Level Designer in Santa Monica, CA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    - Kindest, most professional, and caring people to work with I've ever seen - Work is stable and dependable and consistent - Best place to start a career

    Cons

    - Pay is laughably below acceptable levels, while leadership consistently, blindly, proclaims compensation is competitive across the board

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  3. 4.0
    Current Employee

    Great place to work

    Nov 3, 2021 - Quality Assurance 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Great people, fun environment, decent pay

    Cons

    No real job security Pay could be better

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  4. 3.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    Alright. Lotta corporate issues

    Oct 18, 2021 - Senior Associate Engineer 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    People are pretty solid in engineering

    Cons

    Contractors are second class citizens

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  5. 5.0
    Former Employee, more than 8 years

    Great company to call home

    Aug 10, 2021 - Artist in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    The people are very friendly and bend over backwards to help you feel at home.

    Cons

    Just like with any game job, it can take a lot of time commitment

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  6. 4.0
    Current Employee

    Fun for a while

    Jun 18, 2021 - Lighting Artist in Santa Monica, CA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Great pay. Great people. Lots of swag. It's Black Ops!

    Cons

    Commuting in and out of Santa Monica. The great pay doesn't go very far in LA's housing market.

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  7. 4.0
    Former Employee

    Good place to work

    Mar 28, 2021 - QA Test Lead in Santa Monica, CA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Good benefits, good people, plenty of chances to expand experience

    Cons

    Crunch hours can be grueling, frequent turnover

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  8. 3.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    A mixed bag

    Apr 2, 2021 - Associate Artist in Santa Monica, CA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    If you work here, it can open a lot of doors for you. The people who work here are amazingly friendly and supportive. Everyone is excellent and passionate about what they do. The people and are wonderful. Lots of perks like grub hub credits and food.

    Cons

    The only way to move up or even maintain your job is to consistently work overtime. Overtime is just expected for many positions. It's created by Activision setting consistently aggressive production schedules. It's also created by the competition to not get laid off at the end of a project if you're a temp, which you will be for at least the first year, if you're hired here, regardless of status. There is a real effort to improve things which I applaud leadership for. Things seem to be getting a little better. Activision is very tight with the purse strings no matter how much money COD makes. There are layoffs after each project and if a position is vacated in the middle of crunch don't expect them to hire someone new for that position. They expect you to pick up the slack and do more work to cover for the person who left. I experienced this in multiple departments across multiple projects. The people who thrive here seem to be the ones who are comfortable consistently working overtime hours and schedules to get the job done. They are compensated well for their time and have a lot of independence in their work. There are some political forces at work here. I didn't mind it too much. I could still walk up to anyone at the company and talk to them but I got the sense not to bother the senior management and directors. Top-level politics can hold a project back or suddenly change the direction of a project overnight. Not a lot of diversity of opinion or worldview here. Everyone thinks the same.

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  9. 5.0
    Former Employee

    Great

    Mar 24, 2021 - Game Designer 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    The pay The invierment The about of work The love for your job The care for your family

    Cons

    If you are not dedicated don't work here

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  10. 5.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    great

    Nov 17, 2020 - Janitor/Cleaner in Milwaukee, WI
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    a game company was a cool experience

    Cons

    looked down upon my title

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Treyarch Reviews FAQs

Treyarch has an overall rating of 3.8 out of 5, based on over 106 reviews left anonymously by employees. 83% of employees would recommend working at Treyarch to a friend and 80% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has improved by 8% over the last 12 months.

According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, Treyarch employees rate their compensation and benefits as 3.2 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at Treyarch. This rating has decreased by -1% over the last 12 months.

83% of Treyarch employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Treyarch 2.8 out of 5 for work life balance, 3.3 for culture and values and 3.7 for career opportunities.

According to reviews on Glassdoor, employees commonly mention the pros of working at Treyarch to be career development, benefits, coworkers and the cons to be senior leadership, culture, management.

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