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Santa Monica, CA (US)
1001 to 5000 employees
1979
Subsidiary or Business Segment
Video Games
$500 million to $1 billion (USD) per year
Electronic Arts, Sony, Take-Two
Video game maker Activision Blizzard is a firm believer that action speaks louder than words. The video game publisher is best known for title franchises such as World of Warcraft, Guitar Hero, "Tony Hawk," and "Call of ... Read more

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    "Amazing growth and learning potential, though certainly a challenging environment"

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    Pros

    Making an impact on some of the largest franchises in gaming, and not just an impact, but a significant impact, partly due to the fairly decentralized nature of the company, where each part of the business (studios, corporate teams, etc) are fairly small (<250 people).

    Cons

    On the flipside, the level of autonomy and decentralization does make decision making/follow-through an occasionally tumultuous process.

    Advice to Management

    Overarchingly, Activision shepherded through the top two selling games last year, with Destiny 2 and Call of Duty WWII, nevermind the Crash Bandicoot remaster being the top selling game of the year at the time of its launch (June), so keep doing what you're doing with the same emphasis on building top-selling, AAA franchises!

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Activision Interviews

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    Outreach Specialist Interview

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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Activision (El Segundo, CA (US)) in February 2015.

    Interview

    My interview was held at their El Segundo location on the 7th in their Pitfall conference room. I was interviewed by 3 managers all at once.They asked fairly normal questions and I did not feel intimidated they made sure you were comfortable. The only thing was during the course of the interview and even listed in the job description they did not state you would not be hired directly through the company, instead it's through a temp agency call Volt Information Sciences. It takes forever to get hired within the company. The wait time to receive the offer was about 3 weeks. I was laid off after 7 months due to "budgets cuts" all they did was change the job title from Outreach Specialist to Customer Service Representative. All in all it was fun while it was lasted but their management is terrible and they are a bit unorganized most of the time.

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Activision Awards & Accolades

  • 100 Fastest Growing Companies, Fortune, 2009

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