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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

Activision Reviews

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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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    Game Tools Programmer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Albany, NY (US)
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    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Activision (Albany, NY (US)).

    Interview

    First I was tasked with a programming test, I passed and had a phone interview with two engineers. They asked about tech questions about C++ and C#, how I felt about the prior programming test, what games I had been playing, etc. Pretty random questions and they sounded very tired and wasn't too curious about my past experience and why I wanted to do tools development.

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Activision Awards & Accolades

  • 100 Fastest Growing Companies, Fortune, 2009

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