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Santa Monica, CA (US)
201 to 500 employees
Activision
1996
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Video Games
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Treyarch is an award-winning video game studio, driven by the desire to create epic gameplay experiences that are enjoyed by as many video game fans as possible. It is an approach that has helped to make the studio behind the Call of Duty®: Black Ops series ... Read more

Mission: We are a work hard/play hard team, and foster a collaborative, fun and creative environment, where we enable our developers to do the best work of their careers. We invest and support in the growth and development of our people as a core value, and structure our teams so that ... Read more

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Monica, CA (US)
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    I worked at Treyarch full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The nice thing about this place is that it is a rather professional place to work at, and as long as you do your work, you'll be ok. Also, Call of Duty is a good name to have on your resume.

    Cons

    Aside from the fact that, besides QA, about 96% of the employees are white, this place is a very sad and boring place to work at. Everyone is so serious all the time, I sometimes would forget we were working on video games.

    There's also a lot of office politics and everyone is so defensive all the time. I felt like everyone was on edge and felt like they could lose their job at any moment. It seemed very sad. I only lasted about few years, but I just couldn't take it anymore.

    I also asked about ways the company could help improve current skills and they weren't very helpful at all.

    Advice to Management

    Find ways to motivate your employees. They all seem on edge, sad and are very depressing to work with. Not sure why, but every time I asked into reasons behind a method that was used, the senior artists got very defensive. I was just curious, not trying to steal your possible art-director trajectory.

    Also, hire more women and definitely more people of color, think I saw like five artists in the whole studio that were either black or hispanic.sad

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Treyarch Interviews

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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Treyarch in January 2018.

    Interview

    After an initial phone interview with the recruiter, I then skyped with members of the hiring team. After submitting a writing sample I then interviewed in person with more members of the hiring team.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe character development and story via writing and gameplay for different examples.   1 Answer
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Treyarch Awards & Accolades

  • 100 Best Companies to Work For, Fortune, 2017

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