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3.8
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Activision Blizzard CEO Robert A. Kotick
Robert A. Kotick
40 Ratings
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  • "No benefits, low pay, no perks, but you get the pleasure of watching ignorant trolls live a happy life while you slave away(in 4 reviews)

  • "Activision is going full time corporate/marketing game publisher and the old "boutiuque" mentatility is gone(in 3 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Brand Management review"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Activision Blizzard

    Pros

    Fun product Fast paced Industry Lead Big budgets Peers and colleagues great

    Cons

    Resource light - expect to do everything A real us and them between upper management and the works Yearly purge of staff perpetuates low morale

    Advice to Management

    Think about your key winning staff and reward them with more than words - show them the money

  2. Helpful (2)

    "Some Great things, some not so much"

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    Former Employee - Effects Artist in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Activision Blizzard full-time for more than 9 years

    Pros

    Working on the Biggest properties in the world, Was once very large bonuses, Great People to work with (some bad apples), Awards were won.

    Cons

    Long hours, lots of politics. Not the greatest work life balance, though much of that is self imposed, and not management mandated.

    Advice to Management

    Weed out Bad Apples.

  3. "It's an ok place to work."

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Specialist in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Activision Blizzard full-time for more than 9 years

    Pros

    Not abusive, comfortable office, heating and air conditioner.

    Cons

    little space for career grow.

  4. "Senior insight Manager"

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    Current Employee - Senior Insight Manager in Slough, Berkshire, South East England, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Activision Blizzard full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Great culture, friendly and talented teams

    Cons

    Very few cons to discuss

  5. Helpful (1)

    "Can easily find better"

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    Former Employee - QA Tester in Dublin, Dublin
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Activision Blizzard full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Playing games, most people are great.

    Cons

    Let's first talk about money. As a tester, your salary is ridiculous for a city like Dublin, one of the lowest salaries I have seen in this city. You can easily get more anywhere else. The contract you will get will depend on needs. Do not expect to become permanent there, they already have everyone they need as permanent, unless you get extremely lucky and they happen to lose a permanent tester for your language (it...

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    Advice to Management

    Increase the salary. 21k is not enough to live in Dublin nowadays. Care a little more about people, how good of a tester they are, we need more recognition, even though we are not permanent. It's difficult to stay motivated in this company because we feel that as temporary, we don't matter.

  6. "A great start"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at Activision Blizzard full-time

      Pros

      Opportunity to grow skills Lots of training Great teammates and culture Extremely casual office Not your typical call center

      Cons

      Startup feel, lots of shifting gears and hats to wear.

    • "Employee Comms Intern"

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      Former Employee - Intern in Santa Monica, CA
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Activision Blizzard for more than a year

      Pros

      Best group of people to work with

      Cons

      Can be a lot of menial work

      Advice to Management

      Expose interns to more difficult work that makes them think

    • Helpful (4)

      "Command and control and no trust"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Neutral Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I have been working at Activision Blizzard full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Benefits are good; location is good

      Cons

      Siloed mentality; not strategic; fear based culture

      Advice to Management

      Where are you?

    • Helpful (3)

      "Good people, bad management."

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      Former Employee - Texture Artist in Los Angeles, CA
      Neutral Outlook
      No Opinion of CEO

      I worked at Activision Blizzard full-time for more than 4 years

      Pros

      Great oppurtunities to work with passionate people. Good food.

      Cons

      Severe problems in management which also caused problems for the developers.

      Advice to Management

      Do better.

    • "QA tester"

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      Current Employee - QA Tester in Dublin, Dublin
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I have been working at Activision Blizzard full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      it is a dream job, testing unreleased games and getting paid. Activision has the international and friendly environment, easy-going colleagues and great benefits.

      Cons

      In every busy summer, there must be a shift work without extra payment. It would influence your daily life, such as cannot enjoy dinner and comfortable night with your family. For overtime work on Saturday, it's paid normally.

      Advice to Management

      I think small daily welfare (snacks and fruits) and reasonable payment for shift work and overtime work is necessary. Hope it will be improved shortly.

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