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Activision Blizzard Reviews

Updated Jul 26, 2019

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3.8
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Activision Blizzard CEO Robert A. Kotick
Robert A. Kotick
40 Ratings
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(in 9 reviews)

  • "Fun place to work if you enjoy playing video games(in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • "Not the greatest work life balance, though much of that is self imposed, and not management mandated(in 7 reviews)

  • "(in 4 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Brand Management review"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion 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

    Activision Blizzard2017-03-23
  2. "Not for the faint hearted but the strong can thrive"

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    Current Employee - Director 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Dynamic, fast paced, opportunities galore, results are rewarded, smart colleagues

    Cons

    Successful jerks rampant, lacks diversity, pay could be better

    Activision Blizzard2019-07-23
  3. "Marketing Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Activision Blizzard full-time

    Pros

    Dynamic working environment, business plans for sustainable future growth, awesome culture.

    Cons

    Under organizational changes which may cause temporary confusion, but light will be stronger in the end.

    Activision Blizzard2019-07-22
  4. "nice"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Activision Blizzard full-time

    Pros

    nice culture and nice people

    Cons

    blizzard has changed from player-targeted to money targeted

    Activision Blizzard2019-07-26
  5. "Ok company"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Activision Blizzard full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    A lot of talent to work with. Strong engineer team, not so strong art(certain game doesn't care about art as much as programming). Leadership(most, depends on your team still) is grown up enough to allow you achieve some degree of work life balance. Male friendly company and if you happen to have some traits that fit into their culture, you can become one of the boys.

    Cons

    Not a female friendly environment.

    Activision Blizzard2019-07-17
  6. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Activision Blizzard full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Excellent staff and people to work for

    Cons

    nothing bad to say here

    Activision Blizzard2019-06-12
  7. "It is OK but easy place"

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    Current Employee - Principal Artist in Irvine, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Activision Blizzard full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Easy going and relax with less demand

    Cons

    Politics, no career path, uncertain future

    Activision Blizzard2019-06-18
  8. Helpful (3)

    "Some Great things, some not so much"

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    Former Employee - Effects Artist in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Activision Blizzard full-time for more than 8 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.

    Activision Blizzard2019-03-13
  9. "Slave Mind Company"

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Vancouver, BC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Activision Blizzard full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    To be honest I can not think anything good about this company

    Cons

    Countless .. Let me List - At Least 12 hours you have to work -Incredibly rubbish code base - No documentation. -You will be called up 3am in the morning to fixed broken system -Untalented Employees -Incredibly Rude Managers -You can be fired on the same day of hired -Management has no idea what they are doing -Extremely high turnover

    Advice to Management

    Resign and dissolve the company

    Activision Blizzard2019-04-08
  10. "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 a year

    Pros

    Great culture, friendly and talented teams

    Cons

    Very few cons to discuss

    Activision Blizzard2019-02-05
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