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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
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    I worked at Activision full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I will always remember my time at Activision fondly. From my very first day there I knew I would fit right in. There is always a great atmosphere in the office and there's a really satisfying team spirit.

    Cons

    The work can be challenging at times, and repetitive at others.

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Activision Interviews

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    QA Tester Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Dublin, Co. Dublin
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at Activision (Dublin, Co. Dublin) in June 2011.

    Interview

    It was quite easy. Only one interview and the two interviewers were really nice. They asked simple questions about the videogame industry, my interest in the job and in the videogame industry, if I had previous experiences as a QA tester. It was more like an informal chat than a normal interview. It is nice to talk to people that share your passion, and that is exactly what they are looking for, people passionate on videogames.

    After this interview, they contacted me very quickly to tell me I was hired. They offered me a temporary contract for 3 months. The questions during the interview were not tricky or difficult. The work atmosphere was really nice, people were very kind and easy-going. It is a good company to work at.

    Interview Questions

    • Do you play computer/video games? Which kind of computer/video games do you play? How many times per week? Have you ever worked as a QA tester before?   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    Negociation was not possible.

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Activision Awards & Accolades

  • 100 Fastest Growing Companies, Fortune, 2009

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