Working at Activision | Glassdoor.ie

Activision Overview

Work here? Get a FREE Employer Account
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

3.6
StarStarStarStarStar
Rating TrendsRating Trends
Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
Activision CEO Eric Hirshberg
Eric Hirshberg
63 Ratings
  • Featured Review

    Helpful (2)

    "Amazing growth and learning potential, though certainly a challenging environment"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Activision full-time (More than a year)

    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!

See All 192 Reviews

Activision Photos

Activision photo of: Outside of Activision headquarter offices located in Santa Monica, California (Photo by Coolcaesar - available under under CC-BY-NC-SA 3.0 & GFDL, v1.2)
Activision photo of: ActivisionBlizzard Gaming Zone
Activision photo of: Launch Day
Activision photo of: Employee Photo
Activision photo of: MN Activision office
Activision photo of: Activision Plaque
See All PhotosSee All

Activision Interviews

Experience

Experience
53%
16%
31%

Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview
60%
18%
11%
7
2
2

Difficulty

2.5
Average

Difficulty

Hard
Average
Easy
  1.  

    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.

See All 69 Interviews

Activision Awards & Accolades

  • 100 Fastest Growing Companies, Fortune, 2009

Work at Activision? Share Your Experiences

Activision
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
 
Click to Rate
or