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Great place to work, hard work is rewarded. But there is alot of sacrifice, time away from your family.

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Current Employee - Senior Artist in Middleton, WI (US)
Current Employee - Senior Artist in Middleton, WI (US)

I have been working at Activision Publishing

Pros

Hard work is rewarded , I have been compensated very well.

Cons

Long hours, a tgame can take 2-3 years to produce

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Acknowledge when employees are not up to par

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    A good place to work, but not great.

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    Current Employee - Associate Producer in Santa Monica, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Associate Producer in Santa Monica, CA (US)

    I have been working at Activision Publishing

    Pros

    Policies and procedures are set and make a lot of sense. Almost all departments are open to helping one another understand exactly what it is they do and how they need things done. In Production, there are a lot of good people in Associate Producer and Production Coordinator (Production Assistant at other companies) roles who work hard and know what they're doing. Work / Life balance is encouraged by most of upper management and in some cases Activision will work with you if you have special needs. Most teams are flexible with what hours their employees work, so earlier or later time schedules are often times approved.

    Cons

    Policies and procedures are often not followed. The good people are bled dry from chasing the carrot that gets dangled in front of them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Tell employees the truth about why certain decisions were made. Also learn to apologize to employees, not just thank them behind plastic smiles.

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  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very inviting company to work for

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    Former Employee - Quality Assurance Tester in Santa Monica, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Quality Assurance Tester in Santa Monica, CA (US)

    I worked at Activision Publishing

    Pros

    Activision is a friendly are relaxed place to work. There is a really lenient dress code and people are free to express themselves as they choose. Activision will either cover parking pass or a bus pass for one to get to and from work. Working overtime occurs commonly as a QA Tester, which can either be seen as a pro or con depending on how you look at it. Wages goes to $15 during overtime and they will cover a meal for the day which was always nice.

    Cons

    Activision often produces games to make money rather than put quality in them. Lots of the action based games are repetitive and are no fun to test.
    As a tester, the working conditions aren't the most pleasant. Working in the downstairs basement, or "the dungeon" is dark and has a odd odor to it. The break room does have a pool table and free soda, but no snacks or food are provided.

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    Provided a clear scale of how you rate testers and give them perks for finding critical bugs in beta and submission stages.

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