Contractor (Former Employee) – County Dublin – October 28, 2018
None of the perks of working in a real game company office - passive aggressive management - NO job security or room for advancement. Poor treatment. Even as a satellite office it's really poor. The only perk? Decent coffee (when the machine works) If you have any history working in the games industry at all you know that part of the 'payment' for long hours and substandard payrates are the perks (snacks, game nights at the very least) Activision Dublin... nothing - seriously we couldn't even use the canteen after work to play board games once a week...
Process and procedure documentation doesn't exist - and if you don't follow these non-existent processes you will get ranted at in an open office... it's just a really hideously unprofessional environment.
Assembly Line Worker (Former Employee) – Fresno, CA – July 11, 2018
not a career to stay in for a long period of time. 40 hours a week with minimum wages. a good place for a summer job, but wont be able to support long terms financial responsibilities. but with the right crew any fun.
Executive Assistant to President & CEO (Current Employee) – Santa Monica, CA – June 27, 2018
It is great to see so many co-workers having passion about this company. Though, the hours can be long. The program used for Bonus structure takes too long, and it can be hard to really gauge your success.
Leaders & co-workers having a great passion about this work
Packing , (Former Employee) – Fresno, CA – April 22, 2018
Typical day at work walking in to work everyone smiling an talking an getting settled in. I learned how systems are boxed an processed and organized thanks to our Management this are set up pretty nice and in order . They are very helpful they wont leave your side until your sure. . The hardest part of the job is standing on your feet all day an doing the same thing over and over.you may get a little ditsy but The most enjoyable part was coming into work feeling blessed to have a job an me an my co-workers motivating each other to be there every day .
Love video games, dislike the dark side of the industry
Social Media Specialist (Current Employee) – El Segundo, CA – January 29, 2018
This is a contract job and you are not an Activision employee so your chances of building a path that leads to a career with the company is not that high. The player base that you help is very toxic and constantly verbally bash the help you are trying to provide for them. While I love video games and being surrounded by them on a daily basis, this is not the ideal area of the industry I'd like to be in
Tons of snacks and drinks for free, surrounded by video games, console's at your desk, plenty of networking events
Overworked, under paid contract work, very limited benefits, mandatory 6 days a week / 12 hour shifts during new game or DLC launch, very little chance of growing with the company
Activison Ambassador (Former Employee) – Online – November 23, 2017
This was a very interesting job because I was constantly surrounded by other gamers. Just knowing that everyone around me enjoys the same thing that I do is just amazing. If you are a gamer this would be a very fun volunteer job to do.
Lead Game Analytics Specialist (Current Employee) – Santa Monica, CA – November 4, 2017
Overall, a very good place to work but be prepared to crunch when the time comes. Lots of gamers around passionate about what they and gaming in general. Professional and well qualified colleagues, know what the are doing and trying to excel. Internal politics can get pretty nasty though.
Production (Former Employee) – Fresno, CA – August 10, 2017
I liked it cause it was a fast paste environment and it made time go by faster. The pay wasn't so good but the hours were. I liked how we get to communicate with other workers while working in line and I liked how we rotate our positions.
QA Tester (Former Employee) – El Segundo, CA – August 9, 2017
I realy hated this job. The managers don't tell the QA Testers things until after they have spent days trying to test a bug or they expect you to meet a bug quota for every day when you are placed on a team that has to test one bug on a map that has had all the bugs reported for days. They are not very open with employees being themselves at work. They require a more casual formal dress code, so sorry guys no punk rocker looks metal faces or heavy tats, least you be fired for being yourself.
Old School arcade in lunch room, free sodas and energy drinks
Bad Management, poor employee standards, bad hours, low pay
Lead Animator (Former Employee) – Santa Monica, CA – July 26, 2017
I worked on many exciting project at Treyarch while I was working there. When team was small, people worked together with fun. Later team got bigger and bigger, some communication between team were lost.
Temporary Employee (Former Employee) – Fresno, CA – July 12, 2017
I worked at a warehouse and as there temporary employee I was assigned to do the following: putting labels on boxes, stacking the boxes on pallets, receiving shipments, organizing the merchandise, put the merchandise back in to a box, and get the boxes ready to ship out.