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Activision Blizzard

“Off the wall” and “outside the box” thinking is celebrated at this Southern California gaming and entertainment giant, a federation of creative studios that stands out for the personal and professional development it offers employees. Says one: “You’re encouraged to pursue whatever interests you personally, not just what would benefit your job.”

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Rank last year

66

Years on list

4

HQ location

Santa Monica, Calif.

Employees

5322

Job openings (as of February 2018)

1,515

Industry

Media

Revenue, 2017 or most recent year ($M)

$6,608

Year founded

1979

Type of organization

Public

Number of work sites

36

Perks
offers
100% health coverage
Telecommuting
On-site fitness/subsidized gym
Health insurance for part-timers
Sick days for part-timers
College tuition reimbursement
Diversity
% Minorities-
% African-American/Black-
% Asian-
% Caucasian/White-
% Hispanic/Latino-
% Native American/Alaska Native-
% Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander-
% Two or more races-
% Unknown ethnicity-
Paid Time Off
General PTO25
# Sick days7
General PTO for part-timers-
# Sick days for part-timers7
Compensation
Most common job (for salaried employee)-
Avg. base pay (salaried)-
Avg. extra compensation (salaried)-
Total pay for most common job (salaried)-
Hiring/Staffing (Past 12 Months)
Full-time and part-time job growth-
# of job applicants110,989
Avg. # of applicants per opening73
FT voluntary turnover-
Jobs filled internally24%
Jobs filled by referral24%
# New graduates hired106

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