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    Maker of mega-entertainment franchises like World of Warcraft and Call of Duty encourages employees to “make fun” and “embrace their inner geek.” On the day of the annual release of Call of Duty, workers from all levels don costumes and participate in a company-wide squirt gun battle. One employee described the event as “the best day of my life every year.” In an industry with a reputation for male-centricity, AB has set up a networking group where women can discuss their experiences and favorite games. The firm has also added more female avatars to its games. Read the Great Place to Work review here.

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    Company Info

    Rank last year96
    # of years on list
    2
    Industry
    Media
    Year founded1,979
    CEO/Top executive
    Robert A. Kotick
    HQ location
    Santa Monica, California
    Type of organization
    Public
    Revenue (2015 or most recent year)
    $4.66 billion
    Web addresshttp://www.activisionblizzard.com
    Total U.S. employees
    4,773
    Total employees outside the U.S.
    2,431
    Full-time jobs added in last year
    379
    FT job growth in the past year
    8%
    Number of work sites
    27

    Perks

    Company pays for 100% of healthcare costs
    no
    Offers health insurance to part-timers
    yes
    Offers telecommuting
    yes
    Offers job sharing
    no
    Offers onsite childcare
    no
    Offers compressed work weeks
    no
    Offers fully-paid sabbaticals
    no
    Onsite fitness center
    yes
    Discounted gym memberships
    yes
    Onsite medical care facility
    no
    Location of medical facility
    -
    Offers college tuition reimbursement
    yes
    Max tuition
    $7,500
    Offers paid time off for volunteering
    no
    Max PTO for volunteering
    -

    Diversity

    % Women17
    % Minorities31
    % African-American/Black
    1.7
    % Asian
    16.4
    % Caucasian/White
    68.7
    % Hispanic/Latino
    9.6
    % Native American/Alaska Native
    0.4
    % Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander
    0.5
    % Two or more races
    2.7
    Same-sex benefits
    yes
    Non-discrimination policy
    yes

    Paid Time Off (FT employees)

    Holidays
    14
    Vacation
    10
    Sick days
    Set
    General PTO
    -
    Total PTO after 5 years
    47

    Compensation

    Most common job (for salaried employee)
    -
    Avg. base pay (salaried)-
    Avg. extra compensation (salaried)-
    Total pay (salaried position)-
    Most common job (for hourly employee)
    -
    Avg. base pay (hourly)-
    Avg. extra compensation (hourly)-
    Total pay (hourly position)-

    Hiring/Staffing

    # of job openings (as of Feb. 2016)217
    # of job applicants
    95,681
    Avg. # of applicants per opening
    99
    FT voluntary turnover
    8%
    # of jobs filled
    542
    Jobs filled internally
    217
    % of jobs filled by referral
    35%
    # new graduates hired76

    Training

    Avg. hours of training per year (for salaried employee)40
    Avg. hours of training per year (for hourly employee)41