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    Company Info

    Rank last year66
    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 sites36
    Websitehttp://www.activisionblizzard.com

    Perks

    100% health coverage
    yes
    Unlimited sick days
    no
    Telecommuting
    yes
    Job sharing
    no
    Subsidized childcare
    no
    Compressed work weeks
    no
    Fully-paid sabbaticals
    no
    On-site fitness/subsidized gym
    yes
    On-site medical care facility
    no
    Non-discrimination policy includes sexual orientation-
    Health insurance for part-timers
    yes
    Sick days for part-timers
    yes
    College tuition reimbursement
    yes
    Student loan debt repayment
    no
    Medical facility at all locations
    no

    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 days
    7
    General PTO for part-timers-
    # Sick days for part-timers
    7

    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