Activision Blizzard

Courtesy of Activision Blizzard

    This gaming and entertainment company has what employees say is an “epic” environment that’s “100% nerd without any restraint.” Coworkers here can geek out in employee affinity groups, which include fencing, brewmastery, and skateboarding. And employees can get continuing education training in juggling, clay modeling, and more. Learn more in the Great Place to Work review here.

    Company Info

    Rank last year77
    Years on list3
    HQ locationSanta Monica
    Total employees9,472
    Job openings (as of February 2017)508
    Revenue (2016 or most recent year)$6.6 billion
    Year founded1979
    Type of organizationPublic
    Number of work sites33


    100% health coverageYes
    Unlimited sick daysNo
    Onsite fitness centerYes
    Discounted gym membershipsYes
    Job sharingNo
    Compressed work weeksNo
    Fully-paid sabbaticalsNo
    Onsite medical care facilityNo
    Medical facility at all locationsNo
    Onsite childcareNo
    Domestic partner benefits for same-sex couplesYes
    Non-discrimination policy includes sexual orientationYes
    Sick days for part-timersYes
    Health insurance for part-timersYes
    PTO for volunteeringNo
    College tuition reimbursementYes


    % Women-
    % 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 PTO24
    Total PTO after 5 years104
    # Sick days5
    Max hours PTO for volunteering-
    General PTO for part-timers24
    # Sick days for part-timers5


    Most common job (for salaried employee)Programming - Sr. Software Engineer
    Avg. base pay (salaried)-
    Avg. extra compensation (salaried)-
    Total pay for most common job (salaried)-
    Most common job (for hourly employee)Customer Service - Game Master
    Avg. base pay (hourly)-
    Avg. extra compensation (hourly)-
    Total pay for most common job (hourly)-
    Avg. monthly rate for onsite childcare-

    Hiring/Staffing (Past 12 Months)

    Full-time job growth %5%
    # of job applicants79,545
    Avg. # of applicants per opening58
    FT voluntary turnover9%
    Jobs filled internally257
    % Jobs filled by referral29
    # New graduates hired93
    Avg. college tuition reimbursed-


    Avg. # hours training (salaried workers)45
    Avg. # hours training (hourly workers)45