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We've calculated that the average salary at Activision is $36K based on 146 user-submitted salaries A total of 41 Activision employees gave Activision an average happiness rating of 3.7 out of 5.0.

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Current CEO: Robert Kotick

Activision is a manufacturer of video games. In 1979, the company became the first independent developer and distributor of video games. Activision also manufactures consoles for playing those games. The company is owned by French conglomerate Vivendi SA. The current CEO of Activision is Robert Kotick. The products made by Activision were cartridges for the Atari 2600. The company is currently the third largest "party" video game publisher in the world, meaning games made for multiple players. The NPD Group named Activision the top publisher of 2007. Products made by Activision include:

• Call of Duty series
• James Bond series
• Marvel video series
• Tony Hawk series
• Spyro the Dragon series
• Crash Bandicoot series
• Guitar Hero series (currently on hiatus)

Activision, headquartered in Santa Monica, California. The company reports annual revenue of approximately $3 billion with 4,000 employees. The parent company is Activision Blizzard. Before Activision, the only companies that made video game software were the companies that made the game systems. In other words, Atari made games for Atari systems only. Activision changed the way video game software was created in several ways. Aside from making games for use on multiple systems and later the PC, Activision initiated the policy of giving credit to those who created a video game.

Activision careers range from video game creation and software development to sales and promotion. Those working at Activision enjoy a wide range of benefits in a friendly, creative atmosphere. The Activision culture is one that fosters thinking outside the box. According to employee assessments, new ideas are encouraged and creativity is expected. Fresh approaches to game design and promotion are a big part of what has made Activision successful and the company expects employees to new ideas to the table.

Activision benefits are equal to those of similar companies with some employees noting benefits and perks, especially for those who excel at their work. Activision seeks individuals who have a passion to create and are up the challenge of inspiring others with their work. Activision is definitely a place where creativity thrives. Many of the jobs are ideal for those with a solid computer background, especially graphics. Typical benefits include:

• A choice of medical plans (including family coverage)
• Optional vision coverage
• Optional dental coverage
• Tuition reimbursement
• Life insurance options
• Short-term and long-term disability
• Optional 401k/retirement savings

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