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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.

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Rank last year


Years on list


HQ location

Santa Monica

Total employees


Job openings (as of February 2017)




Revenue (2016 or most recent year)

$6.6 billion

Year founded


Type of organization


Number of work sites


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100% health coverage
Onsite fitness center
Discounted gym memberships
Domestic partner benefits for same-sex couples
Non-discrimination policy includes sexual orientation
Sick days for part-timers
Health insurance for part-timers
College tuition reimbursement
does not offer
Unlimited sick days
Job sharing
Compressed work weeks
Fully-paid sabbaticals
Onsite medical care facility
Medical facility at all locations
Onsite childcare
PTO for volunteering
% 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

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