Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATVI), the most successful interactive stand entertainment company operation as a standalone, has earned recognition on Fortune’s “100 Best Companies to Work For” 2017 edition. Activision Blizzard has been featuring in the list for the third consecutive year. The company was ranked number 66 in this year’s ranking.
Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick said the company hires the best talents globally. He adds that the company’s main objective is to invoke competition so as communities can stay connected. He says the company creates a conducive environment to work in.
The company is incurred on the culture of creativity, inclusivity and fun which has resulted in very high results from employees. According to a survey that led to the ranking of the companies, 95% of all employees said they are proud tell other people they are employed at the company. A big percentage of those interviews said they find the company very friendly and fun to work in.
The company has approximately 450 million players spread out in 196 countries who have watched and played its content. Activision Blizzard’s portfolio of beloved and iconic franchises which include World of Warcraft®, Call of Duty®, Candy Crush®, and Overwatch® are developed by highly talented people the company. In this year’s Fortune ranking, Activision Blizzard was also ranked one of the most admired entertainment companies together with Netflix and Disney.
As part of the company’s global growth strategy to coming up with new means to connect with characters and franchises, Activision Blizzard has increased its esport footprint globally. The company has bought Major League Gaming and developed its esports division. The company has also introduced the Overwatch League and Duty World League. The company has also set up a new consumer product department to offer improved customer experience.
Every year, Fortune works with Great Place to Work to carry out a survey in corporate America. The survey culminates in the 100 Best Companies to Work For®. The survey samples responses from over 232,000.