Activision Blizzard Named To "100 Best Companies To Work For" List

The Call of Duty and World Warcraft company improves its standing, rising from No. 77 to No. 66.

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Activision Blizzard, the video game publishing giant behind franchises like Call of Duty, Destiny, World of Warcraft, Overwatch, and Candy Crush, has received a new recognition.

The company has been named to Fortune magazine's "100 Best Companies To Work For" list for 2017, coming in at No. 66. In a press release Activision pointed out that this is the company's third straight year making the cut. The company improved its position, as it was No. 77 last year.

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"At Activision Blizzard, we hire the world's best talent to build new worlds," CEO Bobby Kotick said in a statement. "Our mission to inspire play, competition and community connects hundreds of millions of people, and creating a great place to work is the key to serving them well."

According to Fortune, Activision Blizzard has more than 9,400 employees.

Fortune works with the research company Great Place to Work for its annual 100 Best Companies To Work list. It's reportedly the "most extensive employee survey in corporate America," featuring feedback from more than 232,000 workers at select companies with more than 1,000 employees.

"Winning a spot on this list indicates the company has distinguished itself from peers by creating a great place to work for employees," reads a line from the methodolgy details.

For its part, Activision Blizzard said: "Activision Blizzard's culture of inclusivity, creativity, and fun resulted in high marks from employees in the Great Place to Work Trust Index survey's respect, fairness, and pride categories. Ninety five percent of employees reported that they're proud to tell others they work at Activision Blizzard, and the vast majority said it is a friendly, fun, and welcoming workplace where they can be themselves."

Activision Blizzard appears to be the only video game company to have made the list this year. Google was No. 1, with Wegmans Food Market, The Boston Consulting Group, Baird, and Edward Jones rounding out the top five. You can see the full list here.

Activision Blizzard has a number of exciting-sounding games in the works, including Destiny 2 and an intriguing-sounding Call of Duty game, both of which are due out in 2017.

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