Team Name: Human Resources

Job Title: Sr. HR Generalist

Requisition ID: R022242

Job Description:

Job Title: Senior HR Generalist

Location: Austin, Texas or Irvine, California

Activision Blizzard plays a centralized role in the creation of epic entertainment by supporting our interactive gaming brands and studios with a diverse range of career opportunities across corporate functions such as Marketing, Communications, Legal, Human Resources, Finance and Supply Chain. Located in our global headquarters in Santa Monica, we encompass equal parts’ agility, creativity and rigor to improve the employee and player experience. To learn more, check us out at or on Twitter at .

Your Mission

The Senior HRG significantly contributes to the company’s performance by providing tactical and strategic solutions on critical talent, overall workforce efficiency, and enabling organizational capabilities that directly enables the outcome of the strategic objectives. This role is key to driving company growth, revenue, and creativity by fostering best-in-class development teams that build value for Blizzard.

This role will lead and partner with centralized teams to carry out the following accountabilities in: retention, succession, pipeline planning and workforce optimization; performance and total rewards management, employee efficiency, relations; policy interpretation and application.

Additional responsibilities include organizational design, effectiveness; staffing models, talent capabilities, career progression initiatives, mentoring and training. This position requires a data-driven, analytical, collaborative and influential HR professional who can work effectively across a highly matrixed environment.

This role is anticipated to be a hybrid work position, with some work on-site and some work-from-home. The home studio for this role is Austin, Texas.

Key Accountabilities

Deliver a human capital plan driven by the annual and long-term planning, translating business requirements into effective and modern initiatives

Lead organizational change efforts, ensuring employee and customer impact are at the forefront of decisions, and that organization changes are planned and thoughtfully implemented with strong process integrity.

Accountable for the approach and outcome on employment matters; advising and influencing management around the people agenda to enhance intended performance and reduce people-related risks.

Provide day-to-day mentoring to leadership on a variety of actions to allow them to grow and perform at their best.

Drive integrity and accountability for the effective implementation of the annual HR cycle to facilitate valuable delivery, including workforce and talent planning, performance management, and total rewards.

Analyze, report and use predictive people analytics as evidential reasoning to continuously improve the talent key performance indicators.

Identify levers and develop strategies that measurably improve engagement and retention (e.g., talent assessments, engagement surveys, exit surveys)

Create and maintain strong networks and relations (informal and formal) with employee resource groups, external partners, and leading industry and collaborator communities

Actively participate in annual budget planning/staffing forecasting process

Player Profile

5+ years of dynamic experience in all aspects of Human Resources organization design and development experience, including considerable organizational change, for a sophisticated and redefining business

Experience assessing leadership and organizational talent; identifying talent gaps and effectively driving initiatives to address gaps

Experience directly supporting senior leaders, influencing leaders to make better people decisions that achieve business results

Comfortable using facts and data to build people-centric cases; for example, use of staffing models and other analytical tools

Creativity and out-of-the-box thinking; high IQ, high EQ, passion, and strong critical thinking skills with a willingness to take reasonable risk and challenge the status quo

Exceptional project and process leadership skills with a proven track record of delivering high-quality results in a fast-paced, complex, dynamic business environment

Highest level of integrity with a proven track record of gaining trust from all levels of the organization

We love hearing from anyone who is enthusiastic about changing the games industry. Not sure you meet all qualifications? Let us decide! Research shows that women and members of other under-represented groups tend to not apply to jobs when they think they may not meet every qualification, when, in fact, they often do! We are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and strongly encourage you to apply.

We are committed to working with and providing reasonable assistance to individuals with physical and mental disabilities. If you are a disabled individual requiring an accommodation to apply for an open position, please email your request to [email protected]. General employment questions cannot be accepted or processed here. Thank you for your interest.

Our World

At Blizzard Entertainment, we pour our hearts and souls into everything we create. Best known for iconic video game universes including Warcraft, Overwatch, Diablo, and StarCraft, we’ve been creating genre-defining games for millions of players around the world for more than 30 years. We’re on a quest: bring our dreams to life and craft the most epic entertainment experiences…ever. Hard work, iteration and polish go into the Blizzard “secret recipe,” but the most important ingredients come from talented people who share our vision. If that sounds like you, join us.


We provide a suite of benefits that promote physical, emotional and financial well-being for ‘Every World’ – we’ve got our employees covered! Subject to eligibility requirements, the Company offers comprehensive benefits including:

  • Medical, dental, vision, health savings account or health reimbursement account, healthcare spending accounts, dependent care spending accounts, life and AD&D insurance, disability insurance;
  • 401(k) with Company match, tuition reimbursement, charitable donation matching;
  • Paid holidays and vacation, paid sick time, floating holidays, compassion and bereavement leaves, parental leave;
  • Mental health & wellbeing programs, fitness programs, free and discounted games, and a variety of other voluntary benefit programs like supplemental life & disability, legal service, ID protection, rental insurance, and others;
  • If the Company requires that you move geographic locations for the job, then you may also be eligible for relocation assistance.

Eligibility to participate in these benefits may vary for part time and temporary full-time employees and interns with the Company. You can learn more by visiting .

In the U.S., the standard base pay range for this role is $72,720.00 – $134,460.00 Annual. These values reflect the expected base pay range of new hires across all U.S. locations. Ultimately, your specific range and offer will be based on several factors, including relevant experience, performance, and work location. Your Talent Professional can share this role’s range details for your local geography during the hiring process. In addition to a competitive base pay, employees in this role may be eligible for incentive compensation. Incentive compensation is not guaranteed.

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