Scumbag Activision Fire 190 Employees Without Warning Despite Record Revenue & $200 Million CEO Pay 

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SOURCE 1: jasonschreier/status/1371901088727699472
SOURCE 2: www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-03-16/blizzard-fires-50-people-amid-shift-away-from-live-events?srnd=technology-vp
SOURCE 3: activisionblizzard.com/leadership/tony-petitti
SOURCE 4: www.sportsbusinessjournal.com/SB-Blogs/Breaking-News/2021/03/Activision-layoffs.aspx
SOURCE 5: www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-01-04/activision-gives-15-million-sweetener-to-new-cfo-dennis-durkin
SOURCE 6: www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-02-08/activision-is-said-to-plan-job-cuts-as-sales-of-key-games-stall
SOURCE 7: www.theverge.com/2019/2/12/18222484/activision-blizzard-layoffs-cuts-jobs-record-results-2018
SOURCE 8: variety.com/2019/gaming/news/activision-blizzard-layoffs-1203136982/
SOURCE 9: kotaku.com/activision-blizzard-begins-massive-layoffs-1832571288
SOURCE 10: www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2020-06-04-activision-blizzard-shareholders-upset-over-ceo-bobby-koticks-compensation
SOURCE 11: jasonschreier/status/1290438607594041346
SOURCE 12: www.gamespot.com/articles/investor-group-pissed-activision-blizzard-ceo-is-getting-a-200-million-payout/1100-6488906/
SOURCE 13: www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-08-03/blizzard-workers-share-salaries-in-revolt-over-wage-disparities?srnd=technology-vp
SOURCE 14: Slasher/status/1290441410118901762
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YongYea 28 päivää sitten
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Ninjacats 2 päivää sitten
Game development isn't too costly for corporations, CEO's are too costly for corporations. Just the facts folks.
Media Pool
Media Pool 19 päivää sitten
what else is new? they aren't what they used to be.
Ameer Hayes
Ameer Hayes 20 päivää sitten
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Leo Karsyn 20 päivää sitten
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J P 24 päivää sitten
Anyone who is anti union is not your friend people!
Da Kat
Da Kat 14 päivää sitten
It's pretty frustrating hearing people defend increasingly egregious practices with "If you complain or don't keep buying, the developers will lose their jobs". Activision-Blizzard shows they can lose their jobs even when the games are doing good. The consumers shouldn't have to quietly take it as some sort of hope they can appease a giant that clearly doesn't care what they do.
Da Kat
Da Kat 14 päivää sitten
I'm not an expert on live events nor online events but, surely the expertise of some of the people involved would have been transferrable? losing a job because the titles don't match even if they would be doing something similar?
Da Kat
Da Kat 14 päivää sitten
There needs to be someone who can buffer between extremely broad "the numbers don't match, reallocate" and the teams. Cutting someone off mid meeting and leaving people wondering what happened surely isn't going to be beneficial for productivity. If they need any project those people were arbitrarily cut from, it will suffer because they didn't have time to clean up what they were working on.
Malohn 15 päivää sitten
I'm fucking fine with the ceo making money doing nothing but point fingers and be the person you can complain to. But for fuck sake, there is no reason they earn literally a 9000% salary doing nothing.
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Your Mom's Tits 16 päivää sitten
Can somebody enlighten me how its more cost effective to lay people off, then have to retrain and rehire those same roles back? Wouldnt it be better to invest and put those people to work on a future project? Its like they just keep resetting the game with new players rather than leveling up their current staff. Then are confused why they cant reach endgame?
Cegesh 16 päivää sitten
Kotick is aly buying...bribing politicans (Conservaties. Mostly Reps but not only). He is disgusting trash.
Skunkbrains 17 päivää sitten
Wait, didn't this just happen, like a year agO?
Gohlah Kamara
Gohlah Kamara 18 päivää sitten
The Soviets were right😂
Sun Wukong
Sun Wukong 18 päivää sitten
The employees fully deserve what they get. Every freakin year it's the same bull. They lay off hardworking and underpaid employees knowing full well there is a long line of greedy newbies willing to take their place. These newbies are all too happy to take the jobs of those who are fired and the following year they get fired as well. Why don't they all leave and get a better-paying job in retail? The fact they all know Activision is going to treat them like dirt and continuously put their heads in the grinder for nothing is beyond stupidity. Get a better job or work at a more reputable studio and quit stealing the jobs of your colleagues. If Activision has no people willing to work for them they will start treating employees better. It's their own actions that allow this to continue.
Agent Marco
Agent Marco 8 päivää sitten
You forgot the /s
Midnight Gemini
Midnight Gemini 18 päivää sitten
Bruh, I can't even imagine their face or how they felt when they read the article about getting fired. Like that's just fucked up finding out your getting fired from an article online with the public
Bossfight 101
Bossfight 101 18 päivää sitten
COD is basic casual gamer, ego stroking trash anyway. I don’t play that shit 💤 This ain’t news, gamers should have been boycotting all copy and paste games anyway. Nothing is gonna change unless gamers do, we can’t stop casual gamers from buying trash
Sterling Ross
Sterling Ross 19 päivää sitten
Stopped buying games from Activision for other reasons but will actively oppose them now.
SlamBolts 20 päivää sitten
This makes me want to pirate Activision games even more. It's like they are asking for it. What a bunch of scumbag executives.
Janelle Allison
Janelle Allison 20 päivää sitten
I mean the truth is we as a gaming community could effect change in these companies by boycotting them for a few years and demanding changes. But until we as a community really come together and outright ban purchasing games from AAA gaming corporations this is what we will have to deal with.
vadiks2003 20 päivää sitten
at this point i just want actual devs of wow to work on private WoW classic lich king servers
Excalibur_300 20 päivää sitten
These employees who got fired/will get fired should start their own studio/publishing company and partner with other major game publishing companies or do an IPO to rival Activision-Blizzard. Also, they should do a hostile takeover of Activision-Blizzard in the future, and completely wipe out the board of directors of the company.
rev. reality
rev. reality 20 päivää sitten
But they got a $200 gift card for blizzard! What's the problem?
rev. reality
rev. reality 20 päivää sitten
Universal income is coming
Styxx N
Styxx N 20 päivää sitten
Sorry to break it to everyone but all companies dont want long term dedicated employees because the "OLD DAYS" are over......short term money over long term gain is the new way of business
Gabriel Ostrowidzki
Gabriel Ostrowidzki 20 päivää sitten
Yet people still buy call of duty. Just remember, by buying that, you're funding Bobby kotick's poor behavior.
Ty Willis
Ty Willis 20 päivää sitten
Welp, so much for attending Blizcon for the memes, I didn't even realize it happened until a few days after the fact.
Rabbit 20 päivää sitten
Well, I'm further glad that I don't support Activision in any way. Can't remember the last time I bought a game from them, I barely recall even mentioning them over the years until now, though I have been aware of them.
MrEvol94 21 päivä sitten
I don't get it? why are developers treated badly so common. It requires a higher education and a mix of talent, why are they being treated like shit. I guess managemant just sucks in the gaming industry-.
Steve A
Steve A 21 päivä sitten
What the employees need to do is practice collective bargaining, I'm sick of these rants it means The employees are keeping their head down and are too scared to actually do something about it, literally year after year EA, activision, ubisoft pull stunts like these and none of the workers do anything other than complain to the media. A fucking wild cat strike of hundreds of employees would send a message to to the upper management "you can't fuck around with us like this, we're tired of being treated like we are disposable, give us better pay too", do they do it no, why should I care about this when they won't even man up and fight back
OoTZOMMMoO 21 päivä sitten
I hate this world
Voytaz85 21 päivä sitten
What pisses me off the most is that every time one tries to talk about taxing the richest and giving ordinary ppl employment rights and safety, one gets labeled a communist. That's how brainwashed ppl are... They will defend their oppressors who are the sole beneficiaries of the "system".
Minty 21 päivä sitten
Capitalist swine.
DaBradders 21 päivä sitten
Company makes more money, employees fired, and devs still at the company now need to work free 'overtime' and stress more due to working 2 peoples jobs. Amazing.
Maeljin 21 päivä sitten
I had almost let of the upset about their 2018 "surprise permanent vacation" trick and was actually considering buying Diablo 2 Resurrected and maybe even Diablo 4 at some point.... But nope, f**k Blizzard/Activision and their greedy little peepees.
RagingUtai 21 päivä sitten
Bobby kotick answers to brian kelly, the chairman of activision. He gave bobby the ok. Also brian has more shares i nthe company than bobby. Bobby has 417 million, brian kelly has over 500 million. It's more than one evil man in the company.
Indrid Cold
Indrid Cold 21 päivä sitten
Blizzard had layed off 300 support employees in Cork, Ireland and France in 2010. If you work with Blizzard you know these things can happen suddenly. Just stay away from these scumbags. They pay shitty anyway.
paco ramon
paco ramon 21 päivä sitten
In what things this guy spends his money because I think he doesn't even enjoy it.
SurrealJCgames 21 päivä sitten
I dunno man.. feels criminal to me that some people make enough money in one year to last 50 lifetimes. For doing what? Sitting at a bunch of meetings and agreeing and disagreeing with other peoples ideas.
antiquecardboard 21 päivä sitten
We need a mario bros. mod where all the goombas have the faces of CEO's like Activation's Bobby or Sony's Jim Ryan pasted over them so we can stomp the $^%& out of them. It has saddened me to see my beloved hobby slowly get destroyed and sucked dry by these greedy out-of-touch leeches that never liked video games to begin with.
Jotaro 22 päivää sitten
I stopped buying any games from EA, actvision, bethesda and take two. Fuck those greedy bastards.
Håkan Lindgren
Håkan Lindgren 22 päivää sitten
As usual mate, you're spot on!
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KRS Movie 22 päivää sitten
It will change only when hundreds of employees responsible for CoD leave at the same time. CoD is the bread and butter of Activision. WoW brings some money but not even near compared to CoD. If CoD is dead, Activision is dead as well.
scottks6sd 22 päivää sitten
Lol the people don't see that the people they laid off was the most highest paid employees and there just going to hire them back at half the pay.
AkiRa22084 22 päivää sitten
Happy that they are stopping the e-sports silliness. Those people should have expected it.
Mark Noll
Mark Noll 23 päivää sitten
This is the norm for all American businesses. Doing amazing? fire people so your bonuses can be even bigger.
myswiftracecar 23 päivää sitten
Jack Eriksen
Jack Eriksen 23 päivää sitten
God I hope D4 will be a flop.
George .L
George .L 23 päivää sitten
He looks like ditto 😂
Mystic Ranger
Mystic Ranger 23 päivää sitten
Special place in hell for scumbag ceo's and companies like this.
Kagaya Ureumono
Kagaya Ureumono 23 päivää sitten
bobby cutting people off to keep his bonuses up. imagine if he gave 100m to employees, how many can stay employed for a year. over 100, for sure.
Brettler 23 päivää sitten
So they should keep a failing part of the business running?
Ogre of Gormley
Ogre of Gormley 23 päivää sitten
Treat employees fairly *or* put another floor on my multi-billion dollar super yacht...? I used to work in the videogames industry back in the ps2 era. We were treated poorly then, long hours, year long crunch, no overtime but promised layouts if the game performed well (it didn't). I'm so glad I no longer work in that awful industry.
Bakuretsu 23 päivää sitten
i dont understand how this shit is even legal
BigPeeper 23 päivää sitten
Revenue doesn't equal profit
Momo Plays
Momo Plays 23 päivää sitten
"Sorry man, but you're fired " "But, I just started working here yesterday!' "Ahahaha....hahahahaha!"
Lillian Shii
Lillian Shii 23 päivää sitten
Honestly this could have already been handled. But the "victims" are too cowardly to do it. A) Unionize. If you get fired while forming a union, you will fucking OWN that company by the end of the year. B) Go the fuck on strike when this shit happens. But they haven't, so this shit is going to keep happening. You can only villainize the companies so much before realizing their empoyees are just rolling over and letting that shit happen. Yes, the company heads are evil greedy shits. But there are legal tools in place to battle this shit. The employees just aren't utilizing them.
Marlin Wyllie
Marlin Wyllie 23 päivää sitten
Never forget Bobby Koticks name was in Jeffrey Epsteins black book.
Duke Nukem
Duke Nukem 23 päivää sitten
Why is this not surprising in the slightest?
Winged Tenacity
Winged Tenacity 23 päivää sitten
Hm I don't condone that their was sudden firing but ... I see unfortunately from a business perspective live events are well pointless.
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wouldn't you rather fire the guy that you're hemorrhaging 40,000,000$ a year for. over the people you pay barely above minimum wage for. seems incredibly stupid.
Blahander 23 päivää sitten
7:09 Ah yes, I see the management team is as usual doing a very hard and well-done job that they totally deserve to get paid for handsomely. *Slow riiiide.........take it eeeasssyyyy*
Eliot Ness
Eliot Ness 23 päivää sitten
Pirating is going to make a huge comeback soon, because the normal peoples salaries are staying the same but price on everything is going up and up. The world is headed towards another depression
SolaireFlair 23 päivää sitten
We need to start holding CEOs accountable for the abuse and gaslighting that they subject their employees to.
Jeff Mousseau II
Jeff Mousseau II 23 päivää sitten
A video game company's version of "learn to code"? I literally don't understand lol
Spoony Samurai
Spoony Samurai 23 päivää sitten
Five days later the notification pops up...
Spoony Samurai
Spoony Samurai 23 päivää sitten
Why am I getting a notification five fucking days later for this video???
Dameon Edwards
Dameon Edwards 24 päivää sitten
As much as I HATE Activision and they are a company from the pit of Hell, has anyone asked the question of if those jobs became redundant?
iceheart862 24 päivää sitten
Wow, he's a living stereotype of a greedy cartoon miser too the point he makes Mr.Krabs look like a generous soul.
runedragon1985 24 päivää sitten
Kotick needs to get his ass fired already.
Blahander 23 päivää sitten
I need to point out Kotick has made so much money, he, his children, and their descendants can live in riches for the rest of their life without ever having to work. Getting fired would be a slap in the wrist. For Bobby Kotick, I want a punishment far FAR worse. First of all, I don't want him to die. That's kind mean, and it doesn't really solve anything to begin with. No, no, no. What I want is for him to suffer a very humiliating event where he loses his entire fortune, and has to work for his bread till the sweat from his body runs like a river. Something like straight out of fiction. .........sadly, this is no fiction, and what will probably happen is Kotick will retire at some point having made an insulting amount of money that will add to the ever increasing inflation plaguing our world.
Nicolas Apocryphos
Nicolas Apocryphos 24 päivää sitten
So what ? Everyone keeps buying from these big companies and nobody's going to do anything about that crap appart from complaining, better to not even stress yourself thinking about it
OGmrjam0 24 päivää sitten
That piece of shit made enough money to fully fund a AAA game's development and marketing.
OmarFW 24 päivää sitten
I'll never understand why someone would apply for a job there given their track record with regular layoffs.
Blahander 23 päivää sitten
Sadly, the world of video game developing is an INCREDIBLY harsh environment and *this* is coming from indie developers who are self or crowd-funded and are already making a decent living on their own. The developers who have to rely on publishers have it much worse. Finding a decent paying job in a good company is very hard, and add to that for a lot of these developers it was their dream as kids to work one day for what used to be their favorite companies.
Lorenzo Von Matterhorn
Lorenzo Von Matterhorn 24 päivää sitten
I know people need jobs but intead of going to work there contact old employees and start an indie studios...im already backing 10 indie games...srsly. .get some balls and lets see how far they will go... If people keep getting back there, well they are gonna do the same over and over again..stop working for them jeez.
TimmacTR 24 päivää sitten
Have you learned nothing from living in Venezuela?
Makoto Yuki
Makoto Yuki 24 päivää sitten
Bobby has the fucking nerve to complain about the memes of him. Girls wouldn't look at him unless he has cash-fucking-money in his hands, so why the hell is he complaining about he dating life? He can literally just pay it off, and I don't expect his standards to be very high.
Alphazone 24 päivää sitten
Why does anyone work for Activision anymore? They're such shit.
The Butcher
The Butcher 24 päivää sitten
Ehhhhh... corporations cutting costs by laying off unneeded employees is nothing new. It's not always an austerity measure, sometimes it's just a matter of restructuring or efficiency.
Not Mr Mackey
Not Mr Mackey 24 päivää sitten
How are you not a socialist yet?
Kombat Wombat
Kombat Wombat 24 päivää sitten
Just a reminder that Bobby Kotick, Activision CEO was listed in Epsteins Black Book.
John Sullivan
John Sullivan 24 päivää sitten
I remember a few years ago, there was an interview with Bobby Kotick and he was saying how he was such a nice bloke and making out he was a real typical family man. It was the literal equivalent of an alcoholic saying they don't drink, or a druggie saying that they are clean.
jiggg 24 päivää sitten
Not saying it's right but this guy is extremely one sided. It's a business. Strategies change, people get let go. Welcome to the real world. It isn't a charity.
Zachary Scott
Zachary Scott 24 päivää sitten
I Wish bobby would have a brain embolisim.
TheLonePlayer 24 päivää sitten
Never buy game form activision again 😡😡😡
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one word: UNION!!!!!!!!
Drax Kroener
Drax Kroener 24 päivää sitten
Will Blizzcon return as an in-person event, or stay as an online event? They'll stay online, that way the people on stage can't be heckled by the angry audience because of all the bullshit going on behind the scenes or because of bullshit announcements, or be interrupted, and just ignore any negative feedback during the stream. Suppressing their target audience and forcing their way upon them, I'm getting Orwellian vibes here.
SergeantxDan 24 päivää sitten
90 days day.... wish I got anything when I got fired 2 weeks ago. All they did was say were sorry and Goodluck finding a new job.
DashXero 24 päivää sitten
Activision keeps monetarily topping themselves year after year... Are we absolutely certain they aren't doing anything illegal?
Leonardo da Vinci
Leonardo da Vinci 24 päivää sitten
And people are still playing Shadowlands 🙄
Crimson King
Crimson King 24 päivää sitten
At this point if you support activation by buying their games you are hurting the gaming industry.
Crimson King
Crimson King 24 päivää sitten
post pandemic sounds like a myth
Jake Ross
Jake Ross 25 päivää sitten
Imagine not pirating ActiBlizz games and giving them away to everyone you know
David Warner
David Warner 25 päivää sitten
It’s important to not support bad companies.
David Warner
David Warner 25 päivää sitten
Valheim is worth supporting.
MetoF50 .Narliev
MetoF50 .Narliev 25 päivää sitten
That's how corporate America works.
Lee Meeeun
Lee Meeeun 25 päivää sitten
Boycotted activision many years ago scummy ingame practices and constantly shitty to its workers
nyos22 25 päivää sitten
I'm gonna play devil's advocate here. Just because they are hiring 3000 people, doesn't mean they can use any of the 190 fired people for these positions. Some of the fired people were apparently working on live events. If the newly hired people are coders for instance, you can't just put the event organizing people to work there. (Or you are effectively saying "Learn to code" to them) And yeah it sucks that the ceo is raking in millions while they are firing people, but are companies actually supposed to just keep the people on staff, pay them and not have them do any work? That's peak socialism right there. I know everybody loves to shit on activision, I do too, but get your heads out of your asses.
MaximoTitano 25 päivää sitten
Like Mr. Jim (Fucking) Sterling (Son) said: They don't want a lot of money, they don't want a ridiculous amount of money, they don't even want an absolute fuckton of an amount of money, They want ALL THE MONEY!
MatticusFinch1820 25 päivää sitten
keep giving this company money you battered housewives.
Chicken BouillonCube
Chicken BouillonCube 25 päivää sitten
They can't afford to keep people around doing jobs they don't need anymore. Maybe tell them sooner, but literally, the company was adjusting strategies. The department was not viable for what they needed to do, otherwise they would have kept them. You don't just move money to areas that are going to cost you money, whether directly or through opportunity cost, you work to make the most money for yourself and shareholders. Thats the whole point.
Destroyer Inazuma
Destroyer Inazuma 25 päivää sitten
At this point even before UBI kicks in half of Acrivisiom Blizzard employees might plan to simultaneously quit. Blizzard would sue, except 1) the employees will get ample resources through gofundme and 2) there will a public outrage. At this point companies that deal in essential goods such as construction, electronics or chemistry must be laughing at videogames companies for wasting billions of dollars they could have invested. I'm telling you: the more advanced society becomes, the easier it'll be to make and publish games. This will backfire on Activision Blizzard, eventually.
grimmjow0106 25 päivää sitten
Fuck activision! That is all
Tiny Metal Trees
Tiny Metal Trees 25 päivää sitten
*Scumbag Gamers Buy Games From Company That They Know Will Fire 190 Employees Without Warning Despite Record Breaking Revenue & $200 Million CEO Pay...Again
CidVeldoril 25 päivää sitten
If you are divesting from a field that you don't want to be in anymore, why should you still employ the people you no longer need?
Rafael Rodriguez
Rafael Rodriguez 25 päivää sitten
I can't stand corporations
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