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

17.03.2021
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SOURCE 1: twitter.com/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: twitter.com/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: twitter.com/Slasher/status/1290441410118901762
SOURCE 15: twitter.com/Alchemister5/status/1290444953294966789
SOURCE 16: twitter.com/TheGregBlack/status/1290442332320477196
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    YongYeaYongYea24 päivää sitten
    • what else is new? they aren't what they used to be.

      Media PoolMedia Pool15 päivää sitten
    • @Leo Karsyn i am trying it out now. Looks promising :)

      Ameer HayesAmeer Hayes16 päivää sitten
    • dunno if anyone gives a damn but I just hacked my girl friends Instagram account by using Instapwn. Find it on google :)

      Leo KarsynLeo Karsyn16 päivää sitten
    • Anyone who is anti union is not your friend people!

      J PJ P20 päivää sitten
    • So basically we need some socialism in these companies as long as it is sustainable. lol

      John StocktonJohn Stockton21 päivä 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 KatDa Kat10 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 KatDa Kat10 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.

    Da KatDa Kat10 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.

    MalohnMalohn11 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?

    Your Mom's TitsYour Mom's Tits12 päivää sitten
  • Kotick is aly buying...bribing politicans (Conservaties. Mostly Reps but not only). He is disgusting trash.

    CegeshCegesh12 päivää sitten
  • Wait, didn't this just happen, like a year agO?

    SkunkbrainsSkunkbrains13 päivää sitten
  • The Soviets were right😂

    Gohlah KamaraGohlah Kamara14 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.

    Sun WukongSun Wukong14 päivää sitten
    • You forgot the /s

      Agent MarcoAgent Marco4 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

    Midnight GeminiMidnight Gemini14 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

    Bossfight 101Bossfight 10114 päivää sitten
  • Stopped buying games from Activision for other reasons but will actively oppose them now.

    Sterling RossSterling Ross15 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.

    SlamBoltsSlamBolts16 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.

    Janelle AllisonJanelle Allison16 päivää sitten
  • at this point i just want actual devs of wow to work on private WoW classic lich king servers

    vadiks2003vadiks200316 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.

    Excalibur_300Excalibur_30016 päivää sitten
  • But they got a $200 gift card for blizzard! What's the problem?

    rev. realityrev. reality16 päivää sitten
  • Universal income is coming

    rev. realityrev. reality16 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

    Styxx NStyxx N16 päivää sitten
  • Yet people still buy call of duty. Just remember, by buying that, you're funding Bobby kotick's poor behavior.

    Gabriel OstrowidzkiGabriel Ostrowidzki16 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.

    Ty WillisTy Willis16 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.

    RabbitRabbit16 päivää 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-.

    MrEvol94MrEvol9417 päivää 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

    Steve ASteve A17 päivää sitten
  • I hate this world

    OoTZOMMMoOOoTZOMMMoO17 päivää 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".

    Voytaz85Voytaz8517 päivää sitten
  • Capitalist swine.

    MintyMinty17 päivää 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.

    DaBraddersDaBradders17 päivää 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.

    MaeljinMaeljin17 päivää 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.

    RagingUtaiRagingUtai17 päivää 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.

    Indrid ColdIndrid Cold17 päivää sitten
  • In what things this guy spends his money because I think he doesn't even enjoy it.

    paco ramonpaco ramon17 päivää 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.

    SurrealJCgamesSurrealJCgames17 päivää 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.

    antiquecardboardantiquecardboard17 päivää sitten
  • I stopped buying any games from EA, actvision, bethesda and take two. Fuck those greedy bastards.

    JotaroJotaro18 päivää sitten
  • As usual mate, you're spot on!

    Håkan LindgrenHåkan Lindgren18 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.

    KRS MovieKRS Movie18 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.

    scottks6sdscottks6sd18 päivää sitten
  • Happy that they are stopping the e-sports silliness. Those people should have expected it.

    AkiRa22084AkiRa2208418 päivää sitten
  • This is the norm for all American businesses. Doing amazing? fire people so your bonuses can be even bigger.

    Mark NollMark Noll19 päivää sitten
  • THIS IS YOUR FAULT GAMERS !!!! YOU NEVER BOYCOTTED THE COMPANYS THAT WERE SHADY AND NOW YOU WOUNDER YOURSELFS ? FCK OFF ....

    myswiftracecarmyswiftracecar19 päivää sitten
  • God I hope D4 will be a flop.

    Jack EriksenJack Eriksen19 päivää sitten
  • He looks like ditto 😂

    George .LGeorge .L19 päivää sitten
  • Special place in hell for scumbag ceo's and companies like this.

    Mystic RangerMystic Ranger19 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.

    Kagaya UreumonoKagaya Ureumono19 päivää sitten
  • So they should keep a failing part of the business running?

    BrettlerBrettler19 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.

    Ogre of GormleyOgre of Gormley19 päivää sitten
  • i dont understand how this shit is even legal

    BakuretsuBakuretsu19 päivää sitten
  • Revenue doesn't equal profit

    BigPeeperBigPeeper19 päivää sitten
  • "Sorry man, but you're fired " "But, I just started working here yesterday!' "Ahahaha....hahahahaha!"

    Momo PlaysMomo Plays19 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.

    Lillian ShiiLillian Shii19 päivää sitten
  • Never forget Bobby Koticks name was in Jeffrey Epsteins black book.

    Marlin WyllieMarlin Wyllie19 päivää sitten
  • Why is this not surprising in the slightest?

    Duke NukemDuke Nukem19 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.

    Winged TenacityWinged Tenacity19 päivää sitten
  • 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.

    Vehicles of Peace Limited EditionVehicles of Peace Limited Edition19 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*

    BlahanderBlahander19 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

    Eliot NessEliot Ness19 päivää sitten
  • We need to start holding CEOs accountable for the abuse and gaslighting that they subject their employees to.

    SolaireFlairSolaireFlair19 päivää sitten
  • A video game company's version of "learn to code"? I literally don't understand lol

    Jeff Mousseau IIJeff Mousseau II19 päivää sitten
  • Five days later the notification pops up...

    Spoony SamuraiSpoony Samurai19 päivää sitten
  • Why am I getting a notification five fucking days later for this video???

    Spoony SamuraiSpoony Samurai19 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?

    Dameon EdwardsDameon Edwards20 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.

    iceheart862iceheart86220 päivää sitten
  • Kotick needs to get his ass fired already.

    runedragon1985runedragon198520 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.

      BlahanderBlahander19 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

    Nicolas ApocryphosNicolas Apocryphos20 päivää sitten
  • That piece of shit made enough money to fully fund a AAA game's development and marketing.

    OGmrjam0OGmrjam020 päivää sitten
  • I'll never understand why someone would apply for a job there given their track record with regular layoffs.

    OmarFWOmarFW20 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.

      BlahanderBlahander19 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.

    Lorenzo Von MatterhornLorenzo Von Matterhorn20 päivää sitten
  • Have you learned nothing from living in Venezuela?

    TimmacTRTimmacTR20 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.

    Makoto YukiMakoto Yuki20 päivää sitten
  • Why does anyone work for Activision anymore? They're such shit.

    AlphazoneAlphazone20 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.

    The ButcherThe Butcher20 päivää sitten
  • How are you not a socialist yet?

    Not Mr MackeyNot Mr Mackey20 päivää sitten
  • Just a reminder that Bobby Kotick, Activision CEO was listed in Epsteins Black Book.

    Kombat WombatKombat Wombat20 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.

    John SullivanJohn Sullivan20 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.

    jigggjiggg20 päivää sitten
  • I Wish bobby would have a brain embolisim.

    Zachary ScottZachary Scott20 päivää sitten
  • Never buy game form activision again 😡😡😡

    TheLonePlayerTheLonePlayer20 päivää sitten
  • one word: UNION!!!!!!!!

    Samuel Breyette Music ProductionSamuel Breyette Music Production20 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.

    Drax KroenerDrax Kroener20 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.

    SergeantxDanSergeantxDan20 päivää sitten
  • Activision keeps monetarily topping themselves year after year... Are we absolutely certain they aren't doing anything illegal?

    DashXeroDashXero20 päivää sitten
  • And people are still playing Shadowlands 🙄

    Leonardo da VinciLeonardo da Vinci20 päivää sitten
  • At this point if you support activation by buying their games you are hurting the gaming industry.

    Crimson KingCrimson King20 päivää sitten
  • post pandemic sounds like a myth

    Crimson KingCrimson King20 päivää sitten
  • Imagine not pirating ActiBlizz games and giving them away to everyone you know

    Jake RossJake Ross21 päivä sitten
  • It’s important to not support bad companies.

    David WarnerDavid Warner21 päivä sitten
  • Valheim is worth supporting.

    David WarnerDavid Warner21 päivä sitten
  • That's how corporate America works.

    MetoF50 .NarlievMetoF50 .Narliev21 päivä sitten
  • Boycotted activision many years ago scummy ingame practices and constantly shitty to its workers

    Lee MeeeunLee Meeeun21 päivä 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.

    nyos22nyos2221 päivä 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!

    MaximoTitanoMaximoTitano21 päivä sitten
  • keep giving this company money you battered housewives.

    MatticusFinch1820MatticusFinch182021 päivä 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.

    Chicken BouillonCubeChicken BouillonCube21 päivä 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.

    Destroyer InazumaDestroyer Inazuma21 päivä sitten
  • Fuck activision! That is all

    grimmjow0106grimmjow010621 päivä 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

    Tiny Metal TreesTiny Metal Trees21 päivä 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?

    CidVeldorilCidVeldoril21 päivä sitten
  • I can't stand corporations

    Rafael RodriguezRafael Rodriguez21 päivä sitten
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