Topics regarding layoffs at Activision Blizzard

Topics regarding layoffs at Activision Blizzard

CEO Phil Spencer's memo

It’s been a little over three months since the Activision, Blizzard, and King teams joined Microsoft. As we move forward in 2024, the leadership of Microsoft Gaming and Activision Blizzard is committed to aligning on a strategy and an execution... —  read more 

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| 267 views | | 2 replies (last January 26)
Post ID:  @OP+1qKjCWJD

Bobby Kotick is out!

That man belongs to the exclusive club of greedy CEOs who nearly destroyed the gaming industry. I'm just worried about if his replacement will be worse. Maybe, just maybe, we'll get someone who cares about both the games and the employees who make... —  read more 

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Post ID:  @OP+1p9rGaf3

Microsoft

Just how fu---d are we? I'm going to assume that if the acquisition goes through, and I don't see why it wouldn't, there will be a major restructuring with major cost cutting. I don't think anybody is safe at this point. While at it, am I the only... —  read more 

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| 1356 views | | 1 reply (January 21, 2022)
Post ID:  @OP+1eR4IoY3

More layoffs

Activision Blizzard Lays Off Quality Assurance Contractors, Will NOT be Part of The Game Awards "The video game company has reportedly laid off at least 12 software quality assurance contractors. More contractors are reportedly expected to be laid... —  read more 

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| 866 views | | 1 reply (December 7, 2021)
Post ID:  @OP+1earVgrw

I'm cautiously optimistic

Too late for me but it'd be great to know that my former coworkers will have it better after everything is said and done. I know it's still unlikely that things will change significantly, but even small changes for the better can mean a lot. I'll be... —  read more 

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| 957 views | | 1 reply (September 16, 2021)
Post ID:  @OP+1cRogSzv

Raid started, one boss down

Jay away, who's next? https://www.reddit.com/r/Blizzard/comments/ox29f0/breaking_blizzard_president_j_allen_brack_is/ I can easily see that new powerful class in next expansion: Working Class. That, and boss nerfs.

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| 881 views | | 1 reply (August 10, 2021)
Post ID:  @OP+1c99AWCH

I have an idea

In light of everything that's been going on, Activision Blizzard should fire everybody who participated in harassment and/or did anything to protect those who were guilty of it by sweeping it under the rug. That will free up more than enough money to... —  read more 

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Post ID:  @OP+1c98AY2c

An excellent read

*Some of the departures are a natural consequence of the burnout that comes with working on the same game for more than a decade, others are because they sense an opportunity to chase their dream project in an industry currently awash in venture... —  read more 

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| 1266 views | | 1 reply (June 2, 2021)
Post ID:  @OP+1aYH8DNr

How are things at Blizzard?

I worked there for a year before I was laid off by Activision. Now I see more layoffs have been announced but from what I can see it's just the esports division. I hope everybody I worked with is still safe and enjoying their jobs. My new job is not... —  read more 

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Post ID:  @OP+19UKHhR3

Wage discrimination

Blizzard Workers Share Salaries in Revolt Over Wage Disparities Jason Schreier August 3, 2020, 4:42 PM PDT Employees circulate spreadsheet to compare pay, recent raises Employees at Blizzard Entertainment, a division of Activision Blizzard... —  read more 

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| 1681 views | | 1 reply (August 4, 2020)
Post ID:  @OP+16hOFxMM

RIP Activision/Blizzard

They abandoned the generations that made them and bet the farm on Gen Z. Now Gen z is playing games like Fortnite and gen x and millennials have left their games for good. A generation that stays focused on a game for maybe 2 weeks before moving... —  read more 

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Post ID:  @OP+15m2WGfh

Revenue is down

Not that I'm gloating... I'm just worried this might lead to even more layoffs down the line... I guess we have to wait and see... I hate that Blizzard is now a part of this mess... —  read more 

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| 2364 views | | 2 replies (last June 25, 2020)
Post ID:  @OP+YRzPN6x

How can we relax after this?

If we are having layoffs with numbers as good as they are, what's going to happen when we actually see drops in profit, not just "unsatisfactory growth?" Also, how are we supposed to attract the best talent if the word gets around about such business... —  read more 

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| 2267 views | | 2 replies (last February 23, 2019)
Post ID:  @OP+XDEtHIB

So mad

I guess this is what happens when record results achieved by the company do not translate to record bonuses for the executives. How dare those who helped bring in these profits also take away from them by getting paid for their work??? This is just... —  read more 

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| 2273 views | | 1 reply (February 15, 2019)
Post ID:  @OP+XBfexyk

When will we know?

My husband works at Blizzard, and he's been a nervous wreck since the announcement. I think saying major layoffs are coming and not giving any details for days afterwards is unnecessarily cruel. What's the point of prolonging the anticipations and... —  read more 

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| 2518 views | | 3 replies (last February 15, 2019)
Post ID:  @OP+XBzsDSJ

You think they'll target older employees?

Do you think these layoffs will focus on older employees? Those who have been with Blizz before it was Activision and who probably make more than Activision is willing to pay them? I've heard this might be the case - and if it's true, I think that's... —  read more 

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| 2189 views | | 3 replies (last February 15, 2019)
Post ID:  @OP+XBlBY9H

So much for my dream job

I haven't been with Blizzard for a full year yet, and the way things are looking right now I won't be here long enough to see my first anniversary. I was so happy to land this job - I left a really good position in another company for it. And now it... —  read more 

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| 2797 views | | 3 replies (last February 13, 2019)
Post ID:  @OP+XA459Pg

Good luck to everybody at Blizzard!

You guys make some of my favorite games, I really hate to hear what's going on. We all know it's all on Activision. Not sure if anybody is going to read this, but I wish every one of you good luck this week. I'm sure all of you will have no problems... —  read more 

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