Reports indicate that Blizzard is considering 130 layoffs in its Ireland office, causing even more concern over job stability for employees. Recently, Microsoft cut 1,900 jobs in Activision Blizzard division, including notable departures and... — read more
Has everybody been notified yet?
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
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
Activision Blizzard is restructuring the Hearthstone department via means of layoffs, according to LinkedIn posts from former Hearthstone team... — read more
With the handling of Modern Warfare 2 and screwing over the consumer is deserving of being laid off. If you don't want customer feedback, then you do not belong in the business world.
When will it happen.
The acquisition is a go! This Blizz employee is very happy about this.
With everything that's been going wrong lately, what are the chances we're about to get some good news? I'd say slim to none. I know that the EPS is not much lower than last year, but we still need to meet estimates, and that's up in the air. The... — read more
Activision Blizzard says it has difficulty hiring and keeping staff "We have observed labour shortages, increasing competition for talent, and increasing... — read more
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
Each day it's a new scandal or a new issue and it's getting worse and worse. It's a complete clusterfuck! I don't give a damn about Activision itself, but they acquired some of my favorite studios and that's what's not making me happy about this... — read more
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
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
Why it's not a good idea to cancel your subscription. "Even if a critical mass were reached, it's more likely to result in layoffs on the dev teams than any change in opinion or composition at the... — read more
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.
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
*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
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
More layoffs expected at Activision-Blizzard, this time at APAC offices Activision Blizzard is expected to institute another round of layoffs soon, this time at its studios in the Asia-Pacific region... — read more
The mass layoffs in 2019 had the largest impact at Blizzard, the company segment responsible for four of the six franchises that Activision-Blizzard plans to... — read more
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
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
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
Am I the only one who's seeing red because of this? Activision-Blizzard warns investors that recent mass layoffs “could negatively impact business”... — read more
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
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
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
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
Only non-gaming departments are getting hit?
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
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