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.
Laid-Off Blizzard Workers Win Appeal To Pursue Six Months Back Salary
Thank you shareholders
The acquisition is a go! This Blizz employee is very happy about this.
I'm worried ahead of the earnings announcement
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
I wonder why...
Activision Blizzard says it has difficulty hiring and keeping staff "We have observed labour shortages, increasing competition for talent, and increasing... — read more
Activision Blizzard CEO addresses employees on layoffs
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
What the heck is going on with Activision?
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
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
Activision Blizzard employees weigh in on whether or not to boycott
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
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.
This is a good start
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
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
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
Job cuts (APAC) // Media Update
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
Activision-Blizzard needs to hire 2,000 people to meet production demands
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
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
Time for an Union?
Wow, who would have thought!
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
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
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
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
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
Is it true?
Only non-gaming departments are getting hit?
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
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
Activision-Blizzard Employees Brace For Massive Layoffs
"Staff at the game publisher Activision-Blizzard are preparing for big layoffs next week, waiting to see who will be one of potentially hundreds of employees who could lose their jobs on Tuesday."... — read more
Mass Layoffs At Activision (February 2017)
Here is an update for all that were claiming that we are done with layoffs: https://thetechportal.com/2017/02/13/activision-faces-massive-layoffs/
Here we go AGAIN.
Welcome to the gaming industry, guys and girls. Layoffs are just something we expect at this point. Time for the job search... again.
activision pays really low for customer services and they lay off all the time and it’s bad to be customer service here - tools are not reliable… as a side note, remember, taking calls all day is draining in every sense, you get tired quickly – and... — read more
Not laid off but left on my own in 2012
Used to work there, it was cool, most of the time. It’s very fast paced, sometimes it’s nuts… There is no enough support given to anybody to meet the deadlines…. The execs know this but they play the game – they encourage the rumor mill, oftentimes... — read more
2016 Minnesota Layoffs at Activision
This is turning into an annual exercise at Activision, 2012, 2013, 2014 and now 2016. I guess it's the nature of the beast as the whole industry is changing rapidly and skills need to be refined. Sometimes I even think that Activision should have no... — read more