Blizzard Entertainment employees are opposed to payroll after an internal study aimed at ensuring fair pay did not produce the desired results for workers. Last week, an anonymous payroll was started among employees and they found that the salary increase was not nearly what they expected. Their findings come as CEO Bobby Kotick continues to earn a hefty salary compared to many others in the industry.
Bloomberg reports that most of the salary increases given after Blizzard’s study are below 10%, significantly less than most people expected. Employees at Blizzard Entertainment have previously described skipping meals to earn rent, while a veteran claims they make less now than they did when working with Blizzard nearly a decade ago.
Last year, Blizzard Entertainment was asked by parent company Activision Blizzard to cut costs, leading to hundreds of job cuts, with new responsibilities assigned to the remaining workers without a raise. The same story has been repeated for years, even as the company posted record profits.
One added CEO Bobby Kotick̵7;s salary and remuneration package to an anonymous spreadsheet to compare with the other listed salaries. Kotick is one of the highest-paid executives in the entertainment and media industry, with remuneration last year amounting to $ 30 million.
An Activision Blizzard spokesman told Bloomberg: “Our goal has always been to ensure we compensate our employees fairly and competitively. “We continually review compensation philosophies to better recognize the talents of the top performers and keep us competitive in the industry, all for the purpose of rewarding and investing more. on top employees. “