Blizzard employees share salary details amid uproar over pay disparity


A large majority of its employees have expressed their displeasure over wage gaps according to a report from Bloomberg

Employees at Blizzard Entertainment are reportedly sharing their salaries and pay increases, in a bid to make their growing dissatisfaction with the disparity in wages at the company known. According to a report from Bloomberg, Blizzard’s employees have created a document to which anyone can add their salary level and any recent change in pay. The document was floated in response to what employees saw as the sluggish response to an internal inquiry conducted by Blizzard in 2019, which allegedly revealed that more than half of the company’s staff were dissatified with their salary. “Our goal has always been to ensure we compensate our employees fairly and competitively,” said Activision Blizzard’s Jessica Taylor in a statement. “We are constantly reviewing compensation philosophies to better recognize the talent of our highest performers and keep us competitive in the industry, all with the aim of rewarding and investing more in top employees.” Bloomberg’s report cites details from a variety of sources, which include messages, mails, the pay document itself and the internal communications The report also alleges that layoffs in February 2019 left remaining staff with additional responsibilities, but they were not compensated with additional pay. While the company boasts that in Kotick’s 30 years as CEO, its share value has increased from $10 million to more than $50 billion, Blizzard Entertainment has been a lightening rod for its enrichment of CEO Bobby Kotick, among other executives.