Update: Raven Software fired members of the QA team

Update 12/06/21 11:30 AM Central Time: On Monday, an Activision spokesperson contacted Game informant The following is a statement regarding the layoffs of Raven Software last week, stating that 500 contract employees will become full-time employees and 20 contractors will be fired. The statement is as follows:

“Activision Publishing is increasing its overall investment in its development and operating resources. We will convert approximately 500 temporary workers into full-time employees in the next few months. Unfortunately, as part of this change, we have also notified all The contract of the 20 temporary workers in the studio will not be extended.”

As detailed in a New report from Polygon, Raven Software employees went on strike today to protest the 12 contractors fired last Friday. According to the report, Raven employees demanded that “every member of the QA team, including those who were fired on Friday, must be given a full-time position.”

You can read Polygonal Full report here Associate.

Update: 12/03/21 7:19 PM Central Time: a new one Report from Washington post More details on Raven Software’s layoffs today. According to the media report, “at least a dozen” contractors in the Raven quality assurance team have been fired. As pointed out by the media, this accounts for approximately one-third of the overall test staff in the QA department. It is expected that more contractors will be notified between today December 3rd and next Wednesday December 8th that if they are promoted or laid off, Washington post Write.

According to reports, Activision-Blizzard has terminated its staffing partnership with Tapfin. It will expand its partnership with Volt. Contractors not affected by today’s layoffs will now become Volt employees. Employees told them that they would also receive a salary increase of $1.50, bringing their total hourly income to $18.50, and increasing bonuses and benefits. Washington post.

The contracts of employees affected by the layoffs will be terminated on January 28, but according to the media’s report, employees can leave the company early if they wish. The media said that some people have already chosen to do this.

read Washington Post The full report is at Associate.

ability: Raven Software is one of the main development studios behind Activision’s annual Call of Duty series, and its QA department has fired many people-some of whom have recently moved to Madison, Wisconsin, where the company is located.

The news of this story first broke out on Twitter. Raven team members began to post news about layoffs, criticizing the company’s decision, and asking people to provide any possible work for the affected. At the time of writing, it is not clear how many people were fired.

“Our QA team has done an incredible job, but it will not only increase their workload, but also undermine morale,” a Raven employee said on Twitter. In another tweet, they stated that the layoffs occurred after people “have been committing for months that Activision is working on a salary restructuring to increase wages.”

“This is disgusting,” another employee wrote on Twitter. “I’ve seen my colleagues say one by one that they were fired after getting promises that they would get better. The developers who were fired were star workers and amazing people, just to save a few dollars on other people’s promotions. #FireBobbyKotick Instead,” they said, referring to the ongoing questions surrounding Activision CEO Bobby Kotic, who is he Recently reported Knowing for years and neglecting to inform its board of directors about the company’s The problem of sexual misconduct.

According to Raven employees, some members of the Raven QA department affected by today’s layoffs have recently moved to Madison, Wisconsin. An employee said that some people paid for the move “out of their own pocket”.

According to employees and Further report go through Washington Post Shannon Liao, the last day of resignation is January 28, 2022.

“We are all shocked by this,” an employee said. “Many people burst into tears. Many people are afraid of their future. Many amazing and very competent testers were fired after years of austerity. I was both angry and broken.”

This story is still in development. Game informant Activision has been contacted for comments, and if we receive a response, we will update the story.

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