Word has it that Ubisoft staff are referring to the record numbers of employee turnaround happening across the global game developer over the last 18 months as being “the great exodus” and “the cut artery”
Now, with a workforce that totals around 20,000 people across 26 studios, the occasional co-worker moving on is nothing to sneeze at. But here are some potentially worrying signs.
Employees at Ubisoft say they've never seen a wave of departures like the past year's.
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show’s the earlier working with 636 members, while the latter sits at 2,133. Those are close to historic lows for both studios. However, it’s important to highlight that Ubisoft Toronto is hiring for 17 roles on the latest Splinter Cell game — which will likely attract even more talent as it progresses forward.
Now, as to the reasons staff may be choosing to leave, Ubisoft has been something of a magnet for controversy this year. Around the time serious offender Activision Blizzard first made headlines for its toxic workplace culture, Ubisoft employees were vocally arguing that their employer had still not done enough to address its own issues.
Once again, you can read more and see some reactions from unnamed Ubisoft employees over on Axios.