Last year, parent company Activision Blizzard asked Blizzard Entertainment to cut costs, which resulted in hundreds of job cuts, with new responsibilities being placed on the remaining workers without a pay rise. The same story has been repeating itself for several years, even as the company posts record profits.
Someone added CEO Bobby Kotick’s salary and compensation to the anonymous spreadsheet to compare other salaries listed. Kotick is one of the highest paid executives in the entertainment media industry, earning $ 30 million last year.
“Our goal has always been to ensure that we compensate our employees fairly and competitively,” an Activision Blizzard spokesperson told Bloomberg. “We are constantly reviewing compensation philosophies to better recognize the talent of our top performing employees and to keep us competitive in the industry, all with the goal of rewarding and investing more in the best people.