25 Percent Of Ubisoft Employees Witnessed Or Experienced Workplace Misconduct, Says Survey
The past few months have been rather complicated at Ubisoft. The video game publishing giant has been providing updates and previews for their biggest upcoming games through digital events, while also having to deal with a significant amount of allegations of toxicity towards several key figures within the company, such as VP Tommy Francois. Though Ubisoft has openly acknowledged these issues and caused many big offenders to leave the company, more details regarding how pervasive this behavior continued to come to light. According to a new survey, it appears that as much as 25 percent of Ubisoft employees have experienced or witnessed workplace misbehavior.
Reported by The Verge, this statistic comes from the results of a survey published by Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot and issued to Ubisoft employees through a third-party organization. According to the results from roughly 14,000 anonymous employee responses, 25% of employees within the past two years have witnessed firsthand or have themselves been the recipient of workplace misconduct. The survey also expressed that around 20% of these employees did not feel “fully respected or safe in the work environment” and that women and non-binary employees were far more likely to witness or be at the receiving end of toxic behavior or harassment.
Ubisoft issued this survey not long after the company received a string of allegations earlier this year, which led to the resignation of several Ubisoft employees, including Tommy Francois, Serge Hascoët, and allegedly, Beyond Good and Evil creator Michel Ancel. After sharing these results, Ubisoft has reiterated various changes they are implementing to help address this misconduct. This includes revisions to the employee code of conduct and mandatory anti-harassment and anti-sexism training. Hopefully, this survey only further expresses the need for even greater change and diversity at Ubisoft, as well as the greater gaming industry as a whole.
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