an inquiry by Kotaku Reports of sexual harassment, toxic management and poor pay are prominent at Ubisoft Singapore, with a former developer even saying it is internally referred to as “one of the worst Ubisoft studios in terms of culture”.
According to the report, Ubisoft Singapore is riddled with problems including “not paying enough local junior developers to move out of their parents’ homes”, sexual harassment, racial slurs despite “dampening…government subsidies”. inequality, and bullying by managers. A former developer wanted to emphasize that most middle-management and staff are “absolutely cute,” but as the report points out, this is far from guaranteed at Ubisoft Singapore.
One developer explained that “the head was rotten, so the body was unable to function properly”, citing that several toxic working conditions led to the studio’s former managing director Hugh Ricor, who oversaw its development. and how resources were deployed.
Ricor was eventually stepped down from his role last autumn, but remained at the company as director of production intelligence at Ubisoft’s headquarters. Kotaku Noted that his LinkedIn profile states that he is responsible for “operational” matters at the company.
Kotaku Arrived about the serious allegations and received a statement from Ubisoft as a firm claiming that “we will not and will not tolerate abuse, harassment or discrimination at any level,” further stating that “in the past Over the course of a year, Ubisoft has implemented significant and meaningful changes that seek to ensure a safe and inclusive work environment for all.”
In form of Kotaku That doesn’t seem to be the case, according to investigations revealed by previous employees who have suggested that HR dismissed the allegations under the carpet. This is covered in recent reports telegram, Which has suggested that Ubisoft’s management has fallen short of implementing any meaningful changes after the summer of 2020 of worrying allegations within the company.
Earlier, Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot promised changes within the company that would see a “transformation” of its human resources processes and accountability among managers.