A Better Ubisoft, a group of current and former Ubisoft employees who are campaigning for changes to be made to Ubisoft’s working practices following numerous allegations of misconduct, has put out a statement via Twitter criticising the company’s inaction and unwillingness to engage with employees to bring about change.
“None of our demands have been met and management refuse to engage,” ABU says in its statement, which was released to mark 200 days since the group penned an open letter to Ubisoft. It also talks about an internal video shared by Ubisoft’s chief people officer, Anika Grant, that details the results of a Ubisoft employee satisfaction survey, which, according to ABU, was vague and failed to take into account the nuance of individual circumstances, or even dive into some of the feedback in the survey’s comment boxes.
While ABU says that Grant’s data analysis from the survey is incomplete, and that she will “‘really dig in to understand feedback from minority and under-represented voices”, the group believes that doesn’t go far enough. “We are aware of work being done to address this failing at some point in the future, but this should have been implemented years ago,” the statement says.
Similarly, an email to employees from Grant on December 14 detailed that 71% of Ubisoft employees said they’re comfortable being their true selves at work. This is something the ABU takes issue with. “What wasn’t acknowledged was how many feel we have to hide our true selves for fear of judgement or reprobation from peers or managers.”
— A Better Ubisoft 🤍 (@ABetterUbisoft) February 14, 2022
The original open letter to Ubisoft has been signed by more than 1,000 current and former Ubisoft employees, and it calls into question management’s handling of misconduct allegations across the company. Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot made a video apologising for the events in 2020.
“We push on because we care about our work. We care about the people we work with, the games we make, and we desperately want to repair this company,” the statement concludes. “Our goal is a fairer, better Ubisoft.”
We’ve reached out to Ubisoft for a statement.