Activision Blizzard lays off nearly 800 employees after ‘record’ 2018

Activision Blizzard has begun laying off some of its 9,600 employees, mostly in non-development sectors, even as it reported a record net revenue of $ 7.50 billion in 2018, up from $ 7.02 billion in 2017. Activision expects to lose 8 percent of its staff, or nearly 800 employees. The company plans to restructure its […]

Facebook is going to start awarding bonuses to employees who help the firm achieve ‘social good’

Facebook Facebook will start handing out employee bonuses if they help the firm achieve “social good.” Previously, employees’ contribution to company performance was scored on more measurable criteria, such as user growth. In Facebook’s fourth-quarter earnings call, Mark Zuckerberg laid more of an emphasis on fixing pressing social issues than in previous years. Facebook is […]

Jimmy Kimmel Plans to Hire Federal Employees at Live Until Shutdown Ends

As the partial government shutdown wears on, Jimmy Kimmel is lending a hand to those who need it most. On Monday’s Jimmy Kimmel Live broadcast, the late-night host revealed that he will hire federal employees to work at his show “tonight and every night until the shutdown is over.” In the wake of the shutdown — […]

Trump vs. military: Mattis jabs president in farewell message to Pentagon employees

Outgoing US Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis used his last day on the job to take a dig at his soon-to-be-former boss, telling Pentagon employees to “hold fast” in tough times and quoting Abraham Lincoln for some extra motivation. Mattis had planned to leave the administration in February, giving the White House enough time to […]

A Portland hotel fired 2 employees after they called the police on a black guest

Instagram/Jermaine Massey An Oregon hotel announced Saturday it fired two employees who called the police on a black guest, after spotting him in the lobby and demanding to know his room number. Jermaine Massey said that even though he showed the guard his hotel key, the guard told him to leave and a manager called […]

Uber employees working on self-driving cars feel their cars are safer but their careers are stuck, according to leaked employee survey

Business Insider/Danielle Muoio Every six months, Uber conducts an employee survey. Business Insider has seen the results of the latest survey for the 1,100-employee self-driving car unit released to employees earlier this week. Most employees praised the unit’s renewed focus on safety as the company puts its cars back on the public road for testing […]

Juul to its employees: No more vaping at your desk

Pax Labs Juul told its employees on Dec. 11 that California-based employees can no longer vape at their desks, according to a Wall Street Journal report. The company, based in San Francisco, is enforcing a 2016 California law in which e-cigarettes are banned in the workplace. Juul will erect a tent outside of its San Francisco […]

What happens when you show up at Costco without a membership card, according to employees (COST)

Tim Boyle/Getty Images Costco members are usually asked to show their membership cards at the door. Business Insider spoke to seven Costco employees about what happens when a Costco member can’t — or won’t — show them their card. They said that if you ever forget your membership card on a Costco run, bring your […]

The 50 best places to work in 2019, according to employees

Best Picko/Flickr If you’re looking for a new job, you might want to check out companies where employees are happier than the norm.  Glassdoor has released its annual ranking of the best places to work, which takes into account its database of 45 million company reviews provided by anonymous current and former workers.  Tech companies […]