A report from Swedish outlet Breakit (via GamesIndustry.biz) revealed a company culture of bullying and silence at Paradox Interactive as an employee survey conducted by union groups shows. The survey also put a spotlight on the gender discrimination at play at the company.
Two unions – Unionen and Sveriges Ingenjörer – conducted a survey of corporate practices, and the results showed that almost half of the employees who took part commented on how they experienced some kind of mistreatment. Even more revealing is the nearly 70% of women surveyed reporting abuse, suggesting that much of the abuse is directed at them.
The survey also pointed to a company that’s uninterested in taking reports of abuse seriously and not dishing out appropriate consequences to those behaving offensively, creating a “culture of silence” around the company.