Dungeon Defenders developer Trendy Entertainment has been accused of abusive workplace habits.
According to anonymous employees, both former and current, personnel are forced to work 10-12 hours a day without overtime compensation for seven days a week. This is done even in non-crunch periods.
Worse, there are reports of company president Jeremy Stieglitz bullying and verbally threatening employees, paying female employees less and practicing "extreme" sexism, along with general mismanagement.
Employees have stated they're terrified of losing jobs for asking for time off. One worker stated he (or she) missed their cousin's funeral because they were afraid to ask for time off.
During the development of Dungeon Defenders II, six employees of the 45 personnel working there have already quit and it seems like there will be a mass exodus once the game is released.
Trendy Entertainment accused of workplace abuses
08 June 2013 | By JonahFalcon