Razer CEO Min-Liang Tan is a terrible boss -- at least according to 14 former employees interviewed by Kotaku. In a report about the gaming hardware company, staff described a culture of fear and “dictatorship.”

Tan was accused of yelling at employees, public shaming, throwing objects and even threats to punch an employee in the face, according to some of the workers, most of whom preferred to stay anonymous. 

After Razer’s IPO in 2017, its co-founder and CEO Min-Liang Tan became one of Singapore’s richest people. (Picture: Thomas Leung/SCMP)

Razer, which employs about 1,300 people across the world, was also accused of unfair work practices that some employees suspect are against US laws. Allegations include overtime without pay and disrupting employees’ vacations. Razer’s former public relations director Alain Mazer is also involved in a legal battle alleging wrongful termination.

Razer dismissed most of the claims in the report and told Kotaku that most of its staff members are “happy and engaged.”

“Allegations in the article mirror claims in a current lawsuit brought by one disgruntled ex-employee whose employment was terminated for misconduct, including dishonesty. Razer cannot comment on matters of ongoing litigation,” Razer told Abacus in a statement.

Razer, known for its gaming-related computer hardware and gaming smartphones, went public in 2017. Tan is currently one of the 50 richest Singaporeans, according to Forbes.