EA crowned with “Worst Company in America” title
Electronic Arts (EA), one of the world’s biggest video game publishers, has been crowned with the “Worst Company in America” title.
Consumer watchdog website The Consumerist carried out a series of polls, which revealed the extent of consumers’ disappointment about EA’s business practices and corporate culture.
In particular, consumers expressed their disappointment about the way EA gulps down smaller firms and concentrates more on the bottom line than creativity. In video games industry, creativity is the most significant characteristic.
The Consumerist noted that consumers placed the crown of the “Worst Company in America” title on EA, which has never been criticized by the industry regulators.
However, EA spokesman John Reseburg boasted, “We’re going to continue making award-winning games and services played by more than 300 million people worldwide.”
The second place on the list worst company in America went to Bank of America, which was followed by mobile phone carrier AT&T and supermarket Wal-Mart.
A total of thirty-two companies, including Apple, Facebook, Google, Sony and Netflix, were in the race for the dubious honor.