EA Wins "Worst Company In America" Title For Another Year
You probably don't want to repeat as winner of the "Golden Poo" award but unfortunately, mega game publisher Electronic Arts has done just that.
For the second straight year, The Consumerist has awarded EA their dubious honor of "Worst Company in America." EA took down Bank of America in the final round this year, easily winning with 77.5% of the votes.
To reach that final round, EA had to get past Facebook, Ticketmaster, AT&T and AB InBev, while Bank of America "defeated" Capital One, Wal-Mart, Comcast and Chase. EA knocked out Bank of America in the 2013 final round with 77.5 percent of the votes, which is basically a landslide. These two met in the finals in 2012, too, and the results were the same. The Consumerist says EA has failed at three "core requirements" of maintaining a consumer-friendly business: Provide a product that people want and like, sell your product at a reasonable price, and support the products you sell.
EA has already responded to this, as COO Peter Moore wrote in an official blog post that his company can do better. Well, a new generation is right around the corner, so you can redeem yourselves there.
4/9/2013 10:03:43 PM Ben Dutka