EA lets go of 350 employees

Posted on Wednesday, March 27 2019 @ 11:08 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
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EA announces it's restructuring and letting go of about 350 workers, about 3.9 percent of the company's total workforce. Various reasons here, but no doubt the failure of various of the company's new games and new IP played a role, as well as the diminishing returns of continuing to milk the same old games. Most of the cuts seem to be concentrated in the marketing and publishing units, the operation teams, as well as the presence in Japan and Russia:
Today we took some important steps as a company to address our challenges and prepare for the opportunities ahead. As we look across a changing world around us, it’s clear that we must change with it. We’re making deliberate moves to better deliver on our commitments, refine our organization and meet the needs of our players. As part of this, we have made changes to our marketing and publishing organization, our operations teams, and we are ramping down our current presence in Japan and Russia as we focus on different ways to serve our players in those markets. In addition to organizational changes, we are deeply focused on increasing quality in our games and services. Great games will continue to be at the core of everything we do, and we are thinking differently about how to amaze and inspire our players.

This is a difficult day. The changes we’re making today will impact about 350 roles in our 9,000-person company. These are important but very hard decisions, and we do not take them lightly. We are friends and colleagues at EA, we appreciate and value everyone’s contributions, and we are doing everything we can to ensure we are looking after our people to help them through this period to find their next opportunity. This is our top priority.

-- Andrew Wilson, CEO of Electronic Arts

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Thomas De Maesschalck

Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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