EA Lay’s Off Staff, We Have The Internal Memo!

/ 3 years ago

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It’s never a good thing when hard working people loose their jobs and yet I know EA have had their ups and downs, plenty of both in fact but the fact remains that EA have some talented and hard working individuals and while many of the issues recently focus on Sim City, its easy to forget that some people just work there, they can’t be held responsible for the managements poor decisions (at least not always).

So what is EA doing to curb its losses, well they’re sacking people of course! Not to mention canning a few departments while streamlining others and temp CEO Larry Probst has sent out a mass letter to the employees informing them of the changes, so for your reading pleasure, here is the full memo below.

From: Larry Probst

As we begin the new fiscal year, I want to provide you with a brief update on some important changes to our organization. As Executive Chairman, my focus is to ensure EA is delivering high quality games and services to our consumers, while helping the executive team develop a FY14 operating plan that drives growth, rationalizes headcount and controls costs.

In recent weeks, the executive team has been tasked with evaluating every area of our business to establish a clear set of priorities, and a more efficient organizational structure. This process has led to some difficult decisions about the number of people and locations needed to achieve our goals.

The workforce reductions which we communicated in the last two weeks represent the majority of our planned personnel actions. We are extremely grateful for the contributions made by each of these individuals – they will be missed by their colleagues and friends at EA.

We are also taking action to streamline our organization, including changes in two key areas:

· Core marketing functions have been consolidated under our COO, Peter Moore. The combined group will bring together our Label marketing teams, Global Acquisition Marketing and Marketing Analytics into one multi-talented team under Todd Sitrin’s leadership. The development and marketing teams will continue to work as cohesive units, driving clear and consistent messaging and consumer engagement for each of our franchises.

· Origin will move into Frank Gibeau’s Labels organization. Andrew Wilson will take on the leadership of Origin, working with CJ Prober and the team to create more value and an enhanced entertainment experience for our consumers.

Change is sometimes difficult, but essential. The adjustments we are making will put us in the best position to build great games and services, deliver them more efficiently to consumers, and demonstrate to players around the world why they should spend their time with us.

EA is a great company, with talented and hard-working teams, a strong portfolio of products and an extremely bright future.

Thank you all for your dedication and commitment to our long term success!

So there we have it, a bit of an uninspiring letter if you ask me and not exactly the kind of thing that would get me motivated to work harder on a morning, but either way I would love to hear the opinions (with as few curse words as possible) of the eTeknix community, sound off in the commends section below.


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  • So basically EA want to change their future? and not be a shitty company anymore? obviously they make awesome games but i mean do they want to change the way their communities are?

  • d6bmg

    Man, this is madness, sheer madness.
    Now the question is will they understand it in time?

  • My support to people who lost their jobs, is not to buy any game of them EA,of course its not a solution,but is a message..

  • collie64

    what goes around comes around, certainly over the last couple of years EA has become more and more distant from their end users (us) this will go one way or another.

  • I sympathize with the laid of personnel. I know just how they feel as the same thing happened to me a couple of years back but it’s not the end of the world. As for EA the company… I hope they manage to get their ducks in a row otherwise it’s sayonara.

  • johnchuderewicz

    way to imporve the company be letting your talented workers go to find jobs with other gaming companies…….and it is an awesome way to show how great of a place it is for new talent to come work…not