With all this talk about the emergence of Silicon Beach, it is worth noting that Consumer Reports subsidiary The Consumerist has announced that Electronic Arts (with offices nearby in Playa Vista) has been voted the “Worst Company in America for 2012″. Bank of America scored second, followed by AT&T and Wal-Mart.
From the Consumerist:
After more than 250,000 votes, Consumerist readers ultimately decided that the type of greed exhibited by EA, which is supposed to be making the world a more fun place, is worse than Bank of America’s avarice, which some would argue is the entire point of operating a bank.
To those who might sneer at something as “non-essential” as a video game company winning the Worst Company In America vote: It’s that exact kind of attitude that allows people to ignore the complaints as companies like EA to nickel and dime consumers to death.
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