Internal restructuring
Location of affected unit(s)
Espoo and Tampere
Information / Communication
Publishing Of Information; Production And Programming Of Audiovisual
Publishing Activities
58.21 - Publishing of computer games
European Globalisation Fund (EGF)
Year: 2015, Case number: 5

110 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
2 October 2014
Employment effect (start)
8 December 2014
Foreseen end date


Finnish video game developer Rovio Entertainment has started statutory negotiations to cut 130 jobs. This constitutes a reduction of 16% of the workforce. The restructuring is an effect of the decline in popularity of the company’s flagship product, the Angry Birds-game franchise. The company has lost a quarter of its active players in the last two years. At this point in time there are approximately 200 million players a month. CEO Mikael Hed admitted to having expanded the company faster than the actual financial situation allowed.

The cuts affect employees at the company’s offices in Esbo and Tampere.

Rovio has a total of 814 employees in Finland.

Updated, 08-12-2014: The final outcome of the negotiations is that 110 positions will be made redundant from Rovio. The company will focus its production processes in its facility in Espoo and plans to close its facility in Tempere. 


  • 2 October 2014: Digitoday
  • 2 October 2014: Arvopaperi
  • 4 December 2014: Aamulehti


Eurofound (2014), Rovio Entertainment, Internal restructuring in Finland, factsheet number 77675, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/77675.