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Updated Feb 19, 2015
Updated Feb 19, 2015
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Electronic Arts in January 2015.

    Interview Details

    Hiring process is similar to most of the company. Firstly HR scheduled a phone interview with the lead of the project for an interview. The interview was short spanned, went likely for 15 mins. After clearing the interview they scheduled a face to face technical interview which went for an hour.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  2.  

    Development Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Electronic Arts in January 2015.

    Interview Details

    I found the job on a social media site. I applied online and had an initial phone interview scheduled within a few days. The employee that interviewed me was very friendly and I felt overall it went very well. Questions were very professional and to the point. Nothing really unusual or off topic.

    Interview Questions
    • Nothing really super difficult or unexpected. Mostly focused on past work and projects.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Business Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Electronic Arts.

    Interview Details

    I applied through my university's job site and was contacted to take a skills test about a week later. The skills test was a 1 hour excel exercise that was to be completed at home and emailed back. I took the test early in the week and was told I would hear back by the end of the week. Friday came and went and it wasn't until mid-week of the following week that I heard back from them. That was just a preview of the process to come. I got a first round panel interview that lasted 2 hours. At this point there were around 8 candidates. The panel consisted of the people I would be working with/for. There were some behavioral questions, an informal skills test where I was asked to analyze and comment on one of the employee's excel work, and then some slightly more field-oriented questions. There was nothing too stressful and all of the interviewers were very friendly and engaged. At the end of the interview, I asked about the timeline moving forward. I was giving a firm date, but one of the interviewers made a joke regarding how they are perpetually late on their responses. I didn't find that too funny especially how they stressed that timeliness was such an important aspect of the role.

    Of course, that first date came and went. A full week after I was told I'd hear back, I finally did and got a second round interview. Apparently, the field was down to 4 candidates and they would be hiring 2. That interview went fine as well. It was shorter and was more casual, but one of the interviewers (who happened to be the team's manager) seemed rather disinterested and hurried. There was no expression or even acknowledgement of my responses. He simply hurried down the list of questions and got me out of there. Again at the end, I asked about the timeline moving forward, and not surprisingly, I got another firm date.

    This time, the date passed by over 3 weeks. This time it was the final hiring decision. It turned out that I didn't get the job. The rejection letter was a form email stating that "the position has other candidates currently being considered who better fit the minimum requirements".

    Are they trying to tell me after a skills test and 2 thorough interviews that I don't adequately meet the MINIMUM requirements? Shouldn't that have been determined before they even initiated the skills test. And no personalization or even a signature from the hiring manager?

    If that's the way EA handles potential employees, I am so grateful I didn't get the job and become a full-time employee. They managed to stretch out 3 rounds over 2 months even though it should have been less than a month based on all the dates they gave me throughout. If they truly were that busy and overworked that they needed weeks and weeks of additional time just to schedule a time for a follow-up interview, then I wanted no part of that.

    Many times, a good summary of a company's culture/attitudes can be learned from its interviewing processes. Most companies (even terrible ones) put their best foot forward and manage to put on a good dog and pony show during the interviewing process. EA couldn't even get their act together for their interviewing process and I'm glad I won't have to find out what goes on inside the company.

    Interview Questions
    • Take a look at my work and critique it.   View Answer
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Interview Details

    Average interview. The interviewer is very friendly and the interview process is rather educational. I had a screening interview in the campus. I would recommend reviewing data structure before the interview. HR would also ask behavioral questions after the tech interview. They get a long technical question in just the first round.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
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    Senior Network Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL
    Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Electronic Arts in November 2014.

    Interview Details

    Process took 6 weeks. 4 interviews
    1st HR
    2nd Technical with Manager. 1 Manager
    3rd Very very technical and scenario based with 10 scenrario's. 1 engineer
    4th Qausi technical with Sr network engineers 2 engineers

    Prepare for your interview and nail it.

    Interview Questions
    • Highly technical. Prepare all concepts starting from CCNA to CCIE switching and routing   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  7.  

    Technical Director Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL
    Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at Electronic Arts in November 2014.

    Interview Details

    Interview process was very smooth, quick and well organized. HR department made contact in a timely manner. HR Department did phone screening and then passed of to the leader in the area. Had an in person interview which was very interactive, employees are very friendly and forecoming. Overall positive experience interviewing.

    Interview Questions
    • Interview questions were appropriate for the position. High level questions were asked and then detailed were followed up with 2nd and 3rd round detailed interviews.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Data Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Interview Details

    the interview itself happened through my university career service. the interview include some basic question such as self introduction and technical question. I remember one question is about if the sample size is bigger what happened to the variance. most question is about the game. the interviewer will ask you what is your favorite game first and ask you if you were the designer, how you can revise the game.

    Interview Questions
    • if you were the designer, how can you revise the game?   Answer Question
    No Offer
  9.  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA
    Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA
    Application Details

    interviewed at Electronic Arts in August 2014.

    Interview Details

    one phone screening interview, then on campus interview. The problem is not difficult. It includes some white board coding and design problems. But the attitude of some interviewer is very bad!
    Most questions are the same from the cracking the coding interview. 

    Interview Questions
    • you can find most of the questions in Cracking the coding interview   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Data Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at Electronic Arts in July 2014.

    Interview Details

    HR reaches out to you asks for your availability.
    During technical interview they share a document with you for writing all you code.
    Some times there is a lag so always confirm if they have completed writing question.
    Also, ask questions if your are not sure what does the manager/interviewer.
    I was knocked out in 2 technical round.

    Interview Questions
    • Interview questions are not tough.
      Need to know everything including Shell scripting, SQL, Data structure.
       
      Answer Question
    • Find the starting node of loop in the singly link list.

      A-B-C-D-E-C... So c is the starting node
       
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    • SQL question

      Assume data base with students
      Table with students final grades
      Name - Subject - Grade

      1 Find the top 3 ranks.
      2 Find top 3 subject wise
      3 Find top 3 grade wise
       
      Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Software Engineer III Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Electronic Arts in June 2014.

    Interview Details

    Can't really speak to most of the process. I was contacted by an in-house recruiter via LinkedIn. I replied, but he did not get back in touch for over a week. He said something about his LinkedIn messages not showing up in his email. Anyway, after a brief introductory phone call, we decided to proceed. I had two technical phone interviews scheduled which were to include an online programming exercise. However, the EA engineer scheduled to do the interview was a no-show both times. I decided if that was any indication of how they run the business, I wasn't really interested.

    Interview Questions
    • I never got to the point of being asked questions since the interviewer was a no-show.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience

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