Electronic Arts Reviews

Updated September 13, 2014
Updated September 13, 2014
788 Reviews
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Electronic Arts CEO Andrew Wilson
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Pros
  • Managers do try to encourage workers to maintain a decent work/life balance (in 29 reviews)

  • Nice & friendly colleagues, which made for a really nice work environment despite the Cons (in 54 reviews)


Cons
  • Some staff will struggle with achieving work/life balance if they are not careful (in 36 reviews)

  • Extremely long hours, if you aren't living at the job you aren't fitting in (in 51 reviews)

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  1.  

    Got good and best work experience in oracle Appications

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  Louisville, KY
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Louisville, KY

    I have been working at Electronic Arts full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good & Safe Environment
    Hard Working and good learning to complete deliveries in time
    Experience with different people and expertize managers

    Cons

    Project Go-Live Completion with 100% Quality

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Working Hours for employees need to be comfort

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Love it here!!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director, Human Resources
    Current Employee - Director, Human Resources

    I have been working at Electronic Arts full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    This has been the best company I've ever worked for. They try to give you career opportunities and really do care about their people. My experience has been that EA is not the corporate monster that some in the media like to portray them as. Other pros are the benefits and pay--they are very competitive! I also feel that EA is back on track in the games industry in regards to the product and quality bar of said products. Keep it up, team!

    Cons

    There can be some burn out because people need to be "always on" and the crunch that tends to happen when delivering high quality games.
    There also seem to be some gaps in exec leadership on the dev side, both console and mobile, but I believe (hope!) those are being addressed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to insist on high quality products, even if that means pushing out ship dates. Also, once a decision is made, stick to it rather than starting and stopping initiatives and projects so often.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fun job, great experience

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    Former Employee - QA Tester  in  Redwood Shores, CA
    Former Employee - QA Tester in Redwood Shores, CA

    I worked at Electronic Arts as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Fun job. Cool and good people. Was given the freedom to test what I wanted - didn't feel too micromanaged. Tasty food in the cafeteria. Fun campus events. Big gym available to everyone, also a daycare center for children.

    Cons

    Long overtime hours during crunch time, but that's typical in this industry. Felt disconnected to anyone above my supervisor.

    Recommends
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  5.  

    An excellent, innovative employer!

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    Current Employee - Human Resources  in  Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Human Resources in Redwood City, CA

    I have been working at Electronic Arts full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    I am about to head off on a 7-week sabbatical for 7 years of service to EA! This is a great company with excellent compensation and benefits, innovative leadership and a real "putting our players first" attitude across all initatives.

    Cons

    Sometimes we work hard, but are fairly rewarded, so not a con per-se.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep putting players first, keep innovating, keep creating top-rated games!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company and employees

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - QA Tester  in  Redwood City, CA
    Former Employee - QA Tester in Redwood City, CA

    I worked at Electronic Arts part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Compensation is great. It's working with employees that want to be there and the pay is good. EA also has a strong benefits package. Lot's of inspiring and resonable people to work with. Creativity is encouraged within the comapny which was a huge plus for me.

    Cons

    Not many cons other maybe having to deal with the gamer culture. Other than that I can't think of many cons.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what your doing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Fun

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Electronic Arts as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Really fun environment, room for growth, great benefits, awesome management, free games, win all around.

    Cons

    Hard to move up in the company, sometimes leadership needs improvement. Time off policies straight froward.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote more.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    EA Rocks

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Electronic Arts full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Lot of talent people thee.

    Cons

    long hours, for little pay!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I miss the Trip and Larry Probst days

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great place to work at

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Accounting Manager  in  Redwood Shores, CA
    Current Employee - Accounting Manager in Redwood Shores, CA

    I have been working at Electronic Arts full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great benefits, perks, work life balance, tons of growth opportunities.

    Cons

    I did not see any strong cons. It is a really good place!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Awesome

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer II  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Software Engineer II in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Electronic Arts full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Its very competitive and requires a lot o f patience

    Cons

    Things can get really crazy

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    NOthing really

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Fun and Challenging

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Electronic Arts for less than a year

    Pros

    Electronic Arts values hard work and creativity

    Cons

    Must have a sense of humor

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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