Electronic Arts Interview Questions in Canada

Updated Sep 1, 2015
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Burnaby, BC (Canada)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Electronic Arts (Burnaby, BC (Canada)).

    Interview

    2 phone interviews, first with HR then a technical interview. Then come in for an in person interview for 4 hours with 4 different people, 2 tech, 1 manager and lastly HR.

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    Senior Financial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Burnaby, BC (Canada)
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Electronic Arts (Burnaby, BC (Canada)) in July 2015.

    Interview

    The process was tiring and time consuming. 1 hour phone interview, 2 hour first round followed by 4 hour second round. Invested about 7 hours of time into the process only to get a few follow up emails that were full of false promises. Multiple times was promised an answer by Friday only to hear back the following week saying that no answer was available yet. It is understandable to be a bit delayed, but 1 month behind is not acceptable. Not to mention missing deadlines is also not impressive for a prospective employer. Very disappointing that a large, global company like this would provide such a poor candidate experience. It would be nice to know a definite answer in a timely manner and follow ups as promised. Still no answer up to today...one month later..

    Interview Questions

    • Why do you want to work for EA? Do you play video games?   Answer Question
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    Development Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Burnaby, BC (Canada)
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Electronic Arts (Burnaby, BC (Canada)) in May 2015.

    Interview

    First a 15 minutes phone screening with HR, followed by an 1 hour interview with another Development Director. Both interviews went well and hearing about the role in more detail I knew that I would be perfect for the role. It did sound that they value previous game development experience (which is a bit narrow-minded) and experience with budgeting, but I personally didn't feel those possessing any problem for me to do this job well. Most of the questions were around Project Management and People Management experience and some tools I might have used before. Nothing too difficult. After the positive feeling from the interview I was surprised not to hear back from EA anymore. I never found out what they were looking for that I failed to present to them. A big negative experience since nothing was communicated back to me.

    Interview Questions

    • Do you have previous game development experience? What Project Management tools have you used. Have you been responsible for budgeting?   Answer Question
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    Product Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Charlottetown, PE (Canada)
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 6 weeks. I interviewed at Electronic Arts (Charlottetown, PE (Canada)) in May 2015.

    Interview

    After many, many telephone calls I was finally invited to a personal interview. The trip was quite long and then there were many on-site interviews. The interviews were usually quite comfortable and nice. The big negative experience happend after the interviews. There was no feedback at all. Even after I inquired what happened there was no reply. After so much effort from my side that was quite disappointing. As a big player EA should take care of better communication. But in the end EA kept true to their image as a horrible company.

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    Coop Software Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took a week. I interviewed at Electronic Arts (Vancouver, BC (Canada)) in May 2015.

    Interview

    this is an internship interview with a HR about 20 min, she is very nice, the question were all behavioural questions, she first asked me about which team I applied, and then talked about former project experience and programming language, I think they wanted people good at C#.

    Interview Questions

    • talked about former project experience, what programming language used before and what language is more familiar. Do you have C# programming experience before?   Answer Question
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Kitchener, ON (Canada)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Electronic Arts (Kitchener, ON (Canada)).

    Interview

    1) A 30 minutes phone call with HR 2) A programming question that could be submitted any time (even a few weeks after receiving the question) 3) 3 hours on-site interview with 5 people.

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Electronic Arts (Vancouver, BC (Canada)) in April 2015.

    Interview

    basically go through my resume and ask some details about my projects, and then comes to technical questions like basic algorithms like binary search and BFS, difference between TCP/UDP, http knowledge

    Interview Questions

    • asked about basic algorithms like binary search and BFS, difference between TCP/UDP, http knowledge   Answer Question
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    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Electronic Arts.

    Interview

    4 interviews in total. One phone preliminary Interview. And the in person. Showed portfolio. Discussed UX knowledge. Experience in the UX field. Got interviewed by actual team members, which was great, as I got to ask question regarding their experience working there.

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    Negotiation

    It's a great place to get a ton of experience.

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    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Electronic Arts (Vancouver, BC (Canada)) in March 2015.

    Interview

    Online test followed by in person interview of multiple stages after several days. Except the last round all the rounds were technical in nature. All the four rounds in a single day . Had very good experience overall. Measuring more your logical approach than technology .

    Interview Questions

    • Given scenarios for masking the patterns in a given text. Handling multiple databases   Answer Question
    • reversing linked list   1 Answer
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    User Experience Designer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Electronic Arts in December 2014.

    Interview

    A current employee referred me and a recruiter called me and told me that he would schedule an interview. I did not hear from him and he did not respond to my email for a very long time. Then he asked about my availability and someone else from EA arranged the date of interview. I believe I did very well in the interview but felt that I had more experience than the hiring manager. Then I did not hear anything from them and they ignored the follow up emails I sent them. I just needed to know the result.

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