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Electronic Arts Interview Questions

Updated Dec 13, 2014
Updated Dec 13, 2014
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    Senior Finance Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Redwood Shores, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Redwood Shores, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a weekinterviewed at Electronic Arts in December 2013.

    Interview Details

    Initial communications and interview planning went well. I liked the interview pane. I think i would have liked the culture of the company

    Interview Questions
    • I was given an excel test which I thought was odd since i was applying for a manager job not an analyst role. A business case would have been more appropriate, i think   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    Turned in resume at an on-campus infosession. Had a technical 30 minute on-campus interview the next day, asked questions about my experience with Android development as well as some simple coding questions (find an element in a binary search tree, etc). Followed up by a phone interview that was 45 minutes of java language and Android questions.

    Interview Questions
    • How is the const keyword used in java?   View Answer
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    IT Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Redwood City, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Redwood City, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Electronic Arts.

    Interview Details

    Submitted resume to an external recruiter on LinkedIn Jobs. They responded in after about 2 weeks.

    The recruiter arranged for a 30 minute phone interview. The recruiter conducted a thorough interview. The questions covered background, experience leading people and knowledge about managing operations teams. There was a focus on Incident Management and Problem Management.

    The next interview was arranged with the EA team, a 1 hour team interview. The team was comprised of the managers that would report to the director. It was a standard well conducted interview.

    Interview Questions
    • There were no especially tough questions most were based on the ability to manage teams and customers. "How would you handle a customer in a given situation?" being the toughest.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Electronic Arts.

    Interview Details

    I handed in my resume to them and they contacted me a few days later asking if I wanted an opportunity for an interview. The interview itself was pretty informal, with one interviewer and a previous intern. The interviewer generally seemed a little cold and only asked technical questions. There was only a few minutes for me to ask questions, and the answers seemed somewhat scripted.

    Interview Questions
    • The most difficult question was writing a program that matched brackets using a stack.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  6. 4 people found this helpful  

    Quality Assurance Tester Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Emeryville, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Emeryville, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Electronic Arts in October 2013.

    Interview Details

    I was taken into my interview room (it was named creepy which I thought was cool) One of the other senior execs that I was to interview with was out so it was just a one on one which I liked. We talked for quite a while, he explained to me the various aspects of the role I would take on there, what a typical day was like... he seemed to like me and as I explained my background and experiences, I got a few laughs out of him as well as quite a few nods and smiles which helped me relax a little. Then he asked me if I was ready to meet all of the testing leads. I said sure.

    That's when I felt like the real interview began haha. 4 more guys walk in and shake my hand. They all take a seat and one of them hands me a 3d puzzle and tells me I have 10 minutes to solve it. While I was attempting to give my full attention to solving this puzzle (I love puzzles and logic games by the way) they proceed to start asking me questions. I answer as best I can but this puzzle is really kicking my butt (can't use "bad language")! lol Is this thing supposed to be a cube? (I only heard "maybe" as a response) well it would help if it wasn't all black, like color coding for each side ("that wouldn't really be challenging then would it" another guy responded to a few chuckles) "ok. point there". So I go on about me again and who I am, where I come from, I try to keep it light and personable. I notice that several are taking down notes and are nodding and I often get a few laughs out of them which I take as a good sign.

    FINALLY FINISHED THE PUZZLE!!!! The guys applaud as apparently, only 4 others have ever completed it... totally taking the kudos and praise when one guys pipes up and says, "technically that took you 20 minutes tho". I hang my head comically then look up to retort "I will take the small victories where I can! Sure I went over on time, but I solved that darned thing and that is one less challenge for me to overcome!" I proceeded to tell him about my learning disability and how I have worked though it my whole life with little to no help from others (I have ADD and refuse to take medications for it). He thanked me for my honesty and was utterly impressed that I was able to multi-task the way I can.

    He asked me a few more questions, general ones it seemed, what is my favorite game, what is my least favorite game, why do I love/hate those games, what would I change about them if I could, Do I game on console or PC, what kind of computer systems do I know, do I know any programming languages, stuff like that. Then things got a little more technical. One guy pointed to a phone in the room and asked me how I would test it. I picked up the receiver and listened for a dial tone. Then I told him I would call out and in to make sure that worked. I would test the speakerphone function (after all, we are in a conference room) check the global address list to ensure the phone is synced to the servers. Check to see if any functions on the phone are improperly configured, then check to see if the phone is physically damaged, if it is in need of repairs, are the cable connections secure, ect.

    He asked that question of me with a few different objects in the room (the most challenging one I found to be was a white board eraser!). Then after they felt satisfied that they had asked me enough, they asked if I had any questions for them. I had a few but mostly for my own curiosity: what's a typical day at work like, what would my next step in the hiring process be, ect.

    Beware of the dreaded final question tho! "Tell us a joke". It gets me every time! The purpose of the question is to see how spontaneous you are and how creative you can be especially when some curve ball is thrown at you. I told some lame joke and got a few chuckles but I don't think it really became funny until one of my interviewers expanded on it and why it was funny and then everyone really joined in on the humor of it...

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me a joke.   View Answer
    • If I give you a patch to test and you only have time to test one thing before it is sent out, what do you test?   View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Marketing Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    The hiring process was fairly simple. We as interns had to create a facebook fan page and get as many people to like our page from there highest pages got the interviews it was a simple phone interview and we got the job.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
  8.  

    Network Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Electronic Arts in September 2013.

    Interview Details

    It was lengthy but all my questions were answered and the game rules were established since the first call. Went through technical tests and it was pretty great experience. Manager was very professional conducting interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Producer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Redwood City, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Redwood City, CA
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at Electronic Arts.

    Interview Details

    You'll interview with anywhere from 5-7 people. You'll probably talk to people who have been with EA for years. EA has a lot of long-timers.

    Interview Questions
    • Be ready to talk about how you would solve problems and be specific. Real worlds example are good. Also be a gamer, and please, the play the game you are interviewing to work on.   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter – interviewed at Electronic Arts.

    Interview Details

    Very very nice recruiters, but a very rude phone screen. Something about asking a question and then shutting up for the next 15 mins doesnt feel right!!!

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
  11.  

    Software Engineer Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 5+ weeksinterviewed at Electronic Arts.

    Interview Details

    Campus Interview and then 2 phone interviews.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer

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