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Electronic Arts Interview Questions

Updated Jan 19, 2015
Updated Jan 19, 2015
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Software Engineer Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Electronic Arts in February 2013.

    Interview Details

    Had an on-campus interview with a technical guy. He was nice -- we chatted about games that I liked, why I wanted to work for them, and my courses. He gave me a coding question that was pretty easy about array manipulation, but I got nervous and messed it up.

    Interview Questions
    • array manipulation q -- I hadn't been expecting a technical question for this particular interview   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Software Engineer II Interview

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

    I applied in-person. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Electronic Arts.

    Interview Details

    had a tech interview with the hiring manager and then called on for an onsite. Onsite experience was a disaster. 8 interviews and one of the interviewer did not show up on time. As a result ended up giving a 4 on 1 interview and all had different questions.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Sales Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Los Angeles, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Los Angeles, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 6 weeksinterviewed at Electronic Arts in January 2013.

    Interview Details

    Contacted recruiter directly, heard back from him in a month. The phone screening was very technical and long. was told would let me know within 3 days. But never did. I followed up 3 times. No response at all. I really feel like I am a good fit. And was pretty sad that recruiter didn't give me a response. Yes, nothing!!!

    Interview Questions
    • how to use some pricing models to get promotional price?
      2 case studies
       
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    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Associate Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in California, MD
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in California, MD
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Electronic Arts in January 2013.

    Interview Details

    Took 1 30 mins phone interrview

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Human Resources Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Electronic Arts in January 2013.

    Interview Details

    The interview process was quite slow. It was about a week or two between each interview before hearing back. Also, each interviewer asked almost the same questions.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Software Engineer III Interview

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

    interviewed at Electronic Arts in January 2013.

    Interview Details

    I submitted resume online and got contact by the recruiter. The first round was a phone interview (1 hour) about my projects/research and related techniques, the second round was an offline coding test (2 hours), coding and a design question, and the last was the on-site interviews with 6 rounds.

    Interview Questions
    • Sorry I cannot disclose the questions. Mainly related to your background.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Senior Program Manager Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Electronic Arts in November 2012.

    Interview Details

    HR recruiter was professional and courteous. Aftre that call talked with the hiring manager and the conversation went well - I was very impressed with his knowledge and he asked good probing questions, but all were very fair.

    A few weeks later went to EA campus for the face-to-face interviews including a lunch time one. Initially all went well, but after lunch met with the big boss (hiring manager's boss) and he seemed pissed off at me from the outset. He did not seem satisfied with any response I gave and he drilled down in to an area where I was not that knowledgeable. It took up one line of my 2 page resume. The more uncomfortable I became the more he pushed. Throughout the interview there was no eye contact. The next two interviewers did not even show up and I was kept waiting for an hour, not knowing what was gong on. In the end realizing I was wasting my time, I just left. After my bad experience, this was not the group within EA for me.

    Interview Questions
    • Details of the technology used for previous job in great depth.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Software Engineer I Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Electronic Arts in October 2012.

    Interview Details

    after two rounds of phone interview, took a plane to SF, EA maxis headquarter for an onsite interview. There were three rounds, first round was two young engineer asking some resumes questions and then some geometry question solving. After that, recuriter took me a tour around office a little bit before I entered the second round facing two senior engineers. Questions are kinda simple, basically about OO language in C# and some C++ tricks. Last is a leisure interview with the project manager, nothing needs to be noticed.

    Interview Questions
    • some question related with sims which I have no experienced at all   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Strategic Marketing Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Los Angeles, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Los Angeles, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Electronic Arts in October 2012.

    Interview Details

    I heard about the opening through a friend who works there and was able to bypass HR and speak directly with the hiring manager. Following that phone interview I was contacted by HR and brought in for in-person interviews. The interviews were panel style and lasted 4 hours.

    Interview Questions
    • The first thing I was asked to do was sit down at a computer and play an online/Facebook game. I was given a sheet of questions and 30 minutes to play the game, and answer the questions. It was recommended that I also put together a PPT presentation as the next 30 minutes was me presenting to the person that would be my boss and 2 other members of the team. Questions ranged from how I would market the game, thoughts for bringing in new players, thoughts on partnerships, etc.   View Answer
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Technical Artist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Electronic Arts in September 2012.

    Interview Details

    Had a a couple phone interviews before an onsite. The onsite was more rigorous than the phone interviews, met with many small groups over the course of a day. Questions were about coding, art, debugging, communication, and collaboration skills.

    Interview Questions
    • Not an unexpected question but always one in which I struggle to answer in a generic fashion: How to you solve a problem?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    I was able to negotiate the base salary, but the package already included starting bonus, relocation, and temporary housing so I was not able to shift the salary by much.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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