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Updated Jul 20, 2014
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Neutral Experience

Technical Director Interview

Technical Director

I applied through a recruiter and interviewed at Electronic Arts.

Interview Details – The recruiting process was good. The first interview happened with recruiter/HR.
The next interview was with Hiring manger. This was the first level of non HR interview. This was totally technical interview. No management questions.

Interview Question – Too many deep technical questions for a director role.   Answer Question


1 person found this helpful

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Negative Experience

Difficult Interview

Sales Analyst Interview

Sales Analyst
Playa Vista, CA

I applied online and the process took 6 weeks - interviewed at Electronic Arts.

Interview Details – Applied online and a recruiter emailed me the next day. I had a brief phone interview with the recruiter and he scheduled me for another phone interview with the hiring manager. After a brief 30 min phone interview with the hiring manager, I was scheduled to come in for an in person. I came in 2 weeks later (due to holidays) and met with the hiring manager, another manager, vp, 2 analysts, and the recruiter. Process took about 4 hours. I felt the interview went well. Everyone was nice and very engaged. I felt confident about my answers. Did all the usual follow up procedures and NEVER heard back.

Interview Questions

  • how would you maximize profits of apps that are not performing well anymore?   Answer Question
  • how would you justify keeping an app at an initial cost instead of pricing it as free?   Answer Question


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Difficult Interview

Strategic Marketing Manager Interview

Strategic Marketing Manager
Los Angeles, CA

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed 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 Question – 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

Negative Experience

Average Interview

Software Engineer II Interview

Software Engineer II
Redwood City, CA

I applied in-person and the process took 5 days - interviewed 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 Question – N/A   Answer Question


No Offer

Negative Experience

Difficult Interview

Sales Analyst Interview

Sales Analyst
Los Angeles, CA

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 6 weeks - interviewed 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 Question – how to use some pricing models to get promotional price?
2 case studies
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1 person found this helpful

No Offer

Negative Experience

Difficult Interview

Senior Program Manager Interview

Senior Program Manager
Redwood City, CA

I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed 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 Question – Details of the technology used for previous job in great depth.   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Intern Interview

Intern
Pittsburgh, PA

I applied through college or university and the process took 3 months - interviewed at Electronic Arts in December 2008.

Interview Details – A HR Recruiter came to my college to promote EA and collect applications. We submitted our resumes & cover letters and he selected people for on-campus interviews. 2-3 months later, those of us who passed round 1 got calls from the recruiter to set up phone interviews with the team we'd be interning with. After phone interviews, it took between 2-4 weeks for the recruiter to inform us if we got an internship or not.

Interview Question – What's the most valuable thing I learned at my college's program? This was more difficult because the interviewer was very hard to read. He kept a straight face through most of the interview.   Answer Question


1 person found this helpful

Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

IT Director Interview

IT Director
Redwood City, CA

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Electronic Arts in May 2010.

Interview Details – 15 levels of interview, mostly on past achievements, challenges, and how I had handled them. Responsibilities handled. I felt that my manager was trying to get a consensus built.

Interview Question – nothing difficult.   Answer Question


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No Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Software Engineer Interview

Software Engineer
Philadelphia, PA

I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Electronic Arts in July 2012.

Interview Details – Received phone interview call after applying online on company website.

Interview Question – Given a stack containing values, implement min() operation to find minimum of all the values in O(1) time. Push() and Pop() should run in O(1) as well.   View Answers (3)


1 person found this helpful

Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Development Director Interview

Development Director
Los Angeles, CA

I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Electronic Arts.

Interview Details – Very well managed interview process, actually by far the promptest and most responsive hiring team I have encountered. I had applied online a few months back before EA reached out to me. Luckily I was still in the market. An HR recruiter called me and scheduled a quick interview. At the end of the phone call he asked me if I was available for a phone interview with the hiring manager. He promptly scheduled the next phone interview for the next day. The phone interview with the hiring manager went well and again at the end of the conversation she indicated she wanted me to come in for a face to face. I was invited to go to the EA office in Playa Vista. My face to face consisted of 3 people and 3 hours of interviewing. Overall the experience was pleasant, quick and fun. A week after my interview I got a call from HR asking me for a background check and an offer.

Interview Question – Standard behavioral questions   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Some wiggle room but overall they were pretty set on their offer.

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1 person found this helpful

 Current Software Engineer in Redwood City, CA

Pros: “- Big name which is great for your career - Good compensation and benefits compared to most of other companies - Great learning opportunities in my team - Fun working environment…” Full Review

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