Electronic Arts Interview Questions

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

    Product Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Electronic Arts.

    Interview Details

    I reached out to a former coworker of mine now working at EA. It took about four emails from me to finally get a reply. Once I finally did hear back it turned out they were eager to have a chat. The interview was two parts. The process leading up to it was very professional. The first person I was meant to speak to was running a little late and the coordinator called to let me know.

    The questions were very easy, I expected a lot more grilling. General questions about what I had done in the past. Both sets of people I spoke to were very pleasant.

    They did not appear to have a clear understanding of what type of person they were after.

    Interview Questions
    • A lot of questions about what I had done and how I did it. Overall I expected harder questions to be quite honest.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Technical Director Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter – 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 Questions
    • Too many deep technical questions for a director role.   Answer Question
    No Offer
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Sales Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Playa Vista, CA
    Anonymous Employee in Playa Vista, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 6 weeksinterviewed 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
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Software Engineer Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    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
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    Software Engineer II Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA
    Anonymous Employee 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
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    Sales Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Anonymous Employee 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
       
      Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Associate Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in California, MD
    Anonymous Employee 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 Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Anonymous Employee 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
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    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
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Senior Program Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA
    Anonymous Employee 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

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