Electronic Arts Software Engineer Interview Questions

Updated Oct 11, 2014
Updated Oct 11, 2014
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Anonymous Interview Candidate in Redwood City, CA
Anonymous Interview Candidate in Redwood City, CA
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interviewed at Electronic Arts in August 2014.

Interview Details

one phone screening interview, then on campus interview. The problem is not difficult. It includes some white board coding and design problems. But the attitude of some interviewer is very bad!
Most questions are the same from the cracking the coding interview. 

Interview Questions
  • you can find most of the questions in Cracking the coding interview   Answer Question
No Offer
Negative Experience
Average Interview

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  1. 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
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    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
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Philadelphia, PA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Philadelphia, PA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Electronic Arts in July 2012.

    Interview Details

    Received phone interview call after applying online on company website.

    Interview Questions
    • 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)
    No Offer
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    Software Engineer Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Electronic Arts in February 2011.

    Interview Details

    They called me a couple of weeks after submitting the resume in their jobs website. The day after I did a phone interview that went for 1h. I talked to one of the tech managers and an engineer, both of them were quite nice and made quesitons that made a lot of sense. They weren't algorithm or structures questions, it was more about my experience with other projects with a lot of details.

    I received an email 2 days after that to set another interviews at the HQ. Needless to say their offices rock! Big campus, arcade, soccer pitch, in office Starbucks. They showed me around and then took me to a room where I spent 4h talking to different engineers and managers, one by one, all of them very nice guys.

    They called me 2 days after that to agree on an offer.

    Interview Questions
    • Database modeling for a specific application they described.   Answer Question
    • Concurrency problems like deadlock, etc. Explain and examples.   Answer Question
    • How to proceed in different scenarios like tough deadline, requirements change, lack of resources, etc.   Answer Question
    • How to implement BFS in a binary tree   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    They offered me the money I asked them for. Tried to get more vacation but they didn't move a bit.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Software Engineer Interview

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

    I applied through college or university. The process took a dayinterviewed at Electronic Arts in January 2010.

    Interview Details

    Appeared for an on-campus interview.
    Was selected for the next round, then had 2 phone interviews.

    Interview Questions
    • Why would you want to join the gaming industry when everyday so many people are fired?   View Answer
    • Explain the merge sort algorithm   View Answers (2)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Salt Lake City, UT
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Salt Lake City, UT
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3+ weeksinterviewed at Electronic Arts in September 2009.

    Interview Details

    Many-tiered process involving interview after interview with recruiters, managers, team members... stick with it. EA discards applicant without the tenacity to stay engaged and proactive in their hiring process.

    Interview Questions
    • what was your biggest failing in your career   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    a quick conversation over a free lunch with the executive producer. very nice.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    The process took a dayinterviewed at Electronic Arts in January 2009.

    Interview Details

    The communications were excellent. They have got recruiters just for new grads. Generally very nice people. The nature of the interview was generally non-technically, with some simple short CS questions that I had to respond. Overall they were testing for personality more than technical competence. The job that I interviewed for was supposed to be in Redmond, WA.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Software Engineer Interview

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

    The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Electronic Arts in January 2009.

    Interview Details

    The interview process involved 6 interviews with two interviews each from three different studios in the campus. Each studio sent a software engineer to test the technical ability and a senior manager or producer to test the cultural fit. the questions ranged on trees, performance optimization, to 3D space problems. Overall the experience was interesting as it was a good mix of technical questions and interesting debates about Artificial intelligence approaches to the different kinds of games.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Software Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a dayinterviewed at Electronic Arts in January 2008.

    Interview Details

    Was contacted by an HR person via email. Went through a general phone screening interview about my resume. This was followed by a technical phone interview and an in-person interview. During the in-person interview there was technical question answer session and a programming/debugging test on a computer. The interviewing staff was very professional, prompt, and considerate during the negotiation process. They left a great impression and were clear and frank in answering work environment related questions.

    Interview Questions
    • What is the biggest programming project you have worked on ?   Answer Question
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

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