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Updated Feb 24, 2015
Updated Feb 24, 2015
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Burnaby, BC (Canada)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Burnaby, BC (Canada)
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a dayinterviewed at Electronic Arts in August 2014.

    Interview Details

    Straight forward interview. Talked about my projects and skills. Make sure you know your C++. It will help if you have a game to show them. Best advice I can give is to be yourself, don't be fake, and just talk about what which EA projects interest you.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Campaign Marketing Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Electronic Arts in May 2014.

    Interview Details

    Sent a resume following a post on their site. A couple of days after (on a monday), I received a call to screen the information provided and invite me to an interview.

    I went for the interview on a Thursday. It was pretty impressive location and casual interview process. Welcomed by an HR person who led me to a room while I waited for the Manager to interview me.

    Interview was a mix of casual and formal question. Really nice manager and easy process.

    Interview Questions
    • All basic questions...tell me more about yourself, your experience, a time when stressed, cope with deadline, team-work, self-sufficient, etc...   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Salary was higher than expected and was going out of a bad job so didn't negotiate much. Looking back, I would ask for more vacations (only 2 weeks)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Recruiter Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Burnaby, BC (Canada)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Burnaby, BC (Canada)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Electronic Arts.

    Interview Details

    Interviewed with the Head of the Department and two Recruiters. The dress is casual and the process was straightforward. Interview to hire was 4 weeks and the follow ups and communication were very good. Everyone was friendly and welcoming. I received a studio tour of the facilities and overall was impressed with the whole process compared to other companies that I have interviewed with.

    Interview Questions
    • Nothing difficult, basic recruiting questions. How do you organize and manage your reqs? How do you organize your day? What are your strengths? What are your weaknesses   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Put in a counter offer. The pay is fairly high in comparison to other companies.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Development Director Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    called in, met with a game team (3 people including Franchise Development Director) and found out by the time I got home that I didn't get the job

    Interview Questions
    • Clearly expected me to be technical even though my resume did not reflect this. Not sure why they called me in.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Electronic Arts in January 2014.

    Interview Details

    Applied through university for an intern position at EA. Was contacted quickly and had an interview within a week or two. Face to face interview with a full-time developer and HR. Was asked some general experience questions and questions about my project followed by a few technical questions. The next interview would be on campus with a team if this interview would have been a success.

    Interview Questions
    • General questions about my past experience/projects.
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    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Electronic Arts in August 2013.

    Interview Details

    The interview process was fairly standard with a phone interview followed up by an in-person interview. The in-person interview as in-depth and detail and technical in nature.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Software Engineer II Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    Applied online, application got reviewed after 65 days!
    got an email within a day to have a phone conversation. Spoke with the hiring manager the following day. same day I was asked to do an online programming challenge and submit my code, within the next 3 days (was a long weekend). I did not have time to work on the problem so I only spent and hour and submitted a semi-solved (working duo) solution with explanation that why and how it could be improved. Recruiter got back to me with an extension and asked me to please work more and see if you can do it any better!
    spent 3-5 hours and solved it marvellously!!
    a day after submission I was invited to join the team at the studio, HR person was very well accommodating to set it according to my schedule!
    spent 5 hours on campus meeting with the team members and managers:
    - SE team member (1 hr)
    - SE team member and a senior manager from another team (1 hr)
    - team's tech manager (1 hr)
    - break (.5 hr)
    - hiring manager (.5 hr)
    - my recruiter ( .3 hr)

    technical interviews questions covered almost everything from design, architecture, general Q about Java coding and under the hood mostly relative to my own experience and team's need.
    Very friendly people and laid back environment.
    if I wanna sum it up I loved it :)

    The whole process got me over 4 weeks but mostly because of my own schedule, if I take my side out it was 1-2 weeks.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  9.  

    Human Resources Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Electronic Arts.

    Interview Details

    Most of the interview process was conducted over the phone, then for final interviews I was flown out to the Vancouver (Burnaby) studio. It was a perfect experience, informative, well-organized, highly professional. The travel arrangements were organized in a timely manner, the accommodations provided were excellent. The teams met with were well-versed in everything EA and showed their passion for the company.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Seamless and painless, direct and prompt.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  10.  

    IT Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Electronic Arts.

    Interview Details

    Interview process was simple and straight forward. 1) Phone interview with recruiter 2) Onsite interview with hiring manager 3) Onsite interview with 2 subordinate team members. Questions were geared more around past experience and culture. Strong emphasis on communication skills.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Negotiated some of the benefits such as time off. 2 weeks vacation is a joke for employees with 20+ years of industry experience.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Java Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    Phone interview followed by face to face group interview with the dev team.

    Interview Questions
    • Had to draw diagrams which I haven't touched for years.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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