Electronic Arts Tiburon
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- Comp & Benefits
- Work/Life Balance
- Senior Management
- Culture & Values
- Career Opportunities
I worked at Electronic Arts Tiburon full-timePros
Great office building with plenty of parking. Excellent benefits package and above average salary structure. Friendly and informal work environment. Lots of very talented people to work with on AAA sports titles. Pretty good work-life balance, even around crunch time thanks to good project management.
Days working there would just fly by rather than drag.Cons
Poorly designed, buggy and archaic processes and workflows that require constant handholding. An uneven mix of backward and cutting edge game technology. Tools tend to be created to support long winded processes than to actually aid creativity and quality. Too much tribal knowledge required as well as either resistance to change or an over keenness to completely redo rather than fix processes.
Poor workflow is made worse by overzealous safeguards to protect build stability rather than make tools and processes more robust.
Management is competent but too fragmented into different groups to be truly effective. Art is managed under the Artworks group and treated like an external contractor/outsource company rather than a part of the game development team.
Little career advancement potential outside of management. Stable headcount, with no competition in the area, means little chance of being hired full time.Advice to ManagementAdvice
Most problems can be solved just with better tools and workflows in the hands of the developers. Think a little more long term for these yearly games, rather than compromising with short term solutions to get the current years game out the door.RecommendsNeutral OutlookApproves of CEO
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
- Application Details
I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks – interviewed at Electronic Arts Tiburon.Interview Details
I was interviewed over the telephone by one of my role models. He was warm and humble. I wanted to work at EA, mainly to learn from him. The HR got in touch with me after that. She was really sweet and friendly too. It took a long time to receive the official offer letter from them, and I was in a fix as I had kept another offer waiting.Accepted Offer
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