Electronic Arts Reviews

Updated May 27, 2015
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Pros
  • Work/life balance is very good for the game industry (in 34 reviews)

  • That coupled with the passion for what we are doing makes for a wonderful work environment (in 59 reviews)

Cons
  • EA STILL has no concept of work-life balance (in 39 reviews)

  • long hours without reasonable compensation (in 52 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    QA Portfolio Lead

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - QA Portfolio Lead in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - QA Portfolio Lead in Orlando, FL

    I worked at Electronic Arts full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of office perks, Nice facility, Good People, Fun time. Fun projects. Great Medical and Vacation time

    Cons

    Long hours, sometime 7 days a week. Low Pay

    Advice to Management

    Pay your employees more in QA. They are a valuable resource.


  2. Good place to work, QA Well treated.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - QA Tester in Orlando, FL
    Current Contractor - QA Tester in Orlando, FL

    I have been working at Electronic Arts as a contractor

    Pros

    It's not what you would typically hear about QA. You're treated pretty well there. A lot of free snacks and meals during alpha. Nice facility, has been newly renovated. Very comfortable place to work.

    Cons

    The pay is probably the only thing that is a little iffy. I feel we should be making at least $2-5 more per hour.


  3. Helpful (3)

    One of THE BEST employers in Florida!

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Orlando, FL

    I have been working at Electronic Arts full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Real teamwork, fun people to be around. Its been an honor to work there. Lots of opportunity for growth. Your family is always invited to every holiday event :) Lots of on Campus events as well as off site 4 Star events.

    Cons

    We use cutting edge technology. You either know it, or you keep up with it. That can be an aggressive learning schedule for some and requires the ability to change architectures when they arrive.


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  5. Great people to work with, fun environment, long hours during alpha but great pay.

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate Animator in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Associate Animator in Orlando, FL

    I worked at Electronic Arts

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Compensation, looks good on the resume, people.

    Cons

    If you're a contract artist it can be very difficult to get hired to Regular Full Time, normally they'll just keep hiring you as a contractor.

    Advice to Management

    Better communication.


  6. Excellent

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Technical Artist in Orlando, FL
    Current Intern - Technical Artist in Orlando, FL

    I have been working at Electronic Arts as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great team culture and flexible hours.

    Cons

    Lack in communication in some areas.


  7. Fast paced and technologically current!

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Maitland, FL
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Maitland, FL

    I have been working at Electronic Arts full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    This organization and industry is extremely fun to work for! Fast paced evolution of systems and processes is a business analyst/project managers dream environment. All resources are collaborative. The management system is designed to allow for personal development of subordinates and ultimately career growth for those that aspire for such growth. Work life balance is highly valued. For example, vacations, medical appointments and exercise are all highly encouraged activities. It is the norm for people to take an hour and a half lunch to go workout.

    Cons

    So many brilliant developers are given ability to develop solutions/tools to meet their immediate needs creating a challenge for central teams to support all of the disparate tech and processes. Very liquid reporting structure which has many benefits but creates a bit of uncertainty for people who like predictability.


  8. Helpful (7)

    Be prepared to work like a dog

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Technical Director in Maitland, FL
    Former Employee - Technical Director in Maitland, FL

    I worked at Electronic Arts full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Cool factor - EA makes some of the best games out there and certainly is one of the best known studios. For a recent grad, working here will help launch your career - and EA knows it. They provide a great looking workplace and many benefits you will never use because you're too busy working long hours.

    Cons

    Loooong hours. EA STILL has no concept of work-life balance. They know people are eager to work there so they consider everyone a disposable resource. Burn you out and toss you aside. Because you live or die by game ratings, there are often rounds of layoffs if you end up on an unsuccessful game. Lowest hourly salary I made in years and I almost forgot what family and hobbies were like.

    Advice to Management

    You've created many of your problems due to the HUGE turnover and hiring recent grads with little experience. If you'll get some work-life balance and plan your releases realistically, you could be SO much more! It's been shown over and over that after 40 hours productivity drops sharply.


  9. Helpful (4)

    Great atmosphere, great people, pay under industry standard

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior QA Tester in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Senior QA Tester in Orlando, FL

    I have been working at Electronic Arts full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits, benefits, BENEFITS !! Long list of benefits, tons of options, great prices, plus lots of extra discounts around Orlando. Meeting superstars and having them be in awe of what you do is awesome.

    Cons

    Long hours during crunch time. Pay is below industry standard until you make it near the top, then the pay is inflated. Huge gap in pay which is visible by looking in the parking garage.

    Advice to Management

    Industry standard pay would be nice. I understand it's easier to find employees in the digital entertainment hotbed that is Orlando, but it's still a little ridiculous.


  10. Helpful (2)

    They train you up to leave and make money elsewhere

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    Current Employee - Senior QA Tester/Designer in Maitland, FL
    Current Employee - Senior QA Tester/Designer in Maitland, FL

    I have been working at Electronic Arts full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    -Cool people -Working on video games

    Cons

    -Too much middle management -Pay is terrible -Work/life balance is terrible for months of the year (when games are in Alpha/Beta)

    Advice to Management

    Let people do their jobs


  11. Helpful (4)

    Game Advisor

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Game Advisor in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Game Advisor in Orlando, FL

    I have been working at Electronic Arts full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    - fun working there - Co-workers are helpful and friendly - some supervisors

    Cons

    - you get praised and then fired - they work a lot with staffing agencies - through staffing absolutely no benefits - treated very differently when through staffing agency - no innovation - no way to grow with the company - knowledge of some supervisors not that great

    Advice to Management

    - keep your good staff instead on the cheap - why staffing agencies? Hire your employees directly.



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