Electronic Arts Reviews

Updated March 30, 2015
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  1. very open and laid back atmosphere.

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    Current Employee - Operations in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Operations in Redwood City, CA

    I have been working at Electronic Arts

    Pros

    Flexible work hours, State of the art Gym, Friendly employees.

    Cons

    this company is part the ever changing game society. So you might be here one day and gone the next.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get to know each one of there employees, everyone has different backgrounds so don't be afraid to approach what your not use to.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2. SE

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Redwood City, CA

    I have been working at Electronic Arts

    Pros

    good work culture, nice work-life balance

    Cons

    lack of co-ordination, few perks

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful

    Great place to work!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA

    I have been working at Electronic Arts full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Anything is possible if you are willing to play a role in making it happen

    Cons

    Sometimes you have to work very hard to push past the historical 'bureaucracy' that inevitably builds with a large corporation, but there is usually a way to introduce new things and the appetite to be more nimble is building.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take some more risks, increase your adoption of innovative ideas, not just within your products but the way you do business internally.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. Challenging, but rewarding

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    Former Employee - IT Manager in Redwood City, CA
    Former Employee - IT Manager in Redwood City, CA

    I worked at Electronic Arts full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    So many smart people
    Very good attitudes
    Exciting industry

    Cons

    Lack of process means lots of last minute changes
    Big ship - hard to steer
    Very global - hard to get people together to discuss things

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6. 1 person found this helpful

    Very stable company with a nice campus, decent perks and great team members.

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    Current Employee - Artist in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Artist in Redwood City, CA

    I have been working at Electronic Arts full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Stability in a very unstable job sector. Get work on well known AAA titles.

    Cons

    Teams are large and not all products are innovative

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in some small innovative projects to develop the most promising talent in the studio.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7. Great company to get your foot in the door

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    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Redwood City, CA

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

    Pros

    Exposure, experience - this could serve as the perfect position for a new college graduate or someone junior position

    Cons

    It is hard to grow quickly within EA. If that is your ultimate goal, you should look at smaller game publishers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ensure a better growth track for the young employees upfront, instead of waiting for them to take the initiative.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful

    Awesome and cool artists, terrible company culture

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    Former Employee - Concept Artist in Redwood City, CA
    Former Employee - Concept Artist in Redwood City, CA

    I worked at Electronic Arts

    Pros

    Incredible campus with huge built in perks to keep your friends and family jealous when you show them where you work. On-site gym, game store, arcade, Starbucks, and two cafeterias. The people making the game, specifically the artists and programmers, are mostly good-hearted, hard working people.

    Cons

    Terrible creative atmosphere. Everyone is worried about their position and security so no true selflessness and teamwork really formulate. The people in charge care about the bottom line and very little else. Hierarchy and bureaucracy completely dominate in this company, when there should be a greater focus on the art and tech and changing the company culture for allowing it's employees to flourish.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A revamp of corporate, whose focus seems to be maintaining their immediate goals that create huge annual bonuses.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. Good experience with new executive management taking charge to control costs and listen to consumers.

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    Current Employee - Senior Director in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Director in Redwood City, CA

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

    Pros

    new CEO and CFO have really turned around the company by controlling costs and listening to consumers.

    Cons

    Old methods of working with studios are still causing alignment issues. annual merit increases are too low based on experience at other companies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    rectify the alignment issue between studios and marketing.

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. Work Culture

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Redwood City, CA

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

    Pros

    Its an exciting place to work.

    Cons

    Not easy to get up the ladder.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. Fun and rewarding experience.

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    Former Contractor - QA Analyst in Redwood City, CA
    Former Contractor - QA Analyst in Redwood City, CA

    I worked at Electronic Arts as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    The name is probably the biggest perk where others would recognize you instantly when you are looking for other jobs.

    Decent amount of creative freedom.

    Cons

    Extra long hours and due to the many like-minded people applying, the turn over rate can be quite high.
    Work-life balance can be out of whack depending on what you are trying to get out of the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more open to others.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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