Electronic Arts Reviews

Updated July 27, 2015
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Electronic Arts CEO Andrew Wilson
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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. Incredibly Fun Place

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Graphic Designer in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Graphic Designer in Redwood City, CA

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

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

    Pros

    The company offers a creative atmosphere, with props, artwork and game consoles everywhere. Excellent modern facilities, with fountains and a lawn which use recycled water. Great benefits, like choice of health care tiers and providers, 401k, stock options, free video rental, free EA video games and more.Overall good vibe, people are very nice and you feel like you're part of a community.

    Cons

    The game industry is volatile. Your product has to succeed in a big way, and your job could be at stake. There's a lot of employee and team transfers, between studios and cities.


  2. Great place o grow

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer III in Redwood City, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer III in Redwood City, CA

    I worked at Electronic Arts full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent place to work Amazing technologies Full of smart and passionated people The new CEO is fantastic

    Cons

    Not enough collaboration between different departments Some work from a department to another is replicated


  3. Helpful (1)

    awesome company, great benefits +perks

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Electronic Arts

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

    Pros

    awesome work environment, chill, lots of things to do and perks and benefits

    Cons

    corporate can move slow sometimes


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  5. Great Place To Work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA

    I worked at Electronic Arts full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Room for growth, team building

    Cons

    The company took a hit and scaled back.

    Advice to Management

    n/a


  6. HR Coordinator

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA

    I worked at Electronic Arts

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

    Pros

    -Fun place to work -Great benefits and PTO policy -Good hours and opportunities to work from home -Most managers were good, but to be successful you have to be very vocal -Onsite gym and all RFT's get a +1

    Cons

    -Very difficult to move to other jobs within the company -Limited opportunities for promotions -Compensation isn't always fair. Many leave and come back to get paid well -At times it can be a little bit of a dramatic place to work because of the politics -Food is not free

    Advice to Management

    Exit interviews are horrible. HR pretends to care but just write whatever is easiest for the reason for which you are leaving the company. The experience could be better.


  7. QA Tester

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA

    I worked at Electronic Arts full-time

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

    Pros

    It was great to work on new projects but it can get very mundane because you do things in game that you would never do as a player. There was an awesome DVD and video game library you can rent from. There is also a gym and great catering. When there is a large release there is usually a party.

    Cons

    Expected to work on the weekends and overtime. Job only lasts the length of the contract.

    Advice to Management

    Find ways to allow contract workers to move into full time.


  8. Bright Future

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Game Designer in Redwood Shores, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Game Designer in Redwood Shores, CA

    I have been working at Electronic Arts full-time

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

    Pros

    -Opportunities for career development. -Great perks for full-time developers. -Highly skilled content creators. -Variety of successful IP.

    Cons

    -Has been known for being management heavy. -Renewal of contracts at last minute. -The work space is dated and crowded.

    Advice to Management

    -Stay the course on revitalizing the EA culture. -Profits are up yet anaual bonus remains meh.


  9. Great Team

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Electronic Arts full-time

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

    Pros

    the people are passionate and exceptionally talented, great people to work with

    Cons

    Quebec employment laws are some of the worst to deal with when you have poor performing people


  10. Software tester

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Electronic Arts

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

    Pros

    Open campus, free games and movie rentals

    Cons

    Mandatory overtime, less than friendly management

    Advice to Management

    Don't treat your employees like garbage


  11. Ok place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

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

    Pros

    There are some great people that work there. Lots of talented engineers and artists. A lot of the time it is a fun place to work.

    Cons

    Not a lot of value is put in employees, they will lay of people at the drop of a hat and then within a month or two they will be scrambling to hire again.

    Advice to Management

    Realize that demanding and expecting overtime doesn't benefit the people actually doing the work, the only one that benefits is some executive that gets a pat on the back and a bigger bonus for getting his project done on time, it never seems to trickle down to the ones that put in the real effort.



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