Electronic Arts Reviews

Updated March 26, 2015
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Electronic Arts CEO Andrew Wilson
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Pros
  • Managers do try to encourage workers to maintain a decent work/life balance (in 34 reviews)

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

Cons
  • Some staff will struggle with achieving work/life balance if they are not careful (in 39 reviews)

  • There are long hours at times, and there are usually cuts at least once a year (in 52 reviews)

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  1. Great company to work for

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Electronic Arts

    Pros

    Great pay, benefits, people, fun environment, overall a very nice play to work

    Cons

    Frequent layofs, of which affected me after 13 years of loyal service

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    What used to be the #1 interactive entertainment company has slipped a bit. The cutting edge tiles have lost their luster a bit. Time to take back #1.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2. Great people to work with, fun environment, long hours during alpha but great pay.

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    Former Employee - Associate Animator in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Associate Animator in Orlando, FL

    I worked at Electronic Arts

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Better communication.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 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. Finance manager

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    The culture and people are great

    Cons

    At times hours are too long

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    encourage work life balance

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6. 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
  7. For the most part enjoyed working here.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Electronic Arts

    Pros

    Laid back environment. Game playing is encouraged.

    Cons

    Politics in regards to upper management and the hiring process.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. Inspiring

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    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Brazil, IN
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Brazil, IN

    I have been working at Electronic Arts

    Pros

    Great games, smart people, insiring CEO.

    Cons

    A little politics is needed to succeed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. QA Tester ((2006: it didn't have the option to go back that far))

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Electronic Arts

    Pros

    Fun, clean campus, very friendly people

    Cons

    It would have been nice to have been given more job/career opportunities while there

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great job keep up the good work!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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