Electronic Arts Reviews

Updated April 27, 2015
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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. A welcoming company for all levels of game-makers.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities for every type of game-related job.

    Cons

    The game industry is unstable.

    Advice to Management

    Take more risks.

  2. Phenomenal Company / Great Employees

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Electronic Arts full-time

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

    Pros

    Great campus (EA Redwood Shores) loaded with amenities. Friendly employees and comfortable work environment. It is evident that the majority of the people have a passion for the company's mission. Highly competitive benefits.

    Cons

    I do wish the lines were shorter in the cafés sometimes but that's only a 12:00pm - 12:30pm problem so there is nothing of significance to list.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work!

  3. good

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    Current Employee - Management in Portland, ME
    Current Employee - Management in Portland, ME

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    great team nice people there

    Cons

    little money to offer staff

    Advice to Management

    doing a good job with the residents and the facility

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  5. Great Benefits, Fun Work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    401K matching is high, ESPP program is great, benefits overall are awesome. Breakfast every morning. Many roles also have a high level of flexibility

    Cons

    Hard to get promoted or have upward movement, often moving to the side due to reorgs

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up! Stock prices are soaring and that makes me very happy.

  6. The best job I have had in Austin

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX

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

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

    Pros

    It's just too fun to work here. Ideally, everyone around the office is playful and fun to work with. In addition to having fun, it's nice to be around other skilled techs who I would be proud to refer to as my peers.

    Cons

    The cappucino machine is too far from my desk. Not as many nerf wars as I suspected. I feel that a few people work against the easy going environment, which errs away from the vision that was explained to me here.

    Advice to Management

    Hold true to the ideals you set. Keep hiring gamers. Some people are adequate techs but lack game knowledge. It isn't something you can fake, and it's these non-gamer employees that I feel may compromise the heart and soul of what we do.

  7. Helpful (1)

    Awesome Summer Intern experience at EA in Redwood City!

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    Former Intern - Strategy Intern in Redwood City, CA
    Former Intern - Strategy Intern in Redwood City, CA

    I worked at Electronic Arts as an intern (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Everyone is super nice and smart. EA has the typical Silicon Valley "fun" culture where you can wear whatever you want, get a subsidized lunch, and workout/play basketball every day of the week. Managers make sure you know how to do your work, challenge you every day, and are very accessible. They also have your best interests in mind personally and professionally.

    Cons

    Sometimes getting certain types of data is difficult, but as you get to know more people on different teams, I'm sure it gets a bit easier.

    Advice to Management

    Sometimes positions are filled for a long time, so make sure younger employees have a development plan within EA.

  8. Good

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Electronic Arts

    Pros

    Pay and benefits are good enough

    Cons

    Boss and supers are a pain

  9. 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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    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 Management

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

  10. Great company to work for

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Electronic Arts

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    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 Management

    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.

  11. 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

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

    Pros

    good work culture, nice work-life balance

    Cons

    lack of co-ordination, few perks

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