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Electronic Arts Reviews

Updated January 28, 2015
Updated January 28, 2015
857 Reviews
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Electronic Arts CEO Andrew Wilson
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Review Highlights

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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Employee Reviews

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Big Fish in a Huge Ocean

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    The name carries weight. If you say you work at EA, people listen. Great teammates and the potential to meet amazing people in the industry. So many perks and benefits, I can't list them all.

    Cons

    Easy to get lost in the shuffle. Hard to be noticed. Difficult to switch or grow into other roles and positions. Not as innovative as smaller hungrier companies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    listen to your team. Judge people on their talent and not their 'talk.' There are some amazing people with incredible talent not being recognized or stuck in mundane roles. Rather than plucking them out and letting them shine, they get overlooked and end of leaving to the competition.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Awesome Culture

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Web Developer in Redwood Shores, CA
    Former Employee - Web Developer in Redwood Shores, CA

    I worked at Electronic Arts

    Pros

    Great Perks, good cafe food, great gym, awesome employee events

    Cons

    Mid Tier Salary, needs to be more competitive

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay more

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great opportunity to get into the software quality assurance industry

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lead Tester in Baton Rouge, LA
    Current Employee - Lead Tester in Baton Rouge, LA

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

    Pros

    Foot in the door opportunity

    Cons

    low pay, micro managers make job more tedious than it should be

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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    Work Culture

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    • Career Opportunities
    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
  6.  

    Fun Work Culture

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Electronic Arts

    Pros

    Fun, passionate and driven culture
    Exciting events
    Great atmosphere
    Ton of projects to be involved in
    Work shuttles to and from

    Cons

    Commute to San HQ is long, but the shuttles are a huge plus

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Some roles better than others

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

    I worked at Electronic Arts

    Pros

    Working in game development was a blast. Other roles (services) not at fulfilling.

    Cons

    It's a big company, which like most, reviews on a curve, so likely your review (and compensation) will be affected by the performance of others.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Worked as a UI Designer at EA

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Electronic Arts

    Pros

    The campus (HQ in Redwood City) is nice. You get good access to games.

    Cons

    Bad management. Projects get delayed and scrapped. Nothing gets done here!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Good

    • Work/Life Balance
    Current Employee - Programmer Analyst in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Programmer Analyst in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Electronic Arts

    Pros

    Lot of new things to learn, it wasn't much corporate when I was working.less restrictions and more freedom to do code changes

    Cons

    Very fast paced, things change a lot, lot of new requirements all the time and crazy busy

    Recommends
  10.  

    Fun and rewarding experience.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - QA Analyst in Redwood City, CA
    Former Employee - 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
  11.  

    Too Much Middle Management

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Lots of freedom and rewards in the form of PTO.

    Cons

    Middle Management is thick, too many people in positions with no technical experience over others with more to offer. Too much contractor dependency as opposed to vested employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote your stars, thin your middle management to have a streamline form of communication as opposed to emails for emails, approvers for approvers...

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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