Electronic Arts Reviews

Updated August 29, 2014
Updated August 29, 2014
775 Reviews

3.4
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Electronic Arts CEO Andrew Wilson
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95 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Managers do try to encourage workers to maintain a decent work/life balance (in 29 reviews)

  • Nice & friendly colleagues, which made for a really nice work environment despite the Cons (in 54 reviews)


Cons
  • Some staff will struggle with achieving work/life balance if they are not careful (in 36 reviews)

  • Extremely long hours, if you aren't living at the job you aren't fitting in (in 51 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Love it here!!

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director, Human Resources
    Current Employee - Director, Human Resources

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

    Pros

    This has been the best company I've ever worked for. They try to give you career opportunities and really do care about their people. My experience has been that EA is not the corporate monster that some in the media like to portray them as. Other pros are the benefits and pay--they are very competitive! I also feel that EA is back on track in the games industry in regards to the product and quality bar of said products. Keep it up, team!

    Cons

    There can be some burn out because people need to be "always on" and the crunch that tends to happen when delivering high quality games.
    There also seem to be some gaps in exec leadership on the dev side, both console and mobile, but I believe (hope!) those are being addressed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to insist on high quality products, even if that means pushing out ship dates. Also, once a decision is made, stick to it rather than starting and stopping initiatives and projects so often.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Fun job, great experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - QA Tester  in  Redwood Shores, CA
    Former Employee - QA Tester in Redwood Shores, CA

    I worked at Electronic Arts as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Fun job. Cool and good people. Was given the freedom to test what I wanted - didn't feel too micromanaged. Tasty food in the cafeteria. Fun campus events. Big gym available to everyone, also a daycare center for children.

    Cons

    Long overtime hours during crunch time, but that's typical in this industry. Felt disconnected to anyone above my supervisor.

    Recommends
  3.  

    An excellent, innovative employer!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Human Resources  in  Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Human Resources in Redwood City, CA

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

    Pros

    I am about to head off on a 7-week sabbatical for 7 years of service to EA! This is a great company with excellent compensation and benefits, innovative leadership and a real "putting our players first" attitude across all initatives.

    Cons

    Sometimes we work hard, but are fairly rewarded, so not a con per-se.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep putting players first, keep innovating, keep creating top-rated games!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    EA Rocks

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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 full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Lot of talent people thee.

    Cons

    long hours, for little pay!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I miss the Trip and Larry Probst days

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Overall not too bad.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Austin, TX

    I have been working at Electronic Arts full-time

    Pros

    Got a lot of resources to throw at problems.

    Cons

    Got a lot of problems to throw resources at.

    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Fun

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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 as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Really fun environment, room for growth, great benefits, awesome management, free games, win all around.

    Cons

    Hard to move up in the company, sometimes leadership needs improvement. Time off policies straight froward.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote more.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great company and employees

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

    I worked at Electronic Arts part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Compensation is great. It's working with employees that want to be there and the pay is good. EA also has a strong benefits package. Lot's of inspiring and resonable people to work with. Creativity is encouraged within the comapny which was a huge plus for me.

    Cons

    Not many cons other maybe having to deal with the gamer culture. Other than that I can't think of many cons.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what your doing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Unique place to work

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

    I worked at Electronic Arts full-time

    Pros

    Highly creative and diverse team of people creating innovation. Very driven at the same time fun place to work.

    Cons

    Really not much I can think of. It's ideal for people who enjoy rapid changes, some amount of uncertainities.

    Recommends
  10.  

    Interesting

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Electronic Arts full-time

    Pros

    make games that are quite good

    Cons

    bad food and toilets smell

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Good place to get started

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Artist  in  Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - Artist in Sacramento, CA

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

    Pros

    We work on killer IPs, there's free food, cool people, and it's definitely a pet-friendly office. We can pretty much get anything we want, from food to supplies.

    Cons

    Lots of politics; if you're not friends with the right people, you will have a harder time advancing or even getting your voice heard.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your people; there's still a lot of people here that are undervalued, underpaid and in the wrong positions.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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