Electronic Arts Reviews

Updated September 20, 2014
Updated September 20, 2014
786 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 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.  

    Got good and best work experience in oracle Appications

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  Louisville, KY
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Louisville, KY

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

    Pros

    Good & Safe Environment
    Hard Working and good learning to complete deliveries in time
    Experience with different people and expertize managers

    Cons

    Project Go-Live Completion with 100% Quality

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Working Hours for employees need to be comfort

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Community Coordinator

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    Former Employee - Community Coordinator  in  Redwood City, CA
    Former Employee - Community Coordinator in Redwood City, CA

    I worked at Electronic Arts part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Loved my position and team
    Ability to learn a lot and get a great introduction into tech & video games. I expanded into many areas during my team there. I felt like I got a holistic view of our product and company.
    Fun perks at the beginning that slowly diminished
    Decent benefits

    Cons

    Compensation was low.
    Lay offs all the time. Only one person from my group of 20 or so is still there.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Love it here!!

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    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
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fun job, great experience

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    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
  6.  

    Good company, low pay

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    Current Employee - Compliance Specialist  in  Baton Rouge, LA
    Current Employee - Compliance Specialist in Baton Rouge, LA

    I have been working at Electronic Arts full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Reall good work environment and stability.

    Cons

    Have to take off 3 months every 12 months worked.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Less contract employees, more permanent ones.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    An excellent, innovative employer!

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    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
  8.  

    Alright

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    Former Employee - Senior Game Designer  in  Charlotte C H, VA
    Former Employee - Senior Game Designer in Charlotte C H, VA

    I worked at Electronic Arts full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Free Games all day all night

    Cons

    Terrible Management, bad communication with team

    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    A tough environment, expect to be pushed around quite a bit.

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    Former Employee - Product Manager  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Electronic Arts full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great resources to play with and definitely an environment where things move constantly. You won't get bored at all working at EA.

    Cons

    The biggest challenge is pushing off te 1000 people who want something from you. There's always someone who wants some data or needs your input on something. Sometimes you can spend 8+ hours in meetings but get none of your own work done so it becomes very stressful.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create a vision for the company that is properly communicated down to each game team. I often found that there was a disconnect with the regional offices and what top management was doing in LA or San Fran.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Fun, but overworked

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer III
    Current Employee - Software Engineer III

    I have been working at Electronic Arts full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Fun atmosphere, great people, great benefits, free food.

    Cons

    Too many long hours and weekends trying to release a game.

    Positive Outlook
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company and employees

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    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

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