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Electronic Arts Reviews

Updated Jul 22, 2014
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3.3 749 reviews

70% Approve of the CEO

Electronic Arts CEO Andrew Wilson

Andrew Wilson

(84 ratings)

67% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Managers do try to encourage workers to maintain a decent work/life balance(in 27 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)

749 Employee Reviews
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    Great place to work at

    Accounting Manager (Current Employee) Redwood Shores, CA

    ProsGreat benefits, perks, work life balance, tons of growth opportunities.

    ConsI did not see any strong cons. It is a really good place!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Fun and Challenging

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsElectronic Arts values hard work and creativity

    ConsMust have a sense of humor

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Awesome

    Software Engineer II (Current Employee) Chicago, IL

    ProsIts very competitive and requires a lot o f patience

    ConsThings can get really crazy

    Advice to Senior ManagementNOthing really

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Excellent career opportunities, great culture

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Redwood City, CA

    ProsA very entrepreneurial culture where you can make a lot of your own opportunities and really stretch yourself, and the company is really driving new creative programs. Everyone who works here is extremely passionate about games and it's a very creative group of people. Everyone is encouraged to be themselves and speak up if they have ideas or opinions. Nice perks as well.

    ConsTeams can be very focused in on their own work and not as willing to collaborate across teams to make things happen.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Loved It ... Mostly

    Animator (Former Employee) Guildford, England (UK)

    ProsLots of talented people taking great pride in what they do, which naturally makes the end result a very polished product. There seemed to be lots of opportunities for people to get promoted, if they showed an interest. The games have such a large consumer base that your work reaches a massive audience, which I personally got a kick out of. Free gym access was also fantastic.

    ConsOccasionally contractors were treated as 2nd class citizens. Even to the point of not being allowed to part take in family day. Only the full time staff's children may enjoy the bouncy castle.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Excellent place to work with the greatest environment

    Network Engineer (Current Employee) Austin, TX

    ProsPool table, free videogames, breakfast, gym, RSU package and more

    ConsNo CONS all is great

    Advice to Senior ManagementNA

    – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Fun environment, many hours of work.

    Software Developer (Current Employee) Vancouver, BC (Canada)

    Pros* Nice, friendly and laid back environment

    ConsThey make you work as much as you can. Weekends, holidays, overtime.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Overall, a great place to work

    Senior Software Engineer (Current Employee) Burnaby, BC (Canada)

    ProsThe managers and the company treat the employees very well; the pay is decent (in line with the market); the office closes for a week between Christmas and New Years so it's like getting an additional 1 week vacation with pay; the work is mostly interesting.

    ConsThe product and project managers sometimes have too much confidence in the judgement and competence of the team leads and some very poor decisions get executed by those team leads. Sometimes deadlines are missed or you have to work late to fix problems resulting from such bad team lead decisions.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGenerally, keep doing what you're doing, except, perhaps occasionally solicit feedback from the team members on what they think of their team lead.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    An Exciting Adventure

    Executive Assistant (Current Employee) Redwood City, CA

    ProsAlways something new going on and you were kept busy.

    ConsYou worked hard, but you also played hard.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep on the path you are currently on.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Awesome

    Sales Analyst I (Former Employee) Lyon (France)

    ProsVery good company values. Great ambiance, great people.

    ConsSometimes too business driven.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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