Electronic Arts Reviews

Updated July 4, 2015
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  1. Inspiring

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Brazil, IN
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Brazil, IN

    I have been working at Electronic Arts

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

    Pros

    Great games, smart people, insiring CEO.

    Cons

    A little politics is needed to succeed.

    Advice to Management

    No.


  2. QA Tester ((2006: it didn't have the option to go back that far))

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    • Culture & Values
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Electronic Arts

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Fun, clean campus, very friendly people

    Cons

    It would have been nice to have been given more job/career opportunities while there

    Advice to Management

    Great job keep up the good work!


  3. Helpful (1)

    STAY FAR AWAY from EA Baton Rouge

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - QA Test Lead in Baton Rouge, LA
    Former Employee - QA Test Lead in Baton Rouge, LA

    I worked at Electronic Arts full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits, but these come directly from EA and not the studio itself

    Cons

    No real perks at Baton Rouge location. Management is full of themselves and hires and fires based on whether they like you or not. If they don't like you, they will try and move you around until they can find a reason to get rid of you. Their pay scale is unbalanced, and only new hires get paid well. Employees who have been there for years get paid a pittance in comparison. For example, there are lower level employees (full time testers) making more than higher level employees (project leads). They've recently tried to stay away from hiring within the studio itself and have moved to hiring from outside of the company. Most of those that they have hired in this manner quit within the first 6 months. The studio itself is only a testing studio, so there is no real opportunity to work directly with devs, designers, artists, etc. There is no real career growth to be seen as a full time employee. You would need to go to another studio if you want experience outside of QA.

    Advice to Management

    Hire based on qualifications; fire based on low performance. Don't put your personal biases in the way of your job.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    EA is a fun company to work for.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Electronic Arts full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    EA is a fun company to work for. My teenage cousin adores me during the time when I worked for EA. You get to keep update what's new and exciting events happening in the game industry. You get to play board games with your co-workers during lunch break.

    Cons

    Sometimes you have to work hard to meet deadlines.


  6. Positive and fun work environment, especially for those who love the industry!

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

    I worked at Electronic Arts

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    It has a creative and fun environment.

    Cons

    At times can be challenging to balance work and life.


  7. Helpful (2)

    Great opportunity to get into the software quality assurance industry

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Foot in the door opportunity

    Cons

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


  8. EA Software Engineer

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer II in Playa Vista, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer II in Playa Vista, CA

    I worked at Electronic Arts

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    bball, discount and free games, free gym, good benefits, great co-workers

    Cons

    typically sub median pay, questionable management decisions

    Advice to Management

    less politics and make more quality products


  9. Helpful (3)

    Awesome and cool artists, terrible company culture

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Concept Artist in Redwood City, CA
    Former Employee - Concept Artist in Redwood City, CA

    I worked at Electronic Arts

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Incredible campus with huge built in perks to keep your friends and family jealous when you show them where you work. On-site gym, game store, arcade, Starbucks, and two cafeterias. The people making the game, specifically the artists and programmers, are mostly good-hearted, hard working people.

    Cons

    Terrible creative atmosphere. Everyone is worried about their position and security so no true selflessness and teamwork really formulate. The people in charge care about the bottom line and very little else. Hierarchy and bureaucracy completely dominate in this company, when there should be a greater focus on the art and tech and changing the company culture for allowing it's employees to flourish.

    Advice to Management

    A revamp of corporate, whose focus seems to be maintaining their immediate goals that create huge annual bonuses.


  10. Long days and longer nights

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Electronic Arts full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Great stock options, and benefits.

    Cons

    Long, long, long hours.Forget about work life balance.


  11. Awesome Culture

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

    I worked at Electronic Arts

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Mid Tier Salary, needs to be more competitive

    Advice to Management

    Pay more



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