Electronic Arts Reviews

Updated January 26, 2015
17 reviews filtered by
  • United Kingdom
  • Any Job Title
3.0
17 Reviews
Rating Trends
Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
Electronic Arts CEO Andrew Wilson
Andrew Wilson
142 Ratings

17 Employee Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date
  1. Great Company to work for!

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

    I worked at Electronic Arts

    Pros

    Loads of free games, decent salary, nice offices and fun days out. The other staff members are generally nice too - plus I got tickets for the WC in Germany!

    Cons

    Long hours mean little time outside of the office. Training is sparse. Management can often be invisible for days on end.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase training for staff.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. fun environment, exceptional people

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Producer in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Producer in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Electronic Arts full-time

    Pros

    you work with the best, everyone is very passionate and this shapes a great culture,
    you get to know a lot about games and get many for free too

    Cons

    company restructuring and closing studios often and arbitrarily, even good product
    the overhead and red tape from the senior management from the headquarter can get in the way of self empowering the local teams

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    value your talent, don't push it away

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. Loved It ... Mostly

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Animator in Guildford, England (UK)
    Former Contractor - Animator in Guildford, England (UK)

    I worked at Electronic Arts as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    Lots 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.

    Cons

    Occasionally 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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Review


  5. Nice place to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Data Analyst in Guildford, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Data Analyst in Guildford, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    There is an open environment to work and have a casual attitude towards dressing. Priority is definitely given to work life balance.

    Cons

    Too much of gaming, if you are not into it then you get bored of the same discussion every time. Also the work can get too repetitive at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cross training is needed.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful

    In big trouble...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Graphic Artist in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Graphic Artist in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Excellent workmates and upper management in my studio.

    Cons

    They closed us down and basically fired 80 plus very talented people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. Digital Manager

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Digital Manager in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Digital Manager in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    - International Company with opportunities to travel
    - Responsibility and broad nature of role

    Cons

    - Too many decisions made from North America are affecting International business

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. A great company with great staff and awesome products

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing Director
    Current Employee - Marketing Director

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

    Pros

    The people, the history, the potential

    Cons

    Lack of Global outlook - too US centric, riddled with Politics now

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The company reorganises every year - do it once, do it properly.
    There is a lot of $$ waste.
    Internationalize your HQ

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. bureaucratic, back stabbing

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Finance Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Finance Manager in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    benefits, international mobility, free games, some good people on the analytical/ development side

    Cons

    terrible culture from executive, not meritocratic, lots of wrong investments, poor judgement by management on company acquisitions and game launches, very unprepared/ unresponsive HR.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    stop the red tape, stop hiring your friends

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. Good package, bad management

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

    I worked at Electronic Arts (more than a year)

    Pros

    Benefits package is very good

    Cons

    It's business model is based around buying successful studios, changing them beyond all recognition, not realising why they then fail, then close them

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If it ain't broke, don't fix it!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful

    Disappointing

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

    I worked at Electronic Arts full-time

    Pros

    Some people are amazing, you get the opportunity to work with amazing teams
    Depending on the role/team, there are interesting learning opportunities
    Good benefits if you are a permanent employee
    Great to have in the CV

    Cons

    It's all about politics: you can easily find yourself being managed by somebody inadequate that talked his way to the role
    It feels more like a factory than a game company environment, no culture or creativity
    Untrustworthy and sometimes clueless upper management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It would be great if management focused more on the job and less on their personal agendas.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

Work at Electronic Arts? Share Your Experiences

Electronic Arts

 
Click to Rate
or

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.