Electronic Arts
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Electronic Arts Reviews in United Kingdom

Updated Jun 23, 2014
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2.9 15 reviews

                             

50% Approve of the CEO

Electronic Arts CEO Andrew Wilson

Andrew Wilson

(4 ratings)

43% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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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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    Nice place to work for

    Data Analyst (Current Employee)
    Guildford, England (UK)

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

    ConsToo 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 Senior ManagementCross training is needed.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    In big trouble...

    Graphic Artist (Former Employee)
    London, England (UK)

    ProsExcellent workmates and upper management in my studio.

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

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Digital Manager (Former Employee)
    London, England (UK)

    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

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    A great company with great staff and awesome products

    Marketing Director (Current Employee)

    ProsThe people, the history, the potential

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

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    bureaucratic, back stabbing

    Finance Manager (Current Employee)
    London, England (UK)

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

    Consterrible 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 Senior Managementstop the red tape, stop hiring your friends

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good package, bad management

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsBenefits package is very good

    ConsIt'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 Senior ManagementIf it ain't broke, don't fix it!

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Disappointing

    (Former Employee)

    ProsSome 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

    ConsIt'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 Senior ManagementIt would be great if management focused more on the job and less on their personal agendas.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Enjoyed working there, great opportunities if you want to work hard

    Game Designer (Current Employee)

    ProsBig company, some job security, some great IP, opportunity to travel, smart people, forward thinking.

    The company has a lot of great projects but is at risk of running out from not giving them room to grow

    ConsSlow to manoeuvre, bad PR at times. Company isn't in a great PR position at the moment which affects the morale of the staff.

    Advice to Senior ManagementShare Share Share.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great fun to work for, fantastic atmosphere

    Creative Project Manager (Former Employee)
    Guildford, England (UK)

    Pros- Great people to work with in your teams
    - Fantastic offices, great atmosphere

    Cons- A lot of departments aren't as involved with the final product as you'd think, which can lead to issues at times
    - Outside of major cities, pay isn't quite industry standard

    Advice to Senior Management- Connect more with the employees that make things tick!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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