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Electronic Arts Reviews in Vancouver, BC Canada

Updated Jul 11, 2014
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3.5 103 reviews

67% Approve of the CEO

Electronic Arts CEO Andrew Wilson

Andrew Wilson

(6 ratings)

71% 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)

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    Great place to work at

    QA Tester (Former Employee) Burnaby, BC (Canada)

    ProsFriendly people, great amenity, they encourage work hard and play hard. They will not underpay you. If you do a lot of work for them, they will acknowledge it.

    I really like how they can bring pets to work. They have their own cafe, soccer field, beach volleyball court.

    ConsBeing a QA tester might be fun at first, but feels quite brainless after awhile. I think maybe that's just the position. Didn't like the set up of the QA department, feels like I'm working in a sweat shop/factory.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNeed more team events to create better bonding.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    pleasant

    Artist (Current Employee) Burnaby, BC (Canada)

    ProsGood work/life balance for artists at the Burnaby studio. Very nice studio. Allow autonomy.

    ConsDated technology. Work is repetitive. Try to promote "culture" too often. Can feel a lot more like a factory than a creative institution.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDo not hire a CEO. You, the executive team seem to be doing fine without one. In addition, I prefer the group based town hall presentations to the one man shows of previous years.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Slave factory

    Quality Assurance (Former Employee) Burnaby, BC (Canada)

    Pros- the people I was working with had a real passion for games

    Cons- pay remains the same despite experience or skill level
    - promotion based on favoritism more than skill
    - toxic work environment with low morale everywhere

    Advice to Senior ManagementHaha good luck in telling management what to do! Their response would be simply "you're fired"

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Software Engineer II (Former Employee) Vancouver, BC (Canada)

    Prosgood location, good benefits, promotions to global locations

    ConsNot balance between work and life

    Advice to Senior ManagementEvery years, this team will rehire tons of contractors and retrain them and let them to be familiar tools and workflow.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Awesome job and projects, great and smart people

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

    ProsWorking environment, great office, great teams

    ConsOften overtime work, slow adoption of new technologies

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    Great experience

    Software Engineer I (Former Employee) Vancouver, BC (Canada)

    ProsLots of freedom
    No micromanagement
    room to grow
    Able to try new and interesting things
    Lots of resources

    ConsThere weren't many cons as far as I knew to working at EA. Most of the OT complaints that were here a long while ago are gone. The only thing I guess is that you can't come up with your own ideas for your own side projects because it would belong to EA. this is a con if you're very entrepenurial

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

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    Great company to work for!

    Project Manager (Current Employee) Burnaby, BC (Canada)

    ProsExcellent work environment
    Great people to work with
    Access to gym, basketball court, soccer field, volleyball court

    ConsLong hours
    Low pay per hour

    Advice to Senior ManagementRetain good talent

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

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    Just ok

    Development Director (Current Employee) Burnaby, BC (Canada)

    ProsTons of growth opportunist for junior managers. Great exposure to product cycles

    ConsExtremely fragmented organization, short sighted planning and comp structure that motivates teams to be rivals instead of sharing. Senior staff are often more worried about levelling up instead of creating winning environments for their teams.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFocus studios and teams on achieving excellence and focus your time on supporting them to do so.

    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

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

    Prosvery big company. Lot to learn and grow.

    Consvery hard questions and answers in the interview

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    Good place for ppl love games

    Java Developer (Former Employee) Vancouver, BC (Canada)

    ProsGood working environment, good technology, and working hours are flexible.

    ConsHave to understand games to do a good job. Might need to work overtimes.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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