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A great place to work! Best benefits around.

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  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Redwood City, CA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA

Pros

People are fun, easy going, friendly and cool
Managers are experienced, fun and great to work with
Best benefits package in the entire games industry
PTO system is non-confrontational (online form you fill out; manager clicks yes or no; you are rarely denied vacation as long as you have time accrued)
Company shutdown at Christmas through New Years = about 2 or more weeks Christmas vacation, fully paid, every year.
Salary is competitive
Large networks
EA Want Ads is wayyy better than Craigslist!
TGIF - free beer, chilled drinks and snacks where lots of people mingle, play ping pong, generally have a good time
Company Christmas parties are amazing!

Cons

Skill-wise does not give much room to grow; not challenging enough
Company is too afraid to take risks; will end up doing the same games and same mistakes over and over again.
Frequent lay-offs, especially around Christmas.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

There are lots of talented people who are wasted in the company and not given a chance to achieve their full potential. And there are some untalented people who got in somehow and are able to secure their jobs yet do practically nothing.

Recommends
Approves of CEO

Other reviews for Electronic Arts

  1.  

    Not Great

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Manager  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Product Manager in San Francisco, CA

    Pros

    - Nice people
    - Relaxed work hours

    Cons

    - Performance of the company is poor
    - People are not that motivated
    - Not great career advancement prospects
    - Too much middle management

    No opinion of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    I let myself be exploited for career growth opportunity by working for a year a a contractor through Aquent.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Copywriter  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Copywriter in Los Angeles, CA

    Pros

    Resume booster! Resume booster! Resume booster!

    Cons

    Contractors are worked for a full year with no time off, potentially mislead into believing they are hirable, and then let go after one year.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire people, stop exploiting contractors, and admit that a company as large as yours has well over 8,000 employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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