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A great place to work! Best benefits around.

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA
Recommends
Approves of CEO

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 Management

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.

Other Employee Reviews for Electronic Arts

  1. Above average game studio

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer II in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer II in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great managers, oportunity to work on AAA products. Lots of interesting work and solid support systems.

    Cons

    Easy to get lost in the masses and end up being treated like a dispensable commodity. Once heard a Senior Development Director say something like the following, "Unreal Engineers are a dime a dozen." What he meant was that qualified gaming engineers with unreal experience were easy to find and hire. Which isn't supported by the amount of time and effort it took them to hire qualified unreal engineers. My impression was that he didn't see the value of the engineers already on staff, he saw them as a commodity to be bought and discarded when he no longer had a use for them.

    Advice to Management

    For gaming studios EA's managers are definately above average, but their corporate leadership could benefit from deeper contact with the rest of the staff.


  2. Not Great

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Product Manager in San Francisco, CA
    No opinion of CEO

    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


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