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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.

Other Employee Reviews for Electronic Arts

  1. 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


  2. Helpful (2)

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

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Copywriter in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Copywriter in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

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


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