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Above average game studio

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Former Employee - Software Engineer II in Los Angeles, CA
Former Employee - Software Engineer II in Los Angeles, CA

I worked at Electronic Arts

Recommends
No opinion of CEO
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.

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  1. Not Great

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    Current Employee - Product Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Product Manager in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Electronic Arts

    No opinion of CEO
    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. Good starting career

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    Former Employee - Artist in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Artist in Orlando, FL

    I worked at Electronic Arts

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    fair compensation, good facility, stability

    Cons

    no creativity, rigid hierarchy, no career advancement.

    Advice to Management

    more challeges to the artists


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