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Much improved since the EA Spouse days

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Austin, TX
Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Austin, TX

I have been working at Electronic Arts full-time (more than an year)

Pros

Fair compensation, bonuses, and stock incentives
Interesting technologies to work with
Some very cool projects to work on
Lots of great talent and great people to work with
Good benefits including employee stock purchase program

Cons

Frequent changes in direction, one of the downsides of working for a publicly traded publisher
Upper management still has the habit of chasing competitors

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Pick a direction and stick with it to completion
Focus more on fostering innovation than chasing the competition

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    A big company with small company thinking

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA

    I have been working at Electronic Arts

    Pros

    Smart, respectful coworkers
    Lots of non-monetary benefits
    Flexible schedules
    Gorgeous campus

    Cons

    Not sure the management is taking the company in the right direction
    Lots of unnecessary and unproductive bureaucracy
    Not a lot of confidence in decision making on an institutional level
    Not a lot of professional development support or growth opportunity - you have to forge your own path without mentorship

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Choose a path and go down that path with confidence!
    Empower managers to make QUICK decisions
    Develop new IP and believe in it, even if it isn't successful immediately - look at Seinfeld, X Files, The Office...
    Most importantly - people want to play games that are FUN and interesting. They don't always have to look that good or have the most awesome tech if people can't put them down or become completely engrossed in the story.

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
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    You have to be strong and willing to seize the opportunities when they are there or be lost in the masses.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA

    I have been working at Electronic Arts

    Pros

    Talented and passionate individuals, great benefits, all types of people are accepted here.

    Cons

    Exec management seems to react and make decisions out of excitement or passion, not always what's most rational and truly best for business and health of the organization.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I wonder how differently the company could operate if we weren't in blind silos. We pit studios against one another instead of building relationships between them. We could consider streamlining some of our core tech functions instead of establishing multiple fascets that try to out-do each other.

    No opinion of CEO
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