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Ambition and positive attitudes well received.

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Current Employee - Associate Producer in Redwood City, CA
Current Employee - Associate Producer in Redwood City, CA

I have been working at Electronic Arts

Pros

Big company and if given the right opportunities and working under competant managment you can go far. You will have the opportunity to with amazing people.

Cons

Being some a large company those unwilling to speak up can easily get lost in the shuffle. You will need to manage your career if you find your manager don't champion your best efforts.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Senior management can do a better job of communicating expectations and status of individual work. When your people are doing a good job let them know. I have had great managers who excel is this area but I have experienced management that does not communicate well when I may not be meeting expectations.

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    More Arts in Electronic Arts, please.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA

    I have been working at Electronic Arts

    Pros

    *Good benefits
    *Veteran leadership
    *Collegial work environment; input is welcome and solicited from many levels
    *Open communication from top down
    *Stability in a volatile field
    *Place where talent can shine
    *Ambition welcome, ego's checked

    Cons

    *It's a Producer's game company; meaning its about product... Not a game company driven by designers or artists. It's a company that tasks non-artists with artist's work, this is on major IPs! Good for the short term investor, bad for long term IP development.
    *Too many chiefs, not enough Indians
    *Culture is not that of a creative company, too big maybe?
    *Work / Life balance Zen restricted to those working business hours... not to those making games
    *Not many visionaries, lacks the rockstars that can fuel the passion

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Minimize outsourcing art & animation, too many games are looking like they were assembled at the mill and not crafted in the studio.

    Approves of CEO
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    Hit & Miss

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Associate Development Manager in Redwood City, CA
    Former Employee - Associate Development Manager in Redwood City, CA

    I worked at Electronic Arts

    Pros

    * Benefits are good, health, dental, vision, media library, discount on games
    * Good if you have a good manager who listens to you, but it is hit and miss
    * Flexible, but again, depends on the group. Some are better than others. I worked with both, the bad ones are pretty bad, but the good teams make you feel like family.

    Cons

    * Senior management doesn't always communicate, which makes your job harder.
    * Disorganization when it comes to corporate communication. We heard more things through news sites and blogs than from the executive team.
    * Some really bad managers which makes it hard to shape your career
    * More likely to be told where and what you're going to do, then find opportunities to move around with the same Label.
    * Sometimes advancement depends on who you suck up to.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    * Communication is key. Listen to your employees instead of managing by rumours.

    Disapproves of CEO
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