Electronic Arts

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They have the potential to make some of the greatest games

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Former Employee - Senior Designer in Fairfax, VA
Former Employee - Senior Designer in Fairfax, VA

I worked at Electronic Arts full-time (more than 10 years)

Pros

- EA has excellent benefit packages and the salaries can be competitive, depending on the studio location.
- Good educational opportunities
- They have a huge library of IPs and technology

Cons

- They have a habit of absorbing smaller studios, which have a history of crumbling after a couple of years.
- They need to better monitor management of individual studios.
- They are not innovating as much as they used to.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

You should survey the employees at various studios on a more frequent basis. You will likely find early signs of a studio veering off track long before it actually does.

Recommends
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Disapproves of CEO

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    Electronic Arts Gaming Company

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    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Redwood City, CA
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Redwood City, CA

    I worked at Electronic Arts full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    You were expected to have fun during work and lots of opportunities to do that. You could easily interact with many people in different organizations and network. Highly motivated workforce.

    Cons

    Depending on you job advancement was limited. The IT support model was not the best and it took a long time to get projects approved, funded and completed. Expected work/life balance was not the most balanced at times. Took advantage of the hiring a lot of contractors so a lot of new faces constantly.

    Recommends
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    Approves of CEO
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    Its all in the game

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

    I have been working at Electronic Arts full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Makes products that appeals to a wide range of end consumers
    Lots of changes upcoming in the Video Gaming space both on hardware and software side
    Behemoth that has stood the test of times and ready to transform itself with changing times

    Cons

    Stale management who have been around for too long
    Long legacy is a baggage
    Bad acquisition strategy

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to communicate with the lower rung

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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