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Excellent work culture

Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Hyderābād (India)
Current Employee - Software Engineer in Hyderābād (India)

I have been working at Electronic Arts full-time for more than 5 years

Pros

scope for learning, internal mobility

Cons

compensation, less recognition and very less onsite opportunities

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  1.  

    Exciting place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Electronic Arts

    Pros

    - Lots of positive buzz
    - Outside of game team, sensible hours
    - Good perks, nice working environment
    - They are still going strong while others are folding but for how long?

    Cons

    - Some dinosaurs who keep getting promoted to keep them out of direct contact with people instead of letting them go
    - Some office space is quite dull
    - Not always open to fresh thinking
    - EA lets game producers dominate the business too much
    - Organisational structure is too deep; not enough contact between those who can make a difference and those who can facilitate this change
    - A bit of a glass ceiling for certain people. Long-term people valued in higher positions over newcomers with more experience
    - Not a place to join if you're looking to rise through the ranks. Don't join at a level you won't be happy at in 5-10 years time.
    - Way to get promoted is to leave, gain experience elsewhere, then come back. Many have done this (although many have also not come back!)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen more to the creative people 57 levels below you. They have ideas which will probably help keep EA going for years after other companies have folded around us.
    Recognize that some people like promotions and recently joined experts may be better suited to higher management jobs than others who've been their for decades who are stuck in a rut.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Interesting company, worth the overall experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Recruiter  in  Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Senior Recruiter in Montreal, QC (Canada)

    I have been working at Electronic Arts full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Very bright, motivated people. Good networking in the industry. Overall, loyal and dedicated people work there. Fun perks

    Cons

    Huge company, many layers, hard for top execs to really know and understand how a small (and important) studio runs. What ends up happening is poor decisions are made and you lose key talent

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Seek out advice from your local employees, empower them more. Look at how titles are given (senior vs not) etc

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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