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Former Employee - IT Program Manager  in  Redwood Shores, CA
Former Employee - IT Program Manager in Redwood Shores, CA

I worked at Electronic Arts as a contractor for more than 3 years

Pros

Great gym, great commute and great people.

Cons

The new CTO and technical organization is not in touch with the requirements of the business and systems stakeholders.

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Need to align the goals of the business with the horrible mismanagement of the new CTO and his organization.

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    Fast-paced and superdynamic environment, tight turnarounds -- but "work hard, play hard"

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    Current Employee - ECommerce Operations  in  Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - ECommerce Operations in Redwood City, CA

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

    Pros

    Lots of cool perqs for full-time employees like free onsite gym access, free digital and physical games, beautiful facilities, and all kinds of outreach and organizational opportunities. Work hours in my department are flexible and my peers are creative, intelligent, hardworking people. Fun and interesting to work in the video game industry.

    Cons

    Major deploys or product announcements mean long hours for weeks at a time (10-12+ hour days, sometimes weekends). Lack of organization/forward planning by development teams results in severe production crunch further down the line.

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    The people are great, the politics are not

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    Former Employee - Engineering Manager  in  Redwood Shores, CA
    Former Employee - Engineering Manager in Redwood Shores, CA

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

    Pros

    EA has a great number of hugely talented individuals, lots of cool projects to work on, lots of great tech to play with, plus great benefits. Each studio has its own culture and it can be very interesting to see how each is run.

    Cons

    The atmosphere is highly profit driven, to the detriment of quality in many cases. Politics and jockeying for power or recognition is rampant. People can often be treated as disposable resources once a project is complete or changes direction. There is a lack of consistency between the various organizations in how they not only run their business but how they treat their employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    EA would not be losing ground to other smaller companies in both reputation and market share if it could get closer to its roots, and focus on quality over quantity. More needs to be done from an oversight perspective on how individual business units are run, since some treat their employees like dirt while others treat them like gold. You want everyone to be treated like they are important and give enough freedom so each employee can not only excel in their own element, but also feel like part of the team. That isn't the case in every part of the organization.

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