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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.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

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No opinion of CEO

Other Reviews for Electronic Arts

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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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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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 for 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
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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