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Great place to work on games with smart people

Technical Director (Current Employee) Redwood City, CA

ProsVery smart people with a lot of experience making games, how could it get better?
Diverse IP over a wide variety of platforms including mobile and social.

ConsIT and Digital projects take too long and in some cases don't suit the game teams needs.

Advice to Senior ManagementBetter project management of internal digital service projects.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Experience Varies Widely Depending On Group- Can Be Fantastic

    Marketing (Current Employee) Redwood City, CA

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


    Pros: Perks are amazing (large amounts of PTO relative to other companies, free gym membership in on-site gym, decent healthcare, 401K matching etc), robust corporate philanthropy… Cons: Management's recent focus seems to be on recruiting new talent sometimes at the expense of current employees, some groups can be very political, some groups… Advice to Senior Management: In addition to finding new talent outside the company, don't forget about the top-notch talent you already have; prioritize singling out and accelerating the… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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    Despite being told not to join the ranks at Tiburon by many friends and former colleagues, I did anyway -- big mistake.

    Development Director (Former Employee) Orlando, FL

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


    Pros: The major pro to joining EA is getting to work on AAA gaming titles at almost any studio. They own some of the biggest… Cons: Horrible work-life balance on any game team. Be prepared, especially on Madden, to be under a constant microscope where management, especially marketing, will continually… Advice to Senior Management: Building a game is simply like building any complex piece of software. EA Tiburon has "implemented" Agile/SCRUM, yet does't really adhere to the rules… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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