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If innovation is what you crave, stay away from EA

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Former Employee - Senior Game Designer in Orlando, FL
Former Employee - Senior Game Designer in Orlando, FL

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

Pros

Great perks around campuses
Loads of talented people
Great discounts
Decent compensation
You can seemingly skate by and be lazy for years if you're into that sort of thing

Cons

Bloated management structures
Lack of drive towards innovation or new IP
Absolutely not a meritocracy
Senior staff seems to still be in place (and getting promoted) after doing nothing but drive the stock price into the dirt

Advice to ManagementAdvice

How is JR still the CEO?!? And Peter Moore COO?! Since those two joined EA the stock has been in a nose dive. Obviously not everything is their fault, but this company needs new blood and fresh ideas.

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    Electronic Arts(EA) according to me is very much exciting even there is a hardsome jobs.

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    Current Employee - Senior Game Designer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Game Designer in New York, NY

    I have been working at Electronic Arts (more than a year)

    Pros

    A reason is its hard work in all section of software managing...

    Cons

    some of the important downside is continous hardworking..

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Advice that can be given is go beyond of your outside world..........

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    Definitely a corporate entity, but not as evil as the 'net believes.

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    Former Employee - Associate Producer in Fairfax, VA
    Former Employee - Associate Producer in Fairfax, VA

    I worked at Electronic Arts full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Generous PTO, matching 401(k), incredible work environment. EA offered a one-time discount on purchasing any game console (don't know if they still have that).

    Cons

    Monolithic organization structure, driven to make a profit at all costs. Crunch time can be overwhelming (when isn't it) though the studio I worked at was not typical of other EA studios.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better oversight of studio management (not more or less, just better) would be my advice. I worried often that some of the people in studio management were business school shills and that EA corporate was going to take the blame for their mistakes. Mind those local folks and look over their sholders just a smidge more often.

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