Electronic Arts

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Electronic Arts

Pros

The environment is very nice. I like it

Cons

It is just too big.

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    Good place to be employed

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    Former Employee - Animator
    Former Employee - Animator

    I worked at Electronic Arts as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    A friendly place to work, flexible timing, respected and mature coworkers

    Cons

    As a contractor you don't get any benefit and you are on your own.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Nice to see inside game industry, but get out the first chance you get

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    Former Employee - Senior QA Tester in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Senior QA Tester in Montreal, QC (Canada)

    I worked at Electronic Arts full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Fun times with great coworkers, that is when not being demolished by "voluntary" overtime
    - Company events can be very fun
    - Nice work utilities and benefits
    - Some games were fun to test, but most were useless filth.

    Getting out of this company was probably the best decision I made.

    Cons

    - Insanely bad salary. Nothing compared to software industry standards. Continuously fed lies about raises ... which were delayed until after I left.
    - Moving up can be possible, but way too much "buddy-buddy" system going on. The higher you move up, the more "friends" you have.
    - Testers still viewed as replaceable. The more they treat them like that, the higher the turnover will be.
    - Developers hardly listen to ideas/advice from testers. Some stupid ideas made by a few idiots have cost the jobs of the entire development team.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Instead of giving programers so much money, give testers what they deserve as well. Especially considering the bugs testers find is due to some coded garbage.
    - Fire managers who keep on making stupid decisions. There's a reason why EA's stock is no longer in the top 100 NASDAQ Index.
    - Facilitate career development for testers, don't base it on friends but instead on performance reviews.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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