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A great learning experience, a less great earning experience

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Former Employee - Designer II in Salt Lake City, UT
Former Employee - Designer II in Salt Lake City, UT

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

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

Intelligent processes for making a profit by making video games. There is a lot of talent and opportunities there, if you know where to find it.

Cons

A few irregularities in staffing practices... A few bad apples can spoil the bunch. A large entity that is very concerned about bottom line that makes regular use of layoffs and project cancellations feels more like a machine than a family.

Advice to Management

There have been a few irregularities in staffing practices... and a few bad apples can spoil the bunch. Despite investing in the development of employees, it seems like they could do better at retention. It is not helpful to make efforts to build loyalty if it is not mutual.

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  1. Helpful (3)

    Depends on the team you're with....

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Redwood Shores, CA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Redwood Shores, CA

    I have been working at Electronic Arts full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    EA has a lot of benefits that get overlooked, such as health care, a fair time-off-work system, legal assistance, in-house gym, day care, etc. Things that may be more important for an older employee than someone fresh out of college. The work hours are actually very reasonable, especially for a game studio, and you get at least a full week off for winter holidays. Although, the work hour issue and quality of life at the office is very dependent on the studio you are with at EA.

    Cons

    The projects they have going aren't too exciting and there's a lot of red tape that gets in the way of employees trying to initiate projects that are exciting to them (some of which are likely beneficial for the company as a whole). There's a lot of filters for important information, enough so that most people you encounter are very skeptical of EA's priorities and decisions.

    Advice to Management

    Stop lying to the employees. It's frustrating to hear contradicting information because the senior level management wants to raise morale in a single speech. EA hires a lot of smart people. I truly believe if they are more open about company goals and issues with their employees, they can find some very creative and useful solutions proposed to them.


  2. Great company to be in

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Redwood City, CA

    I have been working at Electronic Arts full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Always interesting work
    - Great people to work with

    Cons

    - Inexperienced middle management
    - Bad reputation

    Advice to Management

    Build a culture for the entire company
    Rebuild the company's reputation in the industry


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