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Good working environment with great benefits and employee perks

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  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA

I have been working at Electronic Arts full-time (More than 5 years)

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

Pros

Compensation is commensurate with job expectations. Creativity and thinking outside the norm are encouraged. Strong benefits package and the Redwood Shores campus is very nice with onsite cafe and gym.

Cons

Gamer culture can get a little annoying if you aren't a hard core gamer yourself. There have been a number of reductions in force followed by employee growth followed by more cuts. It can get tiresome looking over your shoulder all the time.

Advice to Management

Stop making expensive acquisitions and investing in trends that fizzle out, (Nintendo Wii, Facebook games) and stick to what the company does well and has a long term future.

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  1. Contractors Galore!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I have been working at Electronic Arts as a contractor (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Nice people to work with - there's creative types, gamer geeks and some genuinely cool people! Execs are mostly pretty down to earth and approachable. I liked the cafe and the "green" campus at Redwood Shores! Seriously good facilities!

    Cons

    Same old big company bureacracy, and boy... everyone is a contractor! Contractors get treated like sub-humans/Zombies as the analogy goes in Gaming!

    Advice to Management

    When you ask your middle-managers for advice, take it. And think about taking risks every once in a while, even though the reality is that gamers will still play your games.... but they will also switch if something better comes along!


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    Nightmare to work here

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Producer in Redwood City, CA
    Former Employee - Producer in Redwood City, CA

    I worked at Electronic Arts part-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great gym on campus and pretty good cafe. Interesting games to work on.

    Cons

    Politics run ramped here, more than other companies I've worked at. Extremely long hours, if you aren't living at the job you aren't fitting in. If you don't fit in they target you to get you out. Horrible Management and no appreciation for hard work.

    Advice to Management

    Change the overall attitude of the company. The culture is horrible.


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