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My Dream Job, Best Job I EVER Had

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Former Employee - Systems Administrator  in  Redwood City, CA
Former Employee - Systems Administrator in Redwood City, CA

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

Pros

I worked for EA for 5 years. I'd still be there if they hadn't outsourced my position. It was my dream job and it was was everything I could have ever wanted it to be and then some. I worked my tail off but seeing advertisements for products on TV and being able to play those products first hand was VERY motivating.

Cons

The company likes to outsource to pad the bottom dollar line which is a shame. Across the planet, EA employees everywhere are some of the most skilled and dedicated people Ive ever had the pleasure of working with. Offshorer's dont care and they cause quality to suffer.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Getting rid of John Riccitello was a great first step. Step 2, TAP BACK INTO EMPLOYEE OWNERSHIP AND BUY IN BY STOPPING THE OFFSHORING OF JOBS!! Clone Larry Probst and keep the guy as CEO!!

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    Great company when middle men are cut out

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Electronic Arts full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    +Working with the development team is fun even in crunch
    +DD's and designers are passionate about the games they work on
    +Entry level employees are encouraged to speak up during the development process
    +Managers do try to encourage workers to maintain a decent work/life balance

    Cons

    -QA middle managers slow the game development process down
    -QA is addicted to the process and number of bugs , not Quality
    -Crunch time can go to the extreme sometimes
    -Feature Creep is a weekly occurrence after alpha
    - Middle managers are every where, who are not on the same page

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Audit the management system from QA to DD's and clean it up

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    Approves of CEO
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    A good place to work

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    Current Employee - Development Manager
    Current Employee - Development Manager

    I have been working at Electronic Arts full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    A excellent place to work if your interested in established brands. Great benefits, excellent offices, and fun environment.

    Cons

    Slow to adopt new platforms, or new brands. Poor control over spending and high volume of work.

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    No opinion of CEO
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