Electronic Arts

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Great experience, learned a lot and worked with some very smart people.

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Former Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in Redwood City, CA
Former Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in Redwood City, CA

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

Pros

Great perks, fun products and environment, good peers.

Cons

Pay scale is lower than traditional ranges, advancement can be difficult, politics can be difficult to navigate for those not interested in that type of environment, re-organizations occur too frequently.

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    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 (more than an 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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    Fairly good stability for the game industry.

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    Former Employee - Assistant Designer in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Assistant Designer in Orlando, FL

    I worked at Electronic Arts full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    The benefits are good, and I got more vacation time and paid holidays than most other people I know. The culture was fun, and I enjoyed the game I was working on.

    Cons

    The salary is lower than what you would get at most other places with the same experience and responsibility. The culture and bonuses will vary based on the game team you are associated with. Some teams will have to deal with much more stress than others.

    Also, even though the benefits are very good, they are significantly scaled down from what they were a few years ago. They no longer offer sabbatical, and some of the smaller benefits were eliminated entirely.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I worked with a variety of managers while there and some were better than others. The best managers I had were the ones that would focus on the people they were managing and doing everything possible to allow them to do their job.

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