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Overall good work environment, facilities, culture (can only comment on area I worked in)

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Former Employee - Recruiter in Redwood City, CA
Former Employee - Recruiter in Redwood City, CA

I worked at Electronic Arts

Pros

Great facilities i.e. cafeteria (food and prices), full basketball court, locker rooms, work out facility; large auditorium and atrium; large grassy area where many summertime events take place and games everywhere; friendly people.

Cons

Typical of large organizations with office politics, managing "up" aka "brown nosing" and being recognized and rewarded for it. Minimal visibility to upper management and poor communication channel to individual contributor ranks. Poor decision to listen to analysts and innovate while competitors focused on sequels which contributed to EA's overall demise.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Improve customer relations (being innovative and doing things different should not be mistaken for making bad decisions); figure out how to manage company image, improve PR and begin that process INTERNALLY! Facilitate an environment where internal issues can be voiced and ask for solutions.

Doesn't Recommend
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    Okay place to work, but not great by far

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA

    I have been working at Electronic Arts

    Pros

    Could be fun place to work, people try to make things easier for new employees, lots of work that needs to be done, encourage taking charge

    Cons

    Always felt that you would be let go at any moment, management didn't really seem like they know what they are doing, management also seemed fake and it felt they are forced to act "nice," pay and benefits were very poor, not easy to move up or around the company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    People like Peter Moore should be given more leadership roles. He has a much better understanding of where the game industry is going and what EA needs to do.

    No opinion of CEO
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    EA lost it's mojo

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    Current Employee - Sales and Marketing in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Sales and Marketing in Redwood City, CA

    I have been working at Electronic Arts

    Pros

    Products have high brand value and recognition
    Campus is highly conducive for work, as well as play
    Generally people are great.

    Cons

    Feels like EA lost it's mojo - used to be great in both product development and publishing
    The label structure while the intention and the spirit was the right thing, the implemention of the idea was reckless and expensive.
    Marketing execution is by the book, except the book was written 15 years ago - EA marketing can and should be more creative.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    go back to basics
    be a practioner of Kaizen - continue to improve things through well thought planning and testing.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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