Electronic Arts

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Very professional company, with a bit too much politics going on. Slow to move to new markets.

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

I have been working at Electronic Arts full-time (more than 10 years)

Pros

Projects you work on are among the bigger ones in the industry.
Engineering processes are pretty good (depending on the team you are on)
Benefits and campus

Cons

Politics
Career path, when you reach senior level, gets very limited.
The only option tends to work on massive projects. Very few opportunities to work on small projects that try to innovate quickly. That might change with the push to go to mobile.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Listen to your teams. Most top level managers (VP, GM's) are always behind the trends in the industry. One the other hand on the game teams, people tend to know what concepts are working out there. Get their feedback and ideas!

Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

830 Other Employee Reviews for Electronic Arts (View Most Recent)

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  1.  

    Great place to work if you love gaming

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Development Director II in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Development Director II in Salt Lake City, UT

    I have been working at Electronic Arts full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great people, very talented and fun to work with.
    Good work life balance
    Lots of opportunity for career advancement if you work long and hard enough
    Lots of opportunity to move around internally if you are willing to relocate

    Cons

    It is the game industry, can be very unstable

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think they are doing the best they can given the industry ups and downs and twists and turns.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great place to work, even as it was going through some growing pains.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Team Manager in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Team Manager in Austin, TX

    I worked at Electronic Arts full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    I worked with many amazing, smart and focused people who were all on the same page about getting the job done. Amenities were great, and I was provided enough autonomy to focus my efforts where I felt they were needed.

    Cons

    EA is going through changes and the growing pains were evident. Additionally, the multiple levels of management and overall segregation of departments and teams made some work difficult to accomplish.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ensure you've got the right people in the right places and things will go fine. Don't focus on titles or you'll fall back into the crazy amount of management-levels. And employ more RFTs and less contractors (on the non-development side).

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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