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Awesome superiors and a lot of fun!

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at Electronic Arts as a contractor

Pros

The experience was an overall rewarding one. I learned so much about the art of PR- not necessarily the down and dirty media pitching and organization, but definitely the importance of great messaging and content.

Cons

The commute from the city was a piece of work. Also if you're not in love with video games, don't bother.

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    Ruthless meritocracy, reputation-based decision-making, strong talent

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    Current Employee - General Manager in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - General Manager in Redwood City, CA

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

    Pros

    1. High talent density
    2. Performance based merit (mostly)
    3. Reputation and credibility more powerful/influential than title
    4. Mostly work/life balance
    5. Superb at taking a game that works and making it super high quality & iterating on it
    6. Frequent internal employee surveys

    Cons

    1. Obsessively process driven
    2. Nearly impossible to develop new IP that isn't mostly derivative
    3. Yearly re-orgs: studio closures/consolidations/lay offs/re-assignments
    4. Internal competition for IP
    5. Sometimes "who you know" is more important than "what you know"

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    Less re-orgs please

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    Great people that I was able to work with, management drew the life out of it.

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Playa del Rey, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Playa del Rey, CA

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

    Pros

    My immediate manager and the people I worked with were awesome, and put a lot of effort into finding the next project for the studio to work on.

    Cons

    At least for the studio I worked at, upper management seemed to make a lot of promises about changes and direction, but failed to either provide one, or support the studio when we tried to take the initiative.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more up front about plans for teams, even if it's "We don't know what's going on for your future, but we need to solve this problem right now."

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