Electronic Arts
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www.ea.com Redwood City, CA 5000+ Employees

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Great place to work, with some downsides

Development Manager (Current Employee)
Redwood City, CA

I have been working at Electronic Arts

ProsWorking in the gaming industry is a heck of a lot of fun. The people I've worked with have (in general) been very qualified, and have been great colleagues. Benefits are pretty good and there is lots of flexibility to set your own schedule. Good career advancement if you are willing to work hard for it.

ConsManagement is always chasing the hot thing of the moment, can never settle on anything. Company is extremely segmented/compartmentalized, leading to a lack of alignment on many key issues. Relatively poor salary compared to other companies in the area. Super long hours near milestones that are often unrealistically defined.

Advice to Senior ManagementDecide on a direction and stick with it. Clarify your objectives and communicate them out to the VPs more effectively. They're all running around like chickens with the heads cut off. Align your goals across the company and don't be afraid to mandate things that make sense.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Can be a good place to get your start in the industry

Software Engineer (Current Employee)
Orlando, FL

I have been working at Electronic Arts


Pros: - benefits are very good - if you're at the right place at the right time and… Cons: - management roles are not clearly defined - bonus pool funding is mysterious. its based on some "plan" that is not communicated. - large… Advice to Senior Management: Communicate how we're going to right the ship. Be more introspective and communicate to employees… More

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Great people, too segmented

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Redwood City, CA

I worked at Electronic Arts


Pros: Fantastic people, some of the best and the brightest in… Cons: Management constantly resets the course, not enough communication, large portions… Advice to Senior Management: Align goals and get people talking - choose a course… More

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