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Electronic Arts Interview Questions in Los Angeles, CA

Updated Aug 7, 2017
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    Coordinator Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Electronic Arts (Los Angeles, CA) in June 2017.

    Interview

    Interview started with a phone screening with HR. Then I had several phone interviews over a month before coming into the office for an in person. Everyone was very nice and more than accommodating with my existing work schedule.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a time you had to work with someone who didn't agree with you and what you did.   Answer Question

  2.  

    Community Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at Electronic Arts (Los Angeles, CA) in April 2017.

    Interview

    Structured, very formal and professional. Make the applier feel welcomed and at home. No stress included, but yet held their head high. Thank you EA for such a good experience!

    Interview Questions

    • What experience do you have with working with a large community.   1 Answer
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    Community Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 6+ weeks. I interviewed at Electronic Arts (Los Angeles, CA) in May 2016.

    Interview

    One recruiter phone interview. Three hiring manager and team member phone interviews. Seven in-person interview including a trip to their headquarters in Redwood. Everyone was really nice, not one hard question, since i worked in the field for years I was very prepared and had answer for everything they inquired. In fact I asked them questions they had no answers for.

    Interview Questions

    • Background of skills, team member working relationship,   Answer Question

  4. Helpful (1)  

    Writer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at Electronic Arts (Los Angeles, CA) in May 2014.

    Interview

    I was contacted by a recruiter. The process was very lengthy. I was first contacted in April, but was not offered the position until late June. I think I interviewed with at least 7 people and each phone conversation was pretty long. Eventually I was flown out to interview in person.

    Interview Questions

    • What approach do you take to solve problems? What inspires you? There were a lot more but it's been a while since the interview.   Answer Question

  5.  

    Sales Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Los Angeles, CA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 6 weeks. I interviewed at Electronic Arts (Los Angeles, CA) in January 2013.

    Interview

    Contacted recruiter directly, heard back from him in a month. The phone screening was very technical and long. was told would let me know within 3 days. But never did. I followed up 3 times. No response at all. I really feel like I am a good fit. And was pretty sad that recruiter didn't give me a response. Yes, nothing!!!

    Interview Questions

    • how to use some pricing models to get promotional price?
      2 case studies   Answer Question

  6.  

    Strategic Marketing Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Los Angeles, CA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Electronic Arts (Los Angeles, CA) in October 2012.

    Interview

    I heard about the opening through a friend who works there and was able to bypass HR and speak directly with the hiring manager. Following that phone interview I was contacted by HR and brought in for in-person interviews. The interviews were panel style and lasted 4 hours.

    Interview Questions

    • The first thing I was asked to do was sit down at a computer and play an online/Facebook game. I was given a sheet of questions and 30 minutes to play the game, and answer the questions. It was recommended that I also put together a PPT presentation as the next 30 minutes was me presenting to the person that would be my boss and 2 other members of the team. Questions ranged from how I would market the game, thoughts for bringing in new players, thoughts on partnerships, etc.   1 Answer

  7. Helpful (1)  

    Development Director Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Electronic Arts (Los Angeles, CA).

    Interview

    Very well managed interview process, actually by far the promptest and most responsive hiring team I have encountered. I had applied online a few months back before EA reached out to me. Luckily I was still in the market. An HR recruiter called me and scheduled a quick interview. At the end of the phone call he asked me if I was available for a phone interview with the hiring manager. He promptly scheduled the next phone interview for the next day. The phone interview with the hiring manager went well and again at the end of the conversation she indicated she wanted me to come in for a face to face. I was invited to go to the EA office in Playa Vista. My face to face consisted of 3 people and 3 hours of interviewing. Overall the experience was pleasant, quick and fun. A week after my interview I got a call from HR asking me for a background check and an offer.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    Some wiggle room but overall they were pretty set on their offer.

  8. Helpful (5)  

    Financial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Los Angeles, CA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Electronic Arts (Los Angeles, CA) in February 2012.

    Interview

    I applied online and heard back a week later from the recruiter. I then had a phone interview with the recruiter the next day and was told the next day that I would be moving forward with a phone interview with the hiring manager. I had a 30 minute phone interview with the hiring manager a few days later and was also told a few hours later that I would be moving forward. A few days later, I went to the office for the final round interview. The final round interview consisted of four in person interviews including the hiring manager. It lasted around 2.5 hours.

    The questions asked for all these interviews were pretty basic and mostly consisted of easy fit questions and questions such as rate your Excel skills. I was surprised that none of my interviewers were video game players. Most of them said that they don't really play any video games. There isn't anything wrong with this but for a gaming company, I would expect the employees to be enthusiastic about gaming. The interview process moved quickly although I found the final interview to be disorganized and the interviewers to be rude. Some of the interviewers made me wait 20-30 minutes before they came to interview me. I am giving this interview experience a negative rating as after this interview I have not heard any response even after I followed up with them. I also did not like waiting for 20-30 minutes during the interview rounds which is also why I am giving a negative rating. The process was fast however.

    Interview Questions


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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Los Angeles, CA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Electronic Arts (Los Angeles, CA) in January 2010.

    Interview

    Appeared for an on-campus interview.
    Was selected for the next round, then had 2 phone interviews.

    Interview Questions

    • Why would you want to join the gaming industry when everyday so many people are fired?   1 Answer
    • Explain the merge sort algorithm   2 Answers

  10. Helpful (1)  

    Lead Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Electronic Arts (Los Angeles, CA) in January 2008.

    Interview

    Met with many members of the technical team and studio heads. Different groups of the different studio teams came in groups to ask questions about experience and how I would handle specific problems. They described the project responsibilities and asked about various projects in the past.

    Interview Questions

    • Ask to describe how to write a lighting equation in a vertex shader. It had been a while since I had done graphics programming.   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    Easy to negotiate.


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