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  • Pretty bad work/life balance when it's crunch time (in 70 reviews)

  • I would say that the worst thing would have been the very long hours that I had to work (in 77 reviews)

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  1. "Great Place to work"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Freelancer - Anonymous Freelancer in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Freelancer - Anonymous Freelancer in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people and work life balance. Room for career growth

    Cons

    The company is so big and there are so many studios that the process is different for each one.


  2. "Overall good, esp since new CEO came"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Producer in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Producer in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Electronic Arts full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits overall, growth opportunities and policies of equality and diversity. Meritocratic in general - do good and you'll be rewarded.

    Cons

    Large, slow but benevolent. Hierarchical and political to a fault. Failing into middle management is a norm, which is never great, but probably common as heck in this size company

    Advice to Management

    Take more risks

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Technical Artist"

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    Current Employee - Technical Artist in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Technical Artist in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Electronic Arts full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great people to work with and great pay.

    Cons

    You are just an asset to the corporate overlords and will be disposed of if it benefits the shareholders bottom line.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your people like they are the most important part o your business, because ultimately they are.


  4. "Consumer Insights Intern"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Consumer Insights Intern in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Intern - Consumer Insights Intern in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Electronic Arts as an intern

    Pros

    - Great team of smart, dedicated individuals
    - Fast-paced environment
    - Great benefits (health care, etc.) and plenty of free food
    - Good work-life balance

    Cons

    - Would benefit from being more deadline oriented. Lots of projects came into fruition, but never finished, at least during the time that I was there.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work-life/balance and employee benefits. Most employees in the LA office where I worked were motivated and dedicated to their jobs.


  5. Helpful (6)

    "Good benefit...Politics and unfairness"

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    Former Employee - Senior Artist in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Artist in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Electronic Arts full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    One of the best perks in industry

    Cons

    Unfair and speculated performance review and you better make good friends with bosses otherwise there is no long term career at EA. It is just a pay check. No enthusiasm be found but plenty of work zombies will be found. punch in, punch out. as long as stock price is up, everything's fine. Feel bad for devs who work hard without knowing other slackers making way more money. No transparency except prepared transparency to control devs.

    Advice to Management

    Please treat EA people well especially one that stay with company long


  6. "twice contract QA tester"

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    Former Contractor - Quality Assurance/Game Tester in Buena Park, CA
    Former Contractor - Quality Assurance/Game Tester in Buena Park, CA
    Recommends

    I worked at Electronic Arts as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    They had people that really new what they were doing and always willinf to help with any questions everyone really seemed to love what they were doing

    Cons

    The lack of chances to get off a contract position and become regular full time but even then still high chances for layoffs after project completion


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Depends on your lifestyle"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer II in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer II in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Electronic Arts full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Entertaining people- things to brag about
    very good insurance and benefit plan
    something good to have on your resume

    Cons

    people with strict faces
    corp job sometimes could be depressing

    Advice to Management

    nahh

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great People, Questionable Direction"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Electronic Arts full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great people to work with, smart, with good experience.

    Cons

    For my team we didnt really seem to have a direction, instead we were being used to supplement whatever mobile studio needed help at the time, it felt like management didn't really see how we fit in.


  9. "Great Company"

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    Former Employee - Technical Director in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Technical Director in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Electronic Arts full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    People are hardworking, passionate.
    Leadership is incredibly strong

    Cons

    Slow to enter new markets, business models. Not /the/ leader in mobile

    Advice to Management

    Keep focusing on Player First. Andrew, you're doing a great job!


  10. Helpful (1)

    "EA Software Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer II in Playa Vista, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer II in Playa Vista, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    bball, discount and free games, free gym, good benefits, great co-workers

    Cons

    typically sub median pay, questionable management decisions

    Advice to Management

    less politics and make more quality products


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