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Electronic Arts Redwood City Reviews

Updated July 21, 2017
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Redwood City, CA

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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. Helpful (1)

    "A great place for women"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director of Marketing in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Director of Marketing in Redwood City, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Awesome parental leave policy, on-site daycare, employee resource groups, long-term career growth, d&i focus, smart execs and competative pay. Also, Starbucks on-site :)

    Cons

    Can be challenging for many who don't understand large company politics. Can be a little slow moving if coming from a start-up.

    Advice to Management

    Everyone is noticing innovation and change within the company. Keep up the great work & continue to hire folks who will challenge the status quo!


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Game Designer in Redwood City, CA
    Current Intern - Game Designer in Redwood City, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Electronic Arts as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good culture
    Good benefits
    Great people
    Management actually cares about employees and customers

    Cons

    Can be hard to get noticed
    Not a lot of original ideas
    Local area can be expensive to live in

  3. Helpful (3)

    "Love it here!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fun environment, intelligent people and a successful, exciting business.

    Cons

    Compensation is below market for many people and it is difficult to be promoted.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Working in gaming is awesome"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director of Global Social and Mobile Campaign Planning in Redwood City, CA
    Former Employee - Director of Global Social and Mobile Campaign Planning in Redwood City, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Electronic Arts (More than a year)

    Pros

    Fantastic product and great opportunities to diversify within the company. Fantastic rewards including generous share options and spot rewards

    Cons

    Large organisation, some degree of bureaucracy


  5. Helpful (3)

    "Program Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Redwood City, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Electronic Arts full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The company over all has a great culture, the benefits are great and the people are down to earth and inspiring to be around.

    Cons

    The base pay can be a bit better. Since we live in California, it's tough to live in such an expensive market. The company should show more support in this area.

    Advice to Management

    Raise the base pay so you don't lose to competitors like Apple and Facebook.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "A wonderful hame development studio and publisher that supports growth, good culture and family."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Environment Artist in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Environment Artist in Redwood City, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Electronic Arts (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Supports family and live work balance. Various sub cultures nurture internal growth by allowing folks to jump between roles. Some pursue new interests while others nurture existing ones. Professionals without ego are hired and sharing of development and knowledge is important.

    Cons

    In the development studio the high-school sub culture can get old. Some are more mature than others but this is also nature of the industry.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your team. Lead efforts to build team culture. Recognize strengths, nurture. Don't pretend you care, show us. In 1:1s think about how we feel when you speak with us, nurture that relationship and mutual respect.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Pretty nice place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Redwood City, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Electronic Arts (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great work life balance, many employees stay around for 10+ years

    Cons

    Hard to get promoted especially with people sticking around for a long time

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Marketing, brand and content strategy."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager, Content and Digital Strategy in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Manager, Content and Digital Strategy in Redwood City, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great brands, great people. Most employees are good at what they do and pour heart and sweat into their job by passion.

    Cons

    Very political environment in the marketing departments. Difficult to be promoted despite working hard and delivering results. More and more people come from outside the video game industry. Less understanding of the core gaming culture.

    Advice to Management

    Less decision makers, more individual accountability, less compromise on quality.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Strategic Sourcing Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Strategic Sourcing Manager in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Strategic Sourcing Manager in Redwood City, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Electronic Arts (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Fun culture. Awesome products. Room for growth.

    Cons

    Lifestyle over pay, and a lot of red tape blocking innovation


  10. "Program Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Redwood City, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Extremely fast work environment. Work slow in order to work fast, but be ready to multi task. You will learn a great deal about the business.

    Cons

    Extreme multi-tasking. If you make minor mistakes, your reputation will decline very quickly. Very political environment. Occasionally difficult to perform your role with several departments holding you back due to established processes.


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