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Electronic Arts Redwood City Reviews

Updated October 23, 2017
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  • Pretty bad work/life balance when it's crunch time (in 72 reviews)

  • I would say that the worst thing would have been the very long hours that I had to work (in 79 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Program Manager"

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    • 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 (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.


  2. Helpful (4)

    "Pretty nice place to work"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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

  3. 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.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Strategic Sourcing Manager"

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    • 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


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Program Manager"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Good company after all"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company to work for

    Cons

    A lot of bureaucracy which is difficult to deal with


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Electronic Arts"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Deployment Technician in Redwood City, CA
    Former Employee - Deployment Technician in Redwood City, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Electronic Arts (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great atmosphere to work in. Great staff, friendly management. Equipment is up to date and the latest software packages are a plus.

    Cons

    No cons, overall good experience working at Electronic Arts.

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Work there, you'll love it."

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

    I worked at Electronic Arts full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great culture with fun products. Good benefits.

    Cons

    None, I would work there again.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to drive the industry and not just follow.


  9. Helpful (5)

    "Much better than it had been"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Can be a fun place to work, but don't expect to goof around all day. There are gaming areas that you can go play some computer or console games here and there.
    Coworkers are passionate about creating something great.
    Game credits to get new EA games for free.
    On site game and movie rental is awesome.

    Cons

    The biggest issue I had with working at EA was all the hate that some consumers would throw at the company, even if it wasn't a project I worked on. It is best to try to ignore that and keep focused on doing good work.
    Cafeteria food could be better.

    Advice to Management

    Things are much better once Andrew Wilson got in as CEO. Continue to push great user experience and focusing on fun. Realize when you need to delay a launch if something is not ready. Previously, we would ship stuff before it should have in order to meet delivery dates. Andrew seems to realize that short term decisions like that can end up burning our reputation in the long run. Make our customers happy and the rest will follow. We have a lot of talent and passion, so continue to foster that.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Great company to work for, lots of smart capable people"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director of Data Science in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Director of Data Science 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 culture here is very accepting of diversity. Generally this is a place that values people and promotes a healthy community as well as a healthy business. The benefits are good.

    Cons

    There isn't really a lot to complain about. It does really help if you are a video gamer to work here.


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