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Electronic Arts Redwood City Reviews

Updated April 21, 2017
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  • Pretty bad work/life balance when it's crunch time (in 68 reviews)

  • Crunch time can be a nightmare and requires long hours for several months on end if you're trying to ship a product (in 77 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Best tech entertainment company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

    very progressive way of approaching business and truly aspiring to create not only a great work place but to deliver what consumers really want

    Cons

    not many. greater ability to work remotely would be nice.

    Advice to Management

    keep thinking about the future and organic growth


  2. "Electronic Arts"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    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 a year)

    Pros

    Overall EA is a great place to work - very good benefits, and the people who work there are by and large very smart and creative. There is a lot of opportunity to learn so much about the gaming industry. This is an invaluable experience.

    Cons

    This is corporate America, so expect re-orgs. However, constant reorganization makes it very nerve wracking and stressful. You can't settle in to do your job without worrying if you're going lose your job every day. Theres no real security - you're at the whim of what the guys at the top decide the next org structure should look like. A former colleague told me she went through 5 re-orgs in 5 years, and just couldn't take it any longer- the uncertainty and lack of communication was just too stressful.

    Advice to Management

    Stop re-orging and let people settle into their jobs. You're going to get the best out of people when they feel secure and happy. And trust them. They're smart. That's why you hired them. They'll figure things out.


  3. "Very positive!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Intern in Redwood City, CA
    Former Intern - Intern in Redwood City, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Electronic Arts as an intern (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good location, good pay, good intern perks, interesting projects. Coworkers are super friendly and care about the work. Everyone is a huge gamer.

    Cons

    Intern program is very loosely structured, so some interns get way more work than others. In-state students sometimes don't get relocation packages.

    Advice to Management

    Organize the intern program so everyone has an equal amount of work. Additionally, pay instate students relocation benefits.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Data Analyst"

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

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

    Pros

    Great Benefits & culture. Easy to build a network. Decent internal career opportunities.Free games. Good work-life balance.

    Cons

    It would be good if you love games.


  6. "Great place to work!"

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

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

    Pros

    Very interesting work -- right at the intersection of entertainment, software, sports and digital platform.

    Cons

    not certain about where the company's next growth area might be

    Advice to Management

    need to make smarter decisions in the mobile and emerging tech space to ensure our future remains bright


  7. "Disorganized"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Intern - IT Operation in Redwood City, CA
    Former Intern - IT Operation in Redwood City, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Learned a lot of things on my own. Lived in Silicon Valley.

    Cons

    People were getting hired and fired all of the time so you could have good relationship with a co-worker one day and they would be gone the next. This internship was definitely one of the most disorganized one. There were barely any structure and I had to actively look for more responsibility to take on. Managers and co-workers were hard to reach since they mostly work remotely or are traveling.

    Advice to Management

    Have more define structure and be more consistent.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "It's a big company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior QA Analyst in Redwood City, CA
    Former Employee - Senior QA Analyst in Redwood City, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Electronic Arts full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    There is a strong, previously established ladder to climb no matter what line of business you fall under.

    Cons

    It's easy to get lost on the way up that ladder. It can also be difficult to find empathy when so much focus for development and people management is centered on KPIs.

    Advice to Management

    None.


  9. "Working at Electronic Arts"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lead Artist in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Lead Artist in Redwood City, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Electronic Arts full-time

    Pros

    Great campus, great gym, good benefits, solid line up of game products, wild range of supported platform, good family friendly work environment.

    Cons

    Lack of vertical career opportunities, lack of training opportunities for production artists, can do much better for employees that had young kids, especially for nursing mom. Still see gap between female and male employees, in both pay and career opportunities


  10. "Pretty pleasant experience"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Associate Animator in Redwood City, CA
    Current Contractor - Associate Animator in Redwood City, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Electronic Arts as a contractor

    Pros

    -Very chill and treated very well by management
    -Great ammenities : awesome cafeteria, fancy gym, aesthetically pleasing lobby
    -a lot of events happen that make the culture exciting and relaxing
    -occasionally free food
    -TGIF!

    Cons

    -Mostly work on the same Sims franchise, so you won't get a chance to experience working for other genres

    Advice to Management

    doing great! Wish there were programs that encourage growth by offering classes to learn about other complementary fields, such as coding, other 3d programs, etc. Or perhaps something like Google's Bungie program


  11. "Software Engineer Intern"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer Intern in Redwood City, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer Intern in Redwood City, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Benefits, Flexibility, work from home

    Cons

    I haven't come across to any



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