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Updated April 25, 2018
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  • Work life balance disrupted during game launches and holidays (in 75 reviews)

  • Long hours, much overtime, stressful crunch times (in 85 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Large company with ability to give autonomy and trust to its employees.

    Cons

    Bureaucracy can slow things down.


  2. "Principal Architect"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Electronic Arts full-time

    Pros

    Great people to work with.
    Customer focussed.

    Cons

    Work life balance disrupted during game launches and holidays

  3. "Fun and Growing"

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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

    New and exciting times, CE is building new systems

    Cons

    Internal bickering is annoying amongst teams


  4. "I miss the early days"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    EA took more chances and grew fast in the early days under Trip Hawkins. It was fun, exciting and new. I left there in 1991.

    Cons

    As it grew bigger and fatter, life became more humdrum, and that tends to dampen creativity.

    Advice to Management

    Start a group to live and work like the early EA, with managers to match.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "I loved my EA experience and the people, but don't miss it."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Electronic Arts full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Fantastically talented and creative people
    Resources to make big ideas happen
    Feedback to help you learn and grow

    Cons

    Long commute from the city
    Reorgs frequently
    Bureaucracy

    Advice to Management

    Stay grounded
    You have great people, give them more space


  6. "Electronic Arts Review"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Great enviroment
    -Great people to work with
    -Many perks

    Cons

    Games development is very repetitive with iterations of the same game and same engine.
    No creativity in games.
    Very business oriented, always trying ways to take money from people that don't really fit a real game company.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "SRE @ EA"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Awesome company, great benefits. I like my boss ;)

    Cons

    Can be long hours on game teams

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to be"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Awesome culture. Friendly environment. Nerdy in a great way.

    Cons

    The company has made some recent mistakes - but I love how aware leadership is and is willing to change to make it right.


  9. "Horrible"

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    Current Employee - Associate Game Designer in El Paso, TX
    Current Employee - Associate Game Designer in El Paso, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very good at reselling same game year aftee year.

    Cons

    We are only about the money not the gamer. Have you not figured that out yet?

    Advice to Management

    Close your doors, forever.


  10. "Good Job"

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    Current Employee - Louisiana in Baton Rouge, LA
    Current Employee - Louisiana in Baton Rouge, LA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Lot of learning opportunities, get to work in the gaming industry.

    Cons

    No benefits for Contracters, required Furlough.

    Advice to Management

    Figure out a way to offer some benefits so you don't have to retrain people constantly.


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