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Updated November 17, 2018
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Pros
  • "Maintains polies of vigorous honesty and healthy work-life balance" (in 103 reviews)

  • "Electronic Arts manages to create a very pleasant work environment despite being one of the largest in the business" (in 144 reviews)

Cons
  • "Horrible hours (no work life balance)" (in 78 reviews)

  • "Long hours, much overtime, stressful crunch times" (in 84 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Order Management"

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    Current Employee - Order Management Specialist in Louisville, KY
    Current Employee - Order Management Specialist in Louisville, KY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The best Healhcare plan. Some people I know pay anywhere from 3,000.00 to 9,000.00 a year on a deductible which isn't insurance at all. EA's deductible is $150.00 a year. The insurance covers almost all surgeries with very little out of pocket cost. They offer a 401K and ESPP where you receive 15% discount on stock at the lowest running purchase price in a 6 month time frame. WOW.

    Cons

    Would like to work from home.


  2. "love it!"

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

    Pros

    they have good graphics yay

    Cons

    you have to stay there all day : (

  3. "DICE Los Angeles"

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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

    Pros

    Great team to work with

    Cons

    Small team with no internal technology development


  4. "Great culture, but not a lot of opportunities for individual growth"

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    Former Employee - Game Advisor in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Game Advisor in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great office culture, fun events, easy to network within the company, opportunities for secondments (kind of like internal internships), and fantastic healthcare.

    Cons

    Upward mobility is difficult, frequent reorgs, different management styles across all teams, somewhat toxic customers, office location isn't very disability-friendly, not all office benefits are easily available to support reps


  5. "HR Program Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Electronic Arts full-time

    Pros

    Culture and people are awesome

    Cons

    No comment to be left here


  6. "Project Manager"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager
    Current Employee - Project Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Electronic Arts full-time

    Pros

    -Amazing benefits:
    -gym reimbursement
    -free cold breakfast & coffee
    -great holiday parties
    -work-life balance is one of my favorite parts
    -fun atmosphere
    -launch parties
    -large focus on employee experience
    -medical benefits are the best i have ever had - $200 deductible
    -fun coworkers who know the meaning of teamwork (good work culture)
    -room to grow / career paths are a big focus
    -Lots of holidays that I have did not receive at previous companies including a long christmas holiday

    Cons

    -Re-orgs are pretty common
    -Dental insurance could be better. However it was just improved slightly to cover 60% instead of the previous 50%
    -Lunch provided in the cafeteria could be more affordable
    -rated 4 our of 5 stars as i know that advisors do not have all these benefits and i know they are overworked.
    -PTO is accrued.


  7. "Director"

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

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

    Pros

    Benefits, creative work environment, high-profile IP

    Cons

    Organization, lack of commitment to being great

    Advice to Management

    Hire those with passion and commit to groom them to be great.

  8. "Good to learn but not sustainable"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very talented people
    Great business insights
    Good to learn to be efficient

    Cons

    A lot of politics
    Too much overtime
    Lack of management training


  9. Helpful (2)

    "I had fun."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Playa Vista, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Playa Vista, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are certainly great people in this organization. The LA office was fantastic. They were always concerned about environment and morale. They care how people were feeling.

    Cons

    Key stakeholders and game teams were spread throughout the world. If you wanted to get an instantaneous response, it could be challenging. There were constant org shifts and sometimes the LA office felt a little like an island from the rest of the organization.


  10. "it's OK to join"

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

    I have been working at Electronic Arts full-time

    Pros

    For software engineer, EA uses the modern tech stack, and you will learn a lot here.

    Cons

    Not compared to the big tech company like Google, and Facebook


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