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Top Review Highlights by Sentiment
- "Testing video games wasn't an overly difficult job and the people I worked with were great." (in 428 reviews)
- "Good benefits (if you manage to become a regular employee which is rare)." (in 283 reviews)
- "The work life balance I had was good (10:00 am" (in 130 reviews)
- "Lots of perks and a great culture" (in 123 reviews)
- "Work environment is good and friendly" (in 92 reviews)
- "Low salary (you need at least 4 overtime days per month to get a decent pay)" (in 171 reviews)
- "Bad management and always changing direction" (in 140 reviews)
- "it was boring and low pay" (in 108 reviews)
- "You have to be lucky in having a good manager" (in 77 reviews)
- "Long hours and competitve atmposhere" (in 60 reviews)
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- Current Employee, more than 1 year★★★★★
Nice overallFeb 24, 2023 - Server/Waiter in Greensboro, NCRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
Great environment and satisfying salary
Needs physical training but for stronger people ok
- Former Employee, less than 1 year★★★★★
Uncoordinated and politicalMay 31, 2023 - Development DirectorRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
There are people in the organization who have been with EA upwards of 15-20 years. So retention is good based on passion for the gaming industry.
At first glance the onboarding process is fine for the first few days but it's a large organization and you're expected to just reach out to anyone and everyone to try to get your bearings and just know who are your most important points of contact. You'll eventually get the resources you need, but it may be 9 months down the road before you get them. Not a whole lot of support from upper management, you're expected to hit the ground sprinting. Unrealistic timelines set because of company politics that ultimately get shifted down the line.Continue reading
- Current Employee★★★★★
Mixed BagMay 30, 2023 - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CARecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
* No issues obtaining the software tools and hardware needed to do job * Many smart hard-working people * Pay is OK (for the industry) * Have decent amount of latitude to do my job * Decent teammates * CEO has worked in games and isn't a generic CPG stooge * In recent years have treated people well
* Increasing amount of specialists, less true gamers and less broad general games/tech knowledge * Seem to copy big-tech for roles, eg influx of PMs and changing titles to PM, versus the traditional DD role on game teams * Even if your team is not distributed, you may feel the pain of other teams doing it, example: Urgent issue on a Sunday afternoon because APAC is starting their day * Too many internal re-orgs and/or name changes * Too many people have too much easy access to others, makes it hard to get your own work done * Past few months, I can see the stress from execs leaking down through management. Whilst not spoken, there's a lot of vibes along the lines of "I don't agree with this, but important people have deemed it so" * Too much contractingContinue reading
- Former Employee, more than 1 year★★★★★
Performative Allyship and Non competitive PayFeb 24, 2023 - Visual DesignerRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
- fun work environment, lots of gifts, good time off during the holidays - depends on the team you're on, but I loved my team, very tight knit - fairly easy to talk to higher ups about ideas and feedback
- performative allyship- especially for the LGBTQ folks at EA and overall. Lots of talk and very little action. Leadership doesn't want to make "divisive" comments or stances on things they feel are political, but these are folks whose lives are being threatened- they do not care about their LGBTQ employees. - Non competitive pay- initial pay was good, but very little raises are offered. Several people in my studio quit because they received no bonuses or raises after being there for years and having excellent feedback. - They don't replace folks they lose on teams forcing others to take on more responsibility and causing burn out - Lack of care and attention when hiring managers to oversee teams that are not a good culture/team fit - HR is not there to protect you. They are there to protect the company - Layoffs are never easy but they were done unprofessionally (HR present in meeting made jokes during the layoff call) and severance packages are not generous.Continue reading
- Current Employee★★★★★
Not bad -- but not the bestMay 29, 2023 - Senior Product Marketing Manager in Los Angeles, CARecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
Decent pay Amazing projects Great people Overall good leadership
Some senior leaders do not care about people / mixed bag Lack of work/life balance at times Pay is technically well-below market rate Would still recommend working at EA
- Former Employee, more than 3 years★★★★★
Benefits Are Awesome, but Higher Ups are notMay 23, 2023 - Anonymous EmployeeRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
You get amazing benefits from remote working, health benefits, additional incentives.
Supervisors have some old behaviors that need to go with misogynistic things they try to bring up in passive-aggressive manners. Higher ups like CEO and directors are not transparent about what they need to improve on. Lastly, the way your fiscal goals are structured in NOT efficient at all.
- Current Employee★★★★★
An overall positive place to workMay 28, 2023 - Anonymous EmployeeRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
The people I happen to work with are pretty awesome, and the compensation is typically fair
Very political, more than other corporations
- Current Employee, more than 3 years★★★★★
Good work/life balance but lower than average payMay 22, 2023 - Data AnalystRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
I dont get stressed out often, everybody I work with is very easy to get along with. People respect each other etc. Great benefits though
Pay could be better. Im a few years in and inflation adjusted... making 10% less than when I started.
- Former Employee★★★★★
High Profile Sports Games - A Bore To Work OnApr 19, 2023 - Producer in Maitland, FLRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
Lots of cred for your resume. These are popular titles that everyone's heard of. (Madden NFL, etc.) Nice Facilities Organized
Annual iterations of the same old sports games forever Games must release exactly on time every year, so lots of limitations on features combined with lots of pressure and crunch modes The games change very little from year to year - they're boring to work on Old tech that is reused, duct taped, wired, and superglued to add new tweaks and "features" Very cliquey... most of the people there have been there forever and never worked anywhere else in the game bizContinue reading
- Current Employee, more than 10 years★★★★★
Good work environment with lots of talentMay 17, 2023 - Director of Product Development in Orlando, FLRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
Flexibility in work arrangement. Able to work on many different types of projects with people all over the world.
tight deadlines can make sure poor choices, but this varies greatly from project to project.Continue reading
Electronic Arts Reviews FAQs
Electronic Arts has an overall rating of 4.0 out of 5, based on over 3,958 reviews left anonymously by employees. 83% of employees would recommend working at Electronic Arts to a friend and 67% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has been stable over the past 12 months.
83% of Electronic Arts employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Electronic Arts 4.0 out of 5 for work life balance, 4.1 for culture and values and 3.8 for career opportunities.
According to reviews on Glassdoor, employees commonly mention the pros of working at Electronic Arts to be culture, career development, benefits and the cons to be senior leadership, management, compensation.