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Updated February 23, 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. "Great Place"

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

    Pros

    People care about their work; great Exec team nowadays; you can tell that the company takes criticism to heart recently.

    Cons

    Yearly cadence can be a strain (off cycle can be dull, around launches gets hectic).


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

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    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.


  3. "Great Experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood Shores, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood Shores, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Work on some of the biggest games in the industry
    - Talented people across most functions
    - Great benefits: health insurance, vacation, fitness, freebies
    - Beautiful campus in Redwood Shores
    - Tremendous amount of resources to help any job function
    - Becoming more process driven to avoid launch-day fails

    Cons

    - Cringe when your titles release before they're solid and don't do well at launch
    - Sadly focused on releasing titles in time for earnings reports, but it's just the reality of being a big player in the games space
    - About a third of your co-workers don't play video games
    - Pretty bad work/life balance when it's crunch time

    Advice to Management

    Looking good recently!


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  5. "Good Place to Work"

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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

    Good products, pays good, talented people

    Cons

    Too much politics, hard to communicate


  6. "EA is a good place to work overall"

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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

    Opportunity to develop games, good team support, good salary and benefits, friendly people, great campus, amazing stock growth

    Cons

    Lacks diversity, revolving middle management leadership, lay-offs and re-orgs par for the course


  7. "Great company culture, lackluster opportunities and politics"

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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
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Free EA games, Good Benefits, Holiday Vacation Days. 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.

    Cons

    Large company politics. Geographically distributed teams can sometimes be challenging to work with and maintain work/family balance


  8. "Good Job Not So Good Culture"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Job is challenging and there's always a lot to learn.

    Cons

    The company is extremely top heavy. You spend more time defending or explaining yourself than you do executing your job. Constant interruptions and unneeded frustration.

    Advice to Management

    Take a hard look at each coworkers output. There are often 4 people doing the job of 1 person. Way too much free time on most workers' hands.


  9. "EA has transformed leaps and bounds."

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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 5 years)

    Pros

    * Strong executive leadership with a clear direction of the future
    * Challenging work, with much autonomy
    * Culture of inclusiveness and partnership
    * No one works in a silo

    Cons

    *Harder to break through the glass ceiling
    *Not always rewarded for efforts quickly


  10. "Great experience and opportunity"

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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

    Industry leader looking for ways to get better

    Cons

    It's a big company with big company issues


  11. "contractor in central marketing grojp"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    good technology stack, nice people

    Cons

    culture could be stronger, food is average



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