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Updated August 22, 2017
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  • Pretty bad work/life balance when it's crunch time (in 70 reviews)

  • I would say that the worst thing would have been the very long hours that I had to work (in 79 reviews)

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  1. "Fun, but distributed"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in Redwood City, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Creative and talented colleagues. Free games. Beautiful campus with great gym and cafe.

    Cons

    Widely distributed company makes it hard to be "one team" although that's a theme the management wants to instill.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Software Engineer in Test"

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    Current Employee - SQE in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - SQE in Redwood City, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Electronic Arts full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Detail oriented, good at priorities task, proactive, willing to take ownership

    Cons

    only focused on web app automation testing during the past years

  3. Helpful (3)

    "A great place for women"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director of Marketing in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Director of Marketing in Redwood City, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Awesome parental leave policy, on-site daycare, employee resource groups, long-term career growth, d&i focus, smart execs and competative pay. Also, Starbucks on-site :)

    Cons

    Can be challenging for many who don't understand large company politics. Can be a little slow moving if coming from a start-up.

    Advice to Management

    Everyone is noticing innovation and change within the company. Keep up the great work & continue to hire folks who will challenge the status quo!


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Great company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Data Analyst in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Data Analyst in Orlando, FL
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Dynamic team growing fast and well

    Cons

    Getting access to Database is not the fastest.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Meat Grinder"

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    Former Employee - Human Resources Manager in Redwood City, CA
    Former Employee - Human Resources Manager in Redwood City, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good compensation and benefits
    Smart, motivated people
    The campus is modern and nice
    Good food and good company store
    Exciting technology

    Cons

    Constant reorganizations
    Upper management only concerned about the bottom line
    Drive for results at all costs, relationships less important
    Management very secretive about cost cutting and layoffs

    Advice to Management

    Be open with employees about organization changes and the trade-offs of working in such a high pressure culture


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Love it here!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Electronic Arts full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Fun environment, intelligent people and a successful, exciting business.

    Cons

    Compensation is below market for many people and it is difficult to be promoted.


  7. "Great place to work for"

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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

    Cool industry , great future potential , strong leadership

    Cons

    Large company problems including bureaucracy , red tape, slow time to market etc.

  8. Helpful (4)

    "Stress-free working envrionment"

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    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    work-life balance, fun, great benefit package, career grow opportunity, knowledge sharing culture.

    Cons

    i don't have any cons.


  9. "HR manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Electronic Arts full-time

    Pros

    Fun Culture, Free games, Starbuck on campus

    Cons

    Not much work life balance


  10. "Sr. DB Eng"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior DB ENG
    Current Employee - Senior DB ENG
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Electronic Arts full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Amazing people doing creating an amazing work environment

    Cons

    Large company slow to change at times


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