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Electronic Arts Reviews

Updated January 21, 2019
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Pros
  • "Maintains polies of vigorous honesty and healthy work-life balance" (in 104 reviews)

  • "Electronic Arts manages to create a very pleasant work environment despite being one of the largest in the business" (in 147 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 (2)

    "Looking for a great culture???"

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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

    Pros

    Work hard, play harder. Employees really have a lot of perks that creates an awesome work environment. Flex time when it comes to work schedule.

    Cons

    Certain departments doesn’t have advancement opportunities.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great Experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at Electronic Arts full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Flexibility in role. Locations. Perks. Team talent.

    Cons

    Still has D&I work to do to improve sense of belonging for everyone.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Excellent company, strong team culture"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer-II in Maitland, FL
    Current Employee - Software Engineer-II in Maitland, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Strong team.
    Challenging work.
    Career discussions.
    Measurable impact on a large title.

    Cons

    Large team means you can fade into the background if you don’t take opportunities.
    Crunch is planned for the months before the game releases.
    Yearly dev cycle makes tech debt harder to address.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to support the individual workers and attempt to guide them to career opportunities


  4. Helpful (3)

    "Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Electronic Arts full-time

    Pros

    Great people and learning opportunities

    Cons

    Need to be on the right team for the career progression.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Business Planner"

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

    I have been working at Electronic Arts full-time

    Pros

    Awesome job
    Passionate people
    Great benefits
    Love the products that we put out (especially FIFA!)
    Great transparency from executives

    Cons

    None really. Like every company there is politics


  6. Helpful (1)

    "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 : (


  7. Helpful (1)

    "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

  8. Helpful (1)

    "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


  9. Helpful (1)

    "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


  10. Helpful (1)

    "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.