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Updated September 24, 2017
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  • Pretty bad work/life balance when it's crunch time (in 72 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. Helpful (1)

    "Great company"

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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 3 years)

    Pros

    Large company with ability to give autonomy and trust to its employees.

    Cons

    Bureaucracy can slow things down.


  2. "Training Specialist"

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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

    Great atmosphere and good people.

    Cons

    Vacation time did not accrue fast enough.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "A great opportunity"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Electronic Arts full-time

    Pros

    Right place right time. Customer Experience was growing at the time and there was a lot of opportunity for rapid advancement. Your surrounded by incredibly passionate and smart individuals that make work both fun and a learning experience.

    Cons

    At the time pay was not competitive, I believe that has changed. Growth in my area of interest halted in Austin and would required a move to CA, which I was not willing to do.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Fun, but distributed"

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    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.


  5. "Fast paced, exciting industry.."

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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 a year)

    Pros

    -Work in an exciting industry, with a market leader.
    -Fast Paced, constantly evolving in regards to technology.
    -Great benefits and employee perks.
    -Co-Workers are some of the best in the industry.

    Cons

    -Work/Life Balance is strained.
    -Many organizational goals overlapping with very little cohesiveness.
    -Constantly chasing new priorities.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Royalty Team is the worst place to work for in my past 10+ years experience"

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

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

    Pros

    1. You can in and out of the office for doctor appointments or personal errands for a short period of time.
    2. They seem to respect privacy a lot by building a tall cube, but the size of the cube is according to seniority
    3. The director and one manager here is very hands off, others are very micro-management

    Cons

    1. Most managers here are very micro-management, it is either their way or no way
    2. Most managers here always use the most stupid/inefficient way to complete a task (they will expect you to follow their inefficient way)
    3. Most managers here changed their expectation everyday. One day say it is up to you and the next day say you have to follow this after you complete it the way you figured
    4. You need to practice doing work instead of doing real work. After they think you pass the practice work, you can now do the real work, such a waste of resource
    5. The managers from this team likes to close their door and all discuss about you behind your back, it is very hierarchical system

    Advice to Management

    1. You consider yourself a tech company, but laptops and desktop here are in turtle speed and have to re-use the keyboard or mouse or micro-phone with dust, please change your policy
    2. Since this is a tech company, there's no on site IT person who can help you when there's a fire drill
    3. People assigned for a desktop, would not get on to the server using a personal laptop at home, what if fire drill occurs? run to the office?
    4. Should replace those managers without any Accounting background, they doesn't even know how to use excel


  7. 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

  8. Helpful (3)

    "A great place for women"

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    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!


  9. 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.


  10. Helpful (4)

    "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


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