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Updated July 20, 2018
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Pros
  • "Maintains polies of vigorous honesty and healthy work-life balance" (in 94 reviews)

  • "Great work culture, flexible yet competitive work environment" (in 138 reviews)

Cons
  • "Horrible hours (no work life balance)" (in 77 reviews)

  • "Long hours, much overtime, stressful crunch times" (in 85 reviews)

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  1. "Marketing"

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    Current Employee - Associate Marketing Manager in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Associate Marketing Manager in Redwood City, CA

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

    Pros

    The people and culture are great.

    Cons

    There are no cons in my book.


  2. "Game Advisor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Electronic Arts full-time

    Pros

    culture food time off break rooms

    Cons

    hard to move up, weird schedules

  3. "it was an okay place to work"

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    Former Employee - Chief Executive Officer in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Chief Executive Officer in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    it was okay, the people were nice, food was fine

    Cons

    it was fine, rent in San Francisco was expensive though - consider this before accepting a job here

    Advice to Management

    get rid of microtransactions


  4. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Lead Environment Artist in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Lead Environment Artist in Redwood City, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Forward thinking studio, lots of opportunity to grow. Fantastic camus

    Cons

    Part of a huge organisation, sometimes can feel decisions are taken out of your hands


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Great company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Electronic Arts full-time

    Pros

    My working experience in Electronic Arts teaches me how to corporate efficiently with different roles to closely followed project schedules. I always keep in mind that as a game designer, communication is the most important thing. Organizing efficient meeting and clearly presenting design plan to other teams is the key to the success of the whole product. I really get lots of helpful input by communicating with the game design team, art team, UI team, sound team and marketing team. It also helps me to understand how a complicate game product is created and improved.

    Cons

    When we design new content or new features, we have a daily stand-up and ensure sufficient communication with senior designers and get helpful feedback and criticism from each other, which can help us tune our design and keep gameplay system in a balance.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great company to work for with positive leadership and atmosphere."

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    Former Employee - Real Time Analyst in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Real Time Analyst in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits, good pay, and room to grow.

    Cons

    Restructuring seems common, outsourcing is growing


  7. "Manager - Project and People Mangement"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA

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

    Pros

    Best Company to work with.

    Cons

    No, negative remarks. I had a great time working.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Ok place short term"

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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
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Extensive reach. Unique licenses and powerful IPs.

    Cons

    Out of touch directors and questionable management, even on a mid level, stifles what could otherwise be incredible possibilities and advancement of the craft.


  9. "EA Baton Rouge - QA Tester"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Working as a contractor at EA Baton Rouge can be fun. There are many people who liven the atmosphere, testers get hold of the latest in gaming technology, and the studio is state of the art.

    Cons

    Testing can be very stressful. Oftentimes, testers are under pressure to drop a certain amount of bugs to maintain employment. Contractors are very expendable at EA Baton Rouge and the turnover rate is very high.


  10. "Get in and get out"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Electronic Arts full-time

    Pros

    Very stable unless you are on a new project

    Cons

    Very low pay compared to other companies in the industry.


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