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Updated May 26, 2017
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  • Pretty bad work/life balance when it's crunch time (in 68 reviews)

  • I would say that the worst thing would have been the very long hours that I had to work (in 77 reviews)

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

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Software Development Engnieer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in San Mateo, CA
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in San Mateo, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good work environment, you can learn mature web technologies

    Cons

    people will think you are a game developer.

    Advice to Management

    not much


  3. Helpful (3)

    "Great place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Forward thinking company
    Amazing initiatives across the board in latest tech and game offerings
    Faith in executive board as leaders
    Creative, Fun and great culture

    Cons

    Collaboration across company is a challenge, however this is a standard problem for mid size firms and nothing extraordinary at EA
    Very fat middle management layer in some business units make it hard in some projects

    Advice to Management

    Enhance organization collaboration, foster fresh ideas and grassroots innovation, make business more agile in decision making and making product to market cycle faster


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Cna"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - CNA in Elizabeth, IL
    Current Employee - CNA in Elizabeth, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Close to home and child's school

    Cons

    Low wages no need for phlebotomist

    Advice to Management

    Higher pay


  6. Helpful (2)

    "HR specialist"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources Specialist in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Human Resources Specialist in Redwood City, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Electronic Arts full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    If you Love gaming and working with innovative people this is the place for you to get your creative juices flowing

    Cons

    Lay offs can be frequent depending on group. For commuters they could have more offerings for all Bay Areas versus just busses to SF and compensation for train and parking

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate your people


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Director - Corporate Compensation"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director - Corporate Compensation in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Director - Corporate Compensation in Redwood City, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Awesome Games For Any And All Platforms; Great Leadership With Vision For The Future; Talented Employees; Amazing Culture; Competitive Pay & Benefits

    Cons

    None that come to mind at the moment.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Character Artist"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Electronic Arts full-time

    Pros

    If you are driven, smart, and a collaborator, there is always room to grow at EA.

    Cons

    While good work is recognized by your manager and potentially their boss, rarely is your work recognized more than two levels up.

    Advice to Management

    When individual contributors don't respond well to your management strategies, don't double down on them. Seek alternate strategies.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great company culture, lackluster opportunities"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Social Advisor in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Social Advisor in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great workplace environment, with fun and helpful co-workers. Decent pay with great benefits once you're full-time.

    Cons

    Professional growth opportunities are slim to none. Lots of politics and who you know. Higher management could care less about you.

    Advice to Management

    Promote those who have put in the work and find better upward movement positions.


  10. "Pay in QA is attrocious for experience"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Senior QA Lead in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Senior QA Lead in Orlando, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Electronic Arts full-time

    Pros

    Gain experience working for an industry giant and get to see the grind from the inside. Attempt to keep it a fun atmosphere

    Cons

    Low pay, excessive grinding "crunch" hours and poor work life balance, often times poor management no real direction on advancement

    Advice to Management

    Talent is hired and released consistently at the end of any project - Start focusing on retaining quality employees instead of constant turn-over and invest in training and improving employee quality


  11. Helpful (2)

    "Best tech entertainment company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    very progressive way of approaching business and truly aspiring to create not only a great work place but to deliver what consumers really want

    Cons

    not many. greater ability to work remotely would be nice.

    Advice to Management

    keep thinking about the future and organic growth


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