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Updated January 17, 2018
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  • Pretty bad work/life balance when it's crunch time (in 73 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)

    "10/10 would work for again"

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

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

    Pros

    Fun, swag, culture, benefits, cheap candy

    Cons

    communication breakdown, burnout, inconsistent feedback, noisy

    Advice to Management

    You've shown a lot of improvement, keep it up. Watch out for people in the "Boy's club"


  2. Helpful (1)

    "EA Tech support"

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    Former Employee - Technical Support Representative in Scottsdale, AZ
    Former Employee - Technical Support Representative in Scottsdale, AZ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work environment! The team over at EA loves collaboration and I couldn't ask for anything else while I was there.

    Cons

    I was a contractor so my contract was short term :(

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Great Environment to Grow"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent Benefits, Lots of Growth Opportunities

    Cons

    Politics but expected in a large org. Takes a while for ideas/campaigns to come to fruition

    Advice to Management

    Listen to employees, empower & foster their growth. Try to lessen the politics so more great innovation can come out of your talented teams.


  4. "Solid company, big focus on efficiency and quality"

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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 (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Interested in developing talent, competitive pay, forward thinking

    Cons

    High contract ratio and turnover, getting fulltime positions to open up takes a long time


  5. "Just ok"

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    Current Employee - QA Tester in Baton Rouge, LA
    Current Employee - QA Tester in Baton Rouge, LA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Discount on Games, free hot chocolate/coffee, free fruits, video games to play

    Cons

    Low pay, fixed breaks and lunches, day shift is early (7am), eyes and head hurts playing video games all day looking for bugs, hard to become permanent employee

    Advice to Management

    Pay Testers higher. Be more flexible with vacation or breaks. Make it easier to become permanent. Encourage exercise. So many overweight and unhealthy gamers working at EA.


  6. "Great"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great People,Great Food,Great Games and good balance between work and play

    Cons

    A little hard work at times but mostly fun.

    Advice to Management

    Make it a bit easier for new comers.


  7. "QA Tester - Did Not Enjoy"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Electronic Arts part-time

    Pros

    Great cohesion with coworkers
    Flexible Scheduling

    Cons

    Randomly assigned projects - very hit or miss

    Advice to Management

    Allow a bit more flexibility in assignment

  8. "Good Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Electronic Arts full-time

    Pros

    Great IPs to work with, smart people to help you learn

    Cons

    Not many, solid starting place for me


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great games, but aggressive work culture"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Electronic Arts full-time

    Pros

    Concerted effort to centralize operations and get studio teams organized; good attempt at improving work culture

    Cons

    Good managers were often disempowered from helping their teams succeed; managers with bad management skills or behaviors were often overlooked or even celebrated.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in PD for managers, particularly in high demand PM and marketing roles. There's always a way to get the job done without running your teams into the ground.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Laser Focus But A Bit Dreary"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Electronic Arts full-time

    Pros

    Management is laser focused and knows what it is doing and has driven the stock price to record heights in the last four years

    Cons

    EA has lost a lot of the energy and passion and shared commitment and creativity that made working there so exciting. For years, it has been the same annualized game sequels on the same schedule, year after year. In the last few years the creativity, and passion, particularly out of the studio, seemed lacking. General environment on the Redwood Shores campus felt subdued, dry.

    Advice to Management

    stay laser focused, but work HARD on the culture and creativity, not just the stock price.


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