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"Above average game studio"

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Former Employee - Software Engineer II in Los Angeles, CA
Former Employee - Software Engineer II in Los Angeles, CA
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No opinion of CEO

Pros

Great managers, oportunity to work on AAA products. Lots of interesting work and solid support systems.

Cons

Easy to get lost in the masses and end up being treated like a dispensable commodity. Once heard a Senior Development Director say something like the following, "Unreal Engineers are a dime a dozen." What he meant was that qualified gaming engineers with unreal experience were easy to find and hire. Which isn't supported by the amount of time and effort it took them to hire qualified unreal engineers. My impression was that he didn't see the value of the engineers already on staff, he saw them as a commodity to be bought and discarded when he no longer had a use for them.

Advice to Management

For gaming studios EA's managers are definately above average, but their corporate leadership could benefit from deeper contact with the rest of the staff.

Other Employee Reviews for Electronic Arts

  1. Helpful (1)

    "good for the resume but political day-to-day"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Data Analyst in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Data Analyst in Los Angeles, CA

    Pros

    Gaming, Lot of data, big company, on-site gym, location

    Cons

    constant use of contractors with no intention of converting them to FT or giving benefits, political

    Advice to Management

    Talent recognition, create the culture of a work week of 40 hours


  2. "Not Great"

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    Current Employee - Product Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Product Manager in San Francisco, CA
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - Nice people
    - Relaxed work hours

    Cons

    - Performance of the company is poor
    - People are not that motivated
    - Not great career advancement prospects
    - Too much middle management

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