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"Exciting place to work"

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

- Lots of positive buzz
- Outside of game team, sensible hours
- Good perks, nice working environment
- They are still going strong while others are folding but for how long?

Cons

- Some dinosaurs who keep getting promoted to keep them out of direct contact with people instead of letting them go
- Some office space is quite dull
- Not always open to fresh thinking
- EA lets game producers dominate the business too much
- Organisational structure is too deep; not enough contact between those who can make a difference and those who can facilitate this change
- A bit of a glass ceiling for certain people. Long-term people valued in higher positions over newcomers with more experience
- Not a place to join if you're looking to rise through the ranks. Don't join at a level you won't be happy at in 5-10 years time.
- Way to get promoted is to leave, gain experience elsewhere, then come back. Many have done this (although many have also not come back!)

Advice to Management

Listen more to the creative people 57 levels below you. They have ideas which will probably help keep EA going for years after other companies have folded around us.
Recognize that some people like promotions and recently joined experts may be better suited to higher management jobs than others who've been their for decades who are stuck in a rut.

Other Employee Reviews for Electronic Arts

  1. "Good experience, lack of valorization"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - CRM Manager in Geneva (Switzerland)
    Current Employee - CRM Manager in Geneva (Switzerland)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Electronic Arts full-time

    Pros

    Fast pace, young staffs, fast learning, good experience, internal opportunities

    Cons

    lack of benefits, contractors not considered as part of the team

    Advice to Management

    Consider contractors as part of the team


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    "Decent place to work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good vacation benefits with shutdown during Christmas

    Cons

    Salaries are not competitive; Small raises

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