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"Fun place to work!"

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Former Contractor - IT Program Manager in Redwood Shores, CA
Former Contractor - IT Program Manager in Redwood Shores, CA
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Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at Electronic Arts as a contractor (More than 3 years)

Pros

Great gym, great commute and great people.

Cons

The new CTO and technical organization is not in touch with the requirements of the business and systems stakeholders.

Advice to Management

Need to align the goals of the business with the horrible mismanagement of the new CTO and his organization.

Other Employee Reviews for Electronic Arts

  1. "Fast-paced and superdynamic environment, tight turnarounds -- but "work hard, play hard""

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    Current Employee - ECommerce Operations in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - ECommerce Operations in Redwood City, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of cool perqs for full-time employees like free onsite gym access, free digital and physical games, beautiful facilities, and all kinds of outreach and organizational opportunities. Work hours in my department are flexible and my peers are creative, intelligent, hardworking people. Fun and interesting to work in the video game industry.

    Cons

    Major deploys or product announcements mean long hours for weeks at a time (10-12+ hour days, sometimes weekends). Lack of organization/forward planning by development teams results in severe production crunch further down the line.


  2. "Electronic Arts: It's not that bad."

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    Current Contractor - QA Analyst in Redwood City, CA
    Current Contractor - QA Analyst in Redwood City, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Electronic Arts as a contractor (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    It's one of the biggest videogame companies in the world. The work is very challenging, combining the best and worse of a corporation and tech company. Having fun is just as important as doing top notch work. Not Zynga?

    Cons

    Was voted Worse Company in America. There's not a lot of new IP from the company, so you'll be working on the same franchise for years. Though if you're really into job security, that could be a good thing. Too much emphasis on mobile/FB games. Throwing good money at lousy PR/Marketing strategies instead of taking some of that money and developing in-house talents.

    Advice to Management

    Go back to basics. EA was founded originally by artists for artists. Get creative. Put games out there that no one else does because you can. Shed the image of the 'Big Bad Corporation' by actually caring about the customers.

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