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"Great company, Great Benefits, could be better when it comes to compensation"

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Current Employee - Content Specialist in Redwood City, CA
Current Employee - Content Specialist in Redwood City, CA
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Pros

Great Health Benefits (full vision, medical, and dental), Good Stock Purchase plan, Good 401k, Good work environment, Emphasis put on learning how to do your job better, EA University provides a great opportunities to improve your skills, Opportunities given to move around the company, nice facility, flexible work hours, respect of your personal time, plenty of time off

Cons

Compensation lower in comparison to other bay area companies (at least in the customer service department), Politics are sometimes involved when positions are chosen, it is a large corporation so it can be easy to get lost, sometimes changes in policy take longer to make because it is such a large company

Advice to Management

Make compensation more competitive with other Bay Area companies, try to pick employees based on the best qualifications rather than for political reasons

Other Employee Reviews for Electronic Arts

  1. "Electronic Arts, great challenges, great opportunities and a pretty good place to work."

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    Current Employee - Assistant Producer I in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Assistant Producer I in Redwood City, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great facility with a lot of perks like the gym, the resource library and activity groups. Opportunity to work for one of the oldest and biggest developers/ publishers. Exposure to the biggest titles in the gaming industry. Work on projects sold internationally for a company that is international. Great experience opportunities. Work with some of the best in the industry. Fantastic benefits.

    Cons

    Individuals can get lost in the machinery of the company. Sometimes the "Process" out ways individual creativity. Some people may feel it is to big for them. Very competitive.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to find ways to allow our internal development teams to develop new IP's. Pay our development teams and groups working directly on games better. Always remember that even though we are an international business, we make video games, our money comes from making great games.


  2. "EA has lost sight of product quality and has bad leadership from top to bottom."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Competitive pay. Big company. Stable job. Lots of resources. Some great people work there. Some great IPs you might get a chance to work on.

    Cons

    Incompetent management is rampant. Promotions come only when you threaten to leave. Lack of performance is tolerated, and it is near-impossible to fire people. Lots of "buddy hires" who aren't qualified to do the job at hand. Quality of the games and the game teams just isn't there. Other developers are way ahead in all areas.

    Advice to Management

    Lay-off the bottom 30%. They are deadweight. Look to promote those who are being rated SAT consistently by their peers. Consolidate the producer and DD positions into a single role. Weed out bad management by talking to mid-level developers periodically and having them fill out surveys about their leaders. Hire better people, focus on quality not the date, look to improve all of your game teams - many are very weak executionally.

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