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"Good place to be employed"

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Former Contractor - Animator
Former Contractor - Animator
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

A friendly place to work, flexible timing, respected and mature coworkers

Cons

As a contractor you don't get any benefit and you are on your own.

Other Employee Reviews for Electronic Arts

  1. Helpful (4)

    "Nice to see inside game industry, but get out the first chance you get"

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    Former Employee - Senior QA Tester in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Senior QA Tester in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Fun times with great coworkers, that is when not being demolished by "voluntary" overtime
    - Company events can be very fun
    - Nice work utilities and benefits
    - Some games were fun to test, but most were useless filth.

    Getting out of this company was probably the best decision I made.

    Cons

    - Insanely bad salary. Nothing compared to software industry standards. Continuously fed lies about raises ... which were delayed until after I left.
    - Moving up can be possible, but way too much "buddy-buddy" system going on. The higher you move up, the more "friends" you have.
    - Testers still viewed as replaceable. The more they treat them like that, the higher the turnover will be.
    - Developers hardly listen to ideas/advice from testers. Some stupid ideas made by a few idiots have cost the jobs of the entire development team.

    Advice to Management

    - Instead of giving programers so much money, give testers what they deserve as well. Especially considering the bugs testers find is due to some coded garbage.
    - Fire managers who keep on making stupid decisions. There's a reason why EA's stock is no longer in the top 100 NASDAQ Index.
    - Facilitate career development for testers, don't base it on friends but instead on performance reviews.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Good full time benefits, terrible place to work for if you love games!"

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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

    - Great benefits.
    - Lots of amenities on site.
    - Good pay

    Cons

    - Layoffs tend to come before stockholder announcements.
    - Teams are extremely management heavy.
    - Marketing has too much influence over how games are made.
    - Inexperienced or unqualified individuals tend to get promoted into high level positions if they can talk well. A lot of times these individuals cause issues and then get promoted out.
    - Company does a lot of outsourcing.
    - A lot of over time towards the end of most projects - most times grueling. Prepare for damaged arms and backs.
    - Upper management lacks the ability to play game ideas in their heads and are easily distracted by big budget FMVs that have nothing to do with gameplay.

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