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"The soldiers are amazing, the leaders (especially Senior ones) are politicians, not value added"

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I have been working at Electronic Arts full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

- Solid compensation
- Working with very intelligent experienced staff
- Diversity of staff and industry experience
- Passion about gaming

Cons

- Weak ineffective management
- Too much management
- Not enough leaders or leadership
- Company can't make a net profit
- Culture (ineffective, not malicious)

Advice to Management

Dig deeper to find out what is really going on in the company by talking to the people doing the work and trim all the middle management fat.

Other Employee Reviews for Electronic Arts

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great work environment, poor wages"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lieutenant Tester in Madrid (Spain)
    Current Employee - Lieutenant Tester in Madrid (Spain)
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Electronic Arts full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - working with great colleagues
    - working on fun titles
    - very professional compared to other localization companies/publishers
    - lots of learning oportunities

    Cons

    - low salaries compared to the rest of the software industry
    - hardly any career oportunities (unless someone leaves)

    Advice to Management

    - Introduce a career system in the LT department. Currently people are stuck in the same positions for years, so it would be great to have a structure for automatic promotions after a set amount of time (for good performers obviously).


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Great Working Environment"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lead Artist in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Lead Artist in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Electronic Arts full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great people and work atmosphere.
    Campus/Facilities.
    Benefits.
    Work/Life Balance.

    Cons

    Not very creative work.
    Too much politics.
    Too many cooks in the kitchen.
    Keep re-inventing basic technology and workflows year after year.

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