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"Good working environment with great benefits and employee perks"

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  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Compensation is commensurate with job expectations. Creativity and thinking outside the norm are encouraged. Strong benefits package and the Redwood Shores campus is very nice with onsite cafe and gym.

Cons

Gamer culture can get a little annoying if you aren't a hard core gamer yourself. There have been a number of reductions in force followed by employee growth followed by more cuts. It can get tiresome looking over your shoulder all the time.

Advice to Management

Stop making expensive acquisitions and investing in trends that fizzle out, (Nintendo Wii, Facebook games) and stick to what the company does well and has a long term future.

Other Employee Reviews for Electronic Arts

  1. "Contractors Galore!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice people to work with - there's creative types, gamer geeks and some genuinely cool people! Execs are mostly pretty down to earth and approachable. I liked the cafe and the "green" campus at Redwood Shores! Seriously good facilities!

    Cons

    Same old big company bureacracy, and boy... everyone is a contractor! Contractors get treated like sub-humans/Zombies as the analogy goes in Gaming!

    Advice to Management

    When you ask your middle-managers for advice, take it. And think about taking risks every once in a while, even though the reality is that gamers will still play your games.... but they will also switch if something better comes along!


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    "Underpaid, undervalued"

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    Former Employee - QA Analyst in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - QA Analyst in Orlando, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Electronic Arts full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Working in video games and sports is a positive if you don't enjoy either don't bother, food is catered during long hours

    Cons

    Pay is terrible, long hours. Took the experience I had gained at EA and took it to another job and was immediately making double. Sure pay is better for engineers and higher ups

    Advice to Management

    Quit promoting yes men who don't know the industry

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