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"Good working environment with great benefits and employee perks"

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • 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. Helpful (3)

    "Underpaid, undervalued"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  2. "If your passion is video games ..."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager in Redwood City, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager in Redwood City, CA
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    - If your passion is video games, this is one place to consider. You might work on a classic game, such as Madden, which is now a 30 year old franchise.
    - Unique perks when a major game launches
    - Your parents, and people in general, will be able to connect with you vis-a-vis what you are working on.
    - As with all large organizations, your experience will vary greatly depending on what you make of your opportunity

    Cons

    - As with all large organizations, your experience will vary greatly depending on what you make of your opportunity
    - EA was constructed and run as a portfolio company for many years. While this approach has its own merits, it can also make it more difficult for middle managers to be effective.

    Advice to Management

    - Fewer silos would be better.


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