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"Fun place to work at"

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Current Employee - Software Engineer I in Redwood City, CA
Current Employee - Software Engineer I in Redwood City, CA
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Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Great culture and overall a fun place to work at.

Cons

Upper management sometimes seem to shoot from the hip.

Other Employee Reviews for Electronic Arts

  1. Helpful (3)

    "Your experience really depends on what team/studio you work for"

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Redwood Shores, CA
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Redwood Shores, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I worked on the Sims 3 expansion pack team at Redwood Shores. One of the nicest and most competent groups of people that you could ever hope to work with. Really welcoming to women, unlike many game teams. Super fun group with a great culture.

    Crunch-time was pretty minimal compared to a lot of companies.

    Cons

    They routinely hire people on contracts, but they often don't have headcount available to convert them to full-time employees when the contract is up, no matter how talented or well-liked the person may be.

    Promotions really depend on what team you worked on. Even though the Sims 3 games were big money makers, promotions were often hard to come by on that team.

    People who worked on other teams or in different studios have told me that their experience was much different than mine.

    Advice to Management

    Try to reevaluate the promotion structure. A lot of smaller companies will offer big promotions to lure people away from EA. Make sure you are rewarding the people who make you money.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "A lot of ups and downs. It's great when the business is good. It's a cutthroat culture during the lean times."

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    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Producer in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Producer in Redwood City, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Electronic Arts full-time

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities. Can learn many aspects of the business.

    Cons

    Get ready for a lot of meetings and a lot of Powerpoints. Dealing with the bureaucracy can be brutal.

    Advice to Management

    Streamline game making processes and stop re-inventing the wheel every year. Stop with the executive reviews that take weeks to prepare for. You're paying people to make PPTs when they should be making the game. Get better at new IP. Even movie studios can't do nothing but sequels.

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