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"Learned from some very dedicated people"

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Former Employee - Product Manager in Redwood City, CA
Former Employee - Product Manager in Redwood City, CA
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Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

-Like my title says, you learn from some people that are laser-focused on their role.
-Support structure for game industry. From soup to nuts they make or publish any and every type of product

Cons

-Huge structure means innovation isn't a strong suit.
-Lost a lot of good people due to inability to manage costs appropriately a few years back and it still hasn't fully recovered.

Advice to Management

Execs need to centralize as much as they can to let the studios put out good product.

Other Employee Reviews for Electronic Arts

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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
    Recommends
    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.


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    "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.

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