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"Awesome Experience"

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Former Intern - Intern - BI in Redwood City, CA
Former Intern - Intern - BI in Redwood City, CA
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Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I worked at Electronic Arts as an intern (Less than a year)

Pros

Some of the coolest, down to earth people you'll ever meet. Lot of opportunities for moving across departments. The culture around the whole company is great, especially for a game love such as myself. You can tell everyone there really loves making games and it shows.

Cons

Very "do it yourself" attitude, they will not baby you, you will have to learn things on your own for the most part. This is not necessarily a bad thing.

Other Employee Reviews for Electronic Arts

  1. "EA is a great company to get your foot in the door in the Gaming World"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Software Quality Analyst in Redwood Shores, CA
    Former Contractor - Software Quality Analyst in Redwood Shores, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice folks, lots of smart and fun co-workers, the campus is amazing, food is awesome.

    Cons

    Back when I was there, I had to take Caltrain down from SF and it sucked.

    Advice to Management

    Fix Origin.


  2. "Smart developers, mixed management, good environment and some bad hours"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Orlando, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Great environment to work in, good tech, fun subject to work on video games (provided you can deal with sports video games), with generally a lighthearted atmosphere when things aren't hectic
    - Smart, experienced developers, artists, etc. who you can learn from and vice versa
    - Variety of tech, languages, and more to work with and learn on

    Cons

    - Management is often misguided, poor at planning causing some long hours especially during Alphas when bug fixing should occur but feature addition may as well
    - Communication can often be lacking, leaving important parties in the dark
    - Company direction is not always intelligent or caring about the consumer, they don't think some of their decisions through
    - When attrition occurs, management won't say a peep about it, one day someone's there, the next they are not unless they told you directly
    - Moving up in the company is almost non-existent unless you have an "in" with people up high

    Advice to Management

    Communication is so incredibly important as well as proper schedule management. Not every feature can make the cut and just because you promised it to others doesn't give you the right to demand your workers be there at all crazy hours to pump out a sub-par product. Also please read The Mythical Man-Month, a must for software engineering practices.

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