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"Great place to start a development career"

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Former Employee - Designer in Orlando, FL
Former Employee - Designer in Orlando, FL
Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at Electronic Arts full-time (More than 10 years)

Pros

Relatively stable in job security for the game industry. Employees are treated well, and the "EA Spouse" era is over. Work/life balance is very good for the game industry. It is great to be able to work on a day to day basis with such brilliant people.

Cons

As with the game industry, crunch time can be rough and you never know when the next layoff will occur. However, I believe EA experiences less of it than other game companies.

Advice to Management

The marketing department has too much power over the creative plans for titles. Too many legacy issues go un-addressed because the work can't be featured on the back of the box.

Other Employee Reviews for Electronic Arts

  1. "Though not a very high paying company, the experience was mostly good, and the work environment is great."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Work Environment
    People
    Additional Perks (Coffee Machines, Cafe, Arcade, Cereal)

    Cons

    Traditional aspects of a corporate environment are in play here. Sometimes overlooked when performing well, and demands beyond job scope.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Slap a smile on your face and try to keep it there"

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

    I worked at Electronic Arts full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Lots of intelligent, hard working people. Lots of opportunity to get to know different types of people and learn from them. Fun activities throughout the year. Fringe benefits are nice. Excellent health benefits too. Work is challenging but can be rewarding.

    Cons

    Even with all those managers, it amazed me how poorly managed the schedules and projects were. No reason to work killer hours yet nothing ever changed. Trying to change things by speaking up kills your chances of advancement. They like people who never say a bad word about their process, but it's impossible to stay positive when they run things the way they do. Really didn't treat everyone fairly or the same. It's a frat house where you're in or you're out, and getting in has nothing to do with how you do your job. Did you like the clicks in high school? If so, you're right at home at EA Tiburon. And because there's no real competition for many, many miles, they pay you ridiculously low salaries, unless of course you're "one of them." This job will run most of you into the ground.

    Advice to Management

    Let your employees actually speak up and try to make a difference without fear of backlash or penalty. Mentor people to be good managers and choose your managers more wisely. Don't look for excuses to knock points off of someone's score because you're trying to save money. This is unfair and shady as hell.

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