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"Awesome"

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Current Employee - Software Engineer II in Chicago, IL
Current Employee - Software Engineer II in Chicago, IL
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Electronic Arts full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

Its very competitive and requires a lot o f patience

Cons

Things can get really crazy

Advice to Management

NOthing really

Other Employee Reviews for Electronic Arts

  1. "Changes"

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    Current Employee - Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Electronic Arts full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Plenty of change that can result in opportunity

    Cons

    Continual switching of priorities and constant change in management. After awhile, the constantly evolving environment gets tiresome.


  2. "Fine place to learn the ropes but not to grow."

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    Current Employee - Producer in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Producer in Orlando, FL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Electronic Arts full-time

    Pros

    Big games, big budgets, and shipping every year. Nobody does it better than Tiburon.
    If you want to hone your developer-self to razor edge perfection of getting *It* done - this is a great place. Process and schedule is world-class.
    Some of the tech developer here and begin worked on here is world-class. Benefits are great. Orlando is nice, Florida is nice.
    Many nice and smart people.
    Campus is very pretty.

    Cons

    No growth, only 3 games in development, Madden is the only one that is even moderately healthy.
    Not a meritocracy - deep relationship-driven opportunity culture. Especially in Production and Development Director areas. Tiburon has a long memory for things it doesn't like or doesn't understand, probably not unlike other places.
    Currently constricting, current titles cannot support EA revenue burdens - changes need to be made. Layoffs are regularly about every 2-3 years.
    Currently going through a massive culture shift from a studio that acted as a group to a decentralized, game factory.
    As great as Orlando is, there is no where to go when it ends. Games are nonexistent, salaries for similar director and management type work are less than EA pays.

    Advice to Management

    Move faster - the losses to business and talent while the studio finds it's way may be unrecoverable.
    Stretch to grow, you can't win while playing defense.
    Be aware of the effect of certain cultures - fight it by promoting inclusiveness, everyone matters.

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