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"Great place to work, if you can stomach the politics"

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Former Employee - Senior Development Director in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
Former Employee - Senior Development Director in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
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Approves of CEO

Pros

Fun products and output.
Great salary.
Working with talented people.
Bragging rights.

Cons

Politics.
Left hand not knowing what the right hand is doing.
Occasional stress and overwork.

Advice to Management

When you say do something, back it up, and cut the things you don't believe in. This is a mantra we often hear, but it never feels like that on the ground. Too many things are started with good intentions, then the senior management dance around the issues hoping they don't get tarnished with any bad feeling if feathers are ruffled.

Other Employee Reviews for Electronic Arts

  1. Helpful (2)

    "It is good for beginners or juniors"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    left hand doesn't know what right hand is doing
    good for gamers
    cheap games
    oppurtunity to live in fantasy world rather than real world

    Cons

    if you are looking for growth & advancement, EA is not right place to work with.
    middle level management is horrible
    8 out of 10 architect has no knowledge about project or technology and worst than morons.
    promotion is based on seniority and not on quality or smartness of the person.
    interview process is horrible and unnecessary steps that one have to go thru. even this process is not there in facebook, google, microsoft etc..........

    Advice to Management

    re-org the whole management starting from middle layer.


  2. "Thoroughly mediocre"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Burnaby, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Burnaby, BC (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Cheap games, free food, basketball court, soccer field, gym, tons of amenities. If you like making video games, you might enjoy this place.

    Cons

    If you're creative, you might hate this place. It's a huge company, and so there is very little opportunity for the typical employee to have a say in the vision or direction of anything important.

    Advice to Management

    Innovate on a small scale. Try sending your developers off to make a few smaller, "indie"-type games and see what happens.

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