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I have been working at Electronic Arts full-time (More than a year)
good people to work with
jump through hoops to get things done
I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Electronic Arts (Guildford, England (UK)) in August 2020.
Discussion with recruiter about the role and then I was interviewed by two engineers.
First of all I was expecting the manager to be attending the interview as she was listed in the meeting invite and I checked her linkedin profile and she seemed really skilled! I guess that they ended up replacing her with someone probably not as qualified to interview. One of the guys was really chill and nice whereas the other just looked outright grumpy and as if nothing I said was good enough and that just completely put me off.
It felt a bit like a good cop bad cop situation and in the end it didn't make me feel like I would like to join their team.
I've seen this a lot recently where companies just get someone inexperienced in doing interviews and they keep asking the usual basic Python+SQL questions you can memorise in the internet rather than trying to actually gauge their experience through their background and if they have or not potential for the role.
When I asked them if they played games the bad cop said he stopped playing them when he joined EA and that was a massive red flag for me. He said he didn't have time because he's been working too much. Again, someone more experienced wouldn't make the mistake of saying that during an interview, outright putting the candidate off the role.