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Electronic Arts Overview

www.ea.com
Redwood City, CA (US)
5001 to 10000 employees
1982
Company - Public (EA)
Media
$2 to $5 billion (CAD) per year
Riot Games, Google, Activision Blizzard
With over 300 million players around the world playing our games, there has never been a more exciting time to be a part of Electronic Arts.

We exist to Inspire the World to Play. At EA, we have an unprecedented opportunity to create amazing experiences for ... Read more

Mission: We exist to inspire the world to play.


Glassdoor Awards

Best Places to Work: 2017 (#19), 2016 (#11)

Highest Rated CEOs: 2017 (#11), 2016 (#3)

Electronic Arts Reviews

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    "Progressive company with an emerging problem: 2nd-class contractors"

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    Current Employee - Designer in Vancouver, BC
    Current Employee - Designer in Vancouver, BC
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    I have been working at Electronic Arts full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Progressive company that is stable and filled with veterans of the industry. You are compensated well if a Regular Full-Time employee with medium or better industry experience. Great benefits and retirement for the RFTs. Also good stock programs with matching. If you are a contractor, sorry, none of this applies to you, even remotely.

    Cons

    The quality of people managers varies tremendously from project to project. Internal promotion is harder than leaving and coming back after acquiring a better position elsewhere. More and more outsourcing and contractor hires means temporary employment is becoming the norm, even in creative positions.

    Advice to Management

    People managers at EA, where I have been, lack the typical soft skills found elsewhere, and generally brush aside career matters for project ones at every opportunity. It's common to be micro-managed and under-supported, suggesting DNA-level leadership gaps. A new crop of leaders who have been taught to empower instead of hold power is needed or cultural erosion will continue.

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Electronic Arts Interviews

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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Electronic Arts (Miami, FL (US)) in October-2015.

    Interview

    En etant passionner de jeux video je decide de minscrire a Electronics Arts pour realiser mon reve detudiant. Jespere que vous accepterez ma demande. Merci davance pour ladhesion a lentreprise

    Negotiation

    Etre poli et parler serieusement pas faire de fotes dorthographes aussi cest tres important pour votre cv

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Electronic Arts Awards & Accolades

  • Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality(Computer Software), Human Rights Campaign, 2016
  • Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality(Computer Software), Human Rights Campaign, 2015
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