EA Sports Reviews | Glassdoor.ca

EA Sports Reviews

Updated 12 December, 2018
27 reviews

Filter

Filter


3.6
StarStarStarStarStar
Rating TrendsRating Trends
Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
EA Sports Chief Executive Officer Andrew Wilson
Andrew Wilson
8 Ratings

Employee Reviews

Sort: PopularRatingDate

Pros
  • "They place high focus on work life balance even though OT is expected" (in 4 reviews)

  • "Great people and great place to work" (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • "salaries/promotions are given to friends of management first, middle management is filled with guys formerly from QA with chips on their shoulders" (in 2 reviews)

  • "Crunch times are improving but still harsh at times in Alpha" (in 2 reviews)

More Pros and Cons

  1. "Technical Artist"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Technical Artist in Vancouver, BC
    Former Employee - Technical Artist in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at EA Sports full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    amazing facilities of which most are free, decent pay, great people, reasonable hours (yes in the game industry believe it or not) its a great place to work.

    Cons

    sometimes a little slow moving, could be a bit more innovative, other then that very few complaints


  2. "Not bad at all"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at EA Sports full-time

    Pros

    Good culture and challenges all around the teams

    Cons

    Too many to list all the cons

  3. "Good experience"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great working environment and facilities

    Cons

    Sometimes it present issues with the company


  4. Helpful (1)

    "salary and management sucks"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burnaby, BC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burnaby, BC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at EA Sports full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Facility is awesome. Lots of perks working at the big burnaby campus.

    Cons

    Managers are awful. salaries/promotions are given to friends of management first, middle management is filled with guys formerly from QA with chips on their shoulders.

    Don't like your starting salary screw you over, worked there for several years, new hires with no experience reporting to me would walk in the door making more than me.

    Advice to Management

    Start promoting on merit


  5. "ta"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    amazing campus
    games
    fun people. the location is really good becuse it is in a central location

    Cons

    they dont like to keep full time


  6. "Great company to work for!"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at EA Sports full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    - senior teams that know how to ship great games on time
    - passion for high-quality experiences
    - campus amenities are awesome (from gym, sports leagues, and game discounts to dry-cleaning, acupuncture, and guitar lessons on site)

    Cons

    Nothing that wouldn't apply to any large game developer.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing, but don't be afraid to embrace more disruptive practices and technologies!


  7. "Great environment"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Artist in Burnaby, BC
    Current Employee - Technical Artist in Burnaby, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at EA Sports full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Dog friendly, employees can bring their dogs to work, Great sports facilities including outdoor soccer field and beach volleyball field, indoor basketball court and gym. They place high focus on work life balance even though OT is expected

    Cons

    Relatively lower pay in IT sector, I have heard complaints about HR department not responding after an interview.

    Advice to Management

    Development directors often have more power than designers. With this unbalance it sometimes hinders progress and ultimately product quality.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Over Worked, lots of politics"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing in Burnaby, BC
    Former Employee - Marketing in Burnaby, BC
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at EA Sports full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great facilities looks good on your resume

    Cons

    Too political and takes too long to get things done

    Advice to Management

    work life balance = happy employees


  9. "Good benefits, worst culture"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Maitland, FL (US)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Maitland, FL (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at EA Sports full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Pay and benefits are above average. Kitchen on most floors. Lots of themed meeting rooms. All hands meetings help you understand company objectives.

    Cons

    Lack of respect and accountability among employees. Forced overtime nights and weekends. Leaders overreact, blame others for their mistakes, miscommunicate, and in general look out for themselves first. There has been a lot of failing up because friendship and tenure are more valued than capability.

    Advice to Management

    Learn how to care about people. Learn how to communicate effectively. Take accountability for your domain and your team.


  10. "QA Tester"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at EA Sports full-time

    Pros

    the company had a very relaxed environment

    Cons

    management was questionable at times