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Updated 25 May, 2018
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  • Work life balance disrupted during game launches and holidays (in 76 reviews)

  • Long hours, much overtime, stressful crunch times (in 85 reviews)

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  1. "Very happy to be part of this team"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Burnaby, BC
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Burnaby, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Electronic Arts full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Work life balance.
    Teamwork.
    Awesome facilities.
    Company values.
    Parking.

    Cons

    Can't really think of any.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what your doing.


  2. "Fun place to work."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Development Manager in Burnaby, BC
    Current Employee - Development Manager in Burnaby, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Electronic Arts full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    great environment, you can bring your dog to work, take time to work out at the gym or play soccer on the pitch. smart goal oriented people. flexible hours. Nice cafeteria and cofeeshops inside campus.
    good benefits.

    Cons

    Flexible hours can sometimes turn into working all the time. The game teams sometimes have crunch times that can mean weekend work.

    Advice to Management

    Try to look at people's unique qualities rather than a headcount. offer more praise based on that. Going lean on headcount is a good business practice, but doing so at the expense of work life balance will create attrition.

  3. "The people are great"

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    Former Employee - Associate User Interface Designer in Burnaby, BC
    Former Employee - Associate User Interface Designer in Burnaby, BC

    I worked at Electronic Arts (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Great people to work with
    - Team is dedicated

    Cons

    - Contract system that likely won't lead to a permanent role
    - Old tech

    Advice to Management

    Change the way contracts are done for certain roles. Would probably boost morale for people that have been there longer due to seeing all the contractors leave every couple of months


  4. "Communications"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Electronic Arts full-time

    Pros

    Good pay, good people to work with.

    Cons

    No work life balance.


  5. "Data Analyst"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Data Analyst in Burnaby, BC
    Former Employee - Data Analyst in Burnaby, BC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Electronic Arts (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great environment and great people

    Cons

    Compensation is not competitive to industry standards


  6. "Great office"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer II in Burnaby, BC
    Former Employee - Software Engineer II in Burnaby, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Electronic Arts full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Soccer field/league onsite at the office, large Indoor gymnasium with basketball league, floor-hockey league, etc, large gym with personal trainers and physio. Good cafeteria. Dog-friendly. Some really great projects. People are really great.

    Cons

    Public-transit access is so-so. Not very well organized for a big company.

    Advice to Management

    Too many people promoted to management based on their technical skills, not their management skills. They get frustrated not doing what they're best at and their teams suffer from their lack of management skills.


  7. "Senior SG Supervisor"

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    Former Employee - Senior CG Supervisor in Burnaby, BC
    Former Employee - Senior CG Supervisor in Burnaby, BC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Electronic Arts full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    I was fortunate to be hired full time, and I found that there was opportunity for advancement

    Cons

    Way too much management, and way too much of a gulf between where decisions were made, and the projects and people who were affected by the decisions. Senior management was not on site, and were uninformed, and worse, uninterested in the factors their decisions affected.

    The product matters little, and the business matters more.

    Advice to Management

    lose a few layers, and pay attention to the product and the customers

  8. "Working at EA Vancouver"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Electronic Arts full-time

    Pros

    - Always new challenges
    - Great teams within the company
    - Control your career

    Cons

    - Growth takes a very long time in some roles
    - Too much management
    - TFT to RFT conversion not transparent and can take a long time for some


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Everything you'll ever need at the office"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - QA Analyst II in Vancouver, BC
    Current Employee - QA Analyst II in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Electronic Arts full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great atmosphere. Wonderful campus. Good people and fantastic benefits

    Cons

    Often long hours (with OT pay). Massive AAA company so it often means that change and decisions can take a long time


  10. "Development Director"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Electronic Arts full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Fast paced and always changing

    Cons

    Too much politics and bad decisions


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