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Updated 22 April, 2019
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Pros
  • "You can tell the company is very family-friendly and the work-life balance is great" (in 110 reviews)

  • "Electronic Arts manages to create a very pleasant work environment despite being one of the largest in the business" (in 151 reviews)

Cons
  • "They claim to have work/life balance" (in 79 reviews)

  • "Can be long hours on game teams" (in 85 reviews)

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  1. "Recruiter"

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

    I have been working at Electronic Arts full-time

    Pros

    Amazing office, great amenities, great benefits and great work/life balance

    Cons

    There are no cons. Dream job


  2. "Business Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Burnaby, BC
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Burnaby, BC

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, lots of smart people to work with.

    Cons

    Expect organisation restructuring, which may not be handled well by middle management and leadership.

  3. "Software Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Electronic Arts full-time

    Pros

    The people. My fellow engineers were very friendly and professional and highly competent, a pleasant to work with.

    Cons

    Long hours during beta and finaling periods.


  4. "Great employer, great people, awesome campus!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Electronic Arts full-time

    Pros

    As the review title says.

    Cons

    Some departments have too heavy on processes and hence introduce more people to manage the processes, which ends up with too much communication and alignment before any work gets done. I guess this is to be expected when teams grow big-ger.


  5. "Animation Director"

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    Former Employee - Animation Director
    Former Employee - Animation Director
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Electronic Arts full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Health care - stocks - lots of perks.
    Work with a lot a great people
    Technology leader

    Cons

    Poor Management - most DD’s and Producers don’t have the experience to be leaders or game makers.

    Advice to Management

    hire people in management that have game making experience.


  6. "Electronic Arts SE"

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    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 (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great People and culture to learn

    Cons

    Slow Growth, some politics as usual


  7. "Best place to work"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Burnaby, BC
    Current Employee - Senior 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

    - Amazing environment
    - Full support from the company on career development
    - Multiple perks (gym, soccer field, etc)
    - Great people

    Cons

    It's a big company and things can change overnight.

    Advice to Management

    Listen more to internal feedback. There are issues that would have been avoided if the company listened more to the ppl that are on the trenches.

  8. "Product Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great people, plenty of opportunity for growth if you're driven.

    Cons

    Large company, so it can be very slow moving at times.


  9. "Wonderful place to grow your career."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Electronic Arts full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    There is so much opportunity to grow your career at EA. They hire smart people, to build products to bring fun to people's lives. Contribute. Care about the people around you and the work you do, and you will thrive.

    Cons

    It's a large, complex company - it may take a while to figure out how everything works. Ask, introduce yourself, be curious and you'll be fine.


  10. "Great company to work for."

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    Current Employee - Program Manager in Vancouver, BC
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Electronic Arts full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Supportive, innovative, always evolving company to work for.

    Cons

    fluctuation in market. product launches can impact company performance adversely