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Updated Oct 16, 2019

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Electronic Arts CEO Andrew Wilson
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  • "Long hours and customer service is never a thankful position(in 89 reviews)

  • "Work-Life balance can be difficult if you want to please Management(in 83 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "The best I've ever been treated"

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    Current Employee - Producer in Montreal, QC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Electronic Arts full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    EA really cares about its employees and has a ton of perks and benefits available to their talent. They really emphasize career development and studio culture, making it a very comfortable place to work. They value inclusion and do everything they can to make their employees feel valued. It's the EA of old times.

    Cons

    It's a big company, they are big games, it's AAA. People who want to turn around projects quick and with complete creative autonomy won't find it easy to navigate.

    Advice to Management

    Keep treating your employees right and making them feel valued. Consider promoting from within more than hiring out and remove some of the red tapes that don't need to be there at studio level.

    Electronic Arts2019-08-29
  2. "Great company"

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    Current Employee - Art Director 

    I have been working at Electronic Arts full-time

    Pros

    good office and great people to work with

    Cons

    Long hours and competitve atmposhere

    Electronic Arts2019-10-15
  3. "Good company"

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    Current Employee - Artist in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Electronic Arts full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Very good work environment for employees

    Cons

    Not much head room for RFT

    Electronic Arts2019-10-09
  4. "Greate place if you are planning to work in all over the world"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Burnaby, BC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Electronic Arts full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Work-life balance is super nice Best place for a sports game

    Cons

    Too organized and less flexible on decision

    Electronic Arts2019-10-01
  5. "Fantastic experience"

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager, Marketing 

    I worked at Electronic Arts full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great people, truly impactful and creative work.

    Cons

    Can be a challenge to move up in company. Decision-making by committee.

    Electronic Arts2019-09-30
  6. "Good Work-Life balance"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Burnaby, BC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Electronic Arts full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great office, perks, soccer ground, team cultures. The work rotates around releases of the games, some months more than the others. Good management

    Cons

    Compensation could be more Internal teams have not much communication with each other which causes duplicate tools created by various teams to tackle similar issues.

    Electronic Arts2019-09-18
  7. "Good place but corporate"

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    Current Employee - Programmer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Electronic Arts full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Stable Great benefits Flexible work hours Good coworkers

    Cons

    Not allowed to work on personal projects Lots of bureaucracy and meetings

    Electronic Arts2019-09-17
  8. "Great place to get started in the industry"

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    Current Employee - Associate Producer in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Electronic Arts full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great culture, nice studios, well structured central tech offerings.

    Cons

    Corporate politics at higher levels, some managers less capable than others.

    Advice to Management

    Ensure all career managers have clear goals set for their reports, and reports are positioned well to reach those goals (goals are attainable/possible for the person). Ensure team structures and personal responsibilities are well defined.

    Electronic Arts2019-09-04
  9. "Not what it was."

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    Current Employee - QA Project Lead in Vancouver, BC

    I have been working at Electronic Arts full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Benefits are decent. Culture can be wonderful but really depends on your team.

    Cons

    Lots of political maneuvering.

    Electronic Arts2019-09-12
  10. "Fast past with lots of room for improvement."

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    Current Employee - FUT Live Content Product Manager in Burnaby, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Electronic Arts full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Fast-moving with competitive compensation. Great if you love football and FIFA.

    Cons

    Conservative with opportunities to innovate.

    Advice to Management

    Take risks - Adapt or die.

    Electronic Arts2019-08-28
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