Electronic Arts Reviews

Updated Aug 10, 2020

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  1. "Great place to work"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Producer II in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people and the facility Is amazing

    Cons

    Can be stressful at times

  2. "Working for EA"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - QA - Game Tester 
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Electronic Arts full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Fun place to work, Lots of people to meet, learning environment

    Cons

    low wage, long hours, fast paced


  3. "Good working environment."

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Electronic Arts full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good facilities, mentoring system, great colleagues.

    Cons

    Can't think of anything right now.

  4. "Great Place to Work"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Technical Director in Charlottetown, PE
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexibility, Regular Hours, Benefits, Compensation

    Cons

    Occasional crunch times, but not often

  5. "Good time"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Business Manager in Richmond, BC

    I have been working at Electronic Arts full-time

    Pros

    Memories paint it with rose colour glasses. I enjoyed it, even with the overtime.

    Cons

    Cramped working environments and overtime.

  6. Helpful (3)

    "A mix of the good, bad and ugly"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Burnaby, BC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Electronic Arts full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    A big corporation with global footprint. It can teach you how things functions in an MNC world. Hosts a variety of teams and projects from small scale (less than 20 people) to large scale (over few hundred people). The experience variate based on the team you are part of, and ranges from from good to terrible depending on your peers. For an average person, it's a good place to gain experience to and move on, and that's how they have designed their culture - more temporary offerings. The job related stress can variate from role to role and team to team. If you know how to get your work done, no one will bother you. Depending on the role, the work life will be hard to balance. Also some days, you'll have nothing much to do, and other days, there will be unmanageable amount of work for you.

    Cons

    While some teams are highly functional and helpful (rare though), most are full of people with corporate mindset. A good grasp of office politics is needed for long term survival, otherwise no matter how hard you work for the company, you'll be just a name that will be forgotten. Mostly all of the teams prefer hiring by referral. Their work place is full of friends and family culture and you'll realize over the time that half of your team is somehow related to each other (lol). Sadly, this is very common phenomenon globally, as they say, it's more of who you know. Unless they are unable to find someone in their circle, the job posting is made public. If you are hired as an outsider, there will be hardly any help for you. I have figured that there's one way to validate if your experience will be a misery or pleasure: If you're handed in a bunch of external contact emails/phone numbers in your first rampup period, you are screwed, and if you're told to walk to a person seated locally. you'll probably be in good hands - if that person likes you. Only the people higher up in hierarchy can rate your performance, and yes, there's a performance file on your name (mostly unknown to you) Survival tips for new comers: - Make friends higher up in hierarchy. - Make sure your immediate manager and team leads are cool with you. - Smile more often (hard for SEs). - Despite the company's cultural tag line of "being bold", don't try anything bold unless you know what you are doing, and can tackle the outcomes. - Be prepared to deal with lower IQ people working as your seniors. There will be lots of them. You'll probably discover it very soon that these people still exist here because of their strong connections within the company, hence, don't mess with them, they'll silently kill your dreams; they have powers. - There will be a lot of new people on your team, and they will be mostly friendly, because they're in a same boat as you. They also make good friends. - If at any moment you get even a tiny sort of hint that you're finding it hard to fit in the team, start to look a new job asap, and don't wait for your contract to mature to do that. It's just easy to find a good job while you have one ongoing. - Just doing adequate work is not enough. It will work, but you will make yourself replaceable. Make sure you socialize with your team members. I know it can be hard, but the ones who do, they survive for the long run.

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  7. "Good place to work"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Burnaby, BC

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

    Pros

    Supportive environment, great focus on professional development

    Cons

    Demanding, dynamic and fast-paced environment

  8. "Great Experience"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Associate Character Artist in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Amazing office/campus, great team, everyone is warm, welcome, accepting, inclusive, Dog friendly, the list goes on and on.

    Cons

    Some projects have no creativity (ok for some, but not for others). Time is not allocated to updating and maintaning documentation.

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  9. "Great place to learn"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Software Engineer 

    I worked at Electronic Arts full-time

    Pros

    Great Benefits/Flexibility. Options to move within company.

    Cons

    Work can get monotonous. Opportunities based on location.

  10. Helpful (1)

    "bad management"

    1.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - QA Analyst in Montreal, QC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Electronic Arts full-time

    Pros

    fancy office, cool products and big budgets

    Cons

    unstable and poorly run, terrible salary

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