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Electronic Arts Reviews

Updated 17 September, 2017
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  • Pretty bad work/life balance when it's crunch time (in 71 reviews)

  • I would say that the worst thing would have been the very long hours that I had to work (in 79 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Software Engineer I"

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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 (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Flexible time
    - Free games
    - Nice studio
    - God-like CEO

    Cons

    - Hard to get a regular full time position


  2. "Great company, great work, not so great salary"

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    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 Electronic Arts (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Nice campus
    - Lots of growth opportunities
    - Fun place to work
    - Some great people all around

    Cons

    - Salary is not competitive with the market
    - QA organization is a bad place to be, especially on lower level
    - Politics is evident

    Advice to Management

    - Become competitive in Vancouver. Amazon, Splunk, Microsoft, Slack - offer better packages


  3. "Review"

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

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

    Pros

    Good Benefits, Great Campus, Free Parking

    Cons

    Too much office bureaucracy, top heavy.

    Advice to Management

    Mid level management is good, it's the C-levels that need to care more about their staff than their shareholders


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  5. "A total fit for someone looks for stability"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burnaby, BC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burnaby, BC

    I have been working at Electronic Arts full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    It is a very stable working environment.

    Cons

    It is hard on career growth


  6. "Great company"

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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

    Culture and values are excellent. The talent level is on average higher than others companies doing the same thing in the gaming space.

    Cons

    Promotion is slow, salary increases for good/great performance do not keep up with cost of living increases.

    Advice to Management

    Pay above median wages and give out less TFT contract positions to creative roles, or you will gradually experience a substantial dilution of quality from now forward.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Best place I've ever worked"

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

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

    Pros

    They strive for a much better work life balance than any other games company I've worked at.
    Great campus perks

    Cons

    Aspects of the job can be tedious, technical debt is carried along more than it should be


  8. "Marketing Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Electronic Arts full-time

    Pros

    Decent Salary and benefits package

    Cons

    Pretty much everything you hear about EA is true

    Advice to Management

    Hire more good quality people


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    "Associate Producer"

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    Former Employee - Associate Producer in Vancouver, BC
    Former Employee - Associate Producer in Vancouver, BC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Electronic Arts full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Excellent people doing great work on the ground level, many opportunities to learn and grow as a professional and make excellent friends.

    Cons

    Management is a complete nightmare, major promotions almost always moving the worst of the worst to the top. Every year there's a story about terrible anti consumer practices at EA, they're always top down decisions.
    The Senior EA leadership may be toxic as all hell, but Madden continues to sell so they'll continue to make money, but I wouldn't trust any new EA initiative to be anything other than a complete mess.

    Advice to Management

    At the brand level there's some great management teams, FIFA is an example of what the company could be but won't.


  10. "Good company atmosphere"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Electronic Arts full-time

    Pros

    Friendly environment, generally casual atmosphere with a wide range of facility perks.

    Cons

    Too many separate groups working individually. Sometimes there will be overlap of effort and main development group tend to use some outdated development tools and philosophies.


  11. "Great place to work and grow"

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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

    Nice benefits. Great campus. Smart people, with lots to learn from.

    Cons

    Lots of employee since it's a big corporate. Corporate ladder very hard to navigate. You have to be very proactive about advancing your career to get a promotion


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