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Updated 19 February, 2018
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Pros
  • Great work life balance, many employees stay around for 10 (in 88 reviews)

  • good work environment, you can learn mature web technologies (in 132 reviews)

Cons
  • Pretty bad work/life balance when it's crunch time (in 73 reviews)

  • Long hours, much overtime, stressful crunch times (in 81 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - 3D Artist in Burnaby, BC
    Former Employee - 3D Artist in Burnaby, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Really nice working environment, great team members and nice superiors

    Cons

    Long working ours during crunch


  2. "Software Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Vancouver, BC
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Electronic Arts (More than a year)

    Pros

    Full campus with all the facilities, Nice environment with friendly people, Nor bureaucratic.

    Cons

    Hard to become full-time employee, they usually hire part-time or temporary.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the good people while you have them !


  3. "Finance Manager"

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    Current Employee - Finance Manager in Vancouver, BC
    Current Employee - Finance Manager in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good learning opportunities and growth

    Cons

    There is more work than one can handle


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  5. "Assistant environment artist"

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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

    Overall for a first job, it is more than I could ask for. Good atmosphere, flexible and great amenities.

    Cons

    Its difficult to become regular full time, let alone move up the ladder. It seems they cycle in lower tier positions very often.

    Advice to Management

    I cant give any advice as of right now, the reason they cycle employees is to save costs and I can understand that.


  6. "Great experience. Professional environment."

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    Current Employee - Game Designer in Vancouver, BC
    Current Employee - Game Designer in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The development team is great to work with

    Cons

    Some employees are jaded and have lost their passion.

    Advice to Management

    Trust in your employees


  7. "Great place to learn"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Electronic Arts full-time

    Pros

    Great culture and people. Learned tons.

    Cons

    Large company and all the hoops that come with it.


  8. "Good place to work in my field"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Electronic Arts full-time

    Pros

    More career opportunities nowadays. Interesting work.

    Cons

    Corporate setting with a lot of red tape


  9. "QA Project Lead"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burnaby, BC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burnaby, BC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Employees have a wide freedom to manage their own workload and feedback is welcomed!
    Having a 'welcome buddy' to help onboarding helps speed up the process and to learn some shortcuts.
    Try and error is accepted, and people are strongly encouraged to ask questions whenever they want - open door police.

    Cons

    Couldn't find any. All I needed on my onboarding I was provided.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work! Game On is a great tool to help onboarding new hires.


  10. "Quality Analyst"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Quality Assurance Analyst in Vancouver, BC
    Current Employee - Quality Assurance Analyst in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The amenities at EA are really good like the gym, sauna, basketball court, soccer field, physio therapy, massage therapy etc.
    Company events that happen year round are very fun and family friendly.
    A good work environment.

    Cons

    Salary progression takes quite a long time.
    Not that many career grow opportunities need a more diverse career path.

    Advice to Management

    Salary needs to be more competitive to market.
    Need more growth in the role to keep interest.


  11. Helpful (2)

    "Toxic workplace"

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    Former Employee - Analyst
    Former Employee - Analyst
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They have decent chairs there

    Cons

    They harass you about using your computer on company grounds
    They use very old and convoluted software
    You have to use an excel spreadsheet to do what could be done in a simple form field (this is not a joke)

    Advice to Management

    I doubt there is anything EA can do about gamers being terrible and their own company being even worse. Hi?


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