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Good job if you can get it

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Current Employee - Senior Engineer  in  Burnaby, BC (Canada)
Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Burnaby, BC (Canada)

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

Pros

Mature company that normally get it. There are lots of senior engineers that will not put up with crazy over time and the like. Not to say it is easy but that is part of the fun too.

Cons

It will depend a lot on the team however. Starting out in games is hard however once you have worked a few years things get better.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Continue to take risks on good games. We have spent too much on some of the companies we have bought. Star wars didn't turn out so well.

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Disapproves of CEO

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    Depends on the team you're with....

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    Current Employee - Project Manager  in  Redwood Shores, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Redwood Shores, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    EA has a lot of benefits that get overlooked, such as health care, a fair time-off-work system, legal assistance, in-house gym, day care, etc. Things that may be more important for an older employee than someone fresh out of college. The work hours are actually very reasonable, especially for a game studio, and you get at least a full week off for winter holidays. Although, the work hour issue and quality of life at the office is very dependent on the studio you are with at EA.

    Cons

    The projects they have going aren't too exciting and there's a lot of red tape that gets in the way of employees trying to initiate projects that are exciting to them (some of which are likely beneficial for the company as a whole). There's a lot of filters for important information, enough so that most people you encounter are very skeptical of EA's priorities and decisions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop lying to the employees. It's frustrating to hear contradicting information because the senior level management wants to raise morale in a single speech. EA hires a lot of smart people. I truly believe if they are more open about company goals and issues with their employees, they can find some very creative and useful solutions proposed to them.

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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Great company to be in

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    Current Employee - Program Manager  in  Redwood City, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Redwood City, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    - Always interesting work
    - Great people to work with

    Cons

    - Inexperienced middle management
    - Bad reputation

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Build a culture for the entire company
    Rebuild the company's reputation in the industry

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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