- Work/Life Balance
- Culture & Values
- Career Opportunities
- Comp & Benefits
- Senior Management
I worked at Electronic Arts as an intern (Less than a year)
I worked in People Experience (HR), so that's where this perspective is coming from. Hands down one of the best companies I have ever worked for. The culture is incredible, they really care about their people. They want to do better. Inclusion isn't just a checkbox, it's a value and they show that. Everyone was so helpful, warm and welcoming. Very easy to strike up conversations, even remotely! Talked to me and treated me as an equal, not "just the intern." Absolutely incredible experience, I hope to return one day.
An observation: sometimes management can get caught going down a rabbit hole of possibilities - you don't need to solve for everything, look for the majority and keep the end goal in mind.
Advice to Management
Be careful not to get into "analysis paralysis" when it comes to decision making. Sometimes unanimous agreement isn't necessary (or possible) when making sure a project keeps traction. Leaders (Directors & VPs+), own your decisions with confidence and don't be afraid to close out an issue without needing everyone's approval. If you own the project, you own the decision.
I applied online. I interviewed at Electronic Arts (Redwood City, CA (US)) in October 2020.
Applied online and was reached out to by the recruiter in a week or 2. This was one of the best recruiters I've ever interacted with. She gave me an overview of the team and the position and set up an interview with the hiring manager next week.
The video interview with the HM was mostly behavioral with a bit of technical deep dive and it went amazing.
Unfortunately, they had to pause the position apparently for some 'business process' and they didn't know when it will open up again. That's not very professional of them, but anyway, the people I interacted with were very polite, wish this had worked out.