Electronic Arts Employee Reviews about "long hours"

Updated Sep 6, 2020

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  • "Friendly and welcoming work environment(in 186 reviews)

  • "Very good company and work life balance(in 147 reviews)

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  • "Long hours particularly near release(in 96 reviews)

  • "Work-life balance can be a challenge(in 94 reviews)

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    1. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Good Exposure. Fast learning. Bad management

      Aug 20, 2020 - Software Engineer II in Hyderābād
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      Pros

      • Exposure to multiple technologies • Great CEO Bonuses ( ~2K$ pandemic bonus ) • Company helps you all the time in making your job easier like providing accessories and all • Good developers with supportive culture • Good if you are interested to learn some part of all technologies. (Jack of all Master of None) • Good Hikes and stock bonuses. • Good if you want to attend a lot of meetings, speak about something you worked on and call it a day. • Flexible timings

      Cons

      • Lots of maintenance projects in Player Experience team. • Very few Invest projects • Very less Engineering done. You wont find developers here stressing their minds to solve problems. Because the problems aren’t that hard. Optimisation, System Design is out of scope. • Work can be mundane and monotonous • Unnecessary meetings with US teams for long hours which can impact developers productivity a lot. • Scrum masters running the company like a service based company. The more jira tickets you close the more work log you add, the better you are in their minds. • No technical owners in India • Lots of contractors/scrum masters who try to run the job like in a service based company. • Growth is very slow • Managers doesn’t have good idea of what a person is interested and capable of. You will be assigned to a random team which has a requirement. • Definitely not a place if you want to work in a team where stuff are built from scratch. • India is mostly considered like a support location with very few devs getting to meaningful development work. • Not a place if you are planning to stay for years. You will be bored with in a year doing the same work again and again.

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    2. 5.0
      Former Contractor

      Friendly work environment

      Sep 6, 2020 - Administrative Assistant in Vancouver, BC
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      Pros

      Fantastic facilities and friendly coworkers

      Cons

      Long hours particularly near release

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    3. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Working for EA

      Aug 10, 2020 - QA - Game Tester 
      Recommend
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      Pros

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

      Cons

      low wage, long hours, fast paced

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    4. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 10 years

      great comp and benefits, high stress and long hours

      May 14, 2020 - Senior Director in Vancouver, BC
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      Pros

      comp, benefits, facilities and workplace culture

      Cons

      long hours, very political, lots of stress

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    5. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 8 years

      it's in the game

      Apr 25, 2020 - Producer in Orlando, FL
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Making games, good benefits and stock optoins

      Cons

      Long hours, slow career advancement

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    6. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Great Depending on the Team and Leadership

      Nov 23, 2019 - Product Manager in Vancouver, BC
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      Pros

      Fast-moving. Impactful. Smart people. Good leadership (on select teams).

      Cons

      Long hours (only a con for some).

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    7. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great company

      Oct 15, 2019 - Art Director 
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      Pros

      good office and great people to work with

      Cons

      Long hours and competitve atmposhere

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    8. 3.0
      Current Employee

      Great senior leadership, Sub par mid level leadership

      Jul 27, 2019 -  
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      Pros

      Senior leaderships have good intentions. Somewhat flexible to chose what available project you want to work within the studio. Great facilities and benefits.

      Cons

      Lots of mid level veteran position who are obsolete and not willing to adapt to change. Unfortunately senior leaderships tend to listen toward these old timers. Compensation is poor compared with other studios. Long hours.

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    9. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Competitive Salary

      Nov 19, 2019 - Lead Program Manager 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Salary and Bonus is competitive

      Cons

      Long hours with tight deadlines

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    10. 3.0
      Former Contractor, more than 1 year

      It is what it is

      Jul 4, 2019 - 3D Artist in Burnaby, BC
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      Pros

      Great team members. loads of company perks.

      Cons

      It's EA, you've heard it all before. Long hours, low pay.

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