Electronic Arts Employee Reviews about "work life balance"

Updated Jan 20, 2021

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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. 5.0
      Former Employee

      Good company to work

      Jan 14, 2021 - Accounts Receivable Specialist 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Very good company and work life balance

      Cons

      Nothing to specify, maintain same values

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    2. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Awesome

      Dec 24, 2020 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good Work life balance Great perks

      Cons

      Location could be better but the workplace is good

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    3. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Worst work life balance, Bad management, Incompetent HR

      Mar 3, 2020 - Senior Software Developer in Hyderābād
      Recommend
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      Pros

      8-10 days shut down period in December.

      Cons

      - No work life balance, you are expected to work from 9AM - 11PM. Even on weekends your manager calls you and expects to fix issues. Expects to finish sprint tasks over the weekend. Wrong estimations. - Your health is going to get bad everyday. - Pay is less, not even comparable to service based companies. - Internal culture is just as a service based organization, you are assigned to projects as per manager's choice. Can swap you into any project any time. - You are expected to work on all platforms, code in all languages and do everything. - You are exploited and your ideas are too in the name of hackathons, awards etc. - Lot of political drama goes around between US and Hyderabad teams. - Expected to join evening calls between 7pm-9pm everyday which last for 1hr to couple of hrs sometimes. - No growth aspects, you are expected to work like an architect at a developer position and architects work like people managers. - Don't fall into the trap where managers persuade you with awards or stocks that can give you monetary benefits. Conditions Apply. - You will see contractors everywhere and you will also be billed into projects like one of them, inspite of being a full-time. - No real product development happens, it's all fire fighting everywhere and unrealistic deadlines. - The highest attrition rate i have ever seen in a product development organization till date. Many have left within the 6 months probation period. Some have absconded without notice. - There are no good technical leaders in the middle management, managers do micro-management, lot of emotional stress.

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      4 people found this review helpful
    4. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Nice organization to work with

      Oct 9, 2020 - Software Architect in Hyderābād
      Recommend
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      Pros

      good work life balance, nice perks

      Cons

      too much uncertainty about long term plans

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    5. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Fun and energetic place to work

      Aug 9, 2020 - Software Developer II in Hyderābād
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Work life balance, scale of games, workplace benefits

      Cons

      Little innovation, slow moving giant in a fast industry

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    6. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      One of the worst company to work for

      Sep 24, 2019 - Senior Software Engineer in Hyderābād
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - 7-10 Days off in December (Global Shutdown) - Location right next to Shopping Mall (Inorbit)

      Cons

      - Very poor work-life balance (You're expected to work 9am-11pm no matter what) - Hyderabad office is not software development house (not studio) so do not expect to learn. They do monitoring, testing and buy software services from 3rd party vendors. - Do not expect managers know all technical details (EA mostly hires managers from non-CS background). Thats why it is rather easy to get job in EA. - Salary growth is like peanuts. - Layoffs through out the year with little to no job security. Google "EA Layoff" to confirm - Its very funny when employee join, EA starts telling they value employees but employees realizes very soon. - EA does not provide holiday on Diwali (I can validate for 2018)!! - Incompetent management who are more concerned about covering their own reputation with their superiors than actual leadership. - Funny but true: Many departments force employees to use free software. EA can not afford many industry standard softwares.

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      6 people found this review helpful
    7. 3.0
      Current Intern

      Software Developer

      Feb 1, 2020 - Communications Tech 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Positive environment and work life balance.

      Cons

      individual growth at the company

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    8. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Great technology company

      May 18, 2019 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      You work with some great engineers and on some of the very best games in the world Diversity of experiences, technologies, and problem solving opportunities Fantastic technical exposure

      Cons

      Work life balance Limited range of opportunities in India although good performers can find internal opportunities in other countries

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    9. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 8 years

      Subject matter expert

      Feb 19, 2019 - Subject Matter Expert in Hyderābād
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Work life balance can be maintained and no overtime issues.

      Cons

      Growth is very flat, vertical growth is not good

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    10. 1.0
      Current Employee

      Was ok once now its a very bad place to be.

      Jul 23, 2015 - Software Engineer II in Hyderābād
      Recommend
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      Business Outlook

      Pros

      No formal work culture. Work from home. Current EA share value is good. RSUs given at time of joining, now it has been discontinued. Brand name (People assume its game development work in india, which in fact is just a mobile and load testing centre). Location, Right next to a shopping mall, will save parking cost in mall. compensation little better than service companies, but take home is not what you see from CTC.

      Cons

      Work, only testing. Mobile and load testing servers done in hyderabad. All false promotion about some development work by people for false recognition. People, Worst managers and hr's. Take things very personally and with an attitude to pull someone professionally down. Every one wants to leave but fails to get a job outside. Career, Growth and promotions only for the managers pets and people who were hired by managers from previous organisations. hr's fully support the wrong hiring and politics of managers. Hard to move out of here. One loses technical skills and finds it diffcult to find job outside. Mother of Layoffs, completely use humiliate and throw policy. Work life balance, good for managers pets and people good at politics. Overall a really bad place to work.

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      8 people found this review helpful
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