Electronic Arts Reviews

Updated 22 Jan 2021

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4.0
77%
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Electronic Arts CEO Andrew Wilson
Andrew Wilson
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  • "Unnecessary meetings with US teams for long hours which can impact developers productivity a lot(in 97 reviews)

  • "The work-life balance may not be perfect(in 92 reviews)

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  1. "Really good"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Game Designer in Melbourne
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Electronic Arts full-time

    Pros

    Nice employees Great Equipment good

    Cons

    EA is too focused on profits sometimes and teams aren't really allowed to "fail"

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  2. "Great Expectations"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Product Specialist in Sydney
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Electronic Arts full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    - Great IP (Star Wars, Mass Effect, FIFA, Need for Speed, The Sims). - Friendly international staff when connecting in person or online. - 10 free EA Games a year.

    Cons

    GLOBAL - Reorgs of the business every 1.5-2 years. - Lack of vision for mobile gaming. - Analysis paralysis. - Zero consequences for poor company decisions. - HR ignore legitimate breaches of code of conduct from management. LOCAL - Peter Principle. - Tendancy to gaslight staff. - Play favourites. - Zero career opportunities. - Ignore team health results every year.

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  3. "Great Company to work for"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Electronic Arts full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Treat you right, good people, good culture, learn a lot

    Cons

    Hard to move up. Flattish hierchy

  4. "Software Engineer"

    2.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Electronic Arts full-time

    Pros

    Great remuneration, perks, and health insurance.

    Cons

    Head management have no idea what they are doing. Heavy diversity focus.

  5. Helpful (2)

    "Great company, horrendous leaders"

    1.0
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melbourne
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay is decent Nice office Some flexibility (if in a good team) Mostly decent folk 10 free games a year (EA ones)

    Cons

    The leadership team, are truly amateurish; a couple of years ago they restructured and put a new inexperienced team in place whose only purpose seems is serving themselves. It’s like they’re pretending to be leaders but actually have no clue whatsoever. It’s become a toxic environment and boysclub culture with these people now leading the ship. The only way to get ahead is to become a sycophant and talk dirt on others.

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  6. "Great office and colleagues"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Product Manager in Melbourne
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Electronic Arts full-time

    Pros

    The colleagues and the chance to work on some premium mobile titles are the main reason to work here. In addition is the great perks such as free games, health allowance (gym etc), extra week off at Christmas.

    Cons

    Progression is hard, there's limited opportunities for movement. Salary is comparatively low for similar roles in other industries.

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  7. Helpful (1)

    "Toxic Experience"

    1.0
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    Game Designer in Melbourne
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Electronic Arts for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Nice office and minor perks such as free games.

    Cons

    Low pay and long hours. Upper management boys club. They only care about the bottom dollar and do whatever they can to put as many dark patters as possible into their games. Overall they are an extremely unethical company that don't care about their staff. Get used to being nothing more than a number.

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  8. Helpful (1)

    "Horrible experience"

    2.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Electronic Arts full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Abler to get free games - Strong catalogue of games - Flexible hours

    Cons

    - Ridiculously high churn rate in some offices (50%+ year on year). - Huge lack of talent - intellectual and business wise, due to huge employee turnover. - Very low team morale and extremely political. - No autonomy or respect from senior executives. - No growth opportunities or innovation.

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  9. Helpful (3)

    "2 months in and having fun"

    5.0
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    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Electronic Arts for less than a year

    Pros

    Company is in an upward growth cycle with opportunities. Good company culture and values despite difficulties in the past. Regional management are very open for feedback

    Cons

    Somewhat difficult to navigate global network (particularly being Asia based)

  10. Helpful (2)

    "Mired in Politics and the Past"

    2.0
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Electronic Arts full-time

    Pros

    Strong Brands Money in the Bank Cares about Quality Knows how to sell copies of stuff at retail

    Cons

    Antiquated (or non-existent) mobile strategy Mired in politics at the top levels Studios & titles can disappear in the blink of an eye No real infrastructure, tools, or strategy for mobile success

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