Electronic Arts

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If innovation is what you crave, stay away from EA

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Former Employee - Senior Game Designer in Orlando, FL (US)
Former Employee - Senior Game Designer in Orlando, FL (US)

I worked at Electronic Arts full-time (more than 10 years)

Pros

Great perks around campuses
Loads of talented people
Great discounts
Decent compensation
You can seemingly skate by and be lazy for years if you're into that sort of thing

Cons

Bloated management structures
Lack of drive towards innovation or new IP
Absolutely not a meritocracy
Senior staff seems to still be in place (and getting promoted) after doing nothing but drive the stock price into the dirt

Advice to ManagementAdvice

How is JR still the CEO?!? And Peter Moore COO?! Since those two joined EA the stock has been in a nose dive. Obviously not everything is their fault, but this company needs new blood and fresh ideas.

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    Great place to start a career and build a network

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    Former Employee - Associate Producer in Burnaby, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Associate Producer in Burnaby, BC (Canada)

    I worked at Electronic Arts full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    - Good benefits
    - Lots of talented peers
    - Nice working facilities

    Cons

    - Lack of job security
    - Politics
    - Volatility

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Good one day, bad another

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    Former Employee - Sound Software Engineer in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Sound Software Engineer in Montreal, QC (Canada)

    I worked at Electronic Arts full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Nice people to meet.
    Was good few years
    Overtime added up to your vacations
    Good workspace and equipment

    Cons

    When times go bad it is a bad time to be
    Lots of career politics
    Overtimes
    Lack of long term goals. Invest in a foundation more now, so it will pay longer term. Rather than quickly patch up this Frankenstein for a "his Majesty" today and it goes down the drain tomorrow at best
    Stupid "My game plan" self review each year.
    Left hand does not know what right hand does.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    "My game plan" - it is useless. It might be used to show the employee it's place to be and be humble. However, this mist is quickly blown away if employee will attach what competitors are offering. Market dictates a price for the head, not a MPG

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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