Pros: free breakfast, excellent facilities, great management, awesome parties
Cons: large contingent contractor workforce with a 1-year maximum contract.
Working at Electronic Arts has been a highlight of my career. The people are fantastic, fun and highly intelligent. The company itself is worthy of respect for the sheer entertainment value it has brought to the world.
My role at Electronic Arts as Facilities Coordinator was basically to move the needle in finding ways to improve working conditions – more... to the point of making EA Austin the best place to work anywhere.
We have rooms with pool tables, 80" TVs, video game consoles, nerf guns and ping pong tables. We set out fruit in the morning and have popcorn socials, monthly birthday parties, internal art exhibits and radically awesome holiday parties.
The hardest part of working at EA is being a contractor with an end date. Knowing that your time at EA is limited and that you'll be leaving behind some of the best coworkers you've ever had can be extremely depressing as your end-date approaches.
Everyone at EA works hard and plays hard and management cares about the day to day enjoyment of the workforce. – less