Should I move to EA?

Valve 7Oxnw2
Sep 4, 2019 20 Comments


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  • Valve / Eng

    Valve Eng

    Wait until Hawaii is over. Also curious what you're feeling at Valve;. PM me if you want to vent.

    Sincerely, Gabe
    Sep 4, 2019 7
    • Deluxe / Product

      Deluxe Product

      Electronic Arts (EA)
      AMA about video games industry.
      Valve peeps go on an annual Hawaii trip paid for by Valve.
      Oct 11, 2019
    • Amazon hydfb
      Lol I didn't believe you until I googled it.
      Oct 12, 2019
  • EA


    Senior Software Engineer
    As long as you don’t work for EADP, you are fine. If you do work for EADP, good luck...
    Sep 4, 2019 2
    • What’s wrong with EADP? Which team are you on?
      Sep 15, 2019
    • EA


      Senior Software Engineer
      There’s no diversity and inclusion in EADP. How many people in EADP are Latinos, Black? How many are gay, lesbian or transgender? Everyone thinks the same, everyone does the same. People told me not to question the system and be a yes sayer.

      My Indian manager constantly discriminate me for being “different”
      Nov 15, 2019
  • Bloated. It seems many groups go through this cycle:

    - Start a group of 2 or 3 people that does "something". "Something" is usually not making money.

    - Be overwhelmed, and then start to expand personnel regionally to fix that. The original do-ers are now managers.

    - Regional workers are overwhelmed, so they need staff. The regional workers are now managers, and the original people that started the group are now directors or higher.

    You now have an org with almost too much time on their hands. Easiest way to spot them is when you get "urgent" requests out of nowhere near the end of the quarter. These are not actually urgent, but they have to show progress on "goals" in order to keep feeding the beast.
    Sep 5, 2019 2
    • Activision Blizzard / Design Metzen
      You’re talking about game teams that spin up, or what?
      Sep 6, 2019
    • Not game teams, but "overhead" departments. Most are non tech.
      Sep 8, 2019
  • As always, it depends on what team you are on. I think if your position is at EA and not at one of the EA studios, the culture will be more tech than gaming(which is a good thing).
    Sep 4, 2019 2
    • Valve 7Oxnw2
      So EA rather than an EA studio?
      Sep 5, 2019
    • Yes, I would say so
      Sep 6, 2019
  • EA as a whole is definitely not flat. But the culture varies wildly across teams and locations. It’s a very large company.
    Sep 4, 2019 0
  • Adobe pk2203
    EA is a great place to be. EADP is platform team and usually a common team for all studios and also slow in process and growth. But much stable than studios
    Nov 6, 2019 0
  • Microsoft Gainous
    This does not sound like a good idea. Can’t you just move to another project inside Valve by rolling your desk?
    Oct 27, 2019 0