How to get a job at

Electronic Arts

A global leader in digital interactive entertainment. EA develops and delivers games, content and online services for Internet-connected consoles, mobile devices and personal computers. EA has more than 300 million registered players around the world.

What

Electronic Arts

Looks For

Electronic Arts tend to hire people who are well-rounded and show they can adapt/learn quickly on the job. Experience working in a team environment and interacting with a range of people that have a diverse range of skills, ideas, and backgrounds are a plus. Sure, Electronic Arts wants people who understand technology, but they also want them to have great communication skills and demonstrate the potential for becoming leaders.


History of

Electronic Arts

Founded in 1982 in Silicon Valley, Electronic Arts is responsible for many cult-classics like Battlefield, The Sims, FIFA, Madden NFL, and NBA Live. Electronic Arts was acquired by Apple

Quick Facts

Entry-level careers:
Customer Support / Success
Finance
IT/IS
Legal / Public Policy
Marketing
Security / Trust / Safety
industries
Tech
office locations
Greater Austin
Greater San Francisco
Greater Los Angeles
Greater New York
Greater Seattle
Greater Sacramento
Greater Orlando
2019 Revenue:
$5,150M

Electronic Arts

Internship Programs

“Pathfinders” Summer Internship Program

The Pathfinders program is designed for STEM college freshmen and sophomores from underrepresented backgrounds to get an early, real-world experience in technical fields.

Internship Info

Number of interns (2019):
Preferred education level:
Undergraduate - Post Graduates
Perks:
  • Paid work experience alongside industry professionals
  • Relocation assistance
  • Student social events
  • Onsite cafeterias
  • Free EA games
  • EA swag
  • Great culture
  • Paid holidays
  • Free onsite gym or gym membership subsidy
  • Healthcare coverage (after six months of continuous employment)
  • Speaker series with EA’s leaders – just for students!
  • Scholarship opportunities
  • Great potential for full-time offer before you graduate

Electronic Arts

Interview Process

1. Phone Screen with a Recruiter or Hiring Manager

In this initial interview, the recruiter or hiring manager will gauge your professional interests and goals, as well as why you are interested in the position.

2. In-person Interview

This second interview is typically in person with the potential manager for the specific internship.

How to Prepare

Use your network

Reach out to your alumni network and see if they can offer you insight into Electronic Arts and the interview process

Do your research

Do research on Electronic Arts, such as their culture, current projects, company goals, etc. 

Practice makes perfect

The positions are very competitive to get, so doing your research and preparing for behavioral-type and any relevant technical questions is imperative.

Common Interview Questions at

Electronic Arts

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  • Name 3 attributes that you believe someone else would say you have.  
  • What are skills mentioned in your resume?
  • Why do you want to work at EA?
  • What are your location preferences? Are you willing to re-locate after you graduate?