Students and recent graduates are a critical part of our workforce and a key to our future growth. Below you’ll find the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions posed by people like you.
A: Absolutely not. One way to look at EA is as a collection of smaller businesses that make up the larger company as a whole. Each team has its own identity, culture, and leadership style. There are many opportunities for individuals to shine in this kind of environment.
There are benefits of working at a larger company:
A: Yes, there are big advantages.
A: Yes. One of EA’s core values is to create an environment that encourages employees to learn and grow.
A: We aim to support and inspire our internal talent to cultivate their long-term goals at EA
A:Yes. We encourage employees to work on projects they're passionate about.
A: Here are some of the points to consider and some of the steps we're taking to address this controversial issue:
A: All employees are encouraged to share ideas that will help us improve the company and propel our ongoing evolution. We are always on the lookout for people with a natural flair for creativity and the confidence to voice their ideas and opinions.
A: Creativity is the lifeblood of what we do! EA is fuelled by people who think not outside the box, but as if there is no box.
A: EA promotes creativity and with that comes individuality. As long as your clothing, hairstyle, etc. aren't offensive to your co-workers, you can wear whatever you want.
A: Everyone on a game team works together in the same area – regardless of level – and we encourage open communication between all employees at all times.
A: As a Software Engineer at EA, we look for a variety of skillsets depending on the team and position you are applying to. You’ll want to consult the job description of the position you are applying to for more specifics. The majority of our Software Engineering roles require knowledge of one or more of the following programming languages or technologies:
We 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, we want people who understand technology, but we also want them to have great communication skills and demonstrate the potential for becoming leaders.
A: For a career in programming or engineering at EA, a Computer Science or Software/Computer Engineering degree is required for most positions, so you are on the right track already. When it comes to courses, the following subjects are very important:
A: Yes, it's possible to get a job at EA without a university degree. To be considered for internship or co-op positions, however, you must be enrolled full time at an accredited college or university.
Though a degree isn't required to work at EA, we believe in the value of getting a university degree or completing a comparable educational or vocational program. Why? Because your experience at such programs (particularly an accredited degree program) provides innumerable opportunities for learning and development. It gives you a solid foundation to build upon.
If you don't have a degree, the most common route into the games industry is to start your career as a Game Tester (Quality Assurance). This is a good way to get your foot in the door and learn the fundamentals of making games.
A: For a Game Designer, we'd lean towards technical abilities. Game Designers (more specifically Level Designers) aren't hired to make things look pretty. Instead, it's their job to decide what objects are placed in a level, where the objects are placed, and how the objects interact as part of the gameplay experience (it's then up to the Artists to make it all look pretty).
A: Because EA only hires students into meaningful positions that are critical to the success of a project, the number of students hired in each term varies based on business needs, location, and team.
A: Yes! Not only are there opportunities, but having you join us full time after you graduate is truly the basis for our internship and co-op programs. EA’s goal is to show you what we have to offer! We want you to have an unparalleled work experience that showcases our talented people, the exciting work we do, and the endless career possibilities in front of you should you choose to come along for the ride.
A: Yes! Many intern/co-op positions provide relocation assistance for students hired into a role outside the state, province, or country they attend school in.
A: Our compensation and benefits are intended to attract and retain the industry's best talent and motivate you to achieve your highest level of performance. EA is proud to provide a culture and work environment that looks out for each employee's professional development, health, and happiness.
Benefits for university grad full-time hires*
Benefits for intern/co-op hires*
* Benefits offered may vary depending on location.
A: As a general rule, EA begins the recruitment cycle for any given term four months ahead of each term.