They might not be popular with gamers, but EA are apparently great to work for

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While EA might not be all that popular with consumers right now, it turns out it’s actually a pretty good place. The company is one of three gaming organisations to make Glassdoor’s 2018 list of the 100 best places to work.

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EA were back-to-back winners of the infamous title of “worst company in America” in 2012 and 2013, beating strong competition from the likes of Bank of America and BP. But according to company review site Glassdoor, EA’s employees say it’s the 56th best company to work for.

According to GamesIndustry.biz EA’s praise stems from its “high salaries and nice perks,” which include free games, ice cream, and an on-site masseur. Another reviewer on the site says “EA is great ‘except during layoff season’.” To many, that might imply that it’s rarely great, but I’ll let you make of that what you will.

Elsewhere on the list, NVIDIA and Blizzard came in at 24th and 28th respectively. Topping out this year’s list was Facebook, which previously also came out on top in 2011 and 2013. Google came in fifth, while Apple were in 84th place.

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Large corporate entities generally are pretty good to work for. I worked for a large corporate Hotel chain for a while and though the job slowly destroyed my soul, that wasn't the fault of the company at large - more just unavoidable issues plauging my particular hotels and problem with direct management. Larger companies want to retain employees who do good work because quite frankly, 90% of employees are SHIT, and training and replacing them is difficult. EA hasn't had any problems FOR A WHILE, though years and years ago they were on the forefront of controversy revolving around overworking and underpaying their employees (the EA Wives scandal).

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