Electronic Arts Inc.

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Electronic Arts Hiring 5,000 by 2020 to Compete with Zynga
For almost 30 years, Electronic Arts has been a marquee career destination for gamers. It plans to hire 1,000 in the next three years and 5,000 engineers by 2020.

Overview

Electronic Arts Inc. is one of the world's largest makers of video game software, developing and publishing market-leading franchises such as Madden NFL, The Sims and Medal of Honor. The Redwood City, Calif., company creates entertainment software for online gamers, wireless devices, personal computers and video game systems made by Microsoft Corp., Sony Corp. and Nintendo. EA, as it's known in its industry, also distributes titles for third-party labels and publishes games based on licensed Hollywood franchises including Harry Potter and Batman.

EA has been using acquisitions aggressively to expand its share of the video game market. In 2008, it made its largest move yet, offering $2 billion to acquire competitor Take-Two Interactive Software Inc., publisher of the Grand Theft Auto game franchise. Take-Two rejected the offer and has been fighting to remain independent.

Culture

Electronic Arts supports local nonprofits and schools that serve underrepresented youth with charitable programs and academic support in math, computer science, music and the arts. EA Outreach encourages its employees to be involved in the community and supports employee causes through matching donations. The company was named one of the Best Place to Work for LGBT Equality in 2010 by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation.

Facts & Resources


Employees:   8,000
Stock Quote   ERTS
Company Site:   www.ea.com
Career Site:   Careers



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Subsidiaries & Divisions


  • EA Canada Inc.
  • EA Tiburon Inc.
  • Mythic Entertainment Inc.
  • Criterion Games LLC
  • Maxis Inc.

  • EA Sports
  • EA Play
  • EA Interactive

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