Electronic Arts—sweatshop of the year

Yes it’s true. That really cool gaming company that my friend Andy works at is a modern day sweatshop but it is probably one of the coolest sweatshops you could work for. Where else can you get free laundry service, Gummy Bear stations, Starbucks coffee tables and free meals?

A recent New York Times story says that EA’s “work force is toiling like galley slaves chained to their benches.” Working 80 hours a week during the beta testing phase of a game is normal at EA. Employees often work months without a day off. It reminds me of my days back at ICE. We didn’t have free Starbucks coffee but we did have a 50 cent beer machine on the roof. How cool is that?!

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