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Riot Games Overview

Los Angeles, CA (US)
1001 to 5000 employees
2006
Company - Private
Video Games
Unknown / Non-Applicable
Blizzard Entertainment, Valve Corporation, Electronic Arts
Riot Games was founded in 2006 by Brandon Beck and Marc Merrill with the intent to change the way video games are made and supported for players. In 2009, Riot released its debut title League of Legends to worldwide acclaim. The game has since gone on to become the most played ... Read more

Mission: Riot aspires to be the most player-focused company in the world.

Riot Games Reviews

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    I have been working at Riot Games full-time

    Pros

    So many resources to learn if you put the effort in. I’ve never had anyone at Riot refuse to help or teach, nor have I ever had a request for additional education (classes, books, etc) be denied if they made sense. • Our hiring standards are very strict, and results in us getting the absolute best people. Some don’t work out, but they are given the opportunity to improve. Working with such talented people is very i…

    Cons

    It can be very hard to get something done. Regardless of how good an idea is, how easy it might be to pull off, we’re always under staffed which results in having to fight to get a project off the ground, let alone released. • Work-life balance is very difficult, especially for new people. It’s very easy to be taken in by the culture at Riot and forget about the outside world. And if you’re not very experienced, th

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    I have been working at Riot Games full-time (More than 5 years)
    Pros
    • So many resources to learn if you put the effort in. I’ve never had anyone at Riot refuse to help or teach, nor have I ever had a request for additional education (classes, books, etc) be denied if they made sense. • Our hiring standards are very strict, and results in us getting the absolute best people. Some don’t work out, but they are given the opportunity to improve. Working with such talented people is very i…
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    Cons
    • It can be very hard to get something done. Regardless of how good an idea is, how easy it might be to pull off, we’re always under staffed which results in having to fight to get a project off the ground, let alone released. • Work-life balance is very difficult, especially for new people. It’s very easy to be taken in by the culture at Riot and forget about the outside world. And if you’re not very experienced, this is even more important. Some people get burnt out, some people let their personal lives fall apart; others are self-aware enough to manage their balance well. • We don’t really train people very well, instead we throw them in the deep end. I could see this being either a pro or a con but ultimately I think we could be doing a much better job of trying to figure out what we should teach people when they start, and how we might be able to ensure they have the tools they need to get started. • Being a regional office, we have very limited opportunities for career growth. You really need to be able to tie your satisfaction to your output, not your job title or management opportunities.
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    Advice to Management
    Any feedback I have for Management has already been given in person; they’re all easy to talk to.

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Riot Games Interviews

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    Recruiting Coordinator Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Perth, Western Australia
    Accepted Offer
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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5+ months. I interviewed at Riot Games (Perth, Western Australia) in September 2015.

    Interview

    Interview process at Riot is very long, but the interviewers are very friendly and it's easy to build a connection due to the fact that most Rioters play League of Legends and I was a pretty hardcore League player myself.

    There are a number of questions out there that can take you by surprise, it's best to be on your feet if something like that came up.

    Overall the interview process is just as much about Riot getting to know you, as it is about you getting to know more about Riot.

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Riot Games Awards & Accolades

  • 100 Best Companies to Work For, Fortune, 2016
  • The World's Most Innovative Companies, Fast Company, 2016
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