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3.9
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Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney
Tim Sweeney
47 Ratings
Pros
  • "for employees (not contractors) great benefits(in 7 reviews)

  • "Free food and drinks in the kitchen as well as a gaming break area(in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • "High turnaround rate even when it came to upper management(in 5 reviews)

  • "The full-time employees will laugh, and play pranks, on the contractors(in 3 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work."

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    Current Employee - Electronics Engineer 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Epic Games full-time for more than 9 years

    Pros

    Good pay, time off, benefits, bonus, profit sharing

    Cons

    Odd hours, travel on a moments notice

  2. "Great company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Epic Games full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    CEO Great benefits Fun place to work

    Cons

    Work life balance can suffer

    Advice to Management

    Expand teams to ease the workload

  3. "Decent place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Epic Games full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    The company as a whole takes care of you, good benefits, they are doing amazing things with the engine and game.

    Cons

    Favoritism is definitely a thing here. Anything you say that management doesn't like could get you let go instantly. Very reactionary to gaming news and events, doesn't plan in advance, always crunching.

    Advice to Management

    Some management could use classes on how to actually manage a team

  4. Helpful (1)

    "Fantastic Game Industry Company"

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    Current Employee - Publishing in Cary, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Epic Games full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I've worked at 8 companies in the game industry over a 20 year career, including two of the big four publishers. Epic is by far the least political, most principled, and most inspiring place I've been. The management group genuinely cares for the team, and they show it by offering every benefit under the sun.

    Cons

    Epic is driven by an ambitious vision and works hard to make it a reality ASAP. The team moves fast, and work/life balance can suffer at times. Of course that's true of most game industry jobs, what's unique about Epic is that for many here the mission is worth working hard for.

    Advice to Management

    Continue investing in larger teams to scale back workload, but don't sacrifice the culture of innovation at speed that got you here.

  5. Helpful (1)

    "Great company but horrible mismanaged department"

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    Former Employee - Player Support in Cary, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Epic Games full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Catered lunch, can wear what you want at your desk, snacks and drinks

    Cons

    Horribly unorganized, will tell you one thing and it will be another behind your back, constantly changing proven procedures for no reason other than to do it, Let go of people without giving them a chance to correct an issue and then no replacing the agent and shifting the work load of the terminated agent to the rest.

    Advice to Management

    Stop changing things up every other day. Decide what you are gonna do and set it in stone. You are causing undue stress to your agents and doing a disservice to players constantly changing up work flows and procedures. Stick with your word if you tell an agent something is ok then its ok. Give agent a chance to speak for themselves and be made aware of issues that are happening. No job have I ever worked has a company...

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  6. "Okay."

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    Current Employee - Community Manager in Cary, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Epic Games full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The pro's are that you get employee benefits, and a full 401k.

    Cons

    Sometimes overworked, not to many cons - A good company ;)

    Advice to Management

    No advice.

  7. Helpful (1)

    "Opportunities"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Epic Games full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    money is good most of the time.

    Cons

    People are sometimes clingy

    Advice to Management

    You should let kids who play the game work there for at least 100 dollars a month

  8. Helpful (2)

    "This really IS Epic!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cary, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Epic Games full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    People are friendly and helpful. Sharing ideas is encouraged. Innovation runs rampant!

    Cons

    Small company wearing very big shoes. Doing a good job of identifying areas for growth and building!

    Advice to Management

    Look to diversify the population in order to bring new ways to problem solve.

  9. Helpful (16)

    "Poor Management and Work Life Balance"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cary, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Epic Games full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Free healthcare, food and unlimited PTO

    Cons

    They work you to death, expect you to be 'on call' 24/7, culture is work-a-holic, non-stop, lots of stress and pressure which does not allow for proper work-life balance. If you have a family, kiss them goodbye because you won't be able to spend time with them anymore. Inexperienced management did not address the problems appropriately.

  10. Helpful (1)

    "Epic is an amazing community of people working together"

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    Current Employee - Senior Backend Engineer in Bellevue, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Epic Games full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Do incredible things, often at massive scale. Work with highly skilled people. Great pay, perks and support

    Cons

    Poor diversity in tech roles. Some org chaos. Heavy legal burden for employees, need to avoid leaks, can't work on outside projects, can't do any development related talks

    Advice to Management

    Work to improve diversity, make the company more remote friendly. Make it more of a leader in open source tech

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