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Epic Games Reviews

Updated 2 Jun 2019

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3.8
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Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney
Tim Sweeney
55 Ratings
Pros
  • "for employees (not contractors) great benefits(in 9 reviews)

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

Cons
  • "Decent amount of crunch during certain points in the year(in 6 reviews)

  • "Work/Life balance was at times difficult to manage(in 5 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (5)

    "Challenging, but fulfilling and lucrative"

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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 5 years

    Pros

    * Base salary on par or higher than industry standard for roles but in an area with a significantly lower cost of living that most games studios are located. * Wonderful benefits/health care. Best I've seen in my career. Zero out of pocket for basic and most advanced health care. * Company shares in profits with quarterly bonuses. Many of these bonuses have exceed base salary per bonus and when that's not the case,...

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    Cons

    * The company tends to make quick decisions and quickly change course. This is a strength in a lot of ways, but also means things can be rather hectic and work can be demanding. "Demanding" can be personal pressure to perform or time. This kind of environment probably isn't for everyone (but the compensation seems worth it).

    Epic Games2019-05-27
  2. Helpful (3)

    "Analyst"

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

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

    Pros

    -Some of the best benefits in any industry -Still acts like small company so everyone has a voice -Management acknowledges hard work and shows appreciation -Only the best tech is used here

    Cons

    -Lots of new people, some teams are dealing with cultural rebalancing -Ever changing products means things happen fast

    Advice to Management

    I think the endgame is to hire enough so folks have more time to try new things. Keep working toward that.

    Epic Games2019-06-03
  3. "Great Place to Work."

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    Former Employee - Epic Analyst in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, great food, good management, ability to climb the corporate ladder.

    Cons

    Everything was ship-shape and good.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing well.

    Epic Games2019-05-19
  4. Helpful (2)

    "Once in a lifetime opportunity"

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    Current Employee - Partner Development Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It's an experienced games studio run by adults but with new generation talent, best of both worlds. Very player and industry focused. The effort to make other game studios successful and give players better options sometimes hurts our own business, but makes one feel like a part of something bigger. Leadership is honest and hard working, no free riders in management. CEO is a visionary. Strategy is awesome. Budget...

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    Cons

    Extremely messy. Unless you have bullet proof task and project management skills you will get caught up in chaos and struggle to get things done, but rather put out fires most of the time. Due to explosive growth, there has been an influx of raw talent that is untapped and even misled into feeling resources are unlimited, entitlement is high and results expectations are low. This can be frustrating and can become...

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    Advice to Management

    Help middle management cope by dividing up work in a clearer way. Up the bar for recruiting, have HR and games design craft involved, at least as sponsors. Don't overreact to reddit, it's just a few vocal players that sometimes are right, often not.

    Epic Games2019-05-01
  5. Helpful (15)

    "People stay for the benefits"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some benefits are great, others are just there for show. 100% paid health insurance Big name and big player in the video game company There are some really cool people here The employee events are fun. They have a really amazing summer family picnic. They pull out all the stops and really go above and beyond to make it an enjoyable experience. You get a mandatory week off for Christmas and two weeks off in the summer...

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    Cons

    They are reactionary. Nothing is planned in advance. Projects and work happen last minute and things are changed 100% of the time at the last minute. Everyone is overworked and expected to be on call. Ask what the culture is, it roughly translates to "workaholic". People are scared to take vacation. So now they mandate 3 weeks a year where the company closes down and most people are off. But this just made it harder...

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    Advice to Management

    Be honest and open about the work environment.

    Epic Games2019-04-23
  6. "ewww"

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    Former Employee - Game Programmer in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    nothing, except being in nyc

    Cons

    i worked 16 hrs a day 6p an hour

    Advice to Management

    close fortnite it killed someone

    Epic Games2019-05-31
  7. "An amazing opportunity to work on some incredible tech"

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    Former Employee - Senior Engineer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Epic Games full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    For me, the work was a lot of fun. Working on UE3, UE4, and the company’s games was a career highlight

    Cons

    Perks outside HQ were limited. Work/Life balance was at times difficult to manage

    Epic Games2019-04-22
  8. Helpful (6)

    "Worst place I've ever worked, great benefits, terrible people"

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

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

    Pros

    Get free pizza & icecream every two other week, full stocked kitchen, lots of goings for movies, nice parties, free costco membership

    Cons

    Coworkers, leads and management are absolutely the worse. In my 10+ years of industry experience I've never seen people actually telling to other people if "person x" joins their team they will quit. There's a lot of hate between people, and there's issues in embracing new people onto the teams. Also the mentality that just because you work at epic you are better than everyone else is something horrible to be proud of....

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    Advice to Management

    Listen to people when they give feedback on your games, fix the infights inside the company and struggles for power.

    Epic Games2019-05-20
  9. Helpful (4)

    "Great place to work."

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    Current Employee - Electronics Engineer 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Epic Games full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Odd hours, travel on a moments notice

    Epic Games2019-03-04
  10. Helpful (7)

    "Decent place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Epic Games full-time for more than 3 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

    Epic Games2019-03-14
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