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Riot Games Reviews

Updated 15 Aug 2019

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Nicolo Laurent
59 Ratings
Pros
  • "Riot is a great place for gamers(in 76 reviews)

  • "I find that most Rioters I interact with outside of my team also possess these qualities(in 67 reviews)

Cons
  • "work/life balance can be an issue if you don't know how to handle it(in 65 reviews)

  • "Some Rioters lack a sense of appreciation(in 59 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Software Developer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    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

    Advice to Management

    Recommends Positive Outlook Approves of CEO 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....

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    Riot Games2016-01-25
  2. "Community Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Community Development Specialist in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Riot Games full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great people Great culture Growth minded Low processes and bureaucracy

    Cons

    Becoming a little reliant on data Becoming a little risk adverse

    Advice to Management

    Keep focusing on growth mindset and remember why we hire gamers and LoL players so that we instinctively know what we should be working on.

    Riot Games2017-12-07
  3. "Challenging but rewarding"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Riot Games for less than a year

    Pros

    I have to thank Riot Oceania for giving me one of the best opportunities I've ever had to advance my career and achieve my goals. I was a pretty scruffy candidate, all things considered, but they chose to believe in my potential nonetheless. They take their recruitment very, very seriously -- every single word on the website about their culture and values is 100% true. I really appreciated the honesty from the interviewers...

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    Cons

    I can't speak for others, but for my position, there really wasn't much in the way of work/life balance. Ultimately that's why I decided to leave. But retrospectively, I think it was only this way because I was so committed to Riot's mission that I gave too much of myself to it. Riot do their best (within reason) to get you to your important family events, soccer games, church, whatever, but sometimes the nature of the...

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    Advice to Management

    Gave all the advice in my exit interview, but keep at it and stay true to Riot values.

    Riot Games2016-07-01
  4. "It was exciting when I started and it hasn't gone away"

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    Current Employee - Creative Services Manager in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I think the best way I can sum up Riot OCE is when I first started here I thought 'Why would you want to work anywhere else?' and 2 years later that hasn't changed. When I first walked in we were in a temporary office, there were a handful of employees and I was shown to a desk without a keyboard and told to figure it out. That was my onboarding experience. Truth be told I loved it, I was put in a situation where...

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    Cons

    Work/life balance for sure. When I wake up I check my email, just before I go to sleep I check my email. Some people are better at this than others, but I have never bought into the mission of a company so much before so I personally struggle with maintaining a healthy balance.

    Riot Games2015-12-08
  5. "This is the most challenging place I’ve ever worked, and I wouldn’t leave for anything."

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    Current Employee - Development Manager in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Riot Games full-time for 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...

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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...

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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.

    Riot Games2015-12-07
  6. Helpful (4)

    "Learning to Riot in Sydney"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I have been with Riot in Sydney for under a year. It is great to be with a company where you can be more than your job - part of the whole business, community and experience. Players Experience First- this is not just some fad word thrown about by hr with little belief. Every decision, initiative, action riot does is weighed against the value it will add to the player experience - and we are all players. The role...

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    Cons

    Obviously if you don’t like what I have said above then maybe riot will not suit. You control your role and your path but it is not a 9-5 where you just do your job, you have to want more than that and you have to be flexible and comfortable with change. Senior Leadership- we are still a growing office, startup mentality, finding our way, it does mean we are lacking some senior leadership and experience and hiring is...

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    Riot Games2015-11-11
  7. "Over four years and still in love with the company as if it was the first day"

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    Current Employee - Country Manager in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Autonomy (in a local office I've never experienced something like this) - Empowerment (to work on the things we believe are the most important for our players - Riot has still tons of potential to grow - If you are driven, smart, and you rock, there are tons of career opportunities in Riot worldwide - Amazing office in Sydney but also great offices all around the world - So much talent and passionate people to...

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    Cons

    - There is always more work to be done than people doing it (not sure it is a cons) - Australia is far away. Communication is more challenging with other offices

    Advice to Management

    Keep this up!

    Riot Games2015-11-19
  8. Helpful (3)

    "First Year at Riot"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Riot Games

    Pros

    I've been at Riot Games Sydney for less than a year, but I have enjoyed the experience thoroughly. Riot is different from a lot of other workplaces. If you look at the manifesto, that's not there for show, it's something we actually believe in and incorporate into our day to day activity. When we say we aspire to be the most player focused games company in the world, we mean it. Riot doesn't always get it right, and...

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    Cons

    I wouldn't say there are too many downsides to working here. Sometimes we aim for perfection too much and that can be a blocker to delivering more player value.

    Advice to Management

    Doesn't really make too much sense for me to put advice to management in a public facing review, when I could just directly give feedback to management.

    Riot Games2015-09-25
  9. Helpful (7)

    "I've been working with Riot OCE for just over a year now and it's been incredible."

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    Current Employee - Talent Team in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I'm part of the Talent Team at Riot Games Oceania and it would be super easy for me to write the most incredibly glowing review about how awesome it is to work here. Some would say that would be the smart thing to do. We're looking to grow our team so having someone from the talent team write about how awesome it is... my job's done :) What I've learned is that Riot is an amazing place to work, for a particular type...

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    Cons

    When you start you're pretty much 'thrown in at the deep end". If you can't handle it then maybe this is the wrong place for you. Our programs are still in their infancy and we need to do more in the Talent Team to tap into the bank of knowledge from the rest of Riot and roll our more development programs here in OCE. Riot also hires really slowly. This is actually a Pro because we're careful about maintaining our...

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    Advice to Management

    Keep sharing what you learn.

    Riot Games2014-08-04
  10. Helpful (4)

    "A company with a heart"

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    Current Employee - Live Services Manager in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I've been working at Riot Games for just over two years now, and been in the games industry for ten years, across three different companies including Riot. All of the companies have their pluses, but at Riot, people really care about our players. The atmosphere at Riot, allows people to contribute from across different disciplines and even continents, to ensure that we are providing the best possible player experience...

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    Cons

    Nobody will stop you from taking on too much. I personally have a hard time saying no, and because of this, it was easy to take on more than I could chew, when I first started. You will work with people that are driven, people that work very hard, but work-life balance is important. It will be up to you to keep that in check.

    Advice to Management

    Make more time for your teams, time for mentorship, and for coaching.

    Riot Games2014-08-12
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