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Warning signs. What is good could quickly turn bad.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Santa Monica, CA (US)

ProsNot the best benefits out there but pretty good.

Some of the most talented folks in their respective fields have come to work at Riot. (Pro/Con)

There are a lot of passionate, hard working people who care a lot about what theyre doing, even if they are facing difficulties and roadblocks trying to do their jobs or accomplish goals.

Riot cares a lot about their players and tries to keep their interests first.

Hard work is rewarded, sometimes, but prepare to have your work un-done or ignored by other departments if they aren't paying attention. "Collective information and knowledge" are a bit of a problem here.

Good location in Santa Monica (expensive as hell though). Nice office with really good comfort perks.

ConsTrying to work with other departments can feel like navigating a thousand disconnected islands. Gaps between departments create issues. The company has grown so fast that this is only getting worse as time goes on.

Talent often come hand in hand with "arrogant" and "egotistical" - The Riot culture has done nothing to help this. Interaction can sometimes feel uncomfortable and occasionally borders on hostile. Employees that push aggressively on their projects do seem to get more done and other employees who notice that either become more aggressive or become somewhat jaded.

Some employees/management demonstrate very little consideration for other employees' workload and time. Politics and favoritism here reminds me of college.

Emails are handled horribly. If you come from any corporation or company that makes use of office email systems you will immediately see that the use of email at Riot is a disaster zone.

Long term planning seems practically non-existent in a lot of areas. You'll see it "presented" on flashy powerpoints from time to time with no real context or detail. Where it does exist lacks the concrete detail and organization needed to actually execute successfully.

Riot claims to be very transparent to their employees but you will quickly learn that this is only half-true.

Saying your going to "adapt" is one thing - actually "adapting" and looking back to see what could have been done better is another.

If you aren't prepared to love your job and work overtime / attend after hours events it might be tough for you here.

Salaries for some positions are under the industry standard.

Advice to Senior ManagementSeriously consider your long term goals and how you wish to develop your employees over a long period of time. Curb negative and egotistical attitudes early and train inexperienced and young employees who are coming into Riot with a lot of opportunity to learn good traits. Dont foster bad ones.

Value your employees that have lots of experience (especially at other corporations) and listen to the warnings you see in these glassdoor reviews because there is a lot of truth.

Think about how you interact with other departments. If you let gaps continue to widen a crisis is most certainly on the way in Riot's future. A time will come at which Riot has gotten so big that something will go seriously wrong due to mis-management and poor communication/collaboration between departments.

Criticize your work! Dont just celebrate everything.

– I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    7 people found this helpful  

    A Red Queen's Race that will force you to grow

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

    Pros: + Work with smart and motivated people + Flexible hours + Free dinner through seamless every weeknight + Some might think this is a con, but Riot… Cons: - The company is experiencing growing pains. As Riot is growing into one of the top video game companies in the industry, its also… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

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    An awesome place to work but no longer the start-up company it still tries to be.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    I have been working at Riot Games full-time

    Pros: A fun place to work where almost everyone cares about the job they are doing. Very gamer culture… Cons: Compensation is very slow coming, and senior management has become out of touch with daily work.… Advice to Senior Management: You're ideas and beliefs are awesome, but the uneven treatment of… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

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