Compare ArenaNet vs Epic Games BETA

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ArenaNet

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Epic Games

Employee Ratings

  • ArenaNet scored higher in 8 areas: Overall Rating, Career Opportunities, Work-life balance, Senior Management, Culture & Values, CEO Approval, % Recommend to a friend and Positive Business Outlook.
  • Epic Games scored higher in 1 area: Compensation & Benefits.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.8
(based on 99 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.6
(based on 91 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.6
ArenaNet employees rated their Career Opportunities 0.3 higher than Epic Games employees rated theirs.
Career Opportunities
3.3
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
3.6
Compensation & Benefits
4.2
Epic Games employees rated their Compensation & Benefits 0.6 higher than ArenaNet employees rated theirs.
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
4.4
ArenaNet employees rated their Work-life balance 1.2 higher than Epic Games employees rated theirs.
Work-life balance
3.2
Senior Management
Senior Management
2.9
Senior Management
2.7
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
4.1
ArenaNet employees rated their Culture & Values 0.4 higher than Epic Games employees rated theirs.
Culture & Values
3.7
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
ArenaNet Ceo Mike O'Brien
71%
71%Mike O'Brien
ArenaNet employees rated their CEO Approval 3% higher than Epic Games employees rated theirs.
CEO Approval
Epic Games Ceo Tim Sweeney
68%
68%Tim Sweeney
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
68%
ArenaNet employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 6% higher than Epic Games employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
62%
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
48%
ArenaNet employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 4% higher than Epic Games employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
44%

Salaries

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What Employees Say

  • "Work life balance" was the most mentioned Pro at ArenaNet.
  • "Great benefits" was the most mentioned Pro at Epic Games.
  • "Upper management" was the most mentioned Con at ArenaNet.
  • "Crunch" was the most mentioned Con at Epic Games.
Pros
Pros
"Work life balance"(in 31 reviews)
"Work environment"(in 12 reviews)
Pros
"Great benefits"(in 13 reviews)
"Free food"(in 9 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Upper management"(in 17 reviews)
"Guild wars 2"(in 8 reviews)
Cons
"Crunch"(in 12 reviews)
"Work life balance"(in 7 reviews)
Featured Review

Former Employee - Environment Artist

I worked at ArenaNet full-time for more than 10 years

Pros

Company provides great medical benefits and a great work life balance.

Cons

A challenging time for many as the company is growing and is finding a new solid direction.

Advice to Management

Keep up the good work.

Current Employee - Partner Development Manager

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 is huge but not poorly managed. Culture is informal and open minded, yet has traditional business values that do not make it ego- or personality- driven.

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 political to work around.

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.

Job Postings

Epic Games has 217 more recently posted open jobs than ArenaNet.