Compare Valve Corporation vs Epic Games BETA

See how Epic Games vs. Valve Corporation compare on employee ratings, job openings, CEO approval, business outlook and more.
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Valve Corporation

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Epic Games

Employee Ratings

Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.6
(based on 43 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.2
(based on 78 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.8
Career Opportunities
2.9
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
4.6
Compensation & Benefits
4.1
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.9
Work-life balance
2.7
Senior Management
Senior Management
2.7
Senior Management
2.9
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
2.9
Culture & Values
3.2
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Valve Corporation Ceo Gabe Newell
61%
61%Gabe Newell
CEO Approval
Epic Games Ceo Tim Sweeney
69%
69%Tim Sweeney
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
63%
% Recommend to a friend
54%
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
84%
Positive Business Outlook
48%

Salaries

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£107,777/yr

What Employees Say

Pros
Pros
"Work life balance"(in 5 reviews)
"Free food"(in 5 reviews)
Pros
"Great benefits"(in 12 reviews)
"Free food"(in 6 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Gabe"(in 5 reviews)
"Flat structure"(in 3 reviews)
Cons
"Crunch"(in 9 reviews)
"Work life balance"(in 7 reviews)
Featured Review

Current Employee - Software Developer

I have been working at Valve Corporation full-time for less than a year

Pros

Friendly Staff Good Pay Good Benifits Good Experience Lifestyle

Cons

Difficult Role Long Hours Slow Content Hard Entry Hard Interview

Advice to Management

None

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.

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