Epic Games Reviews

Updated 30 Apr 2021

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4.1
76%
Recommend to a Friend
89%
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Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney
Tim Sweeney
98 Ratings
Pros
  • "great benefits and great people(in 15 reviews)

  • "You work with a cool team, you get free food, you love the work happening(in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • "I have had to crunch occasionally, but nothing compared to other games companies I've worked for(in 12 reviews)

  • "Work/Life balance was at times difficult to manage(in 7 reviews)

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  1. COVID-19
    Helpful (1)

    "Amazing company to work for"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - R&D Lead in London, England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Salary, benefits and bonus fantastic. Inclusive, helpful culture. Extra holiday and time off to help people juggle during the pandemic. They really look after their staff. The best place I have worked (in a 25 year career) by quite some margin.

    Cons

    Literally none I can think of.

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  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great employer"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Programmer in Newcastle upon Tyne, England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Easily the best company I've worked for.

    Cons

    I have had to crunch occasionally, but nothing compared to other games companies I've worked for.


  3. "terribe"

    1.0
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bolton, England, England

    I have been working at Epic Games full-time

    Pros

    everything is bad about it

    Cons

    terrible job do not get

  4. "Wasn't epic like they promised"

    1.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stoke-on-Trent, England, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Epic Games full-time

    Pros

    Vending machine was kinda pog

    Cons

    No Epic games in there :(

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  5. Helpful (10)

    "Once in a lifetime opportunity"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Partner Development Manager in London, England, 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 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.

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  6. "Quality gaming company"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Game Designer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay and a great team to work with

    Cons

    Felt limited by the constructs of the company's projects

  7. "An amazing opportunity to work on some incredible tech"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

  8. "Great company"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Epic Games full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    CEO Great benefits Fun place to work

    Cons

    Work life balance can suffer

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  9. Helpful (7)

    "Great teammates, ineffective management"

    2.0
    Former Employee - Associate Producer I in Raleigh, NC

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

    Pros

    Epic has some of the greatest developer minds in the industry and it's an absolute joy to work with them. Benefits and bonuses are nice, but not worth the cost to your health.

    Cons

    Crunch hours are ridiculous and consistent if you're working on any big, public-facing project. You are always on call. Epic advertises that you have unlimited vacation time (with approval), but good luck getting it approved if you're on a big project. Management moves people around to different teams/projects without asking the employee in question if they want to move. Burnout is rampant. I had a team member who had been working non-stop without a vacation (and on call on the weekends & holidays) through the launch of Fortnite Battle Royale up through the first anniversary of launch. He was so burned out by the end of it that HR dinged him for poor performance and put him on a personal improvement plan -- that did not include a break from all the work. Epic will take everything you have to give and more... and when you're spent and need a break, there's a whole line of people eager to work here and ready to replace you.

  10. Helpful (1)

    "Excellent Onboarding process"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst in Raleigh, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Culture is awesome, Colleagues are smart, driven and ambitious. Onboarding process was amongst the best I have ever seen Lot of scope for creative freedom

    Cons

    Normal issues that comes with rapid growth Lack of clear direction (Got to be ridiculously self motivated to finish projects) Conflicting priorities leading to some crunch

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