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Epic Games Reviews

Updated 12 Oct 2019

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3.5
64%
Recommend to a Friend
79%
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Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney
Tim Sweeney
61 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great benefits and competitive pay(in 11 reviews)

  • "Great facilities, great perks like loads of different free food every day, language classes, awesome relocation support(in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • "Decent amount of crunch during certain points in the year(in 8 reviews)

  • "But work life balance is a continuing issue(in 7 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (4)

    "Once in a lifetime opportunity"

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    Current Employee - Partner Development Manager in London, 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.

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    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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    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.

    Epic Games2019-05-01
  2. "An amazing opportunity to work on some incredible tech"

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    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

    Epic Games2019-04-22
  3. "Great company"

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    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

    Advice to Management

    Expand teams to ease the workload

    Epic Games2019-03-03
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Very Solid Organization with room to improve"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cary, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Epic Games full-time

    Pros

    By game industry standards, Epic tries hard to be a gold standard in terms of benefits, compensation, workplace perks and facilities. They largely succeed in this and it’s a very good place to work as a result. The very cutting edge of technology in the game industry. Epic generally runs on a philosophy that everyone contributes to the orgs success and shares in the rewards for it. Management team seems to be... some pretty standup individuals, with an unusually high level of integrity for the games industry. I hope as Epic continues to be successful, this quality leadership lasts as well.

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    Cons

    Epic holds high expectations for its employees in development. The company is still ‘small’ for the amount of work done and someone not pulling their weight can have detrimental effects on a teams output. Because of this, developers are held to a high standard in terms of what they can deliver and this can be tough for some people. This also means late hours when necessary and I don’t see that changing in the... foreseeable future. Personally I’d prefer to see the company stay at a reasonable scale rather than over-hire. But work life balance is a continuing issue. ‘Seat of your Pants’ planning happens regularly. Learn to love it.. All this talk about ‘no egos’ in reviews is ludicrous. There’s plenty of egos - look at what this company has accomplished. The important part is to keep it in check. At least for now, egos stay in their place and work gets done with a team effort in mind. That being said, there are a few employees who could use a little workplace training to help them round off those jagged edges. It gets a little high school here sometimes.

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    Advice to Management

    Communicate more effectively your long term strategy for your employees. Especially in terms of comp, and job expectations..

    Epic Games2019-10-12
  5. Helpful (3)

    "Best company I ever worked for"

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    Current Employee - Associate Producer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    People are nice, good work place, nice career development, free lunches and dinners everyday, and generous bonus.

    Cons

    Crunching sometimes and to stay on call if you are on release.

    Epic Games2019-09-13
  6. Helpful (2)

    "Toxic environment, do not work there"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Helsinki, Southern Finland
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Huge bonuses, but only if you are a relative of big shots.

    Cons

    Immoral managers, toxic environment, mobbing, run by incompetent high school dropouts.

    Epic Games2019-10-01
  7. Helpful (19)

    "Not worth it"

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    Former Employee - Publishing Manager in Cary, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you’re male, it may be a fine place to work if you’re single and have no desire for an outside-of-work life.

    Cons

    It runs like a high school popularity contest. Many people are an embarrassment, but they are kept because they schmooze and play up to the highers’ egos. There are many racist and sexist things said daily at work.

    Epic Games2019-07-30
  8. Helpful (1)

    "Wonderful"

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    Current Employee - Workday Integrations Lead in Cary, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    People centric, sophisticated, top talent, no egos

    Cons

    Long Hours will be counter effective yo the work life balance

    Epic Games2019-07-23
  9. Helpful (3)

    "Happy to do my best."

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Boston, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Epic Games full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    To help workers under stress.

    Cons

    Running out of coffee beans sometimes toilet paper.

    Advice to Management

    Stay happy and do your best.

    Epic Games2019-07-05
  10. Helpful (8)

    "Just bad"

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    Former Employee - Game Developer in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Literally nothing good to work with this company

    Cons

    Worst project managers in the history of project managers

    Epic Games2019-08-07
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