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Epic Games Reviews

Updated 5 Apr 2020

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3.2
55%
Recommend to a Friend
66%
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Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney
Tim Sweeney
66 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great benefits and competitive pay(in 13 reviews)

  • "Free food and drinks in the kitchen as well as a gaming break area(in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • "Crunch is both a problem and not one at all(in 11 reviews)

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

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  1. Helpful (4)

    "Once in a lifetime opportunity"

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    • Senior Management
    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.

    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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    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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    • 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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    Epic Games2019-03-03
  4. Helpful (7)

    "Lots of Good, Lots of Stress"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Cary, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Epic Games full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Lots of dedicated people who believe in their work. Willingness to grow and improve both on an individual and company level. A great example of trying something new that seems to be working is reduced meetings on 3 days a week. Good work-life balance most of the time for most of the company. Insanely good benefits. Weirdly good compensation and a great standard of living (in Cary NC)

    Cons

    Epic's process management is an embarrassment. There are dozens of competing priorities at the executive level and Epic's product teams try to do everything, leading to lots of work coming in at the last minute. Crunch is both a problem and not one at all. Lots of junior people feel pressure to keep working too many hours, while also being encouraged to work less. It's a weird dynamic as certain teams have self-enforced crunch on a regular basis while other teams don't at all. See the above point about process management. Politics play a real role in how effective you are and your job security in very senior roles. People can go from being very safe in their positions with positive review feedback to fast tracked to being fired because they upset the wrong executive. This actually leads to a heads down approach many people take to their work to prevent drawing the ire of executives.

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    Epic Games2020-02-24
  5. "Community manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Community Manager in Seoul
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Can do anything what you want, If you have big ambition, Join Epic

    Cons

    Hard to work, Not easy to have a day off due to workloads

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    Epic Games2020-03-04
  6. "It’s a mess"

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    Current Employee - Manager 
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The benefits, but still not worth it

    Cons

    Incompetent management, deteriorating culture. Utter mess.

    Epic Games2020-04-06
  7. Helpful (2)

    "Worst job I've ever had"

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    Former Employee - Human Resources in Cary, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits, perks, environment, get to bring your kids from time to time

    Cons

    Sloppy, disorganized, toxic, insecure pathetic management

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    Epic Games2020-03-26
  8. Helpful (2)

    "Deteriorating Culture"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Epic Games full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great benefits, Tim is amazing, nice co-workers in general.

    Cons

    Intense crunch, company culture is quickly deteriorating, too many producers.

    Epic Games2020-02-24
  9. Helpful (6)

    "A complete mess."

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    Former Employee - Senior Designer in Cary, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, bonuses, free lunches, dinners and unlimited vacation. The people are very talented and generally well intentioned.

    Cons

    A horrible work environment. Leadership is extremely unorganized, employees are undervalued and there is an excess of crunch caused only by indecisive leaders. As a creative, don't expect to feel fulfilled working here.

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    Epic Games2020-02-08
  10. Helpful (3)

    "Best company I ever worked for"

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    • Senior Management
    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
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