Compare ArenaNet vs Epic Games BETA

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

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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)
3.7
(based on 98 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.3
(based on 86 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.5
Career Opportunities
3.0
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
3.5
Compensation & Benefits
4.1
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
4.4
Work-life balance
2.8
Senior Management
Senior Management
2.9
Senior Management
2.9
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
4.1
Culture & Values
3.4
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
ArenaNet Ceo Mike O'Brien
71%
71%Mike O'Brien
CEO Approval
Epic Games Ceo Tim Sweeney
68%
68%Tim Sweeney
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
66%
% Recommend to a friend
57%
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
45%
Positive Business Outlook
54%

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What Employees Say

Pros
Pros
"Work life balance"(in 30 reviews)
"Work environment"(in 12 reviews)
Pros
"Great benefits"(in 13 reviews)
"Free food"(in 8 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Upper management"(in 17 reviews)
"Guild wars 2"(in 8 reviews)
Cons
"Crunch"(in 11 reviews)
"Work life balance"(in 7 reviews)
Featured Review

Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer

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

Pros

Great benefits, great work-life balance, great supportive people across the board, both in terms of personality, and talent.

Cons

The compensation packages are not as competitive as they might be elsewhere. The studio has also struggled to release anything outside of Guild Wars 2 content (which they do a damn good job with) for... a long time, so it can be very frustrating to be working on one of the studio's other initiatives.

Advice to Management

I feel that, on the product development front, we need leadership that can make direction decisions with more conviction, and that isn't afraid to take responsibility for those decisions. In... conjunction, we need stakeholders that are willing to trust that leadership and to "yes+and" decisions instead of giving unqualified "no"s when they disagree with that leadership's decisions. The pattern that I have seen develop time and time again in new projects, is that no one wants to take responsibility for making direction decisions. And if someone does attempt to make these decisions, they are turned away by stakeholders without much feedback until they eventually give up trying, which leads to a lot of churn until the project fails for a lack of progress. It's possible that this is now remedied, but this has been what I had seen in past unreleased projects.

Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

Pros

Epic cares about empowering creators all over the world, and the organization is open for people to actively grow and contribute to that goal

Cons

It's critical to prioritize and draw through-lines to impactful objectives. The company has grown quickly so there's a lot going on

Advice to Management

Overall I think we do a great job, though there are times when I wonder whether we could move faster by doing less.

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