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Cary, NC (US)
1001 to 5000 employees
1991
Company - Private
Video Games
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Established in 1991, Epic Games develops cutting-edge games and cross-platform game engine technology. The company is responsible for the bestselling “Unreal” series of games, the billion-dollar blockbuster “Gears of War” franchise and the ... Read more

Mission: Epic Games is in the business of creating fun games we want to play and building the art and tools we need to bring those games to life. We provide our engine tech to developers around the world, and consistently strive to stay on the cutting edge of our industry. We iterate to ... Read more

Epic Games Reviews

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    "Lots of Good, Lots of Stress"

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    Current Employee - Director in Cary, NC (US)
    Current Employee - Director in Cary, NC (US)
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Epic Games full-time (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.

    Advice to Management

    You really need to look at your peers. Some people are only in senior leadership because they've been here a long time and their ability to positively contribute is long gone. People are afraid to tell you that because there is a mentality of shooting the messenger.

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Epic Games Interviews

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    Level Designer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Epic Games.

    Interview

    Around 30 min, the lead designer asked about the games I made and how do I solve problems. He is very chill and friendly, mixed with common topics and technical questions

    Interview Questions

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