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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)

More Pros and Cons
  1. Helpful (6)

    "Lots of Good, Lots of Stress"

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    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
  2. "Community manager"

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    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
  3. "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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. Helpful (3)

    "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
  9. Helpful (25)

    "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
  10. 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
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