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Epic Games Employee Reviews about "work life balance"

Updated 24 Feb 2020

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Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney
Tim Sweeney
84 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 (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. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to get experience in fast growth tech environment"

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    Current Contractor - Customer Service Representative 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Casual work environment, nice bonuses multiple times a year

    Cons

    Constant turnover, constant changes, poor work/life balance mentality

    Epic Games2020-01-02
  3. 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
  4. "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
  5. Helpful (3)

    "Fantastic Game Industry Company"

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    Current Employee - Publishing in Cary, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I've worked at 8 companies in the game industry over a 20 year career, including two of the big four publishers. Epic is by far the least political, most principled, and most inspiring place I've been. The management group genuinely cares for the team, and they show it by offering every benefit under the sun.

    Cons

    Epic is driven by an ambitious vision and works hard to make it a reality ASAP. The team moves fast, and work/life balance can suffer at times. Of course that's true of most game industry jobs, what's unique about Epic is that for many here the mission is worth working hard for.

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    Epic Games2019-02-22
  6. "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

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    Epic Games2019-03-03
  7. Helpful (27)

    "Poor Management and Work Life Balance"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cary, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Free healthcare, food and unlimited PTO

    Cons

    They work you to death, expect you to be 'on call' 24/7, culture is work-a-holic, non-stop, lots of stress and pressure which does not allow for proper work-life balance. If you have a family, kiss them goodbye because you won't be able to spend time with them anymore. Inexperienced management did not address the problems appropriately.

    Epic Games2018-10-17
  8. "Great company but need to work like a startup company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good people and good work-life balance. High quality games and technologies

    Cons

    Lack of people. Small company Compared to name vlaue,

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    Epic Games2017-04-24
  9. Helpful (2)

    "Best company I have ever worked for."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cary, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The leadership of the company genuinely care about the people here. Tim Sweeney is the best person you could possibly have running a company. Over the years, they have made many changes to ensure the best working environment for the people here. Better work/life balance, no core hours, lots of new Friday events, such as Epic Friday (work on anything that interests you, or that could improve your skills), Game On(twice a month, play games on Friday, eat pizza, drink beer!) and other cool events.

    Cons

    The only current downside would be the management structure at the game team level. Upper management is great, while management on individual game teams can be chaotic and unorganized.

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    Epic Games2013-10-15
  10. "Best place to be in games"

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    Current Employee - Senior Engine Programmer in Raleigh, NC
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Epic Games full-time

    Pros

    Lots of passion and drive. Management is not afraid to take risks. Never get bored since there is always something cool to work on. Strong partnerships in the industry. Established and respected developer.

    Cons

    Teamwork suffers at times due to competitive culture. Work-life balance issues due to expected long hours.

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    Epic Games2013-10-15

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