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Helpful (1)

Fast and loose, employees are king

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Senior Programmer in Cary, NC
Current Employee - Senior Programmer in Cary, NC
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Epic Games full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

There are very few obstacles to getting work done at Epic. Anyone can put in the effort and kick ass at their job. The company is run very smartly, and puts a lot of thought into staying lean and effective in the industry. We have amazing benefits and amenities too, enough to make you wonder how other companies can be so boneheaded. This ranges from great health plan and 401k, to free lunches and stocked kitchen, to simple things like not having to fight for basics like a swingline stapler, a decent mouse, or a $50 piece of software that helps you do your job. Cary, NC is, surprisingly, a great place to live. It looks like Hicksville, BFE on the map, but it's actually a technology mecca full of yankees, close to the beach, the mountains, and everything else the east coast has to offer.

Cons

If you need a lot of structure to get work done, Epic may not be the place for you. We're trying variations on Agile, or at least going through the motions, but it's very fast and loose. Ultimately people just do whatever needs to be done. The downside to being pampered by Epic and working with the industry's best is that some days that means working with spoiled egotistical brats. Very few of Epic's employees realize how good they have it here.

Other Employee Reviews for Epic Games

  1. Helpful (1)

    The best job I've ever had.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Programmer in Cary, NC
    Current Employee - Senior Programmer in Cary, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Epic Games full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Amazing talent and dedication top to bottom. Transparency at the executive level, agile business strategy. Leadership that is not complacent and always pushing forward. Flat management, no micromanagement, plenty of autonomy. Daily playtests where your feedback is heard and responded to.

    Cons

    Growing fast, flat management means career path is not as clearly mapped out as other companies. Your path is what trail you choose to blaze.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Epic is a dream job

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Epic Games full-time

    Pros

    * The substantive content of the work is cool and interesting. * Management genuinely cares about employee welfare and is quite generous. * Great company culture - super casual and fun but serious about doing a good job. * The Raleigh area is an excellent place to live.

    Cons

    Your Epic coworkers are some of the best in the biz, and there certainly is an expectation of high performance. It's good to keep you on your toes, but quality must be something you really want to achieve.


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