Riot Games

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Phenomenal

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Monica, CA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Monica, CA

I have been working at Riot Games full-time (less than a year)

Pros

Staffed with the best, brightest, and most collaborative developers in the industry. This is a friendly environment where people lift each other up to produce the greatest things possible for the players, as opposed to tear each other down in an attempt to climb a ladder.

Incredible attention is paid towards ensuring employee satisfaction. From great perks (free food, video game fund, fun group/team/company outings, tons of League of Legends goodies, a responsibly relaxed expense policy and more) to a PTO-less attendance policy (just take off when you need to), Riot consistently evaluates and looks for new ways to create a phenomenal place to work.

An unwavering commitment to creating the best gaming experience for players. Many decisions are made for the greater good of the player despite any associated financial burden. This is a company with a long view, not one concerned about maximizing revenue for the next quarter.

Enormous growth opportunity for every imaginable position.

Cons

Apparently I cannot leave this blank. How about this, when I find a real solid con I'll update this section?

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Keep doing what you are doing!

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Positive Outlook
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  1. 8 people found this helpful  

    A company with a lot of potential, expanding too fast and losing sight

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Riot Games full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    - Casual atmosphere
    - Open-office atmosphere
    - Most employees are more than willing to teach you or explain what they're doing
    - Strong product

    Cons

    - Many employees work a lot of overtime
    - Late hours makes work/life balance difficult
    - Over-saturation of resources where not needed, leading to wasted work or a lot of wasted time
    - Losing sight of original ideals and values

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Spend more time evaluating how your employees are performing.
    - Focus more on efficiency, rather than quantity.
    - Place more critical analysis early in or prior to production to minimize errors and repercussions later.
    - Minimize over-time and get people out of your office. Employees are burning themselves out, leading to less efficiency, worse health, and excessive expenditures.
    - Provide more training and guidance for new employees.
    - Need more honest communication so people understand where they stand, what they need to improve on, and what is actually of concern.
    - Revisit original ideals and values that made your product so popular

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not for the faint of heart

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Santa Monica, CA
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Santa Monica, CA

    I have been working at Riot Games full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Feels like unlimited opportunity if you're the kind of person to seek, own, and rock your destiny. Core values are truly felt throughout the company. I've never felt so challenged and rewarded in my career. Company seems to pivot pretty easily, which can create some short-lived confusion at times but it's better than a company that is slow, reluctant, or unable to change. Expectations are high from the ground up so this is not a place where people can coast or get by on lip service very easily.

    Cons

    Things can get messy when you have smart, demanding people from different disciplines coming together to do something as complex as what we do.
    Hours can be rough, which happens when you work on games or software development.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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