Riot Games

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Fantastic company with strong culture

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  • Senior Management
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  • 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 an year)

Pros

- Thorough interview process
- Culture fit is as (if not more) important as technical skill
- Great perks (fully stocked kitchen with fresh fruit, cereals, snacks, teas, and coffee)
- Lots of opportunity to learn and grow
- Flat organization; open seating and little hierarchy

Cons

- Location: traffic is difficult and finding a place to live close by isn't easy
- Explosive growth, can feel a little unconstrained
- Positions and responsibilities are nebulous
- Work/Life balance is tough; long days are expected and the norm

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    High-risk, high-reward

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    • 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 an year)

    Pros

    Riot's provided a great opportunity to work alongside a group of geniuses on a daily basis. Simply put, the company doesn't hire dumb people. Being able to consistently count on teammates for quality work and support is an incredible asset. Beyond that, the company is clearly on the bleeding edge of the industry and is just getting started. It's an incredible place to learn and grow. Benefits are very generous as well.

    Cons

    Work/life balance will almost certainly tilt in favor of work. Riot is a hard-driving firm that offers great opportunities to those that chase them down. If I had a family, I'd worry about this more, but as a bachelor it's not so bad. That said, my leisure reading and watching time has dramatically declined.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Middle management (of which I'm not a part) seems to be pulled in different directions by the folks above and below them. It sometimes feels that plans that ostensibly come from the upper echelons of the company don't seem to filter down to the ranks, occasionally leaving middle managers to (sometimes ineffectively) explain decisions from on high to the ranks.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 9 people found this helpful  

    Cinderella story start, but the magic is slowly fading.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Monica, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Monica, CA

    I worked at Riot Games full-time

    Pros

    ++ Amazing game. Global phenomena.
    ++ Incredible dedication to player experience.
    ++ Opportunity to work on cutting edge projects in select departments.
    ++ Company culture (in theory). Advocates transparency, self reflection, and team work.
    ++ Work experience for junior employees (new college grads will love this job).

    Cons

    -- Inexperienced leadership. Rushed decision making and poor personnel management.
    -- Personal growth. Difficult to find mentors for positions above an associate level.
    -- Lack of humility. Tone at top prevents honest problem solving for leaders below.
    -- Work-life balance. Difficult to have a life outside of work.
    -- Overly social culture leads to group think mentality in day to day decisions.
    -- Company culture (in practice). Young culture lacks selflessness and mature responses to interpersonal problems.
    -- Riot Games only has one product, which leads to diminished opportunities and limited career growth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    ==Slow down the pace. Your employees are burning out and fatigue is creating inefficiencies.
    ==Reward those who are willing to solve mundane yet important problems.
    ==Listen to those who have well-intentioned criticisms of management & processes.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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