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Empowering culture that provides opportunities for talent to take control of their career

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Talent Programs Specialist in Santa Monica, CA
Current Employee - Talent Programs Specialist in Santa Monica, CA

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

Pros

Riot Games believes in the talent that they let through their door by empowering them to pursue what they are passionate about. They encourage you to find a project that aligns with your career aspirations and adds value to our players. While I've heard this at previous points in my career, I have never worked at a company that truly put this into practice. They trust that every Rioter is highly competent and capable and allow them the freedom to take on short term productivity losses for long term development gains.

Cons

While embracing this entrepreneurial culture was energizing for myself, I can empathize with personalities who do not like having to find their own opportunities. Riot is a very unique place to work and it requires a person to be very self-aware of whether or not they are truly happy working in an environment like this. Riot does recognize this and provides candidates and new Rioters an opportunity to get a taste of the culture and see if it is a fit for them. The difficulty lies in whether or not an individual can make an accurate evaluation in a timely fashion without being distracted by the fun, exciting, and playful nature that is working at Riot.

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    A place to be proud of

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    • 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 (more than an year)

    Pros

    Working at Riot has been one of the best decisions I ever made.

    I'm consistently challenged but don't feel overwhelmed.

    I look forward to coming to work and being around talented, passionate people.

    Great gaming hardware.

    Video game (play) fund.

    Benefits.

    Personal & professional development.

    People care.

    Being surrounded by gamers means I can completely be myself.

    Cons

    Things can be slow to move, often times Rioters will take on too much work resulting in slow deliveries.

    The office (for now) is spread apart enough that you are consistently late to meetings due to transit.

    Internal comm/information centers feel frankensteined and ad hoc, often times you have to go to multiple internal locations to get information you need. Most likely resulting in you asking the person next to you for the answer.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep hiring gamers! It's in our DNA and what makes this place amazing.

    Keep caring! It's contagious at every level and it's what makes this place feel genuine.

    Be transparent about work/life balance and what our opinion/perspective is.

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  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fast-paced and Fun

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Riot Games full-time

    Pros

    Everyone really believes in the product and are passionate about what they do. Smart people, most of whom are down to earth (not too many egos) and Riot does well in keeping their employees happy. If you enjoy constantly being challenged, growing as a person, a fast-paced environment and learning, you'll get all of that here.

    Cons

    TONS of work which makes for regular long hours ... doesn't always feel like a "con", but might not work for all people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Seem to be fooled by poor leaders. You guys are too smart for that. Pay attention.

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    Riot Games Response

    Jul 23, 2014Director of Communications

    Hi --

    Thanks a bunch for the review. Glassdoor is a great way for candidates to get an accurate sense of what it's like to work at Riot, and so a diversity of voices on here is great
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