Compare PlayStation vs Epic Games BETA

See how working at PlayStation vs. Epic Games compares on a variety of workplace factors. By comparing employers on employee ratings, salaries, reviews, pros/cons, job openings and more, you'll feel one step ahead of the rest. All salaries and reviews are posted by employees working at PlayStation vs. Epic Games. Learn more about each company and apply to jobs near you.
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PlayStation

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Epic Games

Employee Ratings

  • PlayStation scored higher in 1 area: CEO Approval.
  • Epic Games scored higher in 6 areas: Overall Rating, Career Opportunities, Compensation & Benefits, Senior Management, Culture & Values and Positive Business Outlook.
  • Both tied in 2 areas: Work-life balance and % Recommend to a friend.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.0
(based on 879 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.2
(based on 150 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.4
Career Opportunities
4.0
Epic Games employees rated their Career Opportunities 0.6 higher than PlayStation employees rated theirs.
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
3.7
Compensation & Benefits
4.3
Epic Games employees rated their Compensation & Benefits 0.6 higher than PlayStation employees rated theirs.
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.8
Work-life balance
3.8
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.4
Senior Management
3.9
Epic Games employees rated their Senior Management 0.5 higher than PlayStation employees rated theirs.
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
3.9
Culture & Values
4.2
Epic Games employees rated their Culture & Values 0.3 higher than PlayStation employees rated theirs.
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
PlayStation Ceo Jim Ryan
93%
93%Jim Ryan
CEO Approval
Epic Games Ceo Tim Sweeney
91%
91%Tim Sweeney
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
82%
% Recommend to a friend
82%
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
78%
Positive Business Outlook
85%
Epic Games employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 7% higher than PlayStation employees rated theirs.

Salaries

PlayStation has 1,594 more total submitted salaries than Epic Games.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Senior Software Engineer121 Salaries
$153,635/yr
Project Manager20 Salaries
$98,473/yr
Animator12 Salaries
$34/hr
Salaries for similar jobs
Software Engineer12 Salaries
$127,524/yr
Playtest Coordinator2 Salaries
$18/hr
Production Assistant6 Salaries
$22/hr

What Employees Say

  • "Work life balance" was the most mentioned Pro at PlayStation.
  • "Great benefits" was the most mentioned Pro at Epic Games.
  • PlayStation had 19 more reviews than Epic Games that mentioned "Work life balance" as a Con.
Pros
Pros
"Work life balance"(in 74 reviews)
"Work environment"(in 57 reviews)
Pros
"Great benefits"(in 15 reviews)
"Free food"(in 9 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Senior management"(in 27 reviews)
"Work life balance"(in 26 reviews)
Cons
"Crunch"(in 12 reviews)
"Work life balance"(in 7 reviews)
Featured Review

Current Employee - Manager

I have been working at PlayStation full-time for more than 10 years

Pros

PlayStation has a great working environment and lots of talented individuals

Cons

Lots of reliance on other Sony groups / teams

Current Employee - Engineering Lead

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

Pros

Having worked at a FAANG company and some esteemed startups, Epic Games stands above these companies in a few ways that I didn't expect. Epic is truly a dark horse when it comes to one of the best... companies to work for. The only thing I can think of is that their secretive culture prevents them from appearing mainstream for being one of the best places to work. - The benefits are better than Microsoft, Nvidia, etc and literally can't be designed any better. They basically remove any employee requirement on both the subsidy and billing side and it feels something like universal health care for the entire family. - 401k matching is more aggressive than any place I've seen and getting 100% matching is achievable. - While most good companies offer cash bonus and equity, Epic offers an even more complete comp package than that by using comp features not seen at conventional tech companies. - The work itself is really cool. Epic does a lot of cool stuff and is open to ideas and gives you the space to execute as you see fit.

Cons

I think the secretive culture of Epic either deters and/or hides this company from tapping into the 'mainstream' talent pool. I do see this changing with more employees coming from big company names... (which is good to bring that level of experience).

Job Postings

PlayStation has 182 more recently posted open jobs than Epic Games.