Compare Valve Corporation vs Riot Games BETA

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Valve Corporation

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Riot Games

Employee Ratings

  • Valve Corporation scored higher in 1 area: Work-life balance.
  • Riot Games scored higher in 8 areas: Overall Rating, Career Opportunities, Compensation & Benefits, Senior Management, Culture & Values, CEO Approval, % Recommend to a friend and Positive Business Outlook.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.5
(based on 48 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.1
(based on 631 reviews)
Riot Games employees rated their Overall Rating 0.6 higher than Valve Corporation employees rated theirs.
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.6
Career Opportunities
3.9
Riot Games employees rated their Career Opportunities 0.3 higher than Valve Corporation employees rated theirs.
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
3.9
Compensation & Benefits
4.3
Riot Games employees rated their Compensation & Benefits 0.4 higher than Valve Corporation employees rated theirs.
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
4.0
Work-life balance
3.9
Senior Management
Senior Management
2.4
Senior Management
3.5
Riot Games employees rated their Senior Management 1.1 higher than Valve Corporation employees rated theirs.
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
2.7
Culture & Values
4.0
Riot Games employees rated their Culture & Values 1.3 higher than Valve Corporation employees rated theirs.
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Valve Corporation Ceo Gabe Newell
62%
62%Gabe Newell
CEO Approval
Riot Games Ceo Nicolo  Laurent
77%
77%Nicolo Laurent
Riot Games employees rated their CEO Approval 15% higher than Valve Corporation employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
54%
% Recommend to a friend
76%
Riot Games employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 22% higher than Valve Corporation employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
49%
Positive Business Outlook
77%
Riot Games employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 28% higher than Valve Corporation employees rated theirs.

Salaries

Riot Games has 1,097 more total submitted salaries than Valve Corporation.
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What Employees Say

  • "Work life balance" was the most mentioned Pro at Valve Corporation.
  • "Gamers" was the most mentioned Pro at Riot Games.
  • "Gabe" was the most mentioned Con at Valve Corporation.
  • "Work life balance" was the most mentioned Con at Riot Games.
Pros
Pros
"Work life balance"(in 5 reviews)
"Free food"(in 5 reviews)
Pros
"Gamers"(in 81 reviews)
"Rioters"(in 69 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Gabe"(in 5 reviews)
"Flat structure"(in 4 reviews)
Cons
"Work life balance"(in 66 reviews)
"Rioters"(in 62 reviews)
Featured Review

Former Contractor - Independent Contractor

I worked at Valve Corporation for more than a year

Pros

They were pretty good to work for

Cons

You don't have the benefit of being on site as a remote contractor

Former Employee - Art Director

I worked at Riot Games full-time for more than 3 years

Pros

Knowledge sharing at its best. You will learn and teach on every team.

Cons

Location. At least it's not for me.

Job Postings

Riot Games has 438 more recently posted open jobs than Valve Corporation.