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Riot Games Interview Questions

Updated Apr 14, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)  

    Localization Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Los Angeles, CA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 weeks. I interviewed at Riot Games (Los Angeles, CA) in January 2017.

    Interview

    I applied online. It took about 4 - 5 weeks to secure the first interview. Prior to my interview, I was given an email and had to answer questions about LOL (in English), followed by a translation test (English to my native language). I then spoke with two interviewers together in my native languge regarding the questions and test that I had done previously for them.

    The recruiter and the interviewers were both nice and positive. However, the questions were really not related to localization at all (I have helped ship quite a few AAA console games, and I am not inexperienced in interviewing for similar roles). And yet, the Riot interviewers only asked about how I play LOL and which champion I liked the most.

    Then I was asked about the Riot manifesto...

    In the last part, I was asked about very specific translation habits in my test, and only about that. It seemed like they were looking for translators instead of a localization manager. Overall I was not asked about any specific localization questions of my given region or about any product that I had worked on in the past. Furthermore, I was never briefed about the role or the team I was applying for. Even after the interview ended I was also not given a chance to ask questions to the interviewers, which I felt was a little...

    Interview Questions

    • what is your favorite LOL champion and why? what position do you play? what skill do you like best about XXX (the role I recently purchased on my account)? what is our manifesto? which manifesto emphasizes you the most? why do you use this translation term instead of another? who is your favorite author?   Answer Question

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    Data Science Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Riot Games (New York, NY) in December 2016.

    Interview

    After applied online through Riot careers, I was selected for the first round. I interviewed on phone with the hiring manager of this role, who was also the lead data scientist of the team. The first interview turned out to be pure behavioral.

    Interview Questions


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    Researcher Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Riot Games (New York, NY) in December 2016.

    Interview

    Upon submitting online application, cover letter, and CV I was contacted by a HR representative for a initial phone interview with a Riot Researcher. Upon completion of the interview I was informed that I would be contacted later with concern to a 2nd interview. A few weeks later I was contacted for a 2nd interview with two Riot researchers. A few days later after the 2nd interview I received the generic rejection letter.

    What I liked:
    - I think the interview process is fair and appears to be working well for the company
    - Riot has an amazing product and they hire people who really excel and love working there (see recent Fortune 100 best place to work article)
    - The case studies were fun
    - The researchers who I interviewed with are very intelligent (emotional and IQ)

    What I didn't like:
    - Although I liked the case studies, I felt they didn't allow me to express my research approach etc. It is difficult as an outsider (not working in the gaming industry) to solve gaming case studies without being in the trenches for a while.
    - Phone interview... I think they suck and are awkward. I personally like to see someone's face etc. Given cost restrictions this could be difficult to do.. though there is skype.

    Where I was lacking:
    - Relevant research experience in video games (I don't think this was deal breaker though)
    - I am not very good at people putting me on the spot with critical thinking question when I am not embedded
    - I think more qualitative experience would have helped

    Again, I want to reiterate that I think their interview process is fair and I respect their decision. However,

    Interview Questions

    • Interview 1: Geared towards getting to know who I am etc. There were a few questions that were critical thinking exercises that were video game related.
      Interview 2: This interview was case study based that involved critical thinking. For example, you are given fictitious scenarios and asked how you would address them.  
      1 Answer

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    Live Event Production Coordinator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Riot Games.

    Interview

    Started out great, the HR staff were amazing and very responsive. Was contacted to set up a phone interview which went very well. The interviewer said he would be my supervisor if hired and that I was more than qualified for the position. My name was moved forward and a video interview was set up and I was sent a link to join and speak with someone hire up I the company. I joined the video call via the link and waited for the his to join. About 15 minutes later my phone rang and it was some kid who just woke up asking if I was ready for my interview. He seemed to have someone else's resume, misquoted my cover letter and refused to accept any correction or answer given. He told me that working in special electronic maintenance, IT, and R and D for 6 years in the Army did not meet the 0 years required(2 preferred) of technical experience(I have also been working on the very technical side of event production for 5 years. And went on to spend the next 45 minutes interviewing me for a different position than I had applied for and passed ky first round for. About every 5 minutes he reminded me that military experience was worthless and that I had no relevant skills(which is not true). In the end however there was hope because he said it went well, I seemed like a good fit and HR would be in contact with me about next steps. About 3am the next morning he bypassed HR to send me an email himself telling me to apply again when I have more experience.

    The company seems great and everyone else in this process was awesome, it is a shame that I did not get the position because one person discriminates against veterans and was either misinformed about the position I was applying to, or just didn't feel like doing an interview that day. I still play their game daily and will continue to apply with the company and not judge them based on one bad employee because everything else in the process was awesome.

    Interview Questions

    • If you were running an event and the leader board was not updating and the technician could fix it but that might cause an interruption of the current game. Would you have them fix it or wait for the match to be over?   Answer Question

    Riot Games Response

    Sep 12, 2016 – Program Manager

    Thank you for sharing your thoughts, though it's troubling to hear this feedback and not an experience we would want any Riot candidate to have. I hope you would be open to sharing any specifics ... More


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    IT Help Desk Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Santa Monica, CA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Riot Games (Santa Monica, CA) in November 2016.

    Interview

    Interview was over Skype, not too stressful, it was actually pretty laid back. About 45 mins but plan for 1 1/2 hour since they really want you to explain your answers. I interviewed with only one person and he was calm and professional the entire time. The interview consisted of 3 main parts. The first part was getting to know to know me and why Riot games. Asked probing questions from past experiences. Second part was digging into customer service and what my experiences were. He wanted examples on difficult situations and how I resolved the situation while keep the customer calm and happy. The third part of the interview was technical. He asked very specific questions on Mac OSX, Active Directory and DNS/DHCP. I did not expect for interview to ask very specific questions since this was a Skype interview. The questions caught me off guard and I did horrible. I hope this will help the next person prepare to do awesome on the interview.

    Interview Questions

    • Explain a time where you received bad customer service as a customer, What would you have done differently if you were the owner/boss.
      Explain a difficult situation, a time where you made a mistake, how did you fix the situation. What did you do afterwards to make sure that this mistake wouldn't happen again.
      What is DNS? How would you troubleshoot DNS on a in house computer? Where is the account information stored on Active Directory and how would you get to it? He also asked about a few shortcut keys on MAC computers.  
      Answer Question

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    Data Science Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Riot Games.

    Interview

    Very friendly HR representative, and the technical and behavioral interviewers were quite welcoming, too. I would've appreciated a non-automated rejection after the second phone interview. The interview itself was informal, and the technical question weren't too technical in nature. However,
    the behavioral questions were quite tricky.

    Interview Questions


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    Executive Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Santa Monica, CA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Riot Games (Santa Monica, CA) in November 2016.

    Interview

    I filled out the application online and later that day got a rejection letter. I was told I did not meet the minimum requirement of 8 years experience. However my resume has over 10 years of qualified and relevant experience for the job. I am also unable to contact them as the email is a "no reply".

    Interview Questions

    • Do you have more than 8 years of experience?   1 Answer

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    Merch Creative Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Los Angeles, CA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3+ weeks. I interviewed at Riot Games (Los Angeles, CA) in November 2016.

    Interview

    Was contacted through LinkedIn by a corporate recruiter. This is the same position that I had previously been interviewed for (by another recruiter) around six months prior. This recruiter told me that this was a brand new position, so immediately I thought there might be something fishy here.

    I had three phone screenings over the course of three weeks that ended with me being passed over for "a different type of candidate" with no specifics being given. The entire questioning felt as if the recruiter was conducting corporate espionage. They didn't even understand their business and kept asking me the same questions over and over again.

    The recruiter was asking many detailed questions about my former companies' structures, processes and strategic planning. While I tried to be as candid as I could, I couldn't help but notice that they never intended on putting me forward to speak with a hiring manager. They just wanted to get as much information as they could out of me.

    Riot! Games needs to get their collective acts together and hire professionals to help grow their in-house merchandise business instead of spying on other companies, trying to steal their ideas and structure, and hiring only those that have already drunk the Riot! Kool-Aid.

    You need to be a League of Legends fan and player, or they won't even talk to you. This company is a complete waste of time.

    Interview Questions

    • Asked many specific questions about my background, skills and especially my previous work environments. These all bordered on corporate espionage in my opinion.   1 Answer

    Riot Games Response

    Dec 8, 2016 – Brand Manager

    Thanks for taking the time to write about your experience. As recruiting manager for the Merch team, I’m disappointed to hear that you had such a negative experience while interviewing with us ... More


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    Games Producer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Santa Monica, CA
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at Riot Games (Santa Monica, CA) in November 2016.

    Interview

    Phone interview for one hour about my employment history and which job seemed the most like the position, my leadership and management style, team handling and collaborative work, and what I liked about gaming and the culture of gaming.

    Interview Questions


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    Recruiter Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Los Angeles, CA
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Riot Games (Los Angeles, CA) in November 2016.

    Interview

    It was a long process involving more than six interviews. After the first two phone interviews, I was brought on-site for four more interviews. Then I did three more phone interviews.

    Interview Questions

    • What was a challenge that you faced and how did you overcame that?   Answer Question

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Star Star Star Star Star   Former Contractor in Los Angeles, CA

Pros: “-Best cafeteria -Pays for work trips -Does encourage on site socializing -Believes in collaboration -Very accomdating towards personal needs -Always puts the players happiness first”“-Best cafeteria -Pays for work trips -Does encourage on site socializing -Believes in collaboration -Very accomdating towards personal needs -Always puts the players happiness first” – Full Review

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