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Riot Games Interview Questions

Updated Jun 15, 2017
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  1. Helpful (4)  

    Video Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Riot Games.

    Interview

    Several emails, HR seemed inexperienced and only interested if I was an LoL player/fan. My extensive experience w/ production/editing and game-related video didn't matter. I tried downloading the LoL game, but it didn't work. Not good enough for HR. Dumbest HR policy ever, why would you reject experienced candidates who are capable of learning the game or whatever else is necessary? Shortsighted. AVOID.

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  2.  

    Communications Associate Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 8 weeks. I interviewed at Riot Games (Los Angeles, CA) in February 2017.

    Interview

    I spoke with three Riot employees over the phone. The hiring manager, and two of the leads of closely related teams. While interviewing, I really enjoyed the conversational atmosphere that the employees created. Each one of the people I spoke with were smart, courteous and friendly. I ended up not making it to the on-site interview but was promised feedback. Still waiting on the feedback.

    Interview Questions

    • They asked a lot about my experience as a gamer, and as a professional. The importance of culture fit really shows through in the process.   Answer Question

  3.  

    Players Assistant Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at Riot Games (New York, NY) in February 2017.

    Interview

    The process is about 2 weeks. I was interviewed by their Recruitment Coordinator, then Skype interview with 2 people. The interview was nice, they were very friendly. I didn't feel any pressure. They very interested if I play LoL or not, fortunately I have.

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    Strategic Project Manager Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Riot Games (Los Angeles, CA) in February 2017.

    Interview

    This role needs to communicate with China teams so they require candidate could speak Chinese. The interviewer is a member of that team and basically they will go through how deep you understand League's current news(You need to be very familiar with e-sports games).

    Interview Questions

    • Which role or lane you play most often in League of Legends?   1 Answer
    • What do you think about 10 bans?   Answer Question
    • Do you think is a good strategy if we launch Chinese New Year's skins in China first and then all other countries?   Answer Question

    Riot Games Response

    Jun 15, 2017 – Spencer Grobe - Recruiting Operations Specialist

    I appreciate the time you took to post your thoughts here. If you would like to share any additional feedback to us directly, I'd be happy to connect by email: sgrobe@riotgames.com


  6. Helpful (5)  

    Business Process Outsourcing Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Riot Games.

    Interview

    HR was fine and responsive via email; except, when the Riot Game HR resource said during the phone interview that they hire people who have the same common interest with specifically playing League of Legends (LoL). If you don't play the game, then don't expect to be hired. From more experienced workforce, this is considered HR discrimination and does not embrace diversity. Make sure to record (audio and video, if applicable) the interview so that you can post the proof online and/or get a lawyer involved.

    Feedback regarding Actual Interview from Riot Game Interviewers:

    - Were 10 minutes late to their own interview
    - Lost interest when you don't play LoL
    - Only asked 5 minutes worth of generic questions that were not specific nor related to the job/position
    - Did not explain at all about the position, skill level required, nor expectations of the job/position
    - Did not know even basic departmental setup common in other companies (Interviewers thought QA - Quality Assurance was a Procurement function)

    Really difficult to be interviewed by highly inexperienced junior level resources (validated on other reputable online professional networks). Focus is more on whether you play LoL or not. Not really a company for experienced resources with a lot of corporate background (especially with larger more brand recognized entities).

    Wish I read the other Glassdoor interview reviews prior.

    Interview Questions

    • Very generic and limited questions (e.g. What do you see yourself in 5 years?)   2 Answers

  7. 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

  8. Helpful (1)  

    Producer Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at Riot Games (Santa Monica, CA) in January 2017.

    Interview

    very long and process, ( 3 + months). After emails and calls with a recruiter with apparently no background in the industry, I finally had a phone interview scheduled with one of the leads. I waited 10 minutes for the phone call at the scheduled time, only to receive an email from the recruiter 20 minutes after, to tell me they would pass on me because I was too expensive! The would only talk to me if I was going to negotiate my salary expectations down! VERY, VERY unclassy and unprofessional. I then had and interview with a lead that went (I think) OK. Then, for the final interview, the person I was supposed to talk to was on vacation and I had, what seems to be, a very junior producer on the phone. The person seemed to deny my work experience, but the best is to come ....

    Interview Questions

    • After few formal questions came: "What do you want to do when you grow up"? REALLY? I was a bit offended and shocked (did they really looked at my resume) and didn't really know if I needed to laugh or not (I got more than 15+ years of experience). But it's getting better!Then the next question was "If you had to take someone on a desert island, who did you take with you"?   1 Answer

    Riot Games Response

    May 30, 2017 – Spencer Grobe - Recruiting Operations Specialist

    It looks like this review was posted partially incomplete; I’d love to hear about the rest of your experience. Please contact me at sgrobe@riotgames.com so I can get your full perspective and address ... More


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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.

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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

  11. Helpful (33)  

    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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Star Star Star Star Star   Current Anonymous Employee in Santa Monica, CA

Pros: “Player Value: There is a real focus on what people believe provides the most player value. Most work arguments are about how to prioritize immediate player value against long term value and...”“Player Value: There is a real focus on what people believe provides the most player value. Most work arguments are about how to prioritize immediate player value against long term value and that is amazing to experience. Daily work: The day to day work usually feels very meaningful and connected to the player experience on most teams, albeit slow and often inefficient. Senior Leadership: Riot senior leadership is very transparent with our high level goals and most of our longer term milestones to get there. Growth: There are tons of opportunities for entry level people to advance once or twice if they work hard and take the initiative to solve problems. Perks: The perks across the board are truly amazing and include: subsidized food, coffee, reduced cost gym memberships, parking, play fund to buy games, clubs, and open PTO. Great cross discipline teams: Some teams are everything good you have ever read about Riot. They exemplify all of Riot's values.” – Full Review

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