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Epic Games Overview

Cary, NC
501 to 1000 employees
1991
Company - Private
Media
$50 to $100 million (USD) per year
Established in 1991, Epic Games develops cutting-edge games and cross-platform game engine technology. The company is responsible for the bestselling “Unreal” series of games, the billion-dollar blockbuster “Gears of War” franchise and the ... Read more

Mission: Epic Games is in the business of creating fun games we want to play and building the art and tools we need to bring those games to life. We provide our engine tech to developers around the world, and consistently strive to stay on the cutting edge of our industry. We iterate to ... Read more

Company Updates

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    VRFocus Announces Support for the VR Diversity Initiative

    VRFocus Ltd. is proud to announce its sponsorship of the VR Diversity Initiative, a UK event dedicated to improving diversity within the technology sector.The VR Diversity Initiative offers support and workshops for underrepresented groups in media and technology, including women, LGBT, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic professionals who are considering a career in the VR space.

  • We're partnering with Xsolla to foster success for independent developers to self-publish their games developed in UE4!

    Xsolla Capital to Fund Unreal Engine 4 Projects Through Strategic Licensing Partnership with Epic Games

    The two companies join forces to empower independent video game developers with access to a wealth of resources

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Epic Games – Why Work For Us?


​​​Why Epic?​​

We hire extremely talented and experienced people, and give them all of the resources they need to succeed in a structured but casual and open environment. We invite everyone’s input into the design process to make sure the best ideas win.

We keep the team happy and productive by giving everyone a say in choosing new team members. Our requirements for every position include a passion for making games and/or the technology that makes games, a strong work ethic and great communication skills that support giving and receiving constructive criticism. That helps all of us contribute to keeping Epic great.​

​​RECRUITING MANIFESTO

We feel it is important to let you know how the recruiting process works once you have submitted your resume. Here is what you can expect from us:

  • You will receive email confirmation that your resume has been received and your submission will be reviewed.
  • If we feel that your qualifications could be a match, you will be asked to complete a skills test and/or schedule a phone interview.
  • The next steps are reference checks and an invitation to come out and meet with the team in person.
  • After the onsite interview, we will make a decision about an offer.
  • Should we decide not to move forward at any point in the interview process, we will let you know of our decision.
  • We are fortunate to receive thousands of resumes annually, though we only hire a handful. While we appreciate your application, we simply are not able to respond to everyone. If you haven’t heard from us in a couple of weeks, we are probably not going to move forward. We welcome you to check back to the careers website regularly for new opportunities that may be a fit.

Please submit your resume in English. If you are an Artist or Level Design candidate, you must submit a portfolio to be considered.

Thank you for your interest in Epic Games!

​​​​One of the nation’s best places to live.​​

Mountains to the west, beaches to the east, and a vibrant city in between, bring young professionals and growing families to Cary, North Carolina. Cary is the state’s sixth-largest city and is located between Raleigh and Research Triangle Park, an area consistently ranked among the best regions in the country to live, work and play.

​​Get out and about.​​

The Raleigh/Cary network of communities are an interesting blend of historic, tree-lined streetscapes and energetic urban life. Each has its own pace and influences, from walkable shopping and dining centers with a small-town feel, to the faster-paced entertainment districts where students and professors from seven area colleges and major universities contribute to the diverse mix of people and points of view.

Outdoor recreational choices are almost endless in this part of the Southeast, where four distinct but temperate seasons offer 220 days of sunshine annually. Take a weekend to bike or hike through the Blue Ridge Mountains or head for some of the country’s best beaches at the Outer Banks; both are less than three hours away. Closer to home, explore the trails and parks in Cary’s extensive greenway system, or kayak the local lakes and rivers.

Work and live well.

Well-deserved accolades for the area touch on every aspect of the local quality of life, from the reasonable cost of living to favorable employment and housing markets. Families with children have access to an exceptional school system, with Raleigh ranked first among public schools with 300,000-plus people and Cary third among cities with a population from 100,000 to 300,000. Housing choices run the gamut from hip downtown condos, to outlying suburban neighborhoods. Education, health and government are the three largest industries in the area, which is also internationally known for thriving high-tech companies, including a concentration of more than 30 video game development companies.​​​

​​Epic Games offers an outstanding benefits package to eligible employees:

  • Epic paid medical and dental insurance for employees and dependents
  • Epic paid life, accidental death & dismemberment and long term disability insurance
  • 401(k) plan with generous match and profit sharing
  • Paid vacation and sick leave are unlimited (with approval)
  • 7 paid holidays (and we’re closed the week between Christmas and New Year’s Day)
  • Flexible work hours

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    Pros

    I would consider Epic Games the Apple of video games. Everything is well done as a company, the people are ridiculously smart, and we have lots of insane projects.

    Cons

    Organization of execution could be better, but this company is growing and learning. It's a minor issue.

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Epic Games Interviews

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    Senior Engine Programmer Interview

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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Epic Games (Cary, NC) in February 2016.

    Interview

    Applied online, two phone screening calls, a take home test, then on site interview, whiteboard session then lunch with employees and 45 minutes interviews with other groups.

    Everyone was very friendly and seemed very talented, Epic seems like a great company, the office space looks amazing and UE4 is the best engine in the world. I had to refuse due to immigration policies that required me to move to Guildford, UK for a while before transferring to HQ, after looking at the costs of the area and the salary I was offered I was back to living in a studio, not an Epic problem just a UK problem.

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