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"Fast and loose, employees are king"

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Current Employee - Senior Programmer in Cary, NC
Current Employee - Senior Programmer in Cary, NC
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Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Epic Games full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

There are very few obstacles to getting work done at Epic. Anyone can put in the effort and kick ass at their job. The company is run very smartly, and puts a lot of thought into staying lean and effective in the industry.
We have amazing benefits and amenities too, enough to make you wonder how other companies can be so boneheaded. This ranges from great health plan and 401k, to free lunches and stocked kitchen, to simple things like not having to fight for basics like a swingline stapler, a decent mouse, or a $50 piece of software that helps you do your job.
Cary, NC is, surprisingly, a great place to live. It looks like Hicksville, BFE on the map, but it's actually a technology mecca full of yankees, close to the beach, the mountains, and everything else the east coast has to offer.

Cons

If you need a lot of structure to get work done, Epic may not be the place for you. We're trying variations on Agile, or at least going through the motions, but it's very fast and loose. Ultimately people just do whatever needs to be done.
The downside to being pampered by Epic and working with the industry's best is that some days that means working with spoiled egotistical brats. Very few of Epic's employees realize how good they have it here.

Other Employee Reviews for Epic Games

  1. Helpful (1)

    "The best job I've ever had."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Programmer in Cary, NC
    Current Employee - Senior Programmer in Cary, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Epic Games full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Amazing talent and dedication top to bottom. Transparency at the executive level, agile business strategy. Leadership that is not complacent and always pushing forward. Flat management, no micromanagement, plenty of autonomy. Daily playtests where your feedback is heard and responded to.

    Cons

    Growing fast, flat management means career path is not as clearly mapped out as other companies. Your path is what trail you choose to blaze.


  2. "A constantly challenging and rewarding environment that fosters professional growth & autonomy"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Artist in Cary, NC
    Current Employee - Artist in Cary, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Epic Games full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Hiring standards ensure that all of your co-workers are at the top of the industry. Environment is always challenging. Very generous benefits. Management is relatively flat, giving great opportunity for driven people to excel and learn many new skills. Upper management is incredibly transparent.

    Cons

    Sometimes its stressful to make games. You might have to do the work of two or three people.

    Advice to Management

    Keep listening to your employees concerns.

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