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"Pure Player Focused"

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Current Employee - Project Manager in Santa Monica, CA
Current Employee - Project Manager in Santa Monica, CA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

- Everyone, from the leaders to player support and QA, is player focused. Everything Riot does is in the best interests of their players. I couldn't believe it when I joined ("surely they must think about money or budgets"), but they actually live by the philosophy of players first, always. No exceptions.

 - High hiring standards - you get the chance to work with talented, intelligent, and fun people almost exclusively.

 - Empowerment. No matter your role, you have a real chance to impact the game in a short timespan. It's not months after months after months before launching - you get to make a difference today.

Cons

- High standards means high turnover. Riot's culture can leave a lot of people feeling down at times. They have a culture of comradely, but also a culture of high standards. As a result, people will get let go that you might have had a personal connection with.

 - Not for everyone. Riot is a very busy and driven company.

Advice to Management

Keep kicking ass.

Other Employee Reviews for Riot Games

  1. Helpful (8)

    "An awesome company with an awesome product and people"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Riot Games full-time

    Pros

    Brandon & Marc have their minds & hearts in the right place, their values and believes are truly transformative for the gaming industry and it shows in their vision for League of Legends and eSports.

    If you want to work on truly cutting-edge technology in gaming then this is the place to be, and its only going to get better.

    Cons

    Work/Life balance is a lost cause at Riot, if you are not in a relationship then Riot is the place for you, its like being in a frat-house and you get paid for it. If however you are in a serious relationship, married or with kids then your family life will suffer.

    There are strong social pressures at Riot that make it very clear that if you want to be successful at Riot you have to spend time with your work colleagues outside of work.

    Riot Games Response

    Jul 23, 2014 – Director of Communications

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  2. Helpful (30)

    "This company ruined my life"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Riot Games full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    A lot of amazing people work here

    Cons

    Corruption everywhere. People being put into high level positions they don't deserve. No trust, people are quick to throw you under the bus to get ahead. Worst part - slander to future employers.

    They also like doing all these cutesy things like bringing in food and treats..to try and have you forget that you just worked 70+ hours in a week.

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