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"A Unique and Rewarding Experience"

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Riot Games full-time

Pros

People
- The people at riot are incredibly passionate about League of Legends and games in general. Having the opportunity to work with people that are energized by the medium and that are also true gamers is an awesome experience.
- Riot has done an amazing job hiring incredibly talented and humble people. In all disciplines you will find top talent from across the gaming industry and other areas of technology and media. If you want to work with some of the brightest people in the business, love to form teams and tackle challenges then this is a place for you

Dynamic product
- Working on a product that is also a service presents many unique opportunities and challenges. Being able to work on a product that is always evolving forces you to evolve with it and build solutions to problems and challenges that in some cases have never been experienced. As a veteran of the space, the nature of the product contributes to an always evolving work experience and presents team members with lots of opportunities to grow and develop their skillsets.

Player focused
 - At the heart of every company decision is the philosophy of being player focused. Riot lives the mission of trying to be the most player focused game company in the world. This mantra drives the company to make decisions that are great for the experience of playing the game. This idea is embodied by the entire team and it is refreshing to work with people who want to deliver a great experience to players

Highly collaborative
- People seek out opportunities to team with the best contributors possible. Riot is incredibly fast paced and communication is key in being successful. This leads to a lot of collaboration across all disciplines within the company. A great part of the collaborative nature of the company is the culture of feedback that has been created. Feedback is welcomed, encouraged, and viewed as a tool for helping to deliver a great player experience. If you believe that communication and iteration can take great ideas to the next level then Riot is a place for you

Opportunity for career development and defining experiences
- Flat structure coupled with management focused on empowering their teams and a culture built around facilitation vs. dictation can lead to great things. Lots of opportunity for junior and senior level team members to lead teams, learn and make decisions that impact millions of people. If you have a vision for what you want to achieve in your role and career you can make it happen at Riot.

Cons

Work/life balance
 - Riot is a young company and has a relatively young workforce that is incredibly passionate about the product. This factor coupled with the fact that there is lots of work to be done on the product can lead to long days and a lot of hours.
- Since the product and nature of the work is interesting and challenging it is hard to put the game and work down.

Evolving structure
- Lack of process requires a certain type of person who can function comfortably with a certain level of uncertainty. This Introduces some complexity to the day to day grind and requires a level of focus that most jobs don’t require
- Changing structure and a rapidly growing team can lead to communication issues and at times requires a lot of persistence to ensure coordination between teams and shared understanding

Advice to Management

Keep evolving, continue to make good hires and stay player focused. Keep crushing it, the sky is the limit for this product and I’m excited to see where the team can take it! Stay hungry and stay humble.

Other Employee Reviews for Riot Games

  1. Helpful (21)

    "Love the cult or leave!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Location in Santa Monica, vicinity to nice lunch spots, hype about the co. that turned out to be yes, just hype, and those who recruited me look like liars

    Cons

    Cultural fit seems to be more important than skills or experience. They outright threaten you that you will better adjust or otherwise be shown the door before you know it. Crazy as they really have no idea who they are or what their culture is. No leadership, immaturity, arrogance, and the strangest approach to culture which only leaves new employees like me in fear. Growing pains and inability to keep talent at this point as they do not know how to allow employees to be themselves and there is no understanding of work-life balance. Love this cult or leave! I hear some also complain about bullying practices by management and experienced it first-hand. Worst company ever and it makes me wonder who is writing the positive reviews? The current recruiting team!

    Advice to Management

    Treat your people well and know that only that is a culture that is sustainable. Everyone is going to get tired of being treated like a child and yes, I said, sick of playing your game. It is good people that make a good company and not just a product. So get off your horse if you want to stay in business.


  2. "A privilege to work with."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Riot Games as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Amazing and passionate coworkers.
    Learn from the best and develop a modern work ethic.
    FOOD!

    Cons

    The rent around the HQ is expensive :(.

    Advice to Management

    Fight On!

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