Epic Games Raleigh Reviews

Updated Jan 26, 2021

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Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney
Tim Sweeney
54 Ratings
  1. "Great company, great people. Games with Benefits"

    5.0
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    KEY NOT FOUND: reviews.self_employ-former - Senior Artist in Cary, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Epic Games

    Pros

    -Talent level of other developers is exceptional, there's an expert in most new tasks you might try to take on, already there to ask -People in the trenches with you care about doing things the right way, buck stops at most peoples desks -Quality equipment is provided to enable work quality -Generous benefits, health coverage is great, so is the 401k matching and profit share -Tim Sweeney shares the wealth the way most companies promise, but don't -Games and technology sales provide job security -Oh and there is a slide from one floor to the other people!

    Cons

    -It's growth has changed the culture a lot, hard to know who can resolve an issue and its become producer heavy -Project development influenced or dictated by biz people or Tencent as Fortnite is about license deals & media events to draw people in -A lot of work is thrown away. The company can afford it, but it affects morale -There is a non-developer class system, different rules about when you are allowed in the kitchen for example -Although the bonus plan is good, people are pitted against each other for higher placement upon it. It creates tension both ways

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  2. "Great company, but lack of clarity on how to get contract renewed"

    4.0
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    Current Contractor - Game QA Tester in Cary, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Epic Games for less than a year

    Pros

    No bug quotas. Epic Fridays (every other friday off). Free swag/bonuses.

    Cons

    No clarity on what you could do to get contract renewed or what makes a good tester

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  3. Helpful (1)

    "AWESOME"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - A/P Clerk in Raleigh, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Epic Games full-time

    Pros

    Great place to be and awesome direction!

    Cons

    I dont really have anything bad to say

  4. "it was nice"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Cyber Security Engineer in Cary, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Epic Games part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    the pay was awsome and great food

    Cons

    not really any cons loved it

  5. Helpful (14)

    "A meat grinder with a bully culture"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Release Manager in Cary, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Epic Games full-time

    Pros

    Benefits are okay, and there are some genuinely amazing people who work there

    Cons

    Epic Games is the sort of company that looks great if you listen to upper management - they are proponents of rewarding employees and offering good benefits - but underneath it's a meat grinder that enables bullying and abusive behavior. I once worked 30 days straight on crunch and, when I requested time off, I was told it would have to wait because there was too much work to do. The same manager once yelled in my face - the only time I've felt physically threatened in a professional environment. This same manage was allowed to consistently bully me even after I asked HR to intervene. There are a lot of great people who work at Epic, but unfortunately there's an unchecked culture of bullying and exploitation which can make working there a traumatizing experience. I'm not being hyperbolic when I say I have sleight PTSD from working there.

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    "Amazing Job with no room for future success"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Quality Assurance Tester in Cary, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Epic Games full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Work schedule family oriented workforce Stiffens and bonus Energy Environment

    Cons

    1 year contract that can't be extended orientation information intake is high Every person that's been there longer is close to leaving Some members of management give off vibes that you cant speak with them.

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  7. "Fortnite will Rule your life"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Production Assistant in Cary, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Epic Games for more than a year

    Pros

    Great benefits Unlimited paid time off in case of family emergencies Lots of opportunity to expand your knowledge and grow in a role Fast paced work environment assures the work is never boring Opportunity to lead and work with teams around the world Opportunity to travel for events and other cool things Some of the best people in the industry are there, and are insanely skilled Mandatory breaks off in the summer and the winter (which doesn't count towards any PTO).

    Cons

    Fortnite rules the company and drive almost every objective. Senior management wields too much unchecked power. senior production staff are yes-men who are too willing to throw teams under the bus to avoid taking any blame for poor decisions. Some teams will consistently have to work nights and weekends because someone doesn't like something, despite those same team's leaders having daily reviews with senior leadership on the game. Other management will sometimes grab developers and give them random mandates or tasks without going through production, derailing other projects because they thought they saw something wrong in Grafana. Changes to the game can sometimes be driven from kneejerk reactions from Reddit.

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  8. "A valuable experience"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Game QA Tester in Raleigh, NC

    I worked at Epic Games full-time

    Pros

    There are plenty of opportunities available to learn and expand your technical skills and many coworkers with valuable experience to learn from.

    Cons

    Due to how many people flow through QA unless you stand out or have good communication with your leads you can easily be forgotten.

  9. "awesome company"

    5.0
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    Former Contractor - Software QA Tester in Cary, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Epic Games for less than a year

    Pros

    work with awesome people in well known company

    Cons

    contract position,not the best pay rate

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  10. "The best company I've worked for"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Computational Geometry in Raleigh, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Epic Games for less than a year

    Pros

    6+ options of free hot catered meals from local establishments every day, and the options change every week, CEO is just a regular guy who really cares about his employees AND their families, middle management love their positions and make it known that your well being comes first, VERY positive work social life balance, generally a positive attitude from everyone I met (even construction contract workers, as the company is ever expanding). My own boss was THE best boss I've ever had, encouraged creativity and exploration. Folks help each-other and in turn everyone enjoys the (sometimes difficult yet rewarding) work. I hope to work there again in the future.

    Cons

    Raleigh NC is full of cockroaches. Most call them paul meadow bugs. I am not a bug guy. You can probably do the math. Found myself wishing I had chosen a more urban apartment to avoid these disgusting creatures. They are intelligent, fast and difficult to keep out. What REALLY creeped me out is that after trapping or killing enough of them, you realize that they infact realize when you see them, and will actively avoid line of sight. YIKES. As for the actual cons, I have none to give from personal experience, though I know my co-workers working on actual game development were given sometimes exceedingly difficult to attain deadlines that would leave them unhappy. On the other hand, I worked for the experimental portions of the unreal engine, and the deadlines were much softer.

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