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Updated May 19, 2022

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4.5
90%
Recommend to a Friend
85%
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Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney
Tim Sweeney
142 Ratings

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Pros
  • "Great people enjoy working with everyone(in 33 reviews)
  • "for employees (not contractors) great benefits(in 32 reviews)
  • "The management at Epic is constantly striving to make the culture and atmosphere at Epic a place that you want to come to work.(in 9 reviews)
  • "Good pay(in 8 reviews)
  • "Company shares in profits with quarterly bonuses.(in 7 reviews)
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  1. 5.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    Great colleagues and working environment

    May 19, 2022 - Gameplay Programmer 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    I started as fully remote and got the powerful machine to work. Great benefits, insurance cover. Generous PTO.

    Cons

    Junior level needs to time the hour

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  2. 3.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Inspiring vision, poor execution

    May 19, 2022 - Production in San Diego, CA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    - excellent compensation - impressive technology, - some extremely talented developers work here

    Cons

    - disconnected executives making poorly informed decisions - production is under empowered - ambitions far exceed capacity

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  3. 2.0
    Current Employee, more than 8 years

    A once great company withering away rapidly to something incredibly disappointing

    Dec 31, 2021 - Game Developer in Cary, NC
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    The individuals at an IC level are incredibly talented and passionate. The amount of things you can learn from some of the literal best in the world is immeasurable and if you're someone who loves to learn and push what's possible - you'll be surrounded by like minded folks

    Cons

    Our CEO and COO have shifted aggressively toward valuing the money in their individual pockets over the quality of life of their entire employee base. They'll happily remove a company benefit that is a 30% increase to quality of life if it means 5% more money in their pocket. Unfortunately, both individuals who are making waterfall decisions for the company are also widely unavailable or will not respond to email trying to have conversations around how compromises can be met. They genuinely just don't care about anyone but themselves anymore and it's heartbreaking having been here for 10 years to watch that happen.

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    18 people found this review helpful
  4. 5.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    Great & innovative company with an awesome culture

    Apr 6, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Thoughtful benefits/perks for employee and family, part of something bigger than yourself, collaborative culture, everyone striving to “do the right thing”

    Cons

    Lack of process in a lot of areas, operates like a start up (good or bad)

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  5. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Great place to work, sometimes.

    Mar 22, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Really good benefits and perks, 100% covered medical and dental Quarterly bonuses 401k matching Charitable giving matching Profit sharing 2 week summer break 2 week winter break

    Cons

    Difficult work/life balance. They offer unlimited pto, but it is really hard to take any. That is why they close down for 2 weeks in summer and winter. Unspoken expectation to be available 24/7. Really hard to ever unplug.

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    3 people found this review helpful
  6. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Fun

    May 9, 2022 - Epic games arbeiter in Boston, MA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    relatively good pay nice work place

    Cons

    no cons it was fun

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  7. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    How this place isn't higher rated I don't understand.

    Jul 22, 2021 - Engineering Lead in San Francisco, CA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Having worked at a FAANG company and some esteemed startups, Epic Games stands above these companies in a few ways that I didn't expect. Epic is truly a dark horse when it comes to one of the best companies to work for. The only thing I can think of is that their secretive culture prevents them from appearing mainstream for being one of the best places to work. - The benefits are better than Microsoft, Nvidia, etc and literally can't be designed any better. They basically remove any employee requirement on both the subsidy and billing side and it feels something like universal health care for the entire family. - 401k matching is more aggressive than any place I've seen and getting 100% matching is achievable. - While most good companies offer cash bonus and equity, Epic offers an even more complete comp package than that by using comp features not seen at conventional tech companies. - The work itself is really cool. Epic does a lot of cool stuff and is open to ideas and gives you the space to execute as you see fit.

    Cons

    I think the secretive culture of Epic either deters and/or hides this company from tapping into the 'mainstream' talent pool. I do see this changing with more employees coming from big company names (which is good to bring that level of experience).

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  8. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Epic Games is Awesome!

    Apr 1, 2022 - Computer Programmer 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    + Good Health Benefits + Fun Work

    Cons

    + Difficult Work + Needs Lots of Time

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  9. 3.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Fun projects but lots of politics

    Apr 4, 2022 - Senior Designer in Seattle, WA
    Recommend
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    Business Outlook

    Pros

    The company provides opportunities to work on variety of fun projects

    Cons

    There are alarming amount of incapability in leadership. Lots of politics get in the way to do the right thing.

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  10. 5.0
    Current Employee

    best job ever

    Mar 25, 2022 - Music Supervisor 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Fun events and acivities hi

    Cons

    Their is no cons hi

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Epic Games Reviews FAQs

Epic Games has an overall rating of 4.5 out of 5, based on over 281 reviews left anonymously by employees. 90% of employees would recommend working at Epic Games to a friend and 86% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has improved by 3% over the last 12 months.

According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, Epic Games employees rate their compensation and benefits as 4.5 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at Epic Games. This rating has been stable over the past 12 months.

90% of Epic Games employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Epic Games 4.0 out of 5 for work life balance, 4.3 for culture and values and 4.2 for career opportunities.

According to reviews on Glassdoor, employees commonly mention the pros of working at Epic Games to be career development, culture, benefits and the cons to be work life balance, senior leadership, management.

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