Epic Games Reviews

Updated May 29, 2020

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3.6
57%
Recommend to a Friend
68%
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Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney
Tim Sweeney
68 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great benefits and competitive pay(in 13 reviews)

  • "Free food and drinks in the kitchen as well as a gaming break area(in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • "Crunch is both a problem and not one at all(in 12 reviews)

  • "Work/Life balance was at times difficult to manage(in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Incredible growth opportunity"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Epic Games full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Epic cares about empowering creators all over the world, and the organization is open for people to actively grow and contribute to that goal

    Cons

    It's critical to prioritize and draw through-lines to impactful objectives. The company has grown quickly so there's a lot going on

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    Epic Games2020-04-24
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Rapidly evolving company with severe growing pains & ineffective management layer"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Developer in Cary, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Epic Games full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    - Incredibly bright people, especially in the engineering and art departments. - Highly ambitious in every decision that is made - no shortage of opportunities to make really cool stuff. - Actively defining the future of gaming across a lot of areas. - Bright business outlook longterm. - Tim Sweeney has a strong moral compass and they treat their employees really well - everyone involved with Fortnite made a killing because of Tim's employee-first approach. Benefits and health packages are likely best in the industry.

    Cons

    - Insane levels of crunch, and an expectation for many employees to be available 24/7 to put out fires. Not staffed well enough to handle live service ambitions and amount of randomization that comes from executive level. - Executives and their favorite employees are entirely immune to feedback from review cycles - even when its coming from the majority of the development team. Employees who identify bad actors which are favorites of management tend to get fired or moved to other projects. - Creative opportunities have shrunk considerably as team has grown and leadership has grown egos. Much of development resourcing is monopolized by massive projects handed down from leadership with short timelines. Very limited iteration cycles because team gets thrown onto the Next Big Thing frequently.

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    Epic Games2020-05-29
  3. Helpful (10)

    "Lots of Good, Lots of Stress"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Cary, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Epic Games full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Lots of dedicated people who believe in their work. Willingness to grow and improve both on an individual and company level. A great example of trying something new that seems to be working is reduced meetings on 3 days a week. Good work-life balance most of the time for most of the company. Insanely good benefits. Weirdly good compensation and a great standard of living (in Cary NC)

    Cons

    Epic's process management is an embarrassment. There are dozens of competing priorities at the executive level and Epic's product teams try to do everything, leading to lots of work coming in at the last minute. Crunch is both a problem and not one at all. Lots of junior people feel pressure to keep working too many hours, while also being encouraged to work less. It's a weird dynamic as certain teams have self-enforced crunch on a regular basis while other teams don't at all. See the above point about process management. Politics play a real role in how effective you are and your job security in very senior roles. People can go from being very safe in their positions with positive review feedback to fast tracked to being fired because they upset the wrong executive. This actually leads to a heads down approach many people take to their work to prevent drawing the ire of executives.

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    Epic Games2020-02-24
  4. Helpful (5)

    "Worst job I've ever had"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Human Resources in Cary, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Epic Games full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Benefits, perks, environment, get to bring your kids from time to time

    Cons

    Sloppy, disorganized, toxic, insecure pathetic management

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    Epic Games2020-03-26
  5. Helpful (4)

    "Deteriorating Culture"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, Tim is amazing, nice co-workers in general.

    Cons

    Intense crunch, company culture is quickly deteriorating, too many producers.

    Epic Games2020-02-24
  6. Helpful (10)

    "A complete mess."

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Designer in Cary, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Epic Games full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great benefits, bonuses, free lunches, dinners and unlimited vacation. The people are very talented and generally well intentioned.

    Cons

    A horrible work environment. Leadership is extremely unorganized, employees are undervalued and there is an excess of crunch caused only by indecisive leaders. As a creative, don't expect to feel fulfilled working here.

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    Epic Games2020-02-08
  7. Helpful (3)

    "Best company I ever worked for"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Producer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    People are nice, good work place, nice career development, free lunches and dinners everyday, and generous bonus.

    Cons

    Crunching sometimes and to stay on call if you are on release.

    Epic Games2019-09-13
  8. Helpful (30)

    "Not worth it"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Publishing Manager in Cary, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Epic Games full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    If you’re male, it may be a fine place to work if you’re single and have no desire for an outside-of-work life.

    Cons

    It runs like a high school popularity contest. Many people are an embarrassment, but they are kept because they schmooze and play up to the highers’ egos. There are many racist and sexist things said daily at work.

    Epic Games2019-07-30
  9. Helpful (1)

    "Wonderful"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Workday Integrations Lead in Cary, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    People centric, sophisticated, top talent, no egos

    Cons

    Long Hours will be counter effective yo the work life balance

    Epic Games2019-07-23
  10. Helpful (4)

    "Happy to do my best."

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Boston, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Epic Games full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    To help workers under stress.

    Cons

    Running out of coffee beans sometimes toilet paper.

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    Epic Games2019-07-05
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