Epic Games Employee Reviews about "great benefits"
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Updated Nov 28, 2023
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Does Epic Games hire engineers globally? If I am willing to relocate myself (with some help from Epic) to US/UK/other site, will they even consider me? For me it would be a dream come true to work as Animation/AI Engineer in building UE for the future. If anyone has any input it would be grand!
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- "Long hours and can be stressful" (in 12 reviews)
- "Senior leadership graded heavily on managing up versus doing their job." (in 12 reviews)
- "Upper management is great, while management on individual game teams can be chaotic and unorganized." (in 8 reviews)
- "Management in cloud services is awful." (in 6 reviews)
- "Immoral managers, toxic environment, mobbing, run by incompetent high school dropouts." (in 4 reviews)
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- 2.0Nov 27, 2023Anonymous EmployeeFormer Employee, more than 3 years
There were some very talented people to work with and the benefits were great!
As the company grew it became more evident that we were just numbers on a spreadsheet.
- 4.0Apr 25, 2023Lead Software EngineerCurrent Employee, more than 1 yearMunich, Bavaria
- Money (salary + bonus + stock options) - Lots of vacation - Nice products - Great benefits (hardware, travels, swags)
- Work a lot (10h+/day) - Communication sucks - all slack-based, information does not follow the hierarchy - Wonder how we will get more income in the future with Fortnite's decline - Lack of finances transparency - Lack of HR and Legal transparency1
- 2.0Aug 15, 2017Senior ArtCurrent Employee, more than 1 yearCary, NC
Studio itself treats you well with great benefits, swag and food.
Middle management (Art Leads) are incredibly over bearing managing every tiny detail of your work. There is absolutely no room for creativity. This is a "do exactly what you are told" studio. People tend to disappear (get fired) for trying to buck that system.25
- 4.0May 17, 2018Anonymous ContractorFormer Contractor, less than 1 yearCary, NC
- overall, departments run smoothly - great pay - for employees (not contractors) great benefits - everyone's really passionate about what they do
- upper management tends to change their minds on deliverables, causing regular last minute projects almost every week - while not obvious, you can feel some politics are in play with upper management and one day someone is simply gone with no explanation - putting this one in cons, but I was ok about this: hours. If you're just looking for a "clock in at 8, leave at 5" job, this company isn't for you. Everyone's passionate about what they do here, but it also means putting in however many hours to get a job done, sometimes hitting 60 hours a week in certain departments. For those with families, this can be harsh.2
- 2.0Jan 28, 2023Senior Technical ArtistCurrent Employee, more than 5 years
- Great health benefits and vacation policies (hopefully it continues). - Great game engine technology.
- Disorganized, inefficient, and in-experienced leadership. Game development process and standards are well behind AAA standard. - Career growth and talent management / deployment issues. Many leads, stakeholders, and legacy employees lack critical modern development experience and skills. Folks that are actually able to solve real, strategic issues are un-recognized. - Review process is extremely opaque, and unbalanced. Actual contributions, impact potential, and being marked as "critical" has meant nothing. I've observed many under and over value issues when it comes to promotions and rewards. Lots of legacy folks getting promoted despite not meeting the standards the rest of us are held to. All while folks doing real work remain in the background. - Making games seems secondary to driving technology.8
- 5.0Jan 25, 2015Law Department Contracts AdministratorFormer EmployeeCary, NC
Great benefits and perks - they value their employees and treat them with respect. Also, you are held accountable for your own work, which means everyone there strives to do his/her best.
In my opinion, there were no cons, except that there was no room for growth in my particular field. I was always treated as a member of the team, and I loved it.7Epic Games Response9y
Thank you for the feedback! We work hard to provide Epic employees with amazing benefits and are glad to hear you had a great experience here.
- 3.0Oct 13, 2023Production AssistantFormer Employee, more than 1 yearCary, NC
Epic offers great benefits and had a massive amount extremely talented people working there.
While they claim work/life balance is important it is impossible to have a healthy work/life balance without falling behind.
- 5.0Jan 26, 2021Senior ArtistFormerly Self-employedCary, NC
-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!
-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