Epic Games culture?

WB Games Qipk17
Jul 8 10 Comments

Haven’t gotten to hear much about Epic Games culture — what type of workplace is it? Do you enjoy it? Is it intense?

Would love to hear about it and also get any tips on interviewing

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  • Epic Games / Eng
    uSko17

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    I'd call culture mixed.

    Pros:
    High alignment across teams for the most part, good focus, middle and upper management does a good job of aligning and communicating.
    Day to day operations and well supported, workstations, offices, software etc are well supported, pay is decent and benefits are the best around
    People are really nice and approachable, people drop everything to help with issues

    Cons:
    For hiring there is a bit of a vague technical bar, hiring is really hard and it's not clear it works well
    Advancement is equally bad, bias on politics vs effectiveness and achievement
    Crunch is real, although not as bad as some articles suggest. There is a decent amount of indirect crunch for non content or product teams because of the schedule of customer facing teams due to their needs and pace, and the fact that epic changes direction often so to make progress anywhere you need to deliver very quickly before it's irrelevant
    Jul 8 3
    • WB Games Qipk17
      OP
      Thank you for the really helpful response!! With all that said, would you recommend Epic Games to other people?
      Jul 9
    • Epic Games / Eng
      uSko17

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      It depends on what's important to you. Engineering culture is super pragmatic, but it's a little hectic. Long term tech debt is a huge challenge and much of the company runs on crumbling foundations as a result.

      From a social culture perspective, it's a good place to work. Could be more inclusive and accepting but nobody has time to focus on that stuff which isnt really an excuse.

      Engineering culture wise the pragmatism and short term planning works ok for products and services, but for foundational components it's a nightmare as you're doomed to provide terrible service
      Jul 9
    • Epic Games / Eng TShI12
      Very accurate, especially the hiring thing. I’m sometimes left scratching my head about why we do/don’t hire a candidate.
      4d
  • Microsoft
    Haob

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    I'm confused why the CREAMy community of blind would ever consider working at a game studio
    Jul 8 2
    • Proactis / Eng
      SwiftUIGuy

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      SwiftUIGuymore
      What do you mean by creamy?
      Jul 9
    • Microsoft
      Haob

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      Dollar dollar bill, you
      Jul 9
  • Walmart.com trapteen
    Also are they open to hiring engineers on h1b for a entry level/2 yoe position
    Jul 8 1
    • Reliable Software / Eng (. .)
      Only few petitions according to myvisajobs so I'd say no
      Jul 8
  • Epic Games euvD58
    I'd say its a pretty fun place to work that focuses more on pragmatism and honesty than other companies I've worked at. I agree with the pro and con listed above.
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