Riot vs Valve Corporation

Glu Mobile UJHt51
Jun 28 18 Comments

Who has the better compensation and culture?

Valve and riot employees share your thoughts about your company and feel free to share role if you can. Considering where I’d prefer as a workplace

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  • Riot Games jrs20
    Riot pays competitively, though I think the value are in our benefits. Riot has incredible benefits that go beyond the norm with advanced coverage for mental health, infertility, and trans benefits. It’s certainly not easy with the constant spotlight on us while we grow, mature and evolve the org, but at the end of the day I still love this place and the culture. The leaders really care about people. I haven’t worked at Valve so I can’t comment on their culture or pay.
    Jul 2 5
    • WeWork / Eng mcherpderp
      Funny how you say the leaders care when there literally was an employee walk out 1 months ago over sexual misconduct and forced arbitration with upper management specifically. You should have said they care about their male employees.

      https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.theguardian.com/games/2019/may/07/riot-games-employees-walk-out-over-workplace-harassment-lawsuits
      Jul 3
    • Riot Games jrs20
      I don’t know many other companies that would react to the findings like Riot has. Hosting listening sessions, focus groups, setting up a D&I council... our leaders are empathetic, kind and smart. As a woman I feel they care about my experience and my Riot.
      Jul 3
    • WeWork / Eng mcherpderp
      You know what’s better than that and shows everyone you’re actually serious about changing things? Firing the people responsible for assaulting employees.

      Let’s think about a related situation. If a doctor molested patients that were unconscious during surgery what would you want to see happen? Do you want medical boards to setup councils to watch doctors during surgery to make sure they don’t do shady shit, or would you just fire doctors and remove their license to practice medicine? Only one of these tells everyone “we aren’t fucking around here”
      Jul 3
    • Riot Games travailent
      @mcherpderp there were investigations, a bunch of people were fired, others were demoted or got other punishments and the rest were cleared or at least the allegations were not proven against them
      Jul 3
    • Riot Games V67jK
      I agree, I feel Riot’s leaders genuinely care and are proactively fixing problems. Benefits are incredible. Talent is incredible. Pay is pretty good. Opportunities for career are unbelievable - so many exciting projects are in flight, League continues to dominate after a decade on the market, your work impacts millions of players worldwide, the challenges are super complex and exciting, in many ways leading the industry. Just the opportunity to witness how the company thinks and operates is worth joining - you get to learn from success. You work here for a bit, your chances of success go up in your next gig (unless you are not willing or able to learn, and see only problems instead of opportunities).

      No company is without problems, but don’t let those problems (that are being fixed or have already been fixed) skew the overall picture of an extremely successful company.
      Jul 3
  • Riot Games moople
    Riot definitely much lower pay than market and definitely lower than Valve.
    Jun 29 8
    • Riot Games / Eng
      Whsitnd

      Riot Games Eng

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      Whsitndmore
      Well, Valve doesn't hire production at all, so your comparison is vs 0
      Jul 2
    • Riot Games jcdp
      You're confusing me with op.
      Jul 2
    • Riot Games / Eng
      Whsitnd

      Riot Games Eng

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      Whsitndmore
      The conversation is about Riot Pay vs Valve pay, you're saying that Riot doesn't pay production very well, which may be true, I don't know, but Valve doesn't even hire them. If you're just making a general comment about the pay of production, okay.
      Jul 2
    • Riot Games jcdp
      My point was about market rate, I have no context on engineering salaries, but I can say Riot is below market rate for production. Riot has massive issues hiring sufficient engineering talent, so pays appropriate, but is relying on people being passionate about games to fill in production roles.
      Jul 2
    • Riot Games asdf70
      Production has a bigger role at some companies like EA. We also have a matrix which reduces the total importance of leader at a level because there are more leaders.
      Jul 2
  • WeWork / Eng mcherpderp
    I haven’t worked at either, but I’ve heard Valve shares revenue with their devs as a bonus each year. This means bonuses there are silly huge. I’ve also heard the whole company gets a sponsored trip to Hawaii each year. Also all projects at Valve are a function of what people deem valuable. There’s no managers, org structure, etc. so if you want something done you have to rally the people together that you need to make it happen.

    Idk anything about Riot short if there’s a dumpster fire of a scandal ongoing as a function of sexual harassment, employees walking out, and other generally shitty things. Just google and you can read for yourself.
    Jun 28 0
  • Riot Games zzzzzzz10
    Valve pays highly but has internal performance eval that at its best values everyone’s opinion and at its worst looks like homecoming election in high school. Things may have improved over time. My understanding is that you either are a great fit or not a fit at all and it takes a very particular type of person to thrive there.

    Riot is more standard and pays well.
    Jun 28 0
  • Twitch hoot hoot
    Valve pays a fuck ton but has some strange politics.
    Jun 28 0