Gaming company compensation mega thread!!

Jun 11, 2019 220 Comments

One of these was made on our channel and I was hoping to make one with other gaming companies/people in gaming.

Comment your role, YOE, location, and any other forms of compensation (RSU,bonus etc)

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TOP 220 Comments
  • Twitch schamwow
    L6 SDE, 6 YOE, SF, 330k TC
    Jun 11, 2019 8
    • New / Product
      Silvyas

      New Product

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      Lyft
      Silvyasmore
      This guy is just flexing on the ppl actually in the games industry
      Jun 13, 2019
    • New / Eng
      agsagsags

      New Eng

      BIO
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      All of amazon game studios pays normal amazon levels. I’m L6 in Seattle making 325k on a game team.
      Jun 13, 2019
  • EA / Design mgJH31
    Bay Area
    Design
    12 YOE
    $126k no stock or other comp
    fuck this industry
    Jun 11, 2019 3
    • EA / Design mgJH31
      Welcome to being not an SWE in the bay.
      Jun 11, 2019
    • Twitch kTChf7t
      Yikes
      Jun 12, 2019
  • Microsoft e3Gf7
    how much do people who design and program game engines make? this is the kind of programming that puts all other leetcodes to shame. where are todays carmacks and sweeneys?
    Jun 13, 2019 8
    • Verizon / Eng IWorkAtFB
      Lolol button colors. Can we replace half the fucks on here with people like khlU05 that submit comments that make scrolling through here worth it?
      Jun 16, 2019
    • Facebook khIU05
      I guess Blind needs an eng like me to change the color of good comments 😂
      Jun 16, 2019
  • Facebook That Zucks
    Woah, this is quite the thread
    Jun 11, 2019 2
    • Box / Eng Aaaaaaand1
      You're not thinking fourth-dimensionally.
      Jun 13, 2019
    • Airbnb / Eng trgcbi
      There are 131 replies. Not enough for you sweetie?
      Jun 13, 2019
  • New CJcv16
    Hot mega thread! Seriously though, just read the rest of Blind and divide all TC numbers by 5, you get the game industry
    Jun 11, 2019 0
  • Activision Blizzard iAWk2E
    Blizzard SWE 120k 3YOE, SoCal
    Jun 11, 2019 1
    • Argo AI UWCA
      We should chat.
      Jun 13, 2019
  • Activision Blizzard SoL7
    12yoe, PM, 350k
    Jun 11, 2019 4
    • Not with that title
      Jun 13, 2019
    • Splunk / Eng it’ssimple
      Blind multiplier. A lot of janitorial SWE jobs pay well anyway.
      Jun 14, 2019
  • Microsoft dugdig
    4 posts in and still no numbers. Says a lot about TC in the games industry. Little to nothing.
    Jun 11, 2019 1
    • EnvisionRxOptions / Finance fCNy78
      All the AAA game devs are too busy looking for new ways to disappoint us.
      Jun 11, 2019
  • Niantic / Eng oren
    L4 SWE, 2 YOE, SF
    $148.5k base
    10% target bonus
    $20k signing
    $180k/4 options

    OP where's your numbers 👀
    Jun 11, 2019 9
    • New / Product
      Silvyas

      New Product

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      Lyft
      Silvyasmore
      Niantic spun out of Google, their TC/structure isn’t like Google’s at all
      Jun 13, 2019
    • Niantic is trash tbh
      Jun 14, 2019
  • Man and I thought I was poorly compensated. Holly shit why do you accept these salaries where there are hundreds of other companies out there who would happily hire you for way more $$ - And don't tell me it's because passion for games unless you are just out of school.
    Jun 12, 2019 9
    • EA / Design mgJH31
      Nope, UI is a totally different beast in console game design vs app/web design. Not even the same language.
      Jun 17, 2019
    • Amazon hydfb
      Generally speaking game design and game programming is more complex than the non game development, so you'll do fine
      Jun 18, 2019

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