Compare Blizzard Entertainment vs Epic Games BETA

See how Epic Games vs. Blizzard Entertainment compare on employee ratings, job openings, CEO approval, business outlook and more.
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Blizzard Entertainment

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Epic Games

Employee Ratings

Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.8
(based on 795 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.2
(based on 82 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.3
Career Opportunities
2.8
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
3.5
Compensation & Benefits
4.1
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.8
Work-life balance
2.6
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.2
Senior Management
2.7
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
4.1
Culture & Values
3.3
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Blizzard Entertainment Ceo J. Allen Brack
69%
69%J. Allen Brack
CEO Approval
Epic Games Ceo Tim Sweeney
66%
66%Tim Sweeney
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
73%
% Recommend to a friend
55%
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
47%
Positive Business Outlook
50%

Salaries

Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Software Engineer1 Salaries
CA$56,512/yr
Salaries for similar jobs
Programmer1 Salaries
CA$97,052/yr

What Employees Say

Pros
Pros
"Work environment"(in 43 reviews)
"Work life balance"(in 40 reviews)
Pros
"Great benefits"(in 13 reviews)
"Free food"(in 7 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Cost of living"(in 30 reviews)
"Work life balance"(in 23 reviews)
Cons
"Crunch"(in 11 reviews)
"Work life balance"(in 7 reviews)
Featured Review
"QA Analyst"Mar 7, 2019

Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at Blizzard Entertainment full-time

Pros

Very good work environment and work life balance.

Cons

Compensation is lower than average.

Current Employee - Director

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.

Advice to Management

You really need to look at your peers. Some people are only in senior leadership because they've been here a long time and their ability to positively contribute is long gone. People are afraid to... tell you that because there is a mentality of shooting the messenger.

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