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Epic Games Overview

Cary, NC (US)
1001 to 5000 employees
1991
Company - Private
Video Games
Unknown / Non-Applicable

Company Updates

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Epic Games – Why Work With Us?


​​​Why Epic?​​

We hire extremely talented and experienced people, and give them all of the resources they need to succeed in a structured but casual and open environment. We invite everyone’s input into the design process to make sure the best ideas win.

We keep the team happy and productive by giving everyone a say in choosing new team members. Our requirements for every position include a passion for making games and/or the technology that makes games, a strong work ethic and great communication skills that support giving and receiving constructive criticism. That helps all of us contribute to keeping Epic great.​

​​RECRUITING MANIFESTO

We feel it is important to let you know how the recruiting process works once you have submitted your resume. Here is what you can expect from us:

  • You will receive email confirmation that your resume has been received and your submission will be reviewed.
  • If we feel that your qualifications could be a match, you will be asked to complete a skills test and/or schedule a phone interview.
  • The next steps are reference checks and an invitation to come out and meet with the team in person.
  • After the onsite interview, we will make a decision about an offer.
  • Should we decide not to move forward at any point in the interview process, we will let you know of our decision.
  • We are fortunate to receive thousands of resumes annually, though we only hire a handful. While we appreciate your application, we simply are not able to respond to everyone. If you haven’t heard from us in a couple of weeks, we are probably not going to move forward. We welcome you to check back to the careers website regularly for new opportunities that may be a fit.

Please submit your resume in English. If you are an Artist or Level Design candidate, you must submit a portfolio to be considered.

Thank you for your interest in Epic Games!

​​​​One of the nation’s best places to live.​​

Mountains to the west, beaches to the east, and a vibrant city in between, bring young professionals and growing families to Cary, North Carolina. Cary is the state’s sixth-largest city and is located between Raleigh and Research Triangle Park, an area consistently ranked among the best regions in the country to live, work and play.

​​Get out and about.​​

The Raleigh/Cary network of communities are an interesting blend of historic, tree-lined streetscapes and energetic urban life. Each has its own pace and influences, from walkable shopping and dining centers with a small-town feel, to the faster-paced entertainment districts where students and professors from seven area colleges and major universities contribute to the diverse mix of people and points of view.

Outdoor recreational choices are almost endless in this part of the Southeast, where four distinct but temperate seasons offer 220 days of sunshine annually. Take a weekend to bike or hike through the Blue Ridge Mountains or head for some of the country’s best beaches at the Outer Banks; both are less than three hours away. Closer to home, explore the trails and parks in Cary’s extensive greenway system, or kayak the local lakes and rivers.

Work and live well.

Well-deserved accolades for the area touch on every aspect of the local quality of life, from the reasonable cost of living to favorable employment and housing markets. Families with children have access to an exceptional school system, with Raleigh ranked first among public schools with 300,000-plus people and Cary third among cities with a population from 100,000 to 300,000. Housing choices run the gamut from hip downtown condos, to outlying suburban neighborhoods. Education, health and government are the three largest industries in the area, which is also internationally known for thriving high-tech companies, including a concentration of more than 30 video game development companies.​​​

​​Epic Games offers an outstanding benefits package to eligible employees:

  • Epic paid medical and dental insurance for employees and dependents
  • Epic paid life, accidental death & dismemberment and long term disability insurance
  • 401(k) plan with generous match and profit sharing
  • Paid vacation and sick leave are unlimited (with approval)
  • 7 paid holidays (and we’re closed the week between Christmas and New Year’s Day)
  • Flexible work hours

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Epic Games Reviews

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    Current Employee - Computer Programmer in Raleigh, NC (US)
    Current Employee - Computer Programmer in Raleigh, NC (US)
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    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Epic Games full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    You work with a cool team, you get free food, you love the work happening.

    Cons

    It's hard and stressful sometimes.

    Advice to Management

    Increase the salary a bit more for good and hardworking people.

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Epic Games Photos

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Epic Games Interviews

Experience

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
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    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at Epic Games.

    Interview

    It starts by a test which they tell you will take about 4 hours but if you want to do a good job, I really doubt that you'll get it done in 4 hours. They talk about "production ready" but flagged me a bug that you find in the C library. So I guess they're looking for really high quality code here...

    Then some C++ guy contacted me for a ~2 hours video interview about C++.

    Then I got schedule for a 5 hours interview with 5 different groups. (on site quivalent)

    First the recruiter explains to you that you are about to meet some of the most humble people in the industry.

    Next, you're being quizzed by some guy who seems to take pleasure at seeing you struggle (are those characteristics of a psychopath boss?)

    Another guy got limit angry because we couldn't see eye to eye on something...

    Overall, I think the best way to succeed this interview is to grab your CV, go through your most interesting achievements in the details (this can go back 10 years behind... they don't care) and write them down in details.
    I knew what I just wrote and I didn't do it. Please do yourself a favor and write everything down. If you can't remember, fill in the blank. I can't stress this enough.

    You feel like an idiot when they ask you stuff from 10 years ago and you can't remember very specific details and they probably think you're an idiot.

    harsh but that seems to be how they go about this.

    Interview Questions

    • Basically, they'll ask you what you did and how you did it and if you want to provide the clearest answer possible with a lot of details.

      They'll ask you technical questions about different systems within unreal.

      They'll probably ask you algorithm questions .   1 Answer
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