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Riot Games Reviews

Updated Jul 2, 2019

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3.8
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74%
Recommend to a Friend
57%
Approve of CEO
Nicolo Laurent
57 Ratings
Pros
  • "Riot is a great place for gamers(in 76 reviews)

  • "I find that most Rioters I interact with outside of my team also possess these qualities(in 67 reviews)

Cons
  • "work/life balance can be an issue if you don't know how to handle it(in 65 reviews)

  • "Some Rioters lack a sense of appreciation(in 59 reviews)

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  1. "Friendly"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at Riot Games full-time

      Pros

      get to put input for League of legends

      Cons

      balancing champions is hard for them

      Riot Games2019-02-06
    • Helpful (1)

      "not as good"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I have been working at Riot Games full-time

      Pros

      good exposure to the latest tech and working at large scale

      Cons

      mired by scandal, cost cutting measures everywhere, too much control from central(los angeles), loudesr voice wins tech discussions

      Riot Games2019-07-01
    • Helpful (3)

      "Not without problems but still best place I’ve ever worked"

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      Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in Los Angeles, CA
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Riot Games full-time for more than 3 years

      Pros

      Get to work on products I love at a company that is always trying to do the right thing in the long run. Hands down beats my experiences at other major and smaller tech companies. Best free food I’ve eaten, benefits are great, and there is a lot of opportunity if you are willing to work for it. Despite all that has appeared in the media, I retain a lot of confidence in the leadership and roadmap of the company.

      Cons

      Not everyone is willing to work for it. Some people join straight out of university or another entry level job and want a promotion after 6 months. We spend a lot of time catering to the needs and desires of people who lack strong professional experience at other major organizations. A self empowered organization is great, but can lead to a lot of struggles at times.

      Riot Games2019-05-25
    • Helpful (5)

      "True Riot Games Culture does not reach Europe"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, Dublin
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at Riot Games for more than 3 years

      Pros

      - opportunity to work with the best in the industry - interesting internal events and gatherings - opportunity to test products in development - a lot of opportunities for personal development - leadership is transparent about huge decisions - great benefits if you are a full-time employee - free lunch and snacks - flexible working hours - fair compensation - playing video games at work is considered normal ...

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      Cons

      - your overall experience in the company heavily relies on who your manager is and which department you belong to - work/life balance can be an issue if you don't know how to handle it - the company started to hire non-gamers due to D&I politics which negatively affected culture and values within the office - company is also slowly losing identity due to more business driven decisions - contractors are seen as...

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      Advice to Management

      Pay a bit more attention to all of your departments, not just the "rockstars". Solely business-driven decisions will hurt office long term. The atmosphere in Dublin office already feels very corporative so try to focus a bit more on how to improve your culture. Some people in the office are overworking while others don't have much to do. Try to balance workload evenly as people might leave eventually due to burnout.

      Riot Games2019-06-03
    • Helpful (4)

      "Hit or miss culture"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I have been working at Riot Games full-time for more than 5 years

      Pros

      Great benefits, chef onsite, good hardware, smart people.

      Cons

      Management in over there heads everywhere you look nepotism fights a losing battle with management brought in from larger companies who only see employees as numbers. You’re only as successful as your manager.

      Advice to Management

      Get in experienced c level executives to carry the vision forward they are nice people but lack the passion the founders had.

      Riot Games2019-05-24
    • Helpful (1)

      "Riot is great!"

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      Current Employee - Software Engineer in Los Angeles, CA
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Riot Games full-time for more than 3 years

      Pros

      - Nice campus and perks - Great people who want to make players happy - Everyone loves to play games (even at work)

      Cons

      - Compensation is good for game industry but not quite as high as big tech companies

      Riot Games2019-04-28
    • "Great place"

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      Current Employee - Artist in Los Angeles, CA
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Riot Games full-time for more than 5 years

      Pros

      great talent great environment great location

      Cons

      culture issues at scale shipping more games

      Riot Games2019-04-26
    • Helpful (28)

      "Incompetence disguised as startup culture"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I have been working at Riot Games

      Pros

      Food, comfy salary, good time off policy, projects look exciting at first.

      Cons

      Riot has some deeply incompetent senior leaders that the C level executives refuses to fire despite feedback feom entire department, and even multiple reports for misconduct. I don't know what kind of dirt they have on the CEO, but it must be something! This incompetence manifests itself in a total chaos where literally no one knows what the hell is going on. A project pops up last minute and all the sudden its the...

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      Advice to Management

      Staff teams to produce games and media, not department reorganizations.

      Riot Games2019-03-26
    • Helpful (11)

      "A company tainted by management"

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      Former Employee - Producer in Moscow
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at Riot Games full-time for more than 3 years

      Pros

      Great work conditions, nice people overall, not including upper managers.

      Cons

      Questionable management decisions regarding employees. Active encouragement of spying and doing only what is exactly commanded by your manager. Discouragement of creative thinking and doing things that help players. Literally no possibility of career advancement.

      Riot Games2019-04-03
    • Helpful (54)

      "I didn't know how bad it was, until it was too late"

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      Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Los Angeles, CA
      Doesn't Recommend
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at Riot Games full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Amazing benefits (medical, dental vision, etc). Incredible perks (unlimited PTO, meals, stocked kitchens), fFitness classes, PC Bang (game room), Tech Bar (those geniuses saved me so many times) and a few amazing people.

      Cons

      For anyone who has been in Riot read the class-action lawsuit knows almost every single thing called out in the Kotaku article and the lawsuit are legitimate and real. Although I personally got frustrated more than I would have liked (I tend to be headstrong), my performance reviews were solid and I was never told that there may be issues with my position. Then, out of the blue I was laid off. However, it wasn't...

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      Advice to Management

      Only one person on the D3 actually cares about fixing the toxic culture. The CEO once said that he knows exactly what it feels like to be discriminated against because he is French and had to work in an American office. As a white, straight, young male with both money and power, I would hope for so much better. Clearly Riot disagrees.

      Riot Games2019-01-25

      Riot Games Response

      February 5, 2019Talent Generalist

      Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts here. My name is David, and I am the Rioter Relations Lead who supports the Talent Partner team in the area of Employee Relations. Before commenting further, I want to stress that Riot Games has strict policies and guidelines ...

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