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Avoid at all costs
Playtest Lead (Former Employee) –  Cary, NCJuly 10, 2017
Pro:
Unreal Engine; they make the engine that almost all game developers use for 3d gaming due to its ease of access

Cons:
Trash pay; you'll be jerked around regularly, while the executive elite roll up to work in their multi-million dollar cars
Terrible culture; you either drink the Kool-Aid, or you'll be let go (dissent is highly discouraged)
A history of "has beens"; all the actual talent left after Gears of War was sold, and all that remains now are the people no one else wanted
Terrible treatment of contractors; never worked anywhere that treated their contractors like second-class citizens before Epic
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Corporate but Free
Producer (Current Employee) –  Cary, NCJune 9, 2017
Very nice benefits, but creative direction is lacking. Typically there are many people to please and many stakeholders with few contributions but many criticisms. People are wonderful, though the environment can be stressful.
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Fun workplace
Quality Assurance Tester (Former Employee) –  Cary, NCFebruary 25, 2017
Good company to work for. Enjoyed being at Epic. Some people notice how hard you work. I learned to go above and beyond in all that I do. The most enjoyable part of my job is waking up everyday and going to work.
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Company that is not built to advance
Player Support Specialist (Current Employee) –  Cary, NCSeptember 10, 2016
While the company wants to project a fun work environment, the truth quickly becomes evident. The higher ups are afraid to divulge pertinent information for fear of making their jobs obsolete.

Company is not committed to teaching or training employees to advance in the company or better themselves.
Pros
occasional free lunch, free promotional items
Cons
deep rooted jealousy of people towards others who advance, outward lying to keep employees from knowing the whole story
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Watch your back
QA (Former Employee) –  Cary, NCJuly 28, 2015
Epic seems to be a great company to work for- from the outside - but once inside the pearly gates they wreak havoc. Nonexistent goals but you will be held to them. It seems they are not sure what they want - and expectations change quickly. Everyone is very nice and cordial to your face but they are so scared for their jobs they are not open to working together for the good of the company. The management are older guys that want to think they still have it but they don't. They are more worried about obtaining the newest iPhone than they are how the employees actually feel about their work.
Pros
Free kitchen, good benefits
Cons
work always comes first before family, petty drama, fear of management
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Wonderful environment to learn and grow in gaming industry
Software Quality Analyst (Current Employee) –  Raleigh, NCJune 4, 2015
A typical day in the office has me reviewing the current project my team is working on looking for game play issues. If issues are found then submitting a report on this bug to the correct developer and communicating with that developer. This will include precise details, pictures/videos, and correctly identifying the person best suited to fix the issue. After that reviewing fixed issues to check that they were completed and no longer occurring. There are also meetings to attend, other projects or departments to help with and creating documents. Emails must be maintained at all times so important information is not missed. The management team is wonderful as they do care about their employees and can be seen often around the office. My co-workers are wonderful people that mostly support one another as we have to work in teams (also solo just as quickly) very often. The hardest part of the job is the fact that it is contract and full time is very hard to come by with the company The most enjoyable part of the job is working on a video game project or engine and then seeing the enjoyment others have with it.
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Best company to work for
Software Test Technician (Engine QA) (Current Employee) –  Cary, NCMarch 3, 2015
You cannot beat the work environment at Epic Games. The culture is very relaxed and the perks are excellent. The compensation, however, was not great for contractors.
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worst company to work for
Desktop Support Technician (Former Employee) –  Cary, NCOctober 31, 2014
they worked me 60 hours a week only paid 40
promised me a full time position then used me up and threw me away: managements is a fail and the it department is ran by three old guys and three kids with no experence at all very clicky
Pros
you get a inside look at game makeing
Cons
Users, and failed management, lies
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It must be a great place to work, if you're a hired employee
QA (Current Employee) –  Cary, NCOctober 25, 2014
But if you're a contractor (which is most of support or QA), you're definitely second class. Free snacks are nice, sure, but the insultingly low pay to experience required, the open-ended contract that can go on for years with no path to permanency, the lack of established processes for many areas of the company (which leads to constant confusion and upheaval), all the internal moving around and team personnel horse-trading make it a high stress to low reward position.
Pros
Fellow employees are great, lots of fun people.
Cons
Low pay, no path to employment, constant change
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