Riot Games Reviews

Updated 10 Aug 2020

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3.9
72%
Recommend to a Friend
57%
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Riot Games CEO Nicolo  Laurent (no image)
Nicolo Laurent
73 Ratings
Pros
  • "Riot is a great place for gamers(in 79 reviews)

  • "Cares about Rioters: Riot has fantastic perks because they want to keep the talent (that's us) happy(in 68 reviews)

Cons
  • "Increasing politics, not-so-perfect work-life balance(in 65 reviews)

  • "I am so glad that I met with other Rioters and asked honest questions to receive honest answers(in 61 reviews)

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  1. "A company with vision"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Localization project lead in Dublin, Dublin
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Visionary leadership. - Clear company values. - A common language among all employees - An "right at home" feel in any company office. - You are a trusted member of the organization right from the start. - Lived feedback culture. - Great set of company perks. - Friendly and energetic office atmosphere.

    Cons

    - Hiring generals can lead to long winded meetings - Salary not combative in Dublin - High cost of living in Dublin - Stakeholder feedback on higher levels putting projects on hold which had been in production for a long time, therefore fostering a risk averse perception in employees.

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  2. Helpful (3)

    "not as good"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  3. Helpful (10)

    "Culture an Excuse for Poor Management"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous in Dublin, Dublin
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you love LOL, you will love Riot. If you like autonomy, you will like Riot. Work can be interesting and challenging. Work Life Balance was fine. Some really smart people.

    Cons

    Some people who thought they were really smart. Cliques of people who succeed. Alpha Male thing going on quite a bit. Sexist and inappropriate behaviour not really dealt with. Too much autonomy. Managers not actually managing or supporting growth.

  4. Helpful (3)

    "Riot Culture does not reach Europe"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, Dublin
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Riot Games full-time

    Pros

    Riot EU: - Working on an amazing game - Occasional events at Riot HQ - Occasional interactions with Riot HQ LoL amazing Dev Team

    Cons

    - the Riot Values are hardly applied to EU - Political Strifes - Playing games (even LoL) was frowned upon by high management

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  5. Helpful (3)

    "A nice place to be as a step stone"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     in Dublin, Dublin
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Riot Games for less than a year

    Pros

    Flexible working hours, nice relaxed environment and a lot of opportunity to learn.

    Cons

    The guys that are working in LAX office gets a privileged treatment and they are paid more than double than the same position in other offices, providing the same title/mansions. The development of new products has been announced a long time ago but there is no tangible progress and people are demotivated. In addition to that, we actually received a mail encouraging to put reviews in Glassdoor... pretty sad move.

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  6. "Working at Riot"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Riot Games

    Pros

    - One of the most employee focused companies in the world - Very smart people from different backgrounds working there - Everybody is passionate about videogames

    Cons

    - Sometimes the work/personal life balance can be skewed due to the rapid growth of the company

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  7. "Great to be here"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Riot Games full-time

    Pros

    Transparency, Autonomy, Empowered, Fair, - Just a few words that come to mind when I think of working at Riot.

    Cons

    Connection with our central offices could be better - but we are working hard on improving this

  8. Helpful (4)

    "Shift"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, Dublin
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Riot games is a company with a really strong culture and values, and that always fascinate me. I rarely saw in a company that many people so passionate for their job and that is definitely one of the key element of Riot success.

    Cons

    As it is getting older and most probably because of Tencent(owner), things are changing and Riot is slowly losing its identity, if until one year ago, culture and values were driving the decisions, that is slowly turning into a more business driven decisions.

  9. Helpful (2)

    "Great Product - Poor work/life balance"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The game is amazing and it's been a pleasure to work on it. The company makes an effort to keep the opportunities open for all employees for new ideas and collaboration. You are surrounded by passionate people, who are truly dedicated to what they do. Overall people with entrepreneurial mindset fit in the best.

    Cons

    Passion sometimes can also be a con, and here I noticed that it was hurting the work/life balance aspect. It was nearly frowned upon for you to come in on time and walk out of the office on time - crazy work hours were a "social norm".

  10. Helpful (1)

    "Player Support Coordinator"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Player Support Specialist in Dublin, Dublin
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Riot Games full-time

    Pros

    Very flexible company, lot of freedom and benefits

    Cons

    It's really hard to hire senior managers because of the nature of the company

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