Riot Games - What Employees Say
What Employees Say about Riot Games
Great Rated! collected feedback from Riot Games employees via an anonymous survey. Following are quotes that the data indicated represented common themes in employees’ feedback.
I would rather be at work than at home the vast majority of the time. This is because we've been good about keeping our hiring standards throughout our massive growth period for the most part.
The culture at Riot is both inspiring and aspirational. It is a high integrity culture - more so than any culture that I have worked in. A dollar left on the table is viewed as an investment in a long-term relationship. We also believe in accountability. Great leaders require autonomy and trust, and this company provides it, in exchange for accountability.
Overachievers are not only welcomed but expected as we are constantly dealing with problems you cannot Google to solve.
I feel like League of Legends is just the beginning of Riot Games. I'd love if there were a way for me to hold shares of the company and invest in its future as well.
The philosophies our company believes in make this place great. Work-life balance is definitely very good here, but not only that, people are talented and get their work done. We can expect people to take on these responsibilities and deliver, which allows everyone to work together more efficiently.
Riot's goal of being "the most player-focused game company in the world" leads to incredible customer interaction unlike anything else I've seen. Unlike many game companies who hide their developers behind dedicated PR staff, Riot encourages all developers to engage with fans and answer their questions. We're able to get both feedback and affirmation about our work daily.
We try hard to align employee interests and objectives with company goals and professional opportunities, even if this means working with employees to find new and exciting challenges throughout our business when it makes sense to do so.
Overall the company has an awesome culture, but with how fast it is growing, there's still some room to improve our workflows so the scale better. A lot of this is already in motion though, so it's not a big point.
Our dedication to putting the player first, and how that single focus drives the culture and day-to-day operation of the company. This drives down into how we treat each other and how we've created a "blame-free" environment. This dedication to culture and the recognition of its importance means we hire on culture, and will fire on culture.
Riot is the best company I've worked for. It is super player focused and not money grubbing like many other game companies. They treat their staff with utmost respect and foster a bottoms up culture.
High degree of autonomy granted to individuals. I am encouraged when I finish a project to think about what I want to do next and am allowed to pursue it if it is roughly in line with company goals. Time is also set aside to allow individuals in any job position within the company to prototype initiatives that excite them.
There is no "red tape." The company feeds us and delivers fruit and breakfast foods, subsidizes dinners, gives us flu shots, and has an open PTO policy so if we get sick we won't spread the plague to others. If it weren't so clear that People Operations cared for us as individuals, I'd feel a bit like grain-fed veal.
There's a collaborative spirit at Riot Games that I haven't seen anywhere else. Rioters are encouraged to blur lines between teams to add value to projects. For being a fairly large company, Riot also does a bang up job of maintaining a flat hierarchy across the organization. That's refreshing. Most of the companies that say they're flat really aren't in practice.
Given our explosive growth and profits, I would like to see a better scheme to share the company's ongoing financial success with its employees, from the most junior employee all the way through to upper management.
It's structured very horizontally. I hear horror stories about other companies with tons of red tape, having to go up through 10 layers of superiors to get anything done, or communication across disciplines being discouraged and even punished. Riot's not like that. Collaboration, passion, and transparency are core values for developers here.
Riot is an incredible community. That is what makes it a great place to work. It's not about the success of the company or the product that drew me here -- it was the warmth and energy of the people who work here. I love working with them, I love my job and our company, and look forward to coming into work every day!
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