At Epic Games, Inc., 88 percent of employees say their workplace is great.



This review is based on 268 employee surveys, with a 90% confidence level and a margin of error of ± 3.33. It was published on Jul 26, 2017. 8632 Visitors

What Employees Say

People here are willing to give extra to get the job done.
I'm proud to tell others I work here.
We have special and unique benefits here.
Management is honest and ethical in its business practices.
Our facilities contribute to a good working environment.

What They Do

We asked Epic Games, Inc. to explain what they do. Here is what they had to say.

At Epic we're creating immersive, fun to play games and building the tools we need to bring those games to life. We're taking our Unreal Engine beyond game development and enabling creation of high fidelity, interactive experiences in diverse industries, including architecture, media, automotive, aerospace, education, and more.

About this Company

Website: Industry: Media
US Headquarters: Cary, North Carolina, 27601 US Sites: 3
Major Locations: Bellevue, Washington, 98004; Salt Lake City, Utah, 84095 US Employees: 494
Corporate Structure: Private Founded: 1991

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Perks and Programs

We asked Epic Games, Inc. to share a few programs they feel really capture what's unique about their workplace. Here is what they had to say.

  • Employee’s Contributions Impact Millions Daily: Epic’s award winning Unreal Engine is free to everyone and is being used for a wide range of intiatives from indie to AAA game development, physiological research to architectural visualizations, and even by NASA! The work that is contributed by employees to Unreal Engine is immediately visible and available to millions all over the world. Our employees see their ideas shaping the world and future of video game development, virtual reality, and interactive data visualization on a daily basis.
  • 100% Employer Paid Benefits: Epic pays for 100% of benefit premiums, with $0 out of pocket expense, for all employees, same and opposite sex domestic partners and spouses + dependents starting on the first day of employment. Employees are enrolled in Medical, Dental, LTD, AD&D and Life insurance as of day one.
  • Freedom for Fun: Making games and the coolest tech should be fun! Employees take scooters to meetings, climb the rock wall, play frisbee in the courtyard, cruise down the two-story slide, & have pickup basketball games throughout the day. Our flexible hours allow employees to come and go as they please and whether they’re wearing the latest Epic swag or unicorn slippers, they never seem out of place. You’ll often find them flying drones in the courtyard, playing board games in the arena, or watching the World Cup on the big screen.
  • Company “MOM: For the past 18 years Epic has provided employees with an on-site MOM. With the goal of helping our employees from all over the world, she cultivates morale, plans 8 company paid events for over 500 employees and their families, and coordinates distributing free company swag throughout the year. She knows everyone by name and makes sure that no matter what part of the world you’re from, you feel at home at Epic.
  • Unlimited Time Off: Epic provides unlimited sick and vacation time for all US full and part time employees. The company understands the need for work/life balance and flexibility, so we ensure our time off policies encourage employees to take care of themselves, relax, and recharge.
  • Fully Paid Family Leave: Epic provides up to 12 weeks of paid time off for the birth or adoption of a child. Additionally, Epic provides 4 weeks of paid paternity leave.
  • Fully Paid Sabbaticals: When you reach seven years of service with Epic, you deserve a creative reboot. Epic employees are awarded with a paid four week sabbatical where you're expected to unplug, rest and, recharge while we continue to pay your salary, cover your benefits, and contribute to your 401(k). Sabbaticals happen every 7 years, our employees who are getting close to 21 years especially appreciate this.
  • Tuition Reimbursement: We should never stop learning. That’s why Epic will reimburse employees up to $5,000 per year for classes, education, or other tools to help support ongoing education.
  • Free Fully Stocked Kitchens: Hungry? Epic provides a fully stocked kitchen with everything to suit your mood from a healthy snack to something to soothe your sweet tooth. Breakfast, lunch & dinner, snacks, desserts, and beverages are all available at no cost to the employees!
  • Focus on Health and Wellness: When you're feeling good, you do good work. In addition to the well equipped onsite gym, Epic holds onsite fitness classes like Yoga, Bootcamp, and Interval Training. Plus, we offer biometric screenings, massage therapy, and onsite flu shot events to keep employees feeling awesome.


100% Company-paid health coverage for employees 100% Company-paid health coverage for dependents
100% Company-paid health coverage for part-timers $5,000 Average Tuition Reimbursement
$5,000 Maximum Tuition Reimbursement
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Unlimited Paid time off after one year of full-time employment Unlimited Paid sick days after one year of full-time employment
4 weeks Paid sabbatical after 7 year(s) of employment Unlimited Paid time off as of first day of full-time employment
11 days Paid time off as of first day of part-time employment


  • Telecommute option
  • Subsidized On- or Off-site Fitness (100% have access)
  • Onsite Amenities (Free snacks (fresh, frozen & packaged), Free breakfast & lunch food (fresh, frozen & packaged), Free beverages, Onsite package/mailing service, Discount ticket sales, Car wash, Massage therapy, Fitness classes, Biometric screenings & flu shots, Health coaching, Onsite gym/basketball courts, Onsite laundry facilities)


90 days Fully-paid maternity leave (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)*20 days Fully-paid paternity leave (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)*
90 days Fully-paid parental leave for adoptive parents (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)
*Employees are not required to use all their personal paid time off before taking parental leave. All employees are eligible for parental leave benefits.


  • Lactation room(s)
  • Paid sick leave to care for a child or relative


  • Mental health care
  • Alternative treatments (such as acupuncture, homeopathy, or chiropractic)
  • Fertility treatments

Community and Environmental Impact

Yes Recycling program Yes Locally-sourced food program


  • Written policy prohibits discrimination based on (at a minimum) age, disability, race/ethnicity, religious beliefs, gender and sexual orientation
  • Non-birth parents in same-sex relationships can take parental leave
  • Medical care covers gender confirmation surgery

Leadership Diversity


Workforce Diversity

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How to Get Hired

We asked Epic Games, Inc. for some inside information on how to get hired at the organization. Here is what they had to say.

What key characteristics tell you a prospective employee will be a great fit for your company?

Epic Games employees are smart, talented, and passionate. If you are those three things, and have relevant experience, you're likely to be a great fit here! There isn't one way to show that you have these attributes as they can manifest themselves differently in every individual. Smart includes the ability to solve complex problems as they relate to your field of expertise. Talented means you're at the top of your game and are ready to show it. Passionate means that there is something that gets you out of bed every morning and drives you to continue to innovate. Successful employees at Epic embody all three.

What can prospective employees do to get your attention?

We love when people show us what they can do by building things! Epic is known for the Unreal Engine and it's free for everyone. We love when people show us their skills and passion by using that technology to create something. You can do almost anything with those tools and you'll be using them everyday here, so showing us how you can maximize their potential speaks loads to passion, motivation, and skill.

Are there any positions or types of candidates you are particularly focused on hiring in this coming year?

We're looking for talented people for all of our teams, but most specifically for our game and technology teams. Our game teams are always looking for talented programmers, artists, designers, and producers to help with the development of our games, including Fortnite, Paragon, and Battle Breakers. Our technology teams are looking for tech artists and engineers across multiple specialities, including rendering, tools, web, backend systems, and data. These individuals focus on developing and iterating on the Unreal Engine to allow us and our partners to bring creations to life, whether it's games, visualizations, or beyond. 

What should interested candidates do to find out more and get started?

You can learn more about our open positions on the Epic Games Careers page!  You can also find out more about Epic and our culture on Glassdoor and LinkedIn or by following us on Twitter.

We encourage you to connect with our employees on LinkedIn and via social media. They are always eager to share their experiences and talk about life at Epic.

hiring Outlook

160 Forecasted positions to fill in coming year 51% Job Growth
33,141 Total job applicants 5% New hires by employee referrals
13% Voluntary turnover for full-time employees
* All figures refer to 12-month period prior to reporting, unless otherwise noted.

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