CARY – Epic Games, which is the subject of an in-depth report on the company's burnout workforce for video game development and high-end graphics technologies, where experienced programmers can earn $ 157,000 annually his entire team a bonus Two-week vacation.
Tim Sweeney's co-founded and managed private enterprise, now billionaire, according to the Bloomberg News Billionaire Index, also seeks to fill vacancies to help grow and develop new businesses, such as sports.
The growth engine is the popular online game Fortnite, which brings the company billions of dollars a year. The news site TechCrunch is so impressed with Epic's financial performance that it finds that Epic has had a better year than any other technology company.
Here's a break for the Epic team to catch their breath. In a blog post, Epic says his office in Cary will be closed June 24-28. The company employs approximately 1,000 people in offices both inside and outside the United States.
Dana Cowley, Epic's corporate marketing and media executive I would not discuss issues about holidays or other issues, but noted that Epic's search for talent is worldwide, not just in Cary.
"What I can say is that we're all in the two-week summer vacation," she said to WRAL TechWire on Saturday.
"I can also confirm that we hire for our studios around the world.
Then she referred job seekers to a website.
"You can see 200+ open roles here.
Although Epic's team does not give a specific reason for the break, it has been under tremendous strain for months as Fortnite continues to attract fans and players of hundreds of millions. This demand has led to continuous updates in the game as well as technical issues such as server issues, which are based on company updates and video game news site monitoring.
Signs of Stress and Support
Employees who share data and opinions aspects of working at Epic who liked online or did not like it.
On the Glassdoor employee review page, Epic receives a 3.8 out of 5. employee rating (Rival Electronic Arts receives 3.7 points)
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While 90 percent are supporters of Sweeney CEO, only 72 percent would recommend Epic as a workplace for a friend. Contributors to the site such as perks for full-time employees, contractors do not receive this advantage, they say. And some say that "work-life balance" can be "difficult to handle" and call "crunch" as the deadline for updates and development.
Epic is also doing well, at least for top jobs. The Triangle region's average technology salary was recently reported at over $ 90,000, but senior analysts at Epic earn $ 141,000 and more, according to data shared by Epic employees at Glassdoor ,
At the bottom stands the quality inspectors who are contractors. They earn $ 15 an hour.
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Announcing the Vacation Epic Announced Friday:
"After this week, the Epic Office will be closed between June 24 and July 8 You can get official Fortnite Perform competitive tournaments. When we come back, our next award-winning tournament will be a trio tournament on July 13th and 14th. We'll have two content updates these weeks, and you'll be able to retrieve all the details in the patch notes as usual. "
Epic has given its employees a two-week Christmas break in the past. Founded in 1991, the company's growth path has accelerated since Sweeney sold a significant portion of the company to Tencent in China in 2013 for more than $ 300 million.
The Growth Curve
Epic is growing rapidly beyond Fortnite. After having raised $ 1 billion in private equity over the past year – more than any other company in North Carolina has ever known – the company is building its own online store, through which a steady stream of gaming companies sell and sell their titles Prepare to enter the sport through acquisitions and hiring new executives.
Fortnite, less than two years old, generated $ 3 billion in revenue for Epic in 2018 from SAS of Cary, one of the world's largest private software companies.
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The Fortnite Dollars, not to mention the revenue from the game store and the licenses for the Unreal game development engine, along with the private equity increase, led to Epic from the private sector a value of around 14 billion US dollar had stock industry.
Demand for staff over the past two years, as Fortnite became more popular, led to complaints that resulted in a detailed report from the news site Polygon.
"Since Fortnite Battle Royale has entered popular culture, the game has been known to continually add updates while the studio is well-known for the amount of work required to design, send, and fix these updates." Polygon reported on the weekend.
"In April, we talked about the peculiarities of Epic's obvious crunch issue when it comes to Fortnite. Some workers have expressed concerns that maintaining this pace has led to exhausting hours.
Asked by WRAL TechWire after the report, Epic said it had "nothing to add".
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In many ways, Fortnite has proved to be a headache – from Prince Harry's call to ban the game because it's addictive to litigation over intellectual property and fraud, to complaints about gamblers receive no prices and worry about safety.
However, a new "season" – a multitude of updates that demand greater upgrading of computers by gamers – is on the horizon. And Epic needs more people to meet the demand for a new, better Fortnite, as well as Epic's many other efforts.