League of Legends developers Riot upstage Google in ‘25 Best Tech Companies to Work For’ list

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Riot Games are the fourth-best tech company to work for, according to a survey conducted by Business Insider and recruitment specialists Glassdoor. Placing just above superior workplace evangelists Google, they were the only games company to make the list at all.

“Everyone here is immensely passionate about what they do, and if you aren’t learning something every day, you must be in the wrong office,” said one employee in their survey feedback. “The company takes ridiculously good care of us, and tries every step of the way to make sure we’re engaged culturally, intellectually and socially with the industry and each other. It’s by far the best place I’ve ever worked.”

It’s not all jungling in the rose bushes, however. Not for everyone, at least.

“High standards means high turnover,” continued the developer. “Riot’s culture can leave a lot of people feeling down at times. They have a culture of comradely (sic), but also a culture of high standards. As a result, people will get let go that you might have had a personal connection with.”

“If you want to work on truly cutting-edge technology in gaming then this is the place to be,” they added, “and it’s only going to get better.”

I can believe that. Riot have been all LoL all the time since 2006, and if you’ve the letters M.O.B.A. tattooed across your knuckles, there’s no other place you’ll spend your career improving on your first love. If not? Probably not so great.

Thanks, GamesIndustry.