Which is the best company to work for in gaming? The answer, according to Glassdoor and Business Insider, is League of Legends maker Riot Games.
Glassdoor is a U.S.-based recruitment website that encourages employees to leave anonymous information about their workplace, rating bosses, company culture, remuneration and other indicators. Business Insider teamed up with the site to list the best 25 tech companies.
Based on Glassdoor's feedback. Riot Games was the only games company on the list, which was headed by Facebook (social media) followed by Guidewire (insurance) and Riverbed (networks). Riot was placed in fourth position, just ahead of Google.
"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," wrote one employee. "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."
On a less positive note, one contributor warned that employee turnover is high. "They have a culture of comradely, but also a culture of high standards," wrote the anonymous employee. "As a result, people will get let go that you might have had a personal connection with."
Glassdoor assigns a five star rating system to companies, based on employee feedback, as well as a CEO approval rating, as a percentage. Riot scores 4.4, with CEO Brandon Beck securing a 100 percent approval.
Other companies have higher ratings (Valve has a 5.0), but do not qualify for the Business Insider list due to a low number of employee entries on Glassdoor. Most of the best known games publishers rate in the 3.0-3.5 range.