Riot Games Offers New Hires 10 Percent of Their Salary to Quit

June 20, 2014 - GamePolitics Staff

League of Legends developer Riot Games is offering newly hired staff 10 percent of their salary if they want to quit. The goal of this incentive (dubbed the "Queue Dodge") to walk away from working at Riot is to weed out those new hires who are not happy with their current situation and to retain those who are passionate about developing the popular MOBA title, according to the developer.

"From the beginning we've focused on culture," wrote Riot on its website. "We operate on a foundation of shared mission, values, passion, trust, and mutual respect. If someone gags on the unique flavor of our culture, they'd be doing themselves and the company a disservice to hang on just for the paycheck."

"Culturally aligned people and teams are more effective, and alignment around mission and values allows us to better serve players. We've designed Queue Dodge to help self-identified mismatches move on in an open, positive, and constructive way."

"We carefully vet every new hire through a rigorous interview process, but that's not enough to ensure a great fit every single time," Riot added. "Rather than allow mismatches to fester, we want to resolve them quickly. This is good for the company, and good for the professional. We don't know yet how many people might choose to Queue Dodge, but we'll learn from this and make better hiring decisions as a result."

There are some limitations to the Queue Dodge; it is limited to the U.S. and is capped at a $25,000 pay-out.

Source: Eurogamer


Re: Riot Games Offers New Hires 10 Percent of Their Salary ...

Good to see that Riot's HR management at least seems better than the market average even though their game base isn't that great.

Re: Riot Games Offers New Hires 10 Percent of Their Salary ...

Is there a window where you can do this? Given the stated purpose of it, I would imagine it's fairly generous if so, but I'd imagine they want you to give it at least a month or two before deciding that you aren't going to be happy there. And it says it only applies to new hires, how long before you aren't considered a "new hire" anymore?

Re: Riot Games Offers New Hires 10 Percent of Their Salary ...

The window is within 60 days of starting. After that, the deal is off.

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