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In Compensation at Riot Games, we don't just act as a compliance function or make decisions from an ivory tower. Instead, we focus on needs, carefully listening to the problem spaces, and partnering with Rioters to get to a balanced and equitable outcome stabilizing micro and macro-level concerns. We view ourselves as trusted advisors with a deep craft knowledge in rewards and broad understanding across the employment ecosystem. Working in People at Riot enables you to redefine what positive human resources practices are by combining the best of standard methodologies with your creativity and passion.

As Compensation Analyst reporting to the Senior Director of Total Rewards, you will provide support through analysis, implementation and administration of Riot's compensation programs and tools. You will become a go-to resource for all things related to compensation from administering our compensation cycles to partnering developing resources to level up the understanding by everyone (Rioter, manager, leader, and executive) of compensation.


  • Support the Compensation team in managing our largest expense and most meaningful asset - Rioters - based on sound compensation principles and philosophy and in a manner that ensures our pay programs are consistent, equitable, and meet our requirements
  • Partner with Talent Acquisition team and HRBPs to inform and approve offers for new hires and internal transfers
  • Support the implementation and ongoing administration for compensation planning cycles, promotion processes and incentive programs
  • Lead annual salary survey submissions for survey vendors including Radford, Croner, Equilar and Willis Towers Watson
  • Perform analysis on effectiveness and fairness of existing programs with an eye to always improving them
  • Partner with the People Systems team on compensation related implementations/improvements and administer compensation related workflows, providing compensation review and approvals

Required Qualifications: 

  • 1 or more years of experience in a compensation analyst role
  • Familiarity with Excel and knowledge of basic formulas such as v-lookups and creating pivot tables
  • Experience taking care of issues that do not always have a process or system in place, and a bias for taking action
  • Team orientation, with the ability to partner and educate colleagues from entry-level associates to executives

Desired Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Finance, Business Management, Economics, Human Resources Management, or other relevant field, or equivalent work experience
  • 2+ years of experience working in a compensation department or consultancy
  • Experience in Excel (can maintain complex spreadsheets) and experience using Workday, MarketPay or other compensation software platforms

For this role, you'll find success through craft expertise, a collaborative spirit, and choices that focus on your fellow Rioters, who are the customers of your work. Being a dedicated fan of games is not necessary for this position!

Our Perks:

Riot has a focus on work/life balance, shown by our open paid time off policy, in addition to other perks such as flexible work schedules. We offer medical, dental, and life insurance, parental leave for you, your spouse/domestic partner and children, and a 401k with company match. Check out our benefits pages for more information.

Riot Games fosters a player and workplace experience that values teamwork embodied by the Summoner's Code and Community Code. Our culture embraces differences as a strength, and our values are the guiding principles for how we approach work. We are committed to putting diversity and inclusion (D&I) at the center of everything we do, and promoting a fair and collaborative culture where Rioters treat one another with dignity and respect. We encourage you to read more about our value of thriving together and our ongoing work to build the most inclusive company in Gaming.

It’s our policy to provide equal employment opportunity for all applicants and members of Riot Games, Inc. Riot Games makes reasonable accommodations for handicapped and disabled Rioters and does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, handicap, veteran status, marital status, criminal history, or any other category protected by applicable federal and state law, including the City of Los Angeles’ Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance relating to an applicant's criminal history.