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30+ days ago

Senior C# Engineer

Rockstar Games, Inc Carlsbad, CA +2 locations

• Develop high volume, highly scalable server-side features utilizing WindowsServer, SQLserver, IIS, .NET, and C#. • Develop web services… TheLadders.com


30+ days ago

Marketing: Graphic Designer

Rockstar Games San Diego, CA +2 locations

Career Opportunities Contact Us Locations and Studios • All Studios • Rockstar NYC • Rockstar International • Rockstar San… Glassdoor


30+ days ago

Junior Systems Administrator

Rockstar Games Carlsbad, CA +2 locations

• Provide IT support for fast- paced publishing and development operation by diagnosing and resolving various hardware and software issues on Windows… Glassdoor


30+ days ago

Gameplay Programmer

Rockstar Games San Diego, CA +2 locations

Career Opportunities Contact Us Locations and Studios • All Studios • Rockstar NYC • Rockstar International • Rockstar San… Glassdoor


30+ days ago

Graphics Programmer

Rockstar Games Carlsbad, CA +3 locations

• Develop new and enhance existing graphics technologies (rendering, lighting, shadows, shaders, culling, scene management and others) to help… Glassdoor


30+ days ago

Environment Artist

Rockstar Games San Diego, CA +5 locations

Career Opportunities Contact Us Locations and Studios • All Studios • Rockstar NYC • Rockstar International • Rockstar San… Glassdoor


28 days ago

Motion Capture Animator

Rockstar Games San Diego, CA

Career Opportunities Contact Us Locations and Studios • All Studios • Rockstar NYC • Rockstar International • Rockstar San… Glassdoor


24 days ago

Production Assistant (Freelance)

Rockstar Games San Diego, CA

Career Opportunities Contact Us Locations and Studios • All Studios • Rockstar NYC • Rockstar International • Rockstar San… Glassdoor


30+ days ago

Animator

Rockstar Games Andover, MA +4 locations

• Create animations of the highest quality utilizing motion capture technology and proprietary tools. • Consistently meet project deadlines in a… Glassdoor


30+ days ago

Graphics Programmer

Rockstar Games San Diego, CA

Career Opportunities Contact Us Locations and Studios • All Studios • Rockstar NYC • Rockstar International • Rockstar San… Glassdoor


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    Welcome to the culture of FEAR!

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    Former Employee - Prefer to Hide for Fear of Retaliation  in  San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Prefer to Hide for Fear of Retaliation in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Rockstar Games full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Games are popular and recognized but...

    Cons

    The rumors are true. You will be treated like a slave.

    Project is first, your life is second or third or eleventh.

    Crunch for show is the norm. You are forced to be there long hours even when there is nothing to do. Everybody then panics and things have to be done for yesterday.

    Terrible environment, everybody is frustrated. We made the most successful game in the world and everybody was miserable!

    Get ready to work long hours/weekends for months or years. You will get aggressive emails demanding you to work 6 days a week as a minimum. You will be threatened to be fired if you don't work every weekend and 12 hours a day. Everything is kept in secret so you don't know when the game is supposed to be done and stay late. Then deadlines are pushed and the crunch is extended for another 6 months. This can go on for years.

    Extremely passive aggressive managers that treat you like a new guy working at McDonalds even if you are very skilled or senior. All managers have this "you should feel grateful that you work here" attitude. People hate them with passion.

    Everybody is afraid of Sam. Everybody is walking on eggshells waiting for him to explode. Managers hide from him what is really going on in the project so he doesn't explode again.

    Culture of fear. You will get fired if you don't come on the weekend. You will get sued if you talk badly about us. You will get sued or fired for everything!
    Constant feeling of "something really bad is about to happen". My health suffered from it.

    Managers treat you badly and are extremely moody. Sam screams at them and they scream at the people below them until it reaches you. Horrible, horrible atmosphere. Some managers are abusive to the point of illegality but are protected by management. Managers treat people who leave Rockstar as traitors or losers.

    HR is on Rockstar's side. You feel trapped. You hear horrible stories happening at other Rockstar studios all the time but nothing changes.

    Really bad technology. RAGE engine is terrible. Crappy tools that are very limiting. Feeling of having to work handcuffed. Things are not automated enough and are done by hand by people that have to stay late. Brute force is the norm.

    Wouldn't work here again and i don't recommend it to anyone. Forget the prestige. It's not worth it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I really hope the industry gets regulated so you stop exploiting people.

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