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* Work for RockStar to feel like a looser.

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  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - None of Your Business  in  New York, NY
Former Employee - None of Your Business in New York, NY

I worked at Rockstar Games

Pros

* If you like "challenging" and don't have a life- this place is for you.

* Projects are great and most of the time there is so much pressure you can get away with adding your input.

Cons

* This place is a real drag on your health, confidence and personal life.

* You can like it for being a real challenge but be prepared to hate what you love doing.

* Half of the people don't know what they are doing, which makes it difficult to work and express yourself as a real professional.

* Your chat logs are being scanned and read by live personnel and your managers in real time. Security cameras are all over and management is known to abuse such resources.

* Full-time employees get run down and pressured to work 50-80 hours on the weekly basis. People start to smoke, get fat and start loosing hair 2 months into the job. The place is really stressful.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

* Increase professionalism by hiring better / more skilled employees.

* Replace half the management with new personnel to create better communication and healthy competition amongst the team members.

* Hire more to take the stress off work.

* Encourage a healthy life style.

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Bad management leads to no satisfaction !

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)

    I have been working at Rockstar Games full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Welcoming and friendly environment. I mean that your colleges are funny and talkative people. They are very easy-going. You can improve you skills working here for sure.

    Cons

    - The salary is good but not that satisfying for the whole work here... You will work 6 days a week and 10+ hours (Y)
    - You won't have that much life outside the company..
    - It is the project on 1st place then it is you...
    - Managers are just stuped..

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Hard work. Time disappears.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Rockstar Games full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good working atmosphere for most of the time. You'll meet some likeminded people and have a laugh. And working on the worlds most successful games is a huge deal.

    Cons

    To advance is difficult, especially if you're not favorited by the management. The long crunches mean that people get depressed, ill, sleep deprived, angry, and resentful. This breeds a culture of blaming each other and complaining about everyone. On the larger projects you'll have no life outside work whatsoever. To advance in the company you need to be able to deal with this and accept it. If you value your own time then this probably isn't the job for you. The job gets very boring very quickly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay more evenly. Give more time off after crunch. Treat all staff with the same respect.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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