Rockstar Games
3.3 of 5 15 reviews
www.rockstargames.com New York, NY 1000 to 5000 Employees

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* Work for RockStar to feel like a looser.

None of Your Business (Former Employee)
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 Senior Management* 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.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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The coolness factor isn't enough to pay the bills

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
London, England (UK)

I worked at Rockstar Games full-time for more than 3 years


Pros: Working for Rockstar makes you feel like... well, like a… Cons: Their idea of a "competitive salary" is not a salary you can expect the rest of the industry to pay, it's more like a "there… Advice to Senior Management: When you constantly tell your employees that they "need to prove themselves" in every review that's only going to keep… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More

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Great games, terrible artist's pipeline

Senior Artist (Current Employee)
Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)

I have been working at Rockstar Games full-time for more than 5 years


Pros: - Friendly people - relaxed atmosphere - great games - freedom to grow… Cons: - The tools. The reason why the games are constantly delayed is because of the tools. Rage is a very artist unfriendly engine. As an… Advice to Senior Management: All the management laundry has already been aired by others. Advice to TOOLS: Scrap the current pipeline. Go study Unreal or Cry Engine.… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More

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