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9 people found this helpful  

* Work for RockStar to feel like a looser.

None of Your Business (Former Employee) New York, NY

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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    1 person found this helpful  

    Amazing games, awful management

    Programmer (Current Employee) Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)

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


    Pros: You get to work on amazing games, surrounded by extremely dedicated, talented people who share a common desire for making something special.… Cons: Constant unrelenting pressure and excessive overtime demands... it all really takes its toll on every part of your life, particularly mental health. The company destroys… Advice to Senior Management: Stop promoting psychopathic bullies to positions of authority. Create a better work / life balance. Create a nicer working environment. Foster a more respectful, inclusive company culture. Provide support… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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    • Career Opportunities
    • No Opinion of CEO

    7 people found this helpful  

    Zero career advancement, shocking contract extension procedures, abysmal treatment, removed from credits. Avoid.

    QA Tester (Former Employee) Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)

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


    Pros: More free swag than you can shake a stick at. Need t-shirts? Come work at Rockstar,… Cons: Where to start. Let's start with the obvious, you are not valued working at Rockstar. Unless you've been there for several years, and have kissed… Advice to Senior Management: Ignore the free t-shirts and start focussing on employee value. Treating staff like numbers will get you results, but you won't see many people return,… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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