Take-Two Reviews

Updated April 24, 2015
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  1. Helpful (2)

    Lots of growth opportunity

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Online Systems Engineer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Online Systems Engineer in New York, NY

    I have been working at Take-Two full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Take-Two has a really move fast culture and has some of the most talented people in the industry. It's truly a production based dynamic where the labels expect a lot out of their people during crunch time. The team is lean right now but growing fast. New IT management from the top down cares about building a strong company culture and is making changes for the better.

    Cons

    Expectations are high so a lot people are putting in a lot of long hours. I haven't had a problem with work life balance though.

    Technical debt moving fast means adding layers instead of designing stable systems. Online operations could be built with more elegance instead of having Rockstar throw cash at the problem.

    Crowding! Recent employee growth means it is very noisy and can be a challenge to find private space for meetings, calls, time to think, etc...

    Facilities management ignores reasonable requests to improve the space.

    Advice to Management

    Encourage more cross-department team work and collaboration. Improve the office space

  2. Helpful (2)

    Great outlook

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Applications in New York, NY
    Current Employee - IT Applications in New York, NY

    I have been working at Take-Two full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The company has hired a learning and development manager to focus on its people and culture. This is a good sign the company is maturing and focusing on its most important aspect.

    Work-life balance is good and office location is great.

    Cons

    Office environment is subpar and could use an overhaul.

    Advice to Management

    Invest more in people building company culture.

  3. Dynamic company, best CEO in industry, work with best creative studios in industry

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager, Human Resources in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Manager, Human Resources in New York, NY

    I have been working at Take-Two full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Dynamic, challenging environment great for those with an entrepreneurial spirit. Terrific office location (in heart of Soho), lots of cool events and perks. Highly engaged, smart and approachable CEO who values employee and always offers a direct line of communication for any questions or ideas.

    Cons

    Some bureaucratic hurdles around middle management

    Advice to Management

    Stay engaged and care about company culture, hire more top notch candidates who can add to the culture, not just go through the motions of the job.

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  5. Helpful (1)

    Great place to work!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Take-Two full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great atmosphere
    Lots of perks/benefits
    Drinks are free and always available
    Food, fruits and other snacks frequently available for the taking
    Very smart collegues
    Access to many new technologies giving you the ability to grow with the company. Salary is competitive.

    Cons

    May require working late nights (depending on job) and on call quite often.
    Interview process may be intense.

  6. Helpful (3)

    Great workplace for top IT talent.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at Take-Two full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    For top-tier IT talent, this is a fantastic and highly rewarding place to work. There is strong, executive IT leadership that values emotional intelligence and people, a rarity for an IT org in today's business world.

    In less than two years, the incumbent CIO has built a solid leadership team and transformed the IT organization from a cost center to a strategic business partner. Under this leadership I have personally experienced tremendous growth and opportunity, while being able to apply the best of my abilities to some of the most challenging, yet rewarding technical environments. I genuinely am excited to come to work on a daily basis.

    The company is heavily investing in its people to drive best-in-class technology. Thought leadership and great ideas are welcomed from any position, not just management.

    Work life balance is flexible and growth opportunities are available for ambitious individuals.

    The NYC office located on Houston and Broadway in the heart of Soho is a great location to work, with easy access to transportation, restaurants, bars, and more.

    Cons

    Crunch cycles are inherent to the game development cycle. While this can be perceived as a con, some of the most challenging technical problems are solved during this period.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to reward and develop thought leadership and top talent.

  7. Dynamic & Very Exciting

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at Take-Two

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Working for Take-Two is a breath of fresh air. Managers encourage creativity, innovation and empower employees to think outside the box. Take-Two fosters an environment full of personal and professional development which rewards hard workers and is committed to growth. I feel supported and motivated in my role and a part of something very cool. It's an exciting time to work in gaming and surrounded by the highest caliber of creativity.

    Cons

    If too many cupcakes can possibly be an issue for you...

    Advice to Management

    Keep up all the great work!

  8. MySQL DBA

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Take-Two

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Focused, hard working bunch who like what they do.

    Cons

    Hours can be long.

  9. Growth and Development

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at Take-Two

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Casual work environment. Members of the teams are great, smart, hard-working. Take-Two invokes an environemnt of learning and growth, which is what sets them apart from another employer. I've had the pleasure of meeting and working with amazing people.

    Cons

    I have not had a negative experience working here.

  10. "Jump on the opportunity to work here"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at Take-Two (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good culture that sponsors growth, and looking to develop new processes to retain and promote from within. Some of the brightest technologist I've worked with. Relaxed corporate culture that lets you have some individuality.

    Cons

    can't say I've seen cons that aren't being rapidly addressed currently.

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    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - International Marketing & PR Executive in Windsor, South East England, England (UK)
    Former Intern - International Marketing & PR Executive in Windsor, South East England, England (UK)

    I worked at Take-Two as an intern (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good career opportunity
    Amazing environment and employees

    Cons

    Takes a lot of your social life

    Advice to Management

    Listen to junior staff more, in order to grow. They are the people on the ground.

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