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Roblox Overview

San Mateo, CA
201 to 500 employees
2006
Company - Private
Computer Hardware & Software
Unknown / Non-Applicable
Roblox’s imagination platform is ushering in the next generation of entertainment. Roblox enables kids of all ages to imagine, create, and play together in immersive experiences on their phones, desktops, consoles, and VR. Powered by a growing global community of ... Read more

Company Updates

  • The leaders behind our plan for exponential growth!

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    Roblox Taps Industry Veterans from Facebook, Hewlett Packard, and Crunchbase as it Expands its Management Team - Roblox

    Company staffs up executive team as it prepares to double employee headcount in next year in response to massive growth. SAN MATEO - December 7, 2017 - Amid explosive growth and rising popularity, Roblox, the world's largest social platform for play, announced the addition of three Silicon Valley veterans to its senior staff to help ...

  • Today, more than 100 countries are celebrating Safer Internet Day—a landmark day of action that aims to promote the safe and positive use of digital technology, chiefly among children and young people around the world.

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    Safer Internet Day 2018: Create, Connect and Share Respect - Roblox Blog

    Today, more than 100 countries are celebrating Safer Internet Day-a landmark day of action that aims to promote the safe and positive use of digital technology, chiefly among children and young people around the world.

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Roblox – Why Work For Us?


We are building the future of play. 

At Roblox, we’re committed to pushing the boundaries of user-generated play. We aspire to build a global brand that empowers kids of all ages to imagine, create, and play together in immersive 3D worlds across all modern smartphones, tablets, desktops, Xbox One, Oculus Rift, and HTC Vive. We’re always looking for smart, talented, and creative people to join our team of over 300 engineers, artists, and visionaries.

The Product:

The Roblox Imagination Platform is a vibrant ecosystem of creators, builders, game players, and adventurers imagining with their friends. Our Roblox Studio IDE allows powerful and intuitive creation, published with a single click to the cloud, and instantly playable with your friends across PC, Mac, iOS, Android, Xbox One, Oculus Rift, and HTC Vive. Integrated matchmaking, persistence, and billing support provide developers rich functionality for building great games and experiences. The Roblox.com website ties this ecosystem together with search and discovery, social networking, and a massive catalog of user-made content.

The Technology:

  • The Reality Engine: Our Reality Engine is the core of the Roblox virtual experience. It is a proprietary, high-performance, cross-platform, real-time simulation engine that dynamically scales fidelity to match device capabilities. The overall engine runs at 60 frames per second and can adaptively scale from an iPhone 4S to the latest gaming PC. 
  • Universal Game Client: The Roblox Reality Engine is packaged into our Universal Game Client, a single code base that can be built for all the platforms we serve, from iOS and Android, to Mac, PC, Xbox One, Oculus Rift, and HTC Vive. 
  • Real-Time Social Platform: Roblox is and always has been a social experience. At peak times, we process over 3.5 million requests per second across all backend services on the Roblox platform. Our vision is a single, global community, playing together and communicating with each other in real time, regardless of geographical and language boundaries.
  • Roblox Compute Cloud: The Roblox Distributed Compute Cloud is a collection of servers that host virtual experiences. At its peak, Roblox has hosted over 1,700,000 concurrent users on our platform. Our matchmaking system finds the best game instance for each player, optimizing across friends in-game, geo‑location, server performance, and language, among other factors.
  • Team Development Infrastructure: We succeed when our developers succeed. We have a growing suite of tools to support an incredibly talented global community of over 2.7 million creators who continue to push the boundaries of game design.  

    To learn more, please visit our Technology page
     

We are Robloxians. We are inspired and energized by the talent in our community, our peers, and the opportunity to create a new category of entertainment. We work hard and we have fun, while demonstrating in our everyday life at Roblox, the behaviors that some call Values.

Robloxians..

  1. Own it. Passionately committed to the mission and work hard at it.
  2. Respect the Community. Puts the needs of the community above their own.
  3. Self-Organize. Thrives in an empowered environment.
  4. Get it done. Tenaciously iterates and moves fast.
  5. Inspire others. Lives our values and inspires those around them to do so.

Be creative. Be curious. Be yourself.

Take your career to the next level and help us build the future of play.


The best thing about joining Roblox is that you don’t just join our company. You join a huge, vibrant community of over 64 million monthly active users who will appreciate and applaud your talents and treat you like the rockstar you are. If contributing to the Roblox platform sounds like fun and you take play as seriously as we do, we’d love to hear from you. Visit our job board to view all our current openings.

One of our top priorities is the health and wellbeing of our employees and their families. To achieve this we are offering a robust and comprehensive program with a variety of options to best meet your needs. 


  • Health, dental, and vision benefits for you and your family
  • Life insurance and disability benefits
  • 401(k) plan
  • Pre-Tax Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • Wellness and commuter benefits
  • Flexible vacation policy
  • Onsite Cafeteria, Daily Meal Credit, and Unlimited Snacks
  • On-Site Gym & Fitness Reimbursement
  • Annual CalTrain Go Pass
  • Pre-Tax Commuter Benefit
  • Headphone Reimbursement (up to $300)

Roblox Reviews

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    "best-kept secret in silicon valley"

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    Current Employee - Product Manager in San Mateo, CA
    Current Employee - Product Manager in San Mateo, CA
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    I have been working at Roblox full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The company already has amazing product-market fit and a killer growth trajectory, although since it's seen as a "kids product", it's very overlooked by tech media. Add to that, the CEO is the boldest thinker I have encountered in 10+ years in tech. He invests the long-term right thing to do over the short-term gimmick every single time, and it has paid off with sustained growth and remarkable technology. Add to that, since it's a "kids product" a lot of the people who work here are parents, which gives the whole place a very mature and work/life friendly vibe. I almost didn't work here because I worried it wasn't "A-list", but I'm very glad I took the offer. I wish I could give 2 thumbs up for the 6-month business outlook. Talent here & comp are just as good as better-known companies, and honestly the upside here is better than most.

    Cons

    It's a fast-growing startup, which means that everyone has to get their hands dirty, and process/org/priorities can change pretty quickly (like, overnight). It's a constant learning curve, and requires a certain amount of go-with-the-flow attitude. Some of the senior leaders are still growing into their level of responsibility.

    Advice to Management

    Keep focusing on the long-term and doing what's right for customers and employees.

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Roblox Photos

Roblox photo of: Disneyland 2017
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Roblox photo of: Jumping into the new year with a new job!
Roblox photo of: Roblox's new office!
Roblox photo of: CEO jamming at our 2017 Holiday Party!
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Roblox Interviews

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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Roblox (San Mateo, CA) in February 2018.

    Interview

    Probably one of the best interviewing experiences I've had! Everything leading up to the onsite was professional, efficient, and clear. Both the recruiter and coordinator helped arrange the next phase and provided answers to all my questions. The first thing that happened onsite was a warm greeting from the office manager, who was incredibly welcoming and knowledgable about all the awesome company accolades.

    The interviewing panel was thoughtfully assembled to give me insight into a diverse set of teams, personalities, and skillsets. Interviewers provided guidance through exercises and were sure to explore my skills thoroughly. Each 1:1 was loosely structured, allowing discussions to feel relaxed and collaborative.

    I left my onsite feeling like the objective of the interviews were not only to assess what I could contribute to the company, but also how Roblox could help develop me in my career. It really seems like Roblox aims to make the entire process a positive experience that provides an accurate peek into the work environment there.

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Roblox Awards & Accolades

  • Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Private Companies in America, Inc. 5000, 2017
  • Fast 100: Bay Area's Fastest-Growing Private Companies, San Francisco Business Times, 2017
  • Technology Fast 500, Deloitte, 2017
  • San Mateo Visionary Hero Award, City of San Mateo, 2015
  • Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Companies, Inc. 5000, 2016
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