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Rockstar Games Reviews

Updated December 14, 2018
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Pros
  • "good working environment, friendly people" (in 4 reviews)

  • "A welcoming and friendly environment with a fun and fairly easy going atmosphere" (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • "work life balance could improve" (in 9 reviews)

  • "people are all busy at crunch time the mood of rockstar normally work very hard" (in 7 reviews)

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  1. "#R*"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Computer Programmer in Vancouver, WA
    Former Employee - Computer Programmer in Vancouver, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Rockstar Games part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Best best best best best best best best best best

    Cons

    I love this dang company

    Advice to Management

    Doing a good job


  2. "Good"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Rockstar Games full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible work hours.
    Nice weather (San Diego)

    Cons

    Crunch.
    Crunch.
    Crunch.
    Crunch.
    Crunch.

  3. "perfect"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Rockstar Games full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    you enjoy your job in rockstar and i mean it!

    Cons

    game play graphic sections and i enjoyed working at rockstar games in this section a lot!


  4. "Rockstar Games are great"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Rockstar Games full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Fun times, free food, got to know secret projects that you guys don't know :)

    Cons

    Boss system is killing me. A lot of support tickets

    Advice to Management

    Be smart and work hard.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Awesome Games"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Rockstar Games full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great environment to work in. Loved my co-workers

    Cons

    work life balance could improve


  6. Helpful (12)

    "Long hours do not work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Rockstar Games full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great games, great content, good money!

    Cons

    Working 14 hours a day 6 days a week for 6 months is no way to live. The games are important but people you work with are even more important than that, it's funny how they call it a family...especially since not all of us are making the BIG $$$.

    Advice to Management

    You want me to give advice to the R* management, lol. gg.


  7. Helpful (9)

    "Working at Rockstar games"

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    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Rockstar Games full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    It was verry clean in the Office. Making great games.

    Cons

    They treat you bad. There is no company culture and you have to work a lot overtime late in the evenings.

  8. Helpful (35)

    "Lack of leadership and career development"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Rockstar Games full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    They pay you well. The Benefits are good. If you drink the cool aid, you're golden.

    Cons

    - Leadership is earned by seniority aka. whoever put up with this bs the longest, therefore managers or directors aren't necessarily suitable for the leadership position.
    - There is no career development. Leadership doesn't care about any of that. They only care for face time.
    - Politics are everything. If you're in a position where Rockstar North has less skill, but a much bigger ego, you're the loser.
    - Toxic masculinity everywhere. Women's opinions aren't acknowledged and always taken with lesser priority than the male counterparts.
    - You either drink the cool aid, hard, or you're going to have a hard time.
    - There's no company culture. Departments don't intermingle.
    - The company made billions of dollars through SharkCards last year, but they keep telling us that there is no money for a Christmas party, or for bigger bonuses.

    Advice to Management

    I know you don't need any advice cause you can buy everything with money, except for yes - happiness. So I hope your shrinks can help you out with that. Go ride your bikes for therapy.


  9. Helpful (17)

    "Great Place, Bad Management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Rockstar Games full-time

    Pros

    RockstarGames is one of the best video game developers in the world. The upper management is full of brilliant men and women. Work place is overall chill, not too strict on some rules.Full of friendly people.

    Cons

    Lower management is full of grumpy people who hate their jobs but never quit. They ruin the experience of being at Rockstargames, They have no idea what they want in their own lives and bring all that negativity onto everyone else.

    Advice to Management

    Senior management : Keep up the brilliant work, fix lower management.
    Lower Management : If you are miserable working for the company,and always complain, quit .


  10. Helpful (11)

    "Not great"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Rockstar Games full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Pay is reasonable
    Work on a great product
    Some cutting edge tech
    Good people

    Cons

    Oddly regimented for a game company
    Little management support
    Unclear and shifting goals
    Work/Life Balance just doesn't exist