Rockstar Games Reviews

Updated Jun 28, 2020

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4.0
73%
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94%
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66 Ratings
Pros
  • "Relaxed work environment, full of smart and fun people(in 11 reviews)

  • "laid-back, not much pressure if you do your job ok, multicultural, great people(in 8 reviews)

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  1. "Being a Rockstar at Rockstar Games India"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Game Developer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Rockstar Games full-time

    Pros

    Strong solid company with a small group of tight upper management. Excellent pay, benefits & additional bonuses. You are either a fully loyal subject or your days are numbered. Currently Working on RDR1 Remake!

    Cons

    Hours can be a little long, But I'm well taken care of!

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    "One of the best studios out there!"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Game Designer in Carlsbad, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Rockstar Games full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The work/life balance has improved immensely from what was once proclaimed about the studio. Strong management interested in individual employees. Very genuine and passionate employees who want to see you succeed. Really solid compensation and benefits. Work on some of the world's largest and most well known games. Learn how to work with teams across the world.

    Cons

    Probably best not to identify yourself on social media as an employee, as you open up some more doors than you might intend. Not a con of the studio itself.

  3. "Big opportunities, better working conditions."

    4.0
    Current Employee - Gameplay Engineer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Rockstar Games full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    You get to work on some of the best games in the industry. Working environment is respectable

    Cons

    Work ethics aren't the best. Lack of organization.

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  4. "It’s ok"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Programmer Analyst 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Rockstar Games full-time

    Pros

    Fun. Challenging. Rewarding. Happy. Fake

    Cons

    Crunch crunch crunch crunch crunch

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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Great Place to Work!"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Rockstar Games full-time

    Pros

    -The company is financially secure, and constantly innovating. -Relaxed work environment, full of smart and fun people. -The people here are helpful and kind. I was worried about the work/life balance, but so far HR has gone out of their way to give us extra time off and make sure we're not overworked. -The NYC office is dog friendly!

    Cons

    None so far. I'll keep you posted.

  6. "GREAT"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Computer Programmer in Carlsbad, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    know projects cool great amazing

    Cons

    chruch bishop drive road food

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  7. "Did I love working in this environment? Not exactly..."

    3.0
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant 
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Interesting people, great minds, close to projects that seemed rewarding

    Cons

    Commute to long island is rough

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  8. Helpful (1)

    "rock star"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Level Designer in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Rockstar Games full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    fun at first, nice people

    Cons

    underpaid, too much overtime, no life

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  9. "Manager at Rockstar"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Rockstar Games part-time

    Pros

    Best healthcare available as compared to others

    Cons

    Too many long hours throughout the week

  10. Helpful (2)

    "Good experience"

    3.0
    Former Employee - QA Tester 

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

    Pros

    The benefits and working on cool projects.

    Cons

    Not much other the long hours.

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