Rockstar Games Reviews

Updated 2 Aug 2020

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4.0
69%
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94%
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68 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. Helpful (2)

    "Great Company!"

    4.0
    • Career Opportunities
    Animation Programmer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Rockstar Games

    Pros

    - Friendly Co-Workers - Nice Salary - Good Location - Work on AAA titles (RD3 was so fun to help make!)

    Cons

    - Don't expect a social life working here - Some Co-Workers are not fun to work with

  2. "Good and getting better"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Programmer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Flexitime Usual AAA perks (free drinks, breakfast and dinner) Good Christmas and launch parties Good bonuses especially from game launches Nice studio Massages and meditation sessions

    Cons

    Large management hierarchy Lots of cogs in the works to get changes to happen


  3. "Very good"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Game Tester in Bangalore
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They are the best of my life

    Cons

    Nothing just a little bit of hardwork

  4. "Creating Masterpieces"

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

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

    Pros

    You would complete freedom to express your opinions and not feel being discriminated.It's like a dream seeing these games and playing it.

    Cons

    You will have to work harder than any other job

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  5. "Good workplace"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Localisation QA Tester in Lincoln, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work environment and a decent pay for life cost in Lincoln

    Cons

    Lincoln is a very small town and there isn't much to do

  6. Helpful (1)

    "QA tester"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Rockstar Games full-time

    Pros

    Work environment is the best at rockstar

    Cons

    There are literally no cons

  7. "Definitely not a good Team. Stay safe, be aware of NOC. Working there would be injurious to your health and happiness"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - NOC Administrator/ NOC Engineer in Bangalore
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Rockstar Games full-time

    Pros

    +It looks good but you realise it is the false environment in NOC +Freestyle work culture of the company but not in NOC +Hike & huge Bonus +World class Facilities +No layoffs even when you don't perform. +No termination even you abuse/ use bad language. +If u need only money +ur survival skills, mental strength will improve

    Cons

    1. The technical stuff is filtered. No knowledge transfer intentionally to keep you dumb enough to show their dominance by leads. 2. Too much manipulation, hypocrisy. No respect. 3. Divide and rule, biased environment, rules, and policies are continuously changing in NOC as per what leads feel better to them instead of the employee or team. 4. Bad leads and middle management 5. Don't trust the leads 6. Worst team management and politics 7. Mostly scrap work, too much copy, paste, and data entry role. 8. Opportunities and growth for favorites 9. Employees are just resources and aren't treated as human 10. The NOC work environment is a place of chaos and false urgency. ( personal urgency of supervisor ) instead of the process or SOP. 11. Leaves are not easy. 12. Every 6 months 1 or 2 people leave the company due to this bad culture. ( Bad leads & Supervisor ) 13. 6 people left the team from the last 2 years due to bad leadership. 14. The manager is aware of these issues and couldn't take any action due to dependency on the Off-site leads. 15. Promotions are based on you being a fav to leads 16. Employe is always blamed for lead mistakes and escalations are to the employee. Appreciation, appraisal to the leads. 17. Not allowed to interact with other teams neither break timings are flexible. 18. Micromanagement by Supervisor, u don't have control over your job or opportunities. 19. Even u complain to HR about all these issues, they subside for a month or so and the leads passively attack you all the time by pointing you via emails and aggression towards you, they find new ways to attack you. 20. Slowly you are projected as aggressive and reduce your opportunities to grow and left alone to move you away from the team. 21. There is no equality, even the company is ready to provide an employee all kinds of support, this was filtered at the lead level, and then it was decided to give to the favorites only. 22. Just for the sake of encouragement, they ask your ideas or stuff, but they don't really care about it unless something damage happens to the business. 23. Unwanted leads to the team, everyone is capable of performing individually and monitor the stuff, don't understand why they need two leads ( also a supervisor ) 24. Do the leads really work? or pretend? u can get answers from the team itself or u can see it for yourself.

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  8. "Good place to work in"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Rockstar Games full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Good Benefits, Nice Perks, Good Work-Life Balance

    Cons

    None that I could think of.

  9. Helpful (2)

    "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.

  10. Helpful (1)

    "Overtime"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Game Designer in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great game projects, and unrelenting drive for quality

    Cons

    Toxic studio culture from overworked employees and constant pressure to do overtime.

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