Rockstar Games Reviews

Updated Oct 20, 2021

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4.4
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Pros
  • "Working environment is respectable(in 15 reviews)

  • "Great people, great environment(in 9 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "work-life balance doesn't exist(in 13 reviews)

  • "LONG HOURS very demanding hard work(in 13 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Good Team

      Jan 19, 2021 - Developer 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      -Fun and collaborative work environment. -Decent pay and benefits. -Team leads are supportive. -So far, the company has done a good job of handling the work from home situation during covid.

      Cons

      -Working with a team across time zones can be tricky at times, but this is a difficulty of having such a large team more than a fault of the company. -Could benefit from having a standardized pipeline.

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    2. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

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      Aug 25, 2021 - Designer in Vancouver, BC
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Chance to work on world class titles.

      Cons

      Company has a reputation that then relates to you.

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    4. 3.0
      Former Employee

      Be prepared to sacrifice Quality of Life

      Mar 16, 2021 - Game Developer in Oakville, ON
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Project Bonuses are amazing when they happen

      Cons

      Bad QoL , Crunch culture, work environment

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    5. 1.0
      Current Employee

      Very long hours minimum pay

      Dec 18, 2020 - Programmer 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      you get to work on cool games

      Cons

      long hours, outdated system, Toxic environment, low wages . No promotion, they keep you poor and needy!

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    6. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Overtime

      Jun 28, 2020 - Game Designer in Toronto, ON
      Recommend
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      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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      2 people found this review helpful
    7. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Very valuable experience

      Apr 2, 2020 - Programmer 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Excellent benefits RSP matching Fair salary with performance-based annual bonuses On-time regular annual salary performance reviews Very smart people, lots to learn and work never runs out Friendly coworkers Stocked kitchen with snacks Vacation allowance increases with seniority Multiple social events / dinners / parties each year Many other perks, benefits and discounts

      Cons

      Sometimes the hours are demanding - 9 hour/day average (but not as demanding as the news claims) Not much wiggle room to grow in other areas - you stick to your specialization Promotions are very rare, expect to keep your title for years

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    8. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Great People

      Jul 10, 2019 - Undisclosed 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Excellent people, passionate about the work they do Very supportive environment

      Cons

      The hours can be long

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    9. 1.0
      Former Employee

      Your manager decides how to live, what to say, what opinion you can have etc

      Oct 27, 2018 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
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      Pros

      best games!! they know how to make great games.

      Cons

      Your life is over after signing the contract, you pretty much offering your life to your manager and company, your manager pushes you to work more and faster and reminds you that yo're replaceable, in a very stressful work environment , You have to always do more in less time . and tones of technical problem can happen. Don't care about your opinion and they don't see you as artist, you're like an operator or soldier there

      6 people found this review helpful
    10. 1.0
      Former Employee

      Burned out

      Aug 17, 2018 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Working on fantastic games, they make great games

      Cons

      So many hours, stressful, employees are not important.. ..

      8 people found this review helpful
    11. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Great experience, long hours, underwhelming salary

      May 23, 2018 - Scripter in Toronto, ON
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Can't beat the experience, especially for a new entrant to the industry.

      Cons

      Long hours and pressure to work unpaid overtime. Archaic and outdated tools. Extremely top heavy organizational structure.

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      6 people found this review helpful
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