There are large gaming companies that focus on quantity in the entertainment industry, and then there’s Rocket Games. Founded by a group of passionate video game veterans, the company has one goal: Develop innovative mobile games without being slowed down by the bureaucracy of the larger gaming industry. And since 2013, they’ve grown to more than one million monthly users and feature over 20 games online.
That success can be credited to the small, but powerful, team of employees who are passionate about gaming—and who have a knack for developing new games, fast.
“I think that everyone here is like a 10x performer in whatever they do,” shares Cory Johnson, Principal Software Engineer. “I love the challenge of shipping quickly—but doing it in high quality,” adds Release Manager Brent Tam. Rocket Games prides itself on its ability to ship more deliverables in a given week as a 20-member team than what many giant corporations can deliver.
A big factor in this fast-moving pace is the culture of learning at Rocket Games. Being a good employee is less about how much you know now and more about how much you’re passionate about your craft and willing to grow. “We believe that great products come from great people—proactive, lifelong learners will succeed here at Rocket Games,” explains CEO William Gelpi.
To keep team members motivated to keep moving, the company offers awesome benefits—even for a startup—including generous compensation, a 401(k) with 6% matching, tons of learning opportunities, and a scotch club and Margarita Fridays.
And the company isn’t slowing down anytime soon.
“When we first started out, we had one whiteboard and a list of goals,” explains Darren Allarde, Product Manager. “Now, we can fill dozens of whiteboards with deliverables that we’ve executed as a team.”
Ready to move fast and build things at Rocket Games?
Check out Rocket Games’ offices, then go get your next job.
A UNC-Wilmington grad born and raised in North Carolina, Kaitlyn always knew she would end up in NYC to pursue writing. As a summer editorial intern, she contributes career advice to The Muse. In addition, she also writes for other publications, such as USA TODAY College, Her Campus, and The Huffington Post. You can find her searching the city for the best eats, binge-watching Netflix, or catching up with friends at dinner. Say hi on Twitter @KaitlynRussell_More from this Author