Frequently Asked Questions


Where are your studios located and how are they related?

SQUARE ENIX HOLDINGS CO., LTD. with headquarters in Tokyo, Japan, is a holding company leading the Square Enix Group with a diverse range of content and service businesses.

The Square Enix Group publishes, distributes and licenses entertainment content around the world under its internationally renowned brands including SQUARE ENIX®, EIDOS® and TAITO®.

Crystal Dynamics is a part of that global family and is located in Redwood City, CA, about 20 miles south of San Francisco. Other studios in the Square-Enix family include Eidos Montreal and IO Interactive in Copenhagen.

For more information about Crystal Dynamics, visit here.

For more information about Square-Enix, visit here.

Where do I apply for a job at Crystal Dynamics? What about a different Square-Enix studio?

For Crystal’s career openings and for other information regarding studio culture, news, and benefits, please visit our Career page. Each Square-Enix studio has their own website and career page; for a list of other studios in the family, please visit www.square-enix.com.

Can I apply for more than one posted position?

Yes, if you are interested in more than one opportunity and feel you are qualified, you may submit your resume, cover letter, portfolio and other relevant information for each position.

What should I include when I send in my application*?

Cover letters and resumes are required (single page each, if possible); please include updated contact information on all of your application materials. Wherever possible, please also include any relevant portfolio links, samples, or demos with your application the first time you apply and please make sure all links work.

* Some positions will require special submission materials, including position specific samples. Please review the entire position posting to ensure you are submitting all applicable materials.

Do you have any Internships available and who is eligible?

Internship availability at Crystal Dynamics and criteria will be listed as job postings on our Careers website, if and when applicable.

I don’t have any experience working in the industry yet. Do I qualify for a full-time, permanent position?

We are open to hiring recent graduates and people coming from different disciplines into full-time positions; however, which positions and at what seniority level is largely dependent on the skill set, level of proficiency and other experience that you bring to the table. Depending on our criteria and availability of positions, you may also be eligible for Contract, Internship or Temporary positions.

I know someone who works at Crystal Dynamics. May I have him/her submit my application internally?

Applications may be sent through employee referral, but please also submit an application through the job posting you are interested in referencing your referral so that Recruitment can properly track your application.

I am an external staffing agency or Recruiter. How can I get in touch with someone at Crystal Dynamics?

Please send all staffing queries to info@crystald.com. No unsolicited phone calls or visits please. Please also observe that we do not accept any unsolicited candidate information, resumes, or portfolios unless a contract and specific terms for the agency relationship are in place or you have written permission from a representative from the HR, Legal or Recruiting department.

I’d like to work for Crystal Dynamics but I am not authorized to work in the United States. Can I still apply?

Crystal Dynamics accepts applications from foreign nationals; however, certain eligibility criteria must be met to legally be considered for any fulltime position in the United States and employer sponsorship may not always be available.

What if I’ve submitted an application and haven’t heard back?

We consider candidates both for the position they’ve applied for and for positions they may otherwise be qualified for, now or in the near future, so it is possible that the review process could take a few weeks; we will attempt to contact you as soon as we are able. Unfortunately, we may not be able to get back to every single person who applies and we often put applications on hold for future consideration. Rest assured, we do review every single applicant, regardless of position or disciple, that comes through the proper channels and we do accept updated applications and portfolios should you choose to reapply.

May I stop by to follow-up on my application, get a tour, or interview with the team? May I call?

Per company policy, please observe that Crystal Dynamics does not allow unsolicited visitors into the offices. Similarly, applications are tracked electronically, so no phone calls please.