THQ Reviews

Updated August 19, 2014
Updated August 19, 2014
74 Reviews
3.1
74 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great people at the San Diego studio - lots of smart and talented teammates (in 7 reviews)

  • Good products, good people at the working level (in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • Upper management was a Little disconnected (in 7 reviews)

  • Work very long hours and no work flexibility (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    Fantastic talent pool that just cannot get out of its own way

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at THQ full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great ideas on how to push established game genres forward, with a "think big or go home" mentality. They allowed the studios to really own projects and bring out the best of what they could offer.

    Cons

    Usually entered markets a year too late to make a difference. The excessive crunching to meet deadlines made the products suffer.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Overall good experience but bad decisions compounded to ruin the company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at THQ

    Pros

    - Great Office and co-workers
    - Some great IP's; UFC, WWE, Red Faction, Darksiders, Saints Row

    Cons

    - Little value in personal opinion by the upper management
    - Awful business practices for evaluating risk and budgeting

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Unorganized company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Carlsbad, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Carlsbad, CA

    I worked at THQ full-time

    Pros

    The people I worked with were insanely passionate, very talented about making games and a great group of individuals

    Cons

    The structure of the studio was in flux and no one knew who was responsible for what which led to a great deal of confusion and frustration.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to trust your team

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    What might have been

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director of Marketing in Agoura Hills, CA
    Current Employee - Director of Marketing in Agoura Hills, CA

    I have been working at THQ full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good products, good people at the working level.

    Cons

    Exec level there seemed to be a lot of Hollywood style BS going on.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great people, lots of potential, unfortunate ending....

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Agoura Hills, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Agoura Hills, CA

    I worked at THQ as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    High quality people
    Great games
    High amount of integrity in the workplace

    Cons

    Should have consolidated and cut expenses much sooner
    U Draw, not a good move

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    It was pretty relaxed and fun. Bad management brought the company down.

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    Current Employee - Director in Agoura Hills, CA
    Current Employee - Director in Agoura Hills, CA

    I have been working at THQ full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    None, since the company is out of bushiness now

    Cons

    Out of business, so it doesn't matter now.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    run by stale old idiots

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Principal Programmer in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Principal Programmer in Austin, TX

    I worked at THQ full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    pay, benefits,people and the games

    Cons

    run by idiots who can't read the industry

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    don't be an idiot

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Had lots of opportunity but terrible leadership

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    Current Employee - Global Brand Manager in Agoura Hills, CA
    Current Employee - Global Brand Manager in Agoura Hills, CA

    I have been working at THQ full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    good people
    ability to take on a lot of responsibility and learn quickly
    casual atmosphere

    Cons

    worst leadership in the business
    out of touch management
    lack of strategy

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Poor leadership glaringly obvious in company performance

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Global Brand Manager in Agoura Hills, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Global Brand Manager in Agoura Hills, CA

    I have been working at THQ

    Pros

    Nice people, comparable benefits and salary

    Cons

    Inept management. that fails to see simple dollars and cents

    No accountability

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hold leaders accountability for the company's steep decline and situation

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    I met a lot of great coworkers.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - QA Tester in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - QA Tester in Phoenix, AZ

    I worked at THQ

    Pros

    -People are dedicated and hardworking almost to a fault sometimes.
    -Alot of great energy and positive attitudes all around.

    Cons

    -QA always feels like it's expendable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    hope upper management gets its act together and doesn't sink the company further into the ground.

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