THQ Reviews

Updated July 8, 2015
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Pros
  • Great ideas on how to push established game genres forward, with a "think big or go home" mentality (in 3 reviews)

  • Nice benefits, challenging work, great games to work on (in 8 reviews)

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

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  1. Great company. but some Challenges

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director, Marketing in Calabasas Hills, CA
    Former Employee - Director, Marketing in Calabasas Hills, CA

    I worked at THQ full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Cool people, fun environment, cool perks

    Cons

    Challenging leadership, bad fiscal management


  2. Creative Manager

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    • Culture & Values
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at THQ

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

    Pros

    Great hours, excellent people, excellent benefits, opportunity to work on various projects

    Cons

    Some managers were poor, inexperienced or let their egos get in the way of making quality games. Lots of money spent on opportunities that were never fully realized resulted in cancelling high profile, big budget titles.


  3. Great while it lasted

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Agoura Hills, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Agoura Hills, CA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Energetic people, fun environment, great ideas and products. It was fun to go to work each day

    Cons

    Too ambitious for the market, investments in the future tapped the current to the point of bankruptcy.

    Advice to Management

    N/A


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  5. So long and thanks for all the fish!

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Sound Lead in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Sound Lead in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Unfortunately this company is no longer in business. I worked for one of their many design houses and we are one of the few left standing. THQ paid well and the benefits were solid. We also got bonus about every 6 months.

    Cons

    They were slow to respond to developer needs. quality level suffered due to low level of expectation. Upper management was a Little disconnected

    Advice to Management

    They are all gone now


  6. Awesome

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - QA Tester in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - QA Tester in Phoenix, AZ

    I worked at THQ full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    This was a great place to work, made great friends and my name in a game, what more do you need? They were good in teaching you the skills you need to test as well as giving you a week off for Christmas and new years, which is great if you like to visit family out of town. The hours were good and the location wasn't that far away from where I lived and was able to get to it from the freeway.

    Cons

    I had no issues while working here, all the people and the company were great, it just sucked when they were shut down...


  7. contract QA Tester

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - QA Tester in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Contractor - QA Tester in Phoenix, AZ

    I worked at THQ as a contractor (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Positive work place with great co workers and amazing management. Fun work environment with a work hard, play hard attitude.

    Cons

    Pay and benefits were just enough to cover my bills and loans. So, be expecting to lose a lot of time working overtime.


  8. Fun, laid back company to work for

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Trade Marketing Coordinator in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Trade Marketing Coordinator in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at THQ full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Many opportunities for growth and career advancements

    Cons

    Many things fall through the cracks due to laid back culture

    Advice to Management

    Develop and keep in place processes for budget management and revenue management


  9. Helpful (1)

    Nice place to work until it closed down.

    Former Contractor - Video Editor in Agoura Hills, CA
    Former Contractor - Video Editor in Agoura Hills, CA

    I worked at THQ as a contractor (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good work environment and talented people.

    Cons

    Bad management at the higher levels.


  10. A great group of people to work with made an otherwise mundane job enjoyable.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Multiplayer Tester in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Senior Multiplayer Tester in Phoenix, AZ

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    A great office atmosphere with wonderful people. We endured a lot of hardships but everyone was always willing to join together and help each other out.

    Cons

    A lack of direction and poor decisions in upper management took a company that was highly profitable to bankruptcy in the span of five years.

    Advice to Management

    Do more research when making big decisions that have the potential to severely affect the company.


  11. Very good until financial troubles set it.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Executive Producer in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Executive Producer in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at THQ full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Opportunity to work on some industry leading titles.

    Cons

    Became very unstable once financial issues set in

    Advice to Management

    Stick to what you're good at...



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