THQ Reviews

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.  

    Loved it. Too bad they went out of business.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at THQ

    Pros

    People, atmosphere, casual environment, willing to teach

    Cons

    CEO who was stuck in old ways and didn't adjust to changes in industry fast enough to keep the company in business.

  2.  

    Was good while it lasted.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at THQ

    Pros

    Great people at the San Diego studio - lots of smart and talented teammates. Employees were treated well, plenty of snacks, flexible hours, had to work some overtime but not horrible.

    Cons

    Typical game company stuff - occasional crunch time near the milestones, but not as bad as the hours I've heard of at other places.

  3.  

    Great Company, Great People

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Dallas, TX

    I worked at THQ full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    You get to work with the best people in the industry and take part in a meaningful project. Good standards amongst the various studios.

    Cons

    Sometimes you are required to work long hours, as expected near the end of a project. It is compensated for, however when you work light hours at the start of a project.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    THQ is the best job I have ever had.

    Current Employee - QA Tester  in  Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - QA Tester in Phoenix, AZ

    I have been working at THQ as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Great People, they get the work done and have fun doing it. Casual yet professional at the same time.

    Cons

    Can occasionally be tedious, but that's to be expected when you have to test the same section of game for 3 months.

  6.  

    Like one big awesome family.

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

    I have been working at THQ as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    The open and friendly environment.

    Cons

    The fact that they have to close the office.

    Recommends
  7.  

    Overall great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Animator  in  Agoura Hills, CA
    Current Employee - Animator in Agoura Hills, CA

    I have been working at THQ as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Small teams, good people, good equipment to work with, colleagues were very knowledgeable and friendly

    Cons

    Unless you live in the Valley, It's quite a drive. The tech office workers are very impersonal.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Very professional studio.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - 3D Animator  in  Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Former Employee - 3D Animator in Montreal, QC (Canada)

    I worked at THQ full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Professional, Teamwork, Learning Experience, Personal Growth

    Cons

    Human Resources department could use some more communication to the employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No particular advice.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Concept Artist  in  Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Concept Artist in Montreal, QC (Canada)

    I have been working at THQ full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Lots of great people here.

    Cons

    Everything is running fairly smoothly

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great place to work, great people, great culture

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at THQ full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Friendly colleagues, relaxed work environment

    Cons

    No career progression, lack of overall strategic direction for the firm

  11.  

    Start up, amazing in the making

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Environment Artist  in  Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Environment Artist in Montreal, QC (Canada)

    I have been working at THQ

    Pros

    People for now, while waiting things to get started.

    Cons

    Slow to start (but was expected)

    Recommends

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