Valve Corporation

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    Great work if you can get it, and by "get it", I mean "understand it"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bellevue, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bellevue, WA

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


    Good compensation, unbelievable perks. Very smart and talented coworkers with impressive high-profile experience in the game and film industries. Got first-hand experience with the fabled Valve flat hierarchy. Family-friendly schedule (at least for me). Enjoyed almost everyone I worked with directly.


    The downside to the lack of hierarchy for me was a huge amount of confusion over roles on given projects. Employees are encouraged to take risks and chart one's own course in terms of initiating projects and/or choosing projects to work on, which sounds good, but ultimately left me constantly second-guessing my bigger decisions. I also don't think I picked up many skills that have benefited me outside this company.

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Valve Corporation Interviews

Updated Oct 13, 2014
Updated Oct 13, 2014

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Bellevue, WA
    Anonymous Employee in Bellevue, WA
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Valve Corporation in September 2014.

    Interview Details

    I applied to 2 interesting positions on Saturday.
    Although having 11 years of experience, world-level achievements, and strong relevant skills, they just politely replied 'no' right away on Sunday, didn't even proposed an interview.
    Very weird..

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Headquarters Bellevue, WA
Size 150 to 499 Employees
Founded Unknown
Type Company - Private
Industry Media
Revenue $100 to $500 million (USD) per year

Valve Corporation keeps gamers moving full Steam ahead. Along with creating video games for consoles and portable devices from Nintendo, Microsoft, and Sony, as well as for the PC, Valve also runs the industry-leading online game distribution, management, and social platform Steam. Popular Valve titles such as Half-Life, Portal, and Left 4 Dead are available on Steam, as well as games from publishers such as Electronic Arts and Ubisoft. Valve also licenses its Source game engine to game developers and others, and it provides gaming content to a network of cybercafes in... More

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