Valve Corporation

  www.valvesoftware.com
  www.valvesoftware.com
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12 people found this helpful  

The best company to work for in the tech industry

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - N/A in Bellevue, WA
Current Employee - N/A in Bellevue, WA

I have been working at Valve Corporation full-time (more than 5 years)

Pros

Amazingly empowering. No management. No red tape. Salaries are above top of the industry. And families come first - work-life balance pretty much couldn't be better. Not constrained by public/outside investment - entirely self-funded, so making customers happy is all we have to worry about. Easy to make an individual contribution that impacts millions of customers in a positive way - every day. Whole company takes everyone to freaking Hawaii (with families) every year - not to work, just to chill out. And so far, things the company doesn't do well have gotten identified and have become the target of concerted redesign and improvement.

It's not the superficial workplace niceties that make Valve awesome - those are a given. It's the substance of the place that is different.

Also, Gaben's beard.

Cons

Not having a boss often makes it hard (at least temporarily) to know whether I'm doing the right thing. Let's see, what else... Company doesn't yet have an office in Hawaii.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

N/a. Maybe I should use this space to advise myself... Uh, use breath mints more often. Remember to smile.

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  1. 6 people found this helpful  

    Great place to work and learn

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Bellevue, WA

    I have been working at Valve Corporation full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    You get to work with the smartest people in the industry, you get to take on as much responsibility as you are capable of, you get to directly influence and make decisions about product direction, no on else has the authority to force you into a decision you don't agree with, compensation and benefits are amazing

    Cons

    You will be held to very high standards, having to take on more responsibility and make higher level product decisions can mean additional pressure/stress vs more narrow roles at other companies

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep hiring only the very best and don't let standards slip as the company grows

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good start for engineers alike

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Valve Corporation

    Pros

    Very good for engineers like myself

    Cons

    No cons at all, you know yeah, none

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