Valve Corporation

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8 people found this helpful  

Great Company

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

Pros

- awesome work environment
- very talented people
- great benefits

Cons

nothing bad about this company

Recommends
Positive Outlook
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  1. 25 people found this helpful  

    It's like being in high school again.

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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)

    Pros

    Good pay, sometimes good projects, good talent

    Cons

    The lack of solid structure in management reduces the company to schoolyard politics where bullies and loudmouths reign.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't make promises to prospective employees that you're not planning on keeping. Stop pushing the hype about flat management structure. It's not true at all.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
  2. 14 people found this helpful  

    The best company to work for in the tech industry

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    • Senior Management
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    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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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