THQ
3.1 of 5 73 reviews
www.thq.com Agoura Hills, CA 1000 to 5000 Employees

THQ Reviews

Updated Apr 4, 2014
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3.1 73 reviews

                             

21% Approve of the CEO

THQ Chairman & CEO Brian J. Farrell

Brian J. Farrell

(43 ratings)

37% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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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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    QA Tester (Former Employee)
    Phoenix, AZ

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

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

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Poor leadership

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Los Angeles, CA

    ProsStarted out as a decent place to work

    ConsHigh pay, raises and bonus given to people who didn't deserve it.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Fun, laid back company to work for

    Trade Marketing Coordinator (Former Employee)
    Los Angeles, CA

    ProsMany opportunities for growth and career advancements

    ConsMany things fall through the cracks due to laid back culture

    Advice to Senior ManagementDevelop and keep in place processes for budget management and revenue management

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Nice place to work until it closed down.

    Video Editor (Former Employee)
    Agoura Hills, CA

    ProsGood work environment and talented people.

    ConsBad management at the higher levels.

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    Great people, lots of potential, unfortunate ending....

    Senior Consultant (Former Employee)
    Agoura Hills, CA

    ProsHigh quality people
    Great games
    High amount of integrity in the workplace

    ConsShould have consolidated and cut expenses much sooner
    U Draw, not a good move

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great Company, Great People

    Senior Software Engineer (Former Employee)
    Dallas, TX

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

    ConsSometimes 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.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Audit Senior (Current Employee)
    Agoura Hills, CA

    ProsNone, it was a very disorganized, dissatisfying company to work for. It was operating based on the clique and posse basis and not competence.

    Cons- High incompetence at C-Suite level, people who can just talk the talk but inexperienced to walk it
    - Operate on hope not strategy
    - Sweep any red audit flags

    Advice to Senior Management- Well, none, they ran the company to the ground and i was not surprised, just shocked it took so long, there was no way they were going to make it. They lacked ethics

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    It was pretty relaxed and fun. Bad management brought the company down.

    Director (Current Employee)
    Agoura Hills, CA

    ProsNone, since the company is out of bushiness now

    ConsOut of business, so it doesn't matter now.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    run by stale old idiots

    Principal Programmer (Former Employee)
    Austin, TX

    Prospay, benefits,people and the games

    Consrun by idiots who can't read the industry

    Advice to Senior Managementdon't be an idiot

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Had lots of opportunity but terrible leadership

    Global Brand Manager (Current Employee)
    Agoura Hills, CA

    Prosgood people
    ability to take on a lot of responsibility and learn quickly
    casual atmosphere

    Consworst leadership in the business
    out of touch management
    lack of strategy

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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