THQ Reviews

Updated August 19, 2014
Updated August 19, 2014
74 Reviews
3.1
74 Reviews
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THQ Chairman & CEO Brian J. Farrell
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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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    What might have been

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    Current Employee - Director of Marketing  in  Agoura Hills, CA
    Current Employee - Director of Marketing in Agoura Hills, CA

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

    Pros

    Good products, good people at the working level.

    Cons

    Exec level there seemed to be a lot of Hollywood style BS going on.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    contract QA Tester

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - QA Tester  in  Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - QA Tester in Phoenix, AZ

    I worked at THQ as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Fun, laid back company to work for

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Trade Marketing Coordinator  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Trade Marketing Coordinator in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    Many opportunities for growth and career advancements

    Cons

    Many things fall through the cracks due to laid back culture

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Develop and keep in place processes for budget management and revenue management

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Poor leadership

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at THQ full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Started out as a decent place to work

    Cons

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Nice place to work until it closed down.

    Former Employee - Video Editor  in  Agoura Hills, CA
    Former Employee - Video Editor in Agoura Hills, CA

    I worked at THQ as a contractor for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Good work environment and talented people.

    Cons

    Bad management at the higher levels.

  7.  

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

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    Former Employee - Senior Consultant  in  Agoura Hills, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Agoura Hills, CA

    I worked at THQ as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Great Company, Great People

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    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
  9.  

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

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    Current Employee - Director  in  Agoura Hills, CA
    Current Employee - Director in Agoura Hills, CA

    I have been working at THQ full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    None, since the company is out of bushiness now

    Cons

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    A great group of people to work with made an otherwise mundane job enjoyable.

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    Former Employee - Senior Multiplayer Tester  in  Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Senior Multiplayer Tester in Phoenix, AZ

    I worked at THQ full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    A great office atmosphere with wonderful people. We endured a lot of hardships but everyone was always willing to join together and help each other out.

    Cons

    A lack of direction and poor decisions in upper management took a company that was highly profitable to bankruptcy in the span of five years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do more research when making big decisions that have the potential to severely affect the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Audit Senior

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    Current Employee - Audit Senior  in  Agoura Hills, CA
    Current Employee - Audit Senior in Agoura Hills, CA

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

    Pros

    None, 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 ManagementAdvice

    - 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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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