THQ

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THQ Reviews

Updated August 19, 2014
Updated August 19, 2014
74 Reviews
3.1
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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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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    run by stale old idiots

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Principal Programmer in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Principal Programmer in Austin, TX

    I worked at THQ full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    pay, benefits,people and the games

    Cons

    run by idiots who can't read the industry

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    don't be an idiot

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Had lots of opportunity but terrible leadership

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Global Brand Manager in Agoura Hills, CA
    Current Employee - Global Brand Manager in Agoura Hills, CA

    I have been working at THQ full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    No idea what is going on...

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Agoura Hills, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Agoura Hills, CA

    I worked at THQ full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    I got a lot of free games at the end of the year... and then they announced bankruptcy and a bunch of people I saw on a daily basis were gone in an instant...

    Cons

    Felt like I was walking on egg shells since day one at this place.
    Nobody knows what is going on, not even upper management. Speaking of upper management, there seems to be many of them while nothing is getting done.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You don't need so many directors and VPs that do nothing but sap away your finances. Seriously, how many execs do you need..??

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    THQ is the best job I have ever had.

    Current Employee - QA Tester in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - QA Tester in Phoenix, AZ

    I have been working at THQ as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great People, they get the work done and have fun doing it. Casual yet professional at the same time.

    Cons

    Can occasionally be tedious, but that's to be expected when you have to test the same section of game for 3 months.

  6.  

    Very good until financial troubles set it.

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    Current Employee - Executive Producer in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Executive Producer in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    Opportunity to work on some industry leading titles.

    Cons

    Became very unstable once financial issues set in

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stick to what you're good at...

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Like one big awesome family.

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

    I have been working at THQ as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    The open and friendly environment.

    Cons

    The fact that they have to close the office.

    Recommends
  8.  

    Overall great place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Animator in Agoura Hills, CA
    Current Employee - Animator in Agoura Hills, CA

    I have been working at THQ as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Small teams, good people, good equipment to work with, colleagues were very knowledgeable and friendly

    Cons

    Unless you live in the Valley, It's quite a drive. The tech office workers are very impersonal.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Past its sell by date

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Vice President in Agoura Hills, CA
    Current Employee - Vice President in Agoura Hills, CA

    I have been working at THQ full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Nice location. The admins are fantastic.

    Cons

    Executive leadership and board could not possibly be more asleep at the wheel. Taking a share price from $33 to .45 is amazing. What is most impressive as to how much they go from one head of studios to another despite the lack of portfolio or games studio experience. Snake oil salesman and snake oil buyers, the board and exec teams deserve each other.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Resign before you run out of studios to crash.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    review of toy headquarters, or THQ:

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ

    I worked at THQ full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    good tuition reimbursal, made some good games in the past:

    Cons

    poor management, dumb ideas, and no clue of what it takes to make a quality product.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    fire yourselves and and hire people that know WTF they are doing!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Poor leadership glaringly obvious in company performance

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    Current Employee - Senior Global Brand Manager in Agoura Hills, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Global Brand Manager in Agoura Hills, CA

    I have been working at THQ

    Pros

    Nice people, comparable benefits and salary

    Cons

    Inept management. that fails to see simple dollars and cents

    No accountability

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hold leaders accountability for the company's steep decline and situation

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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