THQ Reviews

Updated March 22, 2015
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  1. 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 (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
  2. 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 (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
  3. 1 person found this helpful

    run by stale old idiots

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    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
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  5. 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 (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
  6. 1 person found this helpful

    Had lots of opportunity but terrible leadership

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    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 a 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
  7. 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 a 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
  8. 1 person found this helpful

    THQ is the best job I have ever had.

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

    I have been working at THQ as a contractor (more than a 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.

  9. 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
  10. Like one big awesome family.

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

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

    Pros

    The open and friendly environment.

    Cons

    The fact that they have to close the office.

    Recommends
  11. Overall great place to work

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    Current Contractor - Animator in Agoura Hills, CA
    Current Contractor - Animator in Agoura Hills, CA

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

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