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Huntsville, AL
51 to 200 employees
Company - Private
Video Games
$5 to $10 million (USD) per year
Curse is a global multimedia and technology company focused on creating content and products specifically for gamers. We provide information and tools to help gamers better enjoy all aspects of their gaming lifestyle.

Mission: Our mission is to empower gamers with premium resources and content to provide an enriched, authentic, and more enjoyable experience. Gamers worldwide can depend on Curse for the tools and expertise they need to take their gaming to the next level.

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About Curse

Curse is a global multimedia and technology company focused on creating content and products specifically for gamers. We provide information and tools to help gamers better enjoy all aspects of their gaming lifestyle.

Our media content is distributed through a variety of channels including websites, video and desktop applications. Our content distribution platforms are powered by proprietary technology, and designed with gamers in mind. Our technology fosters the formation of communities, and helps like-minded gamers around the world connect, interact and share information with one another.


HISTORY was started by Hubert Thieblot as a way to organize the numerous add-ons that were available for his favorite game, World of Warcraft. Hubert originally designed the website just for his friends, but quickly learned that the website he started as a hobby was something the entire gaming community could benefit from. In 2006, as demand for the site began to grow and the site’s traffic skyrocketed, Hubert realized he had a viable online business, and Curse, Inc. was born.

As the newly formed company continued to grow, Hubert made the decision to relocate to San Francisco, where by 2009 he had secured 11 million dollars of financing and began to transform the company from a small, singularly focused start-up into a diverse, gaming information giant.

Today, Curse, Inc. reaches over 50 million people every month through its portfolio of web properties, video channels, social media channels, and its desktop application – the Curse Client.


Our Mission

Our mission is to empower gamers with premium resources and content to provide an enriched, authentic, and more enjoyable experience. Gamers worldwide can depend on Curse for the tools and expertise they need to take their gaming to the next level.

Our Core Values

Our Passion and Purpose is for Gaming

Our company was founded by working together, playing games, and creating long lasting bonds through teamwork and a mutual desire to accomplish our goals. The same mechanics that allow large groups of people to be successful in games are present within our company and every member of the team is expected to share this same passion and drive for excellence. The passion and love we show for our favorite games must shine through in the quality of our work. We are part of the communities we build.

We Are Entrusted by the Community for the Community

We accept the responsibility placed on us by our users and will respect that at all times. We do this by creating high quality and non-invasive communities, tools, and resources designed to enhance the user experience. We will do our very best to steward the community and always act in its best interest.

Past Accomplishments Do Not Guarantee Future Success

We must remain diligent in an ever changing industry. We commit ourselves to always focus on the wants and needs of the community and strive to supply our users with the content they need to be successful. This can only be done through a strong work ethic, an aggressive pursuit of high quality games, and the utilization of the best technology available.


Working at Curse

Curse is a fast-paced, growing company with a start-up atmosphere. Working at Curse means every day is exciting and presents new opportunities for our team to innovate, solve problems and create cutting edge technology.

No matter which department you work in, our open culture provides every employee with the opportunity to have their ideas and opinions heard.

Top Five reasons to work at Curse

  1. We create industry leading technology.

    Whether you work directly with our proprietary platforms or you're developing the next best thing for one of our products, our employees pave the way for industry innovation. Everything we do has a huge impact and improves the gaming experience for the 50 million+ users our products attract each month.

  2. We work with some of the most passionate people in gaming.

    Curse is full of vibrant professionals that are excited to come to work every day and make a difference. It's easy to take pride in our work because we are a part of the community for which we build our surperior products and services. It's inspiring to see our innovative ideas come to life and improve the gaming experience for everyone.

  3. We work for you.

    Curse combines the culture of a small company with the beneifts of working for a gaming titan. We offer not only extensive medical, dental, and vision plans, as well as stock and 401k options, but also perks like daily catered lunch, free drinks & snacks, and even reimbursement for gym memberships and best of all - games! We ensure that our Curse family is well provided for.

  4. We live in a world of endless opportunity.

    Working in the gaming industry provides some of the most rewarding and dynamic professional opportunities on the planet and Curse is at the center of it all. Beginning as a simple site that hosted add-ons for World of Warcraft, we've grown into a dynamic gaming information giant, named by the Inc. 5000 as one of the fastest growing private companies in America 3 times! Our employees continue to help us grow and shape the future of Curse.

  5. Work hard, play harder.

    We work hard to secure our place as a leader in one of the most desirable industries of our time, but we know how to have fun. Attend the hottest local and industry events, play in after-hours gaming tournaments with co-workers, or run for you life during zombie laser tag. At Curse, we play just as hard as we work - we hope you can keep up!



At Curse, we believe in providing our employees with benefits well beyond a paycheck. In addition to a competitive base salary, Curse offers an excellent total compensation package which includes the following:


  • Generous Time Off policy including 8 paid Holidays per year and flexible PTO
  • 20 Paid Time Off days in the first year
  • Top of the line Medical, Vision, and Dental insurance
  • Flexible Spending Accounts for Healthcare and Dependent Care
  • Employee Stock Options & 401k
  • Training and Conference attendance on Curse


  • Lunch catered daily
  • Free Red Bull, sodas, coffee and snacks galore
  • Monthly employee birthday celebrations complete with sweet treats
  • Reimbursement plans for gym memberships, public transportation, and best of all - GAMES!
  • Annual company retreat
  • Company activities including game nights, movies and even zombie laser tag
  • Free tickets to local hockey games and other events

Providing equal opportunity is a core value of Curse. The company makes all employement decisions - such as those involving hiring, training, promotion, compensation, discipline and termination - without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, sex, pregnancy, age, creed, physicial or mental disability, medical condition, genetic characteristic, marital status, veteran status, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by law.


Fastest Growing Private Companies in America, Inc. 5000

The Empact100, Empact

Great Rated, Great Place to Work

Entrepreneur of the Year Finalist - Hubert Thieblot, Ernst & Young


Fastest Growing Private Companies in America, Inc. 5000

Entrepreneur of the Year Finalist - Hubert Thieblot, Ernst & Young

WebAward for Oustanding Acheivement in Web Development - FPS General, Web Marketing Association


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    Curse is great. I love working with a group of talented and focused people who all want to improve the social experience for gamers. Being part of Twitch and Amazon gives Curse even more reach too.


    Shifting priorities sometimes make it difficult to plan and complete a project before needing to move to something else.

    Advice to Management

    Keep hiring passionate people who care about customers as they are the key to continued success!

See All 36 Reviews Photos photo of: Outside of the new digs, soon to be HQ of Curse Voice! photo of: Accounting team @ K1speed racing go-karts! photo of: 5v5 gaming room coming along in our new office! photo of: Curse Media Retreat 2016 photo of: Peek inside before we start construction of the office floor. What a view! photo of: Super Smash bros, getting super srs!
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    I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at in July 2017.


    Very unprofessional. The interviewer unexpectedly rescheduled the conference call 10 mintues after it was supposed to have started, to two hours later. Instead of handling the conversation from home, where I was, I made my way to the office and resolved to skip lunch to make the last minute arrangement. When the call finally arrived, I received a rude statement that "it sounds like I am in a space ship" (due to conversating from inside my car) and finally stepped outside in the heat at the interviewer's insistance. When the "interview" finally started, I had to endure 20 minutes of the other person self embellishing his own role before he was willing to discuss the job at hand. Finally, when permitted to speak, questions like "describe this 'hole' in hour work history" (you mean the time I spent to get a degreee?) and "how much do you make now?" (is that truly your prerogative?) were asked. More time was spent talking about the acquisitions of the company than the role itself. Then there was a constant "I did not hear that! Please repeat?" (and I have the latest phone available, great service...was NOT my end!!) I once had a great deal of respect for this establishment-- I sadly must include that this is no longer the case. I would wait a few years until they get their act together before taking a position with them seriously.

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    • How much money do you currently make?   1 Answer
    • How do you explain away not working during the two years that it took you to get your 2-year-degree?   1 Answer
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  • Fastest Growing Private Companies in America, Inc. Magazine, 2011
  • Entrepreneur of the Year® Finalists(Media and Communications), Ernst & Young, 2014
  • Great Rated, Great Place to Work, 2014
  • Fastest Growing Private Companies in America, Inc. Magazine, 2014
  • The Empact100, Empact, 2014
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