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  • www.valvesoftware.com
  • Bellevue, WA
  • 201 to 500 Employees
  • null
  • Company - Private
  • Video Games
  • $50 to $100 million (USD)

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Valve Corporation keeps gamers moving full Steam ahead. Along with creating video games for consoles and portable devices from Nintendo, Microsoft, and Sony, as well as for the PC, Valve also runs the industry-leading online game distribution, management, and social platform ...

Valve Corporation Reviews

3.9
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"The Combine"

Jul 24, 2021 - Custom Armed Protection Officer in New York, NY
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-decent meal
-family cohesion
-sadistic pleasure
-cool uniform

Cons

-Anticitizen 1
-Resistance
-enforcing sadism
-failure punishment (amputation)
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Valve Corporation Interviews

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Negative46%
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  1. Designer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Bellevue, WA
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    I applied through an employee referral I interviewed at Valve Corporation (Bellevue, WA)

    Interview

    Setting up the interview was a mess, and I’m sure would have never happened had I not been friends with someone at Valve. After deciding to fly me out for an in-person interview, we agreed upon a date. 4 days prior to that date, no one had connected me to arrange my flight and hotel. Concerned, I reached out to my friend, who poked the interview organizers who then reached out to me the next day.

    Interview day was a full day of interviews where I spoke with 2 valve employees at a time. Questions were about designing a L4D co-op scoring system, a ski resort app, and the same standard questions others have mentioned. I did a full day of interviews, but apparently they can cut the interview short if it’s not going well after the lunch interview. Most of the people I met with were very engaged, but a few wore their disinterest on their sleeve and were almost openly hostile. Definitely a weird approach for an interview process that was, in their own words, meant to simulate what it’d be like to work with them. It often felt as though the interviewers had been decided upon just hours before - many knew nothing of my work of work history, which led to a lot of retreading of the same history and subsequent follow up questions.

    At the end of the day, I was offered a contract position, which I explained I could not take as I was not about to move to one of the most expensive areas in the country for a job without benefits or assurances of full-time work. They told me that many contractors ultimately become full-time employees, which only made their offer stranger to me; if that’s the case, why not hire people outright? After declining, they told me that having gone through the process, I would be welcome to contract with them at any point afterward, but I seriously doubt they would even remember who I was a week later.

    Afterward, no one responded to the emails I sent thanking them for taking the time and for the experience. Meanwhile, the card I had to put on file at the hotel was charged for the room, which required that I contact Valve’s interview coordinator so that they could clear up the charge with the hotel and pay for the room. Ultimately, the whole ordeal was terribly disorganized and going through a day of interviews only to be offered a contract position made the whole process feel like a big waste of time. As a lifelong fan of Valve’s games, it was a very disappointing experience.
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    How would you design a scoring system for Left 4 Dead? How would you design an app for a Ski Resort?

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