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Updated June 15, 2017
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Pros
  • Great place to work with some great people (in 12 reviews)

  • a lot of good people worked at THQ (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • Senior management was very reactive , not proactive (in 4 reviews)

  • Bad management at the higher levels (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "I got there too late"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at THQ full-time

    Pros

    a lot of good people worked at THQ

    Cons

    bad management. Brian Farrell ran it into the ground

    Advice to Management

    should have stepped aside


  2. "Typical large game dev company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at THQ full-time

    Pros

    - Better work life balance than the worst offenders
    - Decent Salary
    - Our studio had great managers

    Cons

    - Corporate seems clueless with regards to their decision

  3. "Miss It"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Smart PPL, Great office, fun outings, and travel

    Cons

    Bad Leadership, not organized, no money left


  4. "Thq no more"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Great people, everyone was very dedicated. Fun place to work.

    Cons

    Could have been a great company. Management didn't move fast enough to keep up with the industry


  5. "I miss this place!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at THQ full-time

    Pros

    Worked with some of the best people in the industry

    Cons

    Management drove the company into the ground

    Advice to Management

    Stay out of the industry forever


  6. "Video game software publisher"

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    Former Employee - Director of Product Development in Agoura Hills, CA
    Former Employee - Director of Product Development in Agoura Hills, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Diverse portfolio of video game software

    Cons

    Unfocused strategy and publishing vision


  7. "Great team, poor management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Agoura Hills, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Agoura Hills, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at THQ full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Got to work with some wonderful professionals, easy to make friends.
    The games in development were fun.
    Great communication between departments.
    Directors are employee advocates, not enemies.

    Cons

    Senior management mishandled the direction of the company.
    Major decisions were made with the only consideration being the quarterly report, not quality of product.

    Advice to Management

    First focus on supplying a great product, then focus on the investors.

  8. "Too much office politics"

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    Former Employee - Vice President
    Former Employee - Vice President

    I worked at THQ full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great products and titles. Company could have done great things.

    Cons

    People were too busy empire building to actually do their jobs. Eventually, the company went out of business because of this.


  9. "Dooooomed"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at THQ full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Their office in CA was nice

    Cons

    They took on a ton of new studios that they could not handle. They then chopped a lot of them. Then they went bankrupt.

    Advice to Management

    Go back in time and fire your CEO.


  10. "Social Media Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Team was fun to work with.

    Cons

    Company folded. What more can I say.

    Advice to Management

    ... Way to kill a company


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