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Pros
  • Great place to work with some great people (in 12 reviews)

  • The people are great and the work/life balance is great (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • Upper management was a Little disconnected (in 7 reviews)

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

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  1. "Great team, poor management"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  2. "All Flash"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Vice President in Agoura Hills, CA
    Former Employee - Vice President in Agoura Hills, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at THQ (More than a year)

    Pros

    Strong product catalog on the entertainment side with potential to grow in digital

    Cons

    Out of touch senior executives. Bloated sales and finance divisions. We can product on kids and family portfolio. Inability to change. Weak product on kids and family portfolio. Inability to change.

    Advice to Management

    Don't always go with what you know, be open to new ideas and ways to conduct business.


  3. "Unorganized company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Carlsbad, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Carlsbad, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at THQ full-time

    Pros

    The people I worked with were insanely passionate, very talented about making games and a great group of individuals

    Cons

    The structure of the studio was in flux and no one knew who was responsible for what which led to a great deal of confusion and frustration.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to trust your team


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  5. "What might have been"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director of Marketing in Agoura Hills, CA
    Current Employee - Director of Marketing in Agoura Hills, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at THQ full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good products, good people at the working level.

    Cons

    Exec level there seemed to be a lot of Hollywood style BS going on.


  6. "Great people, lots of potential, unfortunate ending...."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Senior Consultant in Agoura Hills, CA
    Former Contractor - Senior Consultant in Agoura Hills, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at THQ as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    High quality people
    Great games
    High amount of integrity in the workplace

    Cons

    Should have consolidated and cut expenses much sooner
    U Draw, not a good move


  7. "It was pretty relaxed and fun. Bad management brought the company down."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Agoura Hills, CA
    Current Employee - Director in Agoura Hills, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "run by stale old idiots"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Principal Programmer in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Principal Programmer in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    don't be an idiot


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Had lots of opportunity but terrible leadership"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Global Brand Manager in Agoura Hills, CA
    Current Employee - Global Brand Manager in Agoura Hills, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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


  10. "Poor leadership glaringly obvious in company performance"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Global Brand Manager in Agoura Hills, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Global Brand Manager in Agoura Hills, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Nice people, comparable benefits and salary

    Cons

    Inept management. that fails to see simple dollars and cents

    No accountability

    Advice to Management

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


  11. "I met a lot of great coworkers."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - QA Tester in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - QA Tester in Phoenix, AZ

    Pros

    -People are dedicated and hardworking almost to a fault sometimes.
    -Alot of great energy and positive attitudes all around.

    Cons

    -QA always feels like it's expendable.

    Advice to Management

    hope upper management gets its act together and doesn't sink the company further into the ground.



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