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THQ Reviews

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. "Great environment"

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    Former Employee - QA Tester in Agoura Hills, CA
    Former Employee - QA Tester in Agoura Hills, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at THQ (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Friendly environment that is always filled with people who have a passion for games

    Cons

    Poor upper management decisions, kaos studio

    Advice to Management

    invest in proven developers over those with little or no experience


  2. "Games made the way they should be"

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    Former Employee - Product Analyst in Carlsbad, CA
    Former Employee - Product Analyst in Carlsbad, CA
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Fun place to work. Good pay. Respect between different departments. Good people.

    Cons

    Business not run to well that lead to office closing and people losing jobs.

    Advice to Management

    Learn what works and don't waste time and money on what doesn't.

  3. "Great company, great people"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Westlake Village, Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Westlake Village, Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Everyone at THQ was driving toward growing the business. Fun, smart people who weren't afraid to take risks. Company took care of good employees and encouraged new ideas.

    Cons

    Too many product development teams with legacies of building inexpensive, low quality kids games, and an unwillingness to kill bad projects before they got to the point of no return.


  4. "Failed to Evolve"

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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

    Generous compensation, fun environment while they were thriving.

    Cons

    Constant re-organizations, lack of clear vision, spent five years trying to return to greatness. Went bankrupt.

    Advice to Management

    Sometimes you have to put the company ahead of yourself.


  5. "Worst company ever"

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

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

    Pros

    The staff that were not management were some of the best coworkers I've ever had. Great people who were undervalued and unappreciated.

    Cons

    Management saw us as numbers and not people. They had no idea how to run the company. That's why it's non existant.


  6. "All Flash"

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    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.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Well? It was fun while it lasted"

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    Former Employee - Developer in Agoura Hills, CA
    Former Employee - Developer in Agoura Hills, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Before the company started to implode on itself, it was a fairly good environment, with a restaurant upstairs for fresh food during breakfast and lunch, and a full stock of drinks and snacks for the long hours...

    Cons

    ....yeah about those long hours.
    Especially during the collapse, you should have been aware of the long hours, low appreciation and lack of quality we were putting out.
    And don't get me started with the damned tablet nonsense.

    Advice to Management

    Maybe don't run a company based solely on crappy kid games. Because when that well of money ran dry (and you pumped millions into the freaking UDraw crap...), everything fell apart.

  8. "Great company. but some Challenges"

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    Former Employee - Director, Marketing in Calabasas Hills, CA
    Former Employee - Director, Marketing in Calabasas Hills, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Cool people, fun environment, cool perks

    Cons

    Challenging leadership, bad fiscal management


  9. "Such a great company!!!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Agoura Hills, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Agoura Hills, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great culture. Fun industry. True team environment.

    Cons

    The company is no longer in business.

    Advice to Management

    I wish it were still a viable company.


  10. "We tried, I guess."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at THQ full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Met a lot of great people. Compensation seemed generous.

    Cons

    Everything appeared to collapse under poor management / combative culture.

    Advice to Management

    Get a different job. (As the other one is probably gone.)


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