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THQ Reviews

Updated December 19, 2016
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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. 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


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Had lots of opportunity but terrible leadership"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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


  3. "Audit Senior"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Audit Senior in Agoura Hills, CA
    Current Employee - Audit Senior 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

    None, it was a very disorganized, dissatisfying company to work for. It was operating based on the clique and posse basis and not competence.

    Cons

    - High incompetence at C-Suite level, people who can just talk the talk but inexperienced to walk it
    - Operate on hope not strategy
    - Sweep any red audit flags

    Advice to Management

    - Well, none, they ran the company to the ground and i was not surprised, just shocked it took so long, there was no way they were going to make it. They lacked ethics


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  5. "A great group of people to work with made an otherwise mundane job enjoyable."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Multiplayer Tester in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Senior Multiplayer Tester in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at THQ full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    A great office atmosphere with wonderful people. We endured a lot of hardships but everyone was always willing to join together and help each other out.

    Cons

    A lack of direction and poor decisions in upper management took a company that was highly profitable to bankruptcy in the span of five years.

    Advice to Management

    Do more research when making big decisions that have the potential to severely affect the company.


  6. "Very good until financial troubles set it."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Executive Producer in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Executive Producer in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Opportunity to work on some industry leading titles.

    Cons

    Became very unstable once financial issues set in

    Advice to Management

    Stick to what you're good at...


  7. "Past its sell by date"

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

    I have been working at THQ full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Nice location. The admins are fantastic.

    Cons

    Executive leadership and board could not possibly be more asleep at the wheel. Taking a share price from $33 to .45 is amazing. What is most impressive as to how much they go from one head of studios to another despite the lack of portfolio or games studio experience. Snake oil salesman and snake oil buyers, the board and exec teams deserve each other.

    Advice to Management

    Resign before you run out of studios to crash.


  8. "review of toy headquarters, or THQ:"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good tuition reimbursal, made some good games in the past:

    Cons

    poor management, dumb ideas, and no clue of what it takes to make a quality product.

    Advice to Management

    fire yourselves and and hire people that know WTF they are doing!


  9. "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


  10. "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.


  11. "New Employee and Ready to Leave"

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

    Pros

    - great boss
    - nice medical benefits
    - nice to have christmas closure

    Cons

    - R&D old and tired
    - IT non-existent and old school
    - leadership needs to lead

    Advice to Management

    I recently joined THQ and unfortunate to admit a mistake. People are nice, but company is stale and negative. For a software development company very antiquated management and systems. IT non-existent, servers are from 1990's with analog phones. NEW R&D BLOOD - THQ needs a hit. What about kid games like Mario Bros? Something beyond wrestling. Good luck!



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