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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. "Unorganized company"

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    • 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


  2. "What might have been"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • 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.

  3. "Company was Poorly managed company"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Agoura Hills, CA
    Current Employee - Project 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

    THQ was close to my residence, making commuting in the soCal area bearable.

    Cons

    The company downsized teams regularly and Sr. Management was solely interested in making a cheap profit, often at the expense of clients and internal quality.


  4. "Poor leadership"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Started out as a decent place to work

    Cons

    High pay, raises and bonus given to people who didn't deserve it.


  5. "Fun, laid back company to work for"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Trade Marketing Coordinator in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Trade Marketing Coordinator in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Many opportunities for growth and career advancements

    Cons

    Many things fall through the cracks due to laid back culture

    Advice to Management

    Develop and keep in place processes for budget management and revenue management


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

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    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.


  7. "Great Company, Great People"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    You get to work with the best people in the industry and take part in a meaningful project. Good standards amongst the various studios.

    Cons

    Sometimes you are required to work long hours, as expected near the end of a project. It is compensated for, however when you work light hours at the start of a project.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "run by stale old idiots"

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    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"

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    • 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. "Audit Senior"

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    • 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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