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possibly the best game company to work for

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Valve Corporation

Pros

good quality of life, and being surrounded by creative people. there are many reasons to work at valve. the standards are pretty high, but they push you and really make you strive for the newest, best thing. there is no formal management structure, and responsibility is given on a competence level or if one asks for it. there is lots of room to try new things, so you feel like you are learning all the time. i have been at valve for many years and found it to be extremely rewarding, both in a business sense and personal one.

Cons

very competitive internally (high standards).

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more insight into what's happening at the company, future plans.

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    Great work if you can get it, and by "get it", I mean "understand it"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bellevue, WA (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bellevue, WA (US)

    I worked at Valve Corporation full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good compensation, unbelievable perks. Very smart and talented coworkers with impressive high-profile experience in the game and film industries. Got first-hand experience with the fabled Valve flat hierarchy. Family-friendly schedule (at least for me). Enjoyed almost everyone I worked with directly.

    Cons

    The downside to the lack of hierarchy for me was a huge amount of confusion over roles on given projects. Employees are encouraged to take risks and chart one's own course in terms of initiating projects and/or choosing projects to work on, which sounds good, but ultimately left me constantly second-guessing my bigger decisions. I also don't think I picked up many skills that have benefited me outside this company.

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    my review

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    Former Employee - Programmer in Seattle, WA (US)
    Former Employee - Programmer in Seattle, WA (US)

    I worked at Valve Corporation full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    great culture to be working in.

    Cons

    that all companies aren't run like this!

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    keep up the good work

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