Valve Corporation Reviews

Updated Jul 24, 2021

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3.9
59%
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Valve Corporation CEO Gabe Newell
Gabe Newell
31 Ratings
Pros
  • "Work/life balance, if you choose to prioritize it(in 5 reviews)

  • "Free food, smart people, casual working enviornment , gym(in 5 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Avoid teams that don't have strong support from Gabe or a board member(in 5 reviews)

  • "advertising flat structure when there actually isn't(in 4 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Former Employee

      The Combine

      Jul 24, 2021 - Custom Armed Protection Officer in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      -decent meal -family cohesion -sadistic pleasure -cool uniform

      Cons

      -Anticitizen 1 -Resistance -enforcing sadism -failure punishment (amputation)

      1 person found this review helpful
    2. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Loved

      Jul 20, 2021 - Manager 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great place to work and grow

      Cons

      No time off, stretched thin

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    3. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      Excellent

      Jul 4, 2021 - Lead Software Engineer in Seattle, WA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Perfect work/life balance and great projects

      Cons

      Really no cons for me

      1 person found this review helpful
    4. 5.0
      Current Employee

      None

      Jun 1, 2021 - Programmer Analyst in Los Angeles, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Fun place to work at!

      Cons

      There are no cons in this workplace!

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    5. 5.0
      Former Employee

      Great Working Place

      Apr 7, 2021 - Computer Programmer in Toa Payoh New Town,
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Nice working place facilities and good staff.

      Cons

      Better improve the working schedule.

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    6. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Very Nice

      Jul 30, 2020 - Software Engineer in Bellevue, WA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Cool company and cool stuff

      Cons

      Nothing is a con here you see

      1 person found this review helpful
    7. 2.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Awful

      Aug 8, 2020 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Get to play games and engineer

      Cons

      Bad pay, was making 9 dollars an hour

      2 people found this review helpful
    8. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Feels like a disorganized trap

      Apr 7, 2020 - N/A in Bellevue, WA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - No job titles, managers, or micro-management of your time - Great health benefits & 401k contribution - Flexible hours and lots of PTO

      Cons

      What looks good about this company on paper feels very different in person: - Salary review process is very nebulous and constantly changing - Feedback gathering was disorganized or even nonexistent most of the time - No growth potential or promotions for employees due to "flat" structure, so it feels like putting your career on pause - Open floor plan everywhere means no privacy and loud work spaces all the time - Felt like a Silicon Valley startup echo chamber more than a distinguished company

      29 people found this review helpful
    9. 3.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Awesome Company

      Jun 17, 2019 - Customer Service in Orlando, FL
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Pay, they help you quickly

      Cons

      They dont have any so far

      5 people found this review helpful
    10. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Awesome company with good perks

      May 16, 2019 - Steam Support 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Working on creating games in different languages

      Cons

      Corporate atmosphere, competition among teammates

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