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Best. Company. Ever.
Seems like at valve you need to be good at multiple skills and at least be very very good at one looking at all the Eric's presentations about Portal 2
How to attend the company vacation. Step 1: Get someone to look after your cats. Step 2: Board your chartered flight. Step 3: Relax by the pool. Step 4: Relax by the pool some more. :v:
[QUOTE=SweetSwifter;35662201]How to attend the company vacation. Step 1: Get someone to look after your cats. Step 2: Board your chartered flight. Step 3: Relax by the pool. Step 4: Relax by the pool some more. :v:[/QUOTE] [IMG]http://puu.sh/qKh9.jpg[/IMG]
Sounds like a shit place to work judging from the handbook and it's no wonder games take forever to get produced.
[QUOTE=markg06;35662216]Sounds like a shit place to work judging from the handbook and it's no wonder games take forever to get produced.[/QUOTE] But the quality in them makes up for lost time you must admit.
Makes me depressed knowing I will never work in such a friendly and amazing environment. Also the "work on whatever project you want" explains why there still isn't EP3. Everyone's working on some other stuff.
[QUOTE=fruxodaily;35662221]But the quality in them makes up for lost time you must admit.[/QUOTE] Sometimes, but there are other developers out there that make better games in less time.
I wonder how much it'll cost me to get this printed.
[QUOTE=markg06;35662216]Sounds like a shit place to work judging from the handbook and it's no wonder games take forever to get produced.[/QUOTE] Sounds like the best fucking place ever. They make the best games, people working there think it's awesome, and they are estimated to be worth billions. It quite obviously works.
[QUOTE=markg06;35662216]Sounds like a shit place to work judging from the handbook and it's no wonder games take forever to get produced.[/QUOTE] Taking forever to make? Probably but at least they don't have a single shitty game Beside you wanna work at a developer that takes less than a year? Go work at Activision
[QUOTE=Frostypunch;35662350]Taking forever to make? Probably but at least they don't have a single shitty game Beside you wanna work at a developer that takes less than a year? Go work at Activision[/QUOTE] Rockstar usually makes a game every year or so, and they are on the same level of quality as Valve, so if you had to pick a yearly company to work at they would be nice...especially compared to Activision.
[QUOTE=Mr. Someguy;35661739]I'd clean the bathrooms at Valve if it means I can work for Gabe. He seems like the best boss ever.[/QUOTE] [quote=ValveHandbook]Gabe Newell—Of all the people at this company who aren’t your boss, Gabe is the MOST not your boss, if you get what we’re saying.[/quote] Read it till the end.
[QUOTE=Funky Pickle;35662367]Rockstar usually makes a game every year or so, and they are on the same level of quality as Valve, so if you had to pick a yearly company to work at they would be nice...especially compared to Activision.[/QUOTE] Only difference is that Rockstar has a shit ton of sister companies and have around a thousand employees.
This is literally the best thing ever
You know what, homework can wait, im gonna read this instead. Edit: oh god help me, i am reading this in Gabe's voice.
I'd feel a bit overwhelmed trying to make my way and figuring out what to do while everyone around you seems to be working their socks off.
man, Valve seems like one big family. kinda how Blizzard [i]used[/i] to be :c
[QUOTE=markg06;35662216]Sounds like a shit place to work judging from the handbook and it's no wonder games take forever to get produced.[/QUOTE] What? It doesn't take 'forever' for them to release games [IMG]http://dl.dropbox.com/u/68548848/7e8a49c5fd2f437cd74e6140f3774d27.png[/IMG] At least try and research.
[QUOTE=Funky Pickle;35662367]Rockstar usually makes a game every year or so, and they are on the same level of quality as Valve, so if you had to pick a yearly company to work at they would be nice...especially compared to Activision.[/QUOTE] Aside from the point made about the thousands of employees Rockstar and the daughter companies have, those are still games that have been worked on for years. Valve also release one or more games each year.
Reading this handbook makes me think Valve is more than a company. It's one big family, always working together and poking fun at each other and having a general good time. It's always willing to accept new members and treat them fairly just like everyone else, and that's why Valve will always be the best game company in my eyes.
[QUOTE=KabsIsBack;35662564]I used to seek attention like that, shame I stopped being 10.[/QUOTE] I didn't realise that having an opinion is attention seeking, now maybe if I went "OH MAN VALVE'S SO FUCKING SHIT I'D RATHER WORK AT INFINITY WARD MAN THEY MAKE COD AKA BEST GAME EVER GOTY ALL YEARS FUCK VALVE I HOPE THEY GO OUT OF BUISNESS" I could see you having some kind of a point.
[QUOTE=markg06;35662617]I didn't realise that having an opinion is attention seeking, now maybe if I went "OH MAN VALVE'S SO FUCKING SHIT I'D RATHER WORK AT INFINITY WARD MAN THEY MAKE COD AKA BEST GAME EVER GOTY ALL YEARS FUCK VALVE I HOPE THEY GO OUT OF BUISNESS" I could see you having some kind of a point.[/QUOTE] Check back at the post, I did that as a filler at first.
[QUOTE=nikomo;35661843]You know you're slightly different from other people when you're more excited over the structuring than the week-long company vacation.[/QUOTE] You know you're the type of person Valve wants to hire.
[QUOTE=Obama Yo Momma;35661980]The Glossary is amazing. [B]Fishbowl[/B]—The conference room by the lunchroom. The one with a big glass wall. Don’t let the name throw you—we don’t actually use it as a fishbowl! Except, of course, on Fishbowl Fridays, where we fill it up with ten thousand gallons of putrid saltwater so that all the manta rays and sharks will have something to breathe while they fight to the death. You won’t see it in your list of benefits, not because it isn’t fun, but because it is illegal. [B]Parking Garage Elevators[/B]—Autonomous hostage-taking devices with a will of their own. Beware.[/QUOTE] Looks like I'm gonna try and become valves concept artist...........or fail and become the artist for a My Little Pony:modern warfare game
[QUOTE=GameDev;35661756]My life goal is to work at Valve.[/QUOTE] Mine too, except I don't have any talent with anything game development-wise. :v:
[QUOTE]Hierarchy is great for maintaining predictability and repeatability. It simplifies planning and makes it easier to control a large group of people from the top down, which is why military organizations rely on it so heavily. But when you’re an entertainment company that’s spent the last decade going out of its way to recruit the most intelligent, innovative, talented people on Earth, telling them to sit at a desk and do what they’re told obliterates 99 percent of their value. We want innovators, and that means maintaining an environment where they’ll flourish. That’s why Valve is flat. It’s our shorthand way of saying that we don’t have any management, and nobody “reports to” anybody else. We do have a founder/president, but even he isn’t your manager. This company is yours to steer—toward opportunities and away from risks. You have the power to green-light projects. You have the power to ship products.[/QUOTE] Neat.
[QUOTE=Frostypunch;35662733]Looks like I'm gonna try and become valves concept artist...........or fail and become the artist for a My Little Pony:modern warfare game[/QUOTE] Since Valve is looking for multiple skills I'm going for programming and level design. Maybe modeling.
[QUOTE=markg06;35662617]I didn't realise that having an opinion is attention seeking, now maybe if I went "OH MAN VALVE'S SO FUCKING SHIT I'D RATHER WORK AT INFINITY WARD MAN THEY MAKE COD AKA BEST GAME EVER GOTY ALL YEARS FUCK VALVE I HOPE THEY GO OUT OF BUISNESS" I could see you having some kind of a point.[/QUOTE] Your opinion is blatantly wrong and stupid. [editline]21st April 2012[/editline] Fuck you auto merge.
[QUOTE=Limed00d;35662129][IMG]http://i.imgur.com/eM2Cd.png[/IMG] aaaw[/QUOTE] Gordan's diaper colors. :v:
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