The handbook: http://cdn.flamehaus.com/Valve_Handbook_LowRes.pdf
Seems like an awesome company, which is not surprising to say the least.
Valve is one of the places I would gladly work for.
Now we need Apple's handbook.
I wish I could work for Valve.
Pretty steep requirements, just from looking at their jobs page.
Working for Valve sounds like a privilege for me. Not because it's about videogames either. It's because you come together with smart and passionate people to create something excellent that will make other people happy.
"Empty Shelf on Fifth Floor—Place we’re planning on putting all those
awards for Ricochet once the gaming world finally catches up with it."
"Method to move your desk"
Company vacations... woah
valve is too cool oh god
Just when I thought I couldn't love Valve any more, this comes along.
Wow even between themselves they are awesome, this thing is great, and also
D'aww. They really make their employees feel welcomed.
Thought this was going to be some blatantly fake book of notes from some employee with HL3 plot details etc
Holy shit it's hilarious, and really nice.
I NEED TO WORK AT VALVE!
I NEED TO WORK AT VALVE
"Ponies-The animals most beloved by those away from their computers, and most despised by people who prefer to hear jokes just once"
Woah, Gabe knows of LMAO Pics?
it seems all well and good but not many people can handle the methodology they have in terms of working
Dang valve you sure are polite
Makes me wanna be a concept artist again knowing that a developer can be this nice
The thing that's so lovely about valve is that, despite their lovely, friendly, nigh-on-huggable approach to their employees and their fanbase, all of this stuff actually works
At the end of the day, their loose and friendly atmosphere frequently outperforms rigid and totalitarian companies like Activision and EA in terms of the quality of games they produce (and, I expect, financially too)
My life goal is to work at Valve.
if only other companies took example of valve's sucsess and how the operate.
They also lack the attitude many companies have of "I'm the boss and fuck you and everything you want" which only the military can compete with
Well, their structure seems very awesome, Would love to work there.
Either way I'm moving to Seattle and looking at every available job opening they may have.
Valve is best
if I could work at valve as merely a janitor for 13$/h, I happily would do it for a long time.
"Manager—The kind of people we don’t have any of. So if you see one, tell
somebody, because it’s probably the ghost of whoever was in this building
before us. Whatever you do, don’t let him give you a presentation on
paradigms in spectral proactivity."
Empty Shelf on Fifth Floor - Place we're planning on putting all those awards for Ricochet once the gaming world finally catches up with it
Hence why Valve is so Successful compared to the corporate seriousness of Electronic Arts.
"What if I screw up?
Nobody has ever been fired at Valve for making a mistake." = The 1# Rule to a Successful Business.
Guys, what if it is fan-made or fake
You know you're slightly different from other people when you're more excited over the structuring than the week-long company vacation.