1. Post #1
    Starpluck? More like StarFUCK!!
    Starpluck's Avatar
    September 2008
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    The handbook: http://cdn.flamehaus.com/Valve_Handbook_LowRes.pdf

    Seems like an awesome company, which is not surprising to say the least.
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  2. Post #2
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    April 2007
    13,082 Posts
    Google Docs " I don't wanna download a PDF" edition:

    https://docs.google.com/viewer?url=h...wRes.pdf&pli=1



    i like how valve barely has any employee structure whatsoever
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  3. Post #3
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    August 2010
    2,691 Posts
    Valve is one of the places I would gladly work for.
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  4. Post #4
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    January 2012
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    Now we need Apple's handbook.
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    I wish I could work for Valve.
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  6. Post #6
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    February 2005
    239 Posts
    Now we need Apple's handbook.
    Here you go!
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  7. Post #7
    Flubascrub
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    August 2009
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    Pretty steep requirements, just from looking at their jobs page.
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  8. Post #8
    Marik Bentusi's Avatar
    June 2010
    6,193 Posts
    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.
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    November 2008
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  10. Post #10
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    August 2008
    1,576 Posts
    "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."

    Love it
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  11. Post #11
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    May 2005
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    Haha:
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  12. Post #12
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    Dennab
    January 2012
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    HL3 confirmed.
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    (Feminazi) (Queen of the Furrys) (Girl Power!) (Massive Faggot) (Queen of the Diva's) (Women's right's activist) (The Classy Lady) (Bigger, Badder, Bronyer)
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    March 2010
    1,635 Posts
    "Method to move your desk"

    Company vacations... woah

    valve is too cool oh god
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  15. Post #15
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    May 2005
    1,797 Posts
    Cool:
    Why does your desk have wheels? Think of those wheels as a symbolic
    reminder that you should always be considering where you could move
    yourself to be more valuable. But also think of those wheels as literal
    wheels, because that’s what they are, and you’ll be able to actually move
    your desk with them.
    You’ll notice people moving frequently; often whole teams will move
    their desks to be closer to each other. There is no organizational
    structure keeping you from being in close proximity to the people
    who you’d help or be helped by most.
    The fact that everyone is always moving around within the company
    makes people hard to find. That’s why we have http://user—check it
    out. We know where you are based on where your machine is plugged
    in, so use this site to see a map of where everyone is right now.
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  16. Post #16
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    February 2007
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    Just when I thought I couldn't love Valve any more, this comes along.
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  17. Post #17
    Wow even between themselves they are awesome, this thing is great, and also
    Nobody has ever been fired at Valve for making a mistake.
    It wouldn’t make sense for us to operate that way. Providing
    the freedom to fail is an important trait of the company—
    we couldn’t expect so much of individuals if we also penalized people for errors. Even expensive mistakes, or ones
    which result in a very public failure, are genuinely looked at
    as opportunities to learn. We can always repair the mistake
    or make up for it.
    D'aww. They really make their employees feel welcomed.
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  18. Post #18
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    October 2007
    21,594 Posts
    Thought this was going to be some blatantly fake book of notes from some employee with HL3 plot details etc
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  19. Post #19
    Holy shit it's hilarious, and really nice.

    I NEED TO WORK AT VALVE!
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  20. Post #20
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    October 2010
    12,785 Posts
    ok the user-check thing is pretty fucking cool.

  21. Post #21
    Company Vacation—Every year, the company gathers all the employees and
    our families, flies us somewhere tropical, and gives us a free weeklong
    vacation. Popular pastimes include beard contests, snorkeling, ice cream
    socials, jet skiing, or just sitting on the beach chatting with the locals about
    how many googly-eyed seashells you should buy from them. (Your feeling:
    none. Their counteroffer: Just buy five then.)
    [h2]I NEED TO WORK AT VALVE[/h2]
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  22. Post #22
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    August 2010
    3,838 Posts
    "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?
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  23. Post #23
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    May 2011
    1,168 Posts
    it seems all well and good but not many people can handle the methodology they have in terms of working
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  24. Post #24
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    March 2006
    24,057 Posts
    Valve is one of the places I would gladly work for.
    I'd clean the bathrooms at Valve if it means I can work for Gabe. He seems like the best boss ever.
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  25. Post #25
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    March 2011
    621 Posts
    Dang valve you sure are polite

    Makes me wanna be a concept artist again knowing that a developer can be this nice

  26. Post #26
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    February 2008
    646 Posts
    I guess a certain someone needs to learn about the search function!
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  27. Post #27
    Ah yes "opinions"
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    October 2005
    16,899 Posts
    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)
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  28. Post #28
    Ask about my EBOLA fetish
    GameDev's Avatar
    February 2010
    12,391 Posts
    Why do I need to pick my own projects?

    We’ve heard that other companies have people allocate a
    percentage of their time to self-directed projects. At Valve,
    that percentage is 100. Since Valve is flat, people don’t join projects because
    they’re told to. Instead, you’ll decide what to work on
    after asking yourself the right questions (more on that
    later). Employees vote on projects with their feet (or desk
    wheels). Strong projects are ones in which people can
    see demonstrated value; they staff up easily. This means
    there are any number of internal recruiting efforts constantly under way.
    My life goal is to work at Valve.
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  29. Post #29
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    October 2005
    513 Posts
    if only other companies took example of valve's sucsess and how the operate.
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  30. Post #30
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    February 2007
    1,809 Posts
    Ponies—The animals most beloved by those away from their computers,
    and most despised by people who prefer to hear jokes just once.
    edit

    fucking ninja'd

  31. Post #31
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    November 2005
    4,407 Posts
    Wow even between themselves they are awesome, this thing is great, and also

    D'aww. They really make their employees feel welcomed.
    Any company that has a lot of tense and bad inside relations will ultimately produce worse and worse products
    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
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  32. Post #32
    Dennab
    July 2009
    2,787 Posts
    Well, their structure seems very awesome, Would love to work there.

  33. Post #33
    Either way I'm moving to Seattle and looking at every available job opening they may have.
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  34. Post #34
    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."
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  35. Post #35
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    October 2006
    7,126 Posts
    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
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  36. Post #36
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    August 2010
    371 Posts
    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.
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  37. Post #37
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    January 2011
    1,169 Posts
    Guys, what if it is fan-made or fake
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  38. Post #38
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    October 2008
    8,769 Posts
    Fuck

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    4,125 Posts

  40. Post #40
    I wasted a dollar on a stupid title.
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    September 2007
    16,822 Posts
    You know you're slightly different from other people when you're more excited over the structuring than the week-long company vacation.
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