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Old 04-22-2012, 10:40 PM   #1
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Considering a career with Valve?

http://newcdn.flamehaus.com/Valve_Handbook_LowRes.pdf

This is an employee handbook that some dude from some other forum posted. I have read through some of it, and it's interesting. Looks like they aim toward the agile development by selecting their own projects to take on. They have a really cool corporate culture.

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Old 04-23-2012, 02:00 AM   #2
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Take that as a no. Still it's pretty interesting stuff.
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Old 04-23-2012, 02:06 AM   #3
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I read through it. Interesting stuff. They even show ways to move your desk and how to work without the boss being around. What I do like is how they take all their employees on a vacation and how they try and help employees for their first couple months.

Another cool thing I thought of was how they give themselves criticism and how "noone has ever been fired for making a mistake". It shows how awesome Valve is as a company. They work independently and use their own profits to do everything. It would be hard as hell getting a job there imo unless you were really talented.

It makes those Game Design degrees seem rather useless unless you're going to DigiPen or know a programming language or are really talented with art. I gave up on the whole thing years ago. For a lot of young people, it builds debt on something that can never be attainable unless you're that special person or have a gift in a program they need.
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