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Bellevue, WA (US)
201 to 500 employees
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Company - Private
Video Games
$50 to $100 million (USD) per year
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Valve Corporation keeps gamers moving full Steam ahead. Along with creating video games for consoles and portable devices from Nintendo, Microsoft, and Sony, as well as for the PC, Valve also runs the industry-leading online game distribution, management, and social platform ... Read more

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    I worked at Valve Corporation full-time

    Pros

    Great work/life balance
    Amazing coworkers
    Plenty of projects to work on

    Cons

    Lack of communication/ transparency
    Clique-like mindset

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Valve Corporation Interviews

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bellevue, WA (US)
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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Valve Corporation (Bellevue, WA (US)) in January 2018.

    Interview

    1 phone conversation about resume and past experience

    1 lunch conversation about past experience and areas/features applicant would like to improve/contribute to any of Valve products (from both technical and business perspectives)

    Full-day of on-site interviews:
    3 design/coding sessions
    1 session about general topic outside of candidate comfort/experience zone
    1 lunch conversation about general technical/business thinking, aptitude and customer focus

    Interview Questions

    • - Implement itoa, i.e. convert integer to string

      - Design an elevator (how would you decide where the elevator should stop, go next ... etc.)

      - Design/implement a simple calculator (simple display, 1 key press at a time ~ state machine)

      - Compute the distance between 2 axis-aligned rectangles where the distance is defined such that it is:
      1. Zero if both rectangles intersect.
      2. The vertical/horizontal distance between the edges in case they're adjacent or on top of each other
      3. The euclidean distance between the corners otherwise.

      - How would you devise a scoring function for players' performance in a game like Counter Strike?   Answer Question
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