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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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    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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    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Valve Corporation (Bellevue, WA (US)) in March 2009.

    Interview

    The interview lasted all day, and happened in phases. Each phase consisted of being interviewed by 2 people at a time. They asked questions about experience (based on resume) and then pose a problem to solve, with the help of a white-board to explain details. Two of the phases entailed technical questions (e.g. how would you solve a specific toy technical problem). One of the phases was a game design problem (e.g. explain a design for a game, in sufficient detail that after leaving the meeting, people would know what to code and assets to start creating). One phase was just lunch, where they asked about work ethic and standards success. I believe they wanted to hear that your definition of success is that the product satisfies the consumers' needs. The final phase entailed a conversation with the owner.

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