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Valve New Employee Handbook: If a Job Sounds Too Good to Be True, It’s a Job at Valve

by Lambert Varias
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Valve is famous among gamers not just for their stellar games but for their exemplary customer service as well. If you’re one of the gamers who’ve enjoyed Valve’s service or support, what you’re getting as a Valve customer is nothing compared to what you’ll get as a Valve employee, if this alleged leaked copy of the company’s handbook is the real thing.

valve handbook

The handbook paints a picture of an unbelievably fun and free work environment, including how all employees are equal, how employees are free to choose what projects to work on and that “for the most part working overtime for extended periods indicates a fundamental failure in plan- ning or communication. If this happens at Valve, it’s a sign that something needs to be reevaluated and corrected.” But my favorite passage has to be this:

valve handbook 2

Rather than spoil the entire thing for you, you can read the whole thing below, thanks to Scribd user matthew5034 or download a PDF copy from the Flamehaus forum.

Oh and do take a closer look at the second panel of the top picture. Is this whole thing a tease for a new game Valve?

[via Flamehaus via MetaFilter]

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